Democratic Governance


30 Steps on the Way to Effectiveness. Usage of UPR Mechanism for Defense and Promotion of Human Rights

This guide provides practical advices for human rights defenders and journalists who have a desire to participate actively in the process of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and use it in their work. The publication was prepared within the framework of UNDP project "Promoting change through themore


Being Smart about Gender. Successful Approaches and Keys to Fostering Gender Equality in Ukraine 2008-2011

This publication was prepared as part of the comprehensive review process that summarizes results, lessons learnt and successful practices of the EU-UNDP Equal Opportunities and Women’s Rights in Ukraine Programme: the largest gender equality initiative in the Commonwealth of Independent States andmore


Human Rights in Ukraine: People's Vote

On 24 October 2012 Ukraine's human rights development are to be viewed by UN within it's Universal Periodic Review mechanism. Ukrainian government and human rights activists already submitted their progress reports. more


International Study of Primary Legal Aid Systems with the Focus on the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe and CIS

This study examines the primary legal aid systems of a number of European countries, with the special focus on the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and former CIS. The countries covered in the review are: Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Lithuania, Netherlands and Russia. Besides, examples aremore


Legal Empowerment of the poor: fostering full enjoyment of land and property rights

The purpose of this report is to provide detailed information and analysis of the key results achieved by the UNDP Project “Legal Empowerment of the poor: fostering full enjoyment of land and property rights”. more


Monitoring the Effectiveness of State Policies on Civil Society Development. European Experience

Every country examined has adopted some kind of an overarching policy document over the past two decades relating to the development of civil society and the CSO sector. These documents range from mutual agreements between the government (UK, Croatia) or parliament (Estonia) and the CSOs, tomore


Strengthening National Gender Machinery Proect

The purpose of this report is to provide detailed information and analysis of the key results achieved  by the UNDP Strengthening National Gender Machinery Proect more


UPR in the CIS Countries: Regional Trends

The report contains an analysis of the UPR process in the region of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) through the study of the data collected from the national reports, stakeholders’ reports, and the UPR Working Group reports while summarising the recommendations received by states undermore


UNDP promotes women’s empowerment and gender equality, dialogue between the government and civil society, the rule of law, decentralization, human rights and legal empowerment of the poor. In partnership with European Union, UNDP supports the capacity development of national institutions in the area of border management.

UNDP is engaged in fostering the inclusion, participation and responsiveness of institutions to the needs of the citizens. In its local development programmes, targeting urban and rural areas,

UNDP puts a strong emphasis on community self-empowerment and regeneration, building up the spirit of self-organization and social inclusion. With UNDP’s support, local communities establish and maintain partnerships with central and local governments, private sector and international donors and thus help significantly improve local infrastructure, generate self-employment, promote entrepreneurship, and improve most needed social services (e.g educational, medical, water supply). Recognising the successes and commonalities of community-led activities, UNDP now applies a comprehensive approach to promoting self-sustained local development and democratic local governance by means of coupling a cost-effective and replicable community development model with central policy advisory services/advocacy and capacity development among local authorities.