• The Millennuim development goals in the Arab region 2005Jul 22, 2005
    A total of 191 countries adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration at the Millennium Summit, which was held from 6 to 8 September 2000, thereby renewing their commitment to peace and security, and to promoting democracy, good governance and respect for internationally agreed upon human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to development. Based on the principles and commitments outlined in the Declaration and those outlined in previous conferences and summits, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted as a set of eight time-bound, measurable goals aimed at eradicating extreme poverty and improving living conditions for women and men alike. In 2000, Arab countries pledged to achieve these Goals and reiterated their commitment to keeping that promise in the Arab Declaration on the pursuit of the implementation of the MDGs, which was adopted by members of the League of Arab States on 30 June 2005.

  • Arab Human Development Report 2009Arab Human Development Report 2009May 26, 2009
    Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in global concerns so as to build understanding and consensus around regional and national development priorities.

  • Arab Human Development Report 2004 Towards Freedom in the Arab WorldArab Human Development Report 2004 Towards Freedom in the Arab WorldMar 11, 2004
    This report, the third in the series, seeks to focus on the thorny issues of freedom, good governance and political reform. Drawing on a mixture of survey data and the other research it seeks to map out the challenges and constraints to moving forward on a path of democratic progress.

  • 2012 towards 2014 - Progress ReportDec 17, 2013
    With the adoption of the Gulf Co-operation Council Implementation Mechanism for Yemen, in November 2011, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Yemen realigned its resources and capacities to support the new transition priorities. Our main premise then was simple, and it remains so today: without a successful and genuine transition, it will be very difficult to think about lasting stability and development in Yemen.

  • 2010 Oslo Governance Centre Annual ReportJan 18, 2011
    Following our 2008 forward looking assessment and the 2009 transition to a new OGC mandate, 2010 has been a year of consolidation and innovation in the Oslo Governance Center. From our work in Governance Assessments, to our new series on lessons learned from the Democratic Governance Trust Fund programmes and projects, the OGC has fully delivered on its four mandated areas of work.

OUR WORK - Democratic Governance

At the request of country partners, UNDP supports democratic governance goals through strengthening core government institutions at the national, regional and local levels. Our work includes supporting change toward increased civic engagement and inclusive participation, enhancing accountable and responsive governing institutions, and working with partners to ground governance in the international principles at the heart of the United Nations.

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