UNDP ART, supporting local development
The ART* Initiative is a global UNDP programme that promotes sustainable human development at the local level. UNDP launched the ART Global Initiative in 2005, as part of its commitment to support countries in their efforts to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals and to achieve sustainable development. Since then, the initiative has demonstrated that regional, municipal and local authorities have an important role to play in promoting sustainable development. ART is also an important entry point for decentralized cooperation partners (such as regions, cities, universities) to UNDP and the development system.
UNDP ART in Brussels
In Brussels, UNDP ART has been present since September 2012 and from 2014, the International Coordination of UNDP ART fully operates from the UNDP Brussels Representantion Office. Brussels is a hub for European affairs, and in addition to the EU-institutions, many European regions and cities are present in Brussels. Already, several European regions are important partners for decentralized cooperation in developing countries.
Through the gateway that UNDP ART provides, its presence in Brussels has been able to engage more effectively with European actors involved in local development. The aim is that this will create closer links between European regions/cities and regions/cities in developing countries. The potential for deeper engagement is great, as in 2011 the Programme had the support of more than 1,600 decentralized cooperation partners (600 from the North and 1,000 from the South) and 40 regional networks and associations. Through an active presence in Brussels, UNDP ART aims to link European decentralized partners, with partners in the South.
ART’s presence in Brussels also facilitates UNDP’s partnership with the European Union in the area of local authorities and local development. These areas are articulated priorities for EU’s work on development.
For example, EU funds programmes supporting local authorities and local development in the context of prioritized national policies. These include programmes under UNDP’s ART-initiative such as the one in the Dominican Republic, which focuses on cross-border development together with Haiti.
For more information on UNDP-EU partnership on local development, see the section in Our Work.
* Articulation of Territorial Networks for Sustainable Human Development
UNDP ART - 2013 in Review
Relations between the local, national and global levels are becoming increasingly important. Local development challenges require consistent responses, coordinated through an inclusive dialogue.
Read the UNDP ART - 2013 in Review to discover UNDP ART’s contribution to international development processes and the activities implemented with regards to innovative partnerships, local governance and local development and local economic development, among others. The report describes the results of the UNDP ART Initiative in 2013, many of which are the culmination of long term processes, often set in motion in the countries throughout the last decade.
- UNDP ART Bolivia - Organizaciones indígenas se articulan con el gobierno nacional y local para trabajar sobre la adaptación al cambio climático en el Altiplano Sur de La Paz: El pasado 25 de febrero tuvo lugar en La Paz el primer taller de la plataforma regional en “Adaptación al Cambio Climático y Recuperación Post-Desastre” en el sur del Altiplano del departamento, que cuenta con el apoyo del Programa de Medio Ambiente, el BCPR y el Programa ART del PNUD Bolivia. Durante la jornada, se analizó la situación productiva del Altiplano Sur de la Paz, donde se determinó que la sequía y la helada son los fenómenos que tienen mayor incidencia. Por el momento, el proyecto priorizado en la zona se titula “Manejo y conservación de zonas de vida vulnerables al cambio climático en la región sur”. Al final del encuentro, se acordó que el siguiente taller se organizará a mediados de marzo en el municipio de Patacamaya, donde se debatirán los componentes del proyecto y las vías de financiación, entre otros. Yesterday AT 05:16 AM
- The 2nd Myanmar Good Governance Forum ended yesterday. Discover what are the identified priorities for the country with regards to local governance and development for the future: 26 February AT 07:01 AM
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