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UNDP Transformation Series

The UNDP Transformation Series gathers progressive ideas and voices on achieving the 2030 Agenda through UNDP's Strategic Plan.


Women’s rights are human rights

How the Sustainable Development Goals are building on the progress made by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  


Anti-corruption - challenges, successes and opportunities

The 9th of December marks International Anti-Corruption Day—a day to reaffirm our global commitment to act against this unfair and damaging custom.  


In defense of nature: women at the forefront

Women are particularly vulnerable to environmental-related violence; those who peacefully defend their rights should not be persecuted for doing so.  


Ecosystems for peace

Growing fragility of land, water and other ecosystems deepens social vulnerability across the Middle East. Solutions for biodiversity can support crisis prevention and recovery.  


Access to justice for all

Increasing access to justice not only strengthens the rule of law in a country but has a direct impact on an individual’s quality of life.  


A lasting commitment to development

Exploring integrated approaches to tackling the complex interrelationships that underscore Myanmar's development context  


The critical role of government

Nearly two billion people live in countries with inchoate governments stunned by fragility and conflict, a hindrance to the SDGs.  


Watering the roots of good governance

Effective core governance functions are in lack in every crisis. Identifying disrupted institutions early on can help build higher resilience to shocks  


6 ways companies can integrate human rights

Companies improving human rights in the workplace create better business for all. New research offers an insight for SMEs about to embark on the process  


An ounce of democracy

We do not have the blueprint for preventing conflict, but years of experience send a clear message - strong democratic foundations and resilience are needed  


The quest for cities of peace

Local governments and civil society take the lead, tackling the roots causes of violence and conflict in urban areas  


Keeping journalists safe benefits societies

On average, every four days, a journalist is killed for bringing information to the public. A free and independent media is the bedrock of informed societies  


Uniting against corruption

Corruption hinders development, from resources lost to eroding the legitimacy of public institutions. It is time to build the global anti-corruption momentum.  


Taking global action against illicit financial flows

Domestic public resources are fundamental for development financing, but are widely undermined by illicit financial activities; how can the international community act to transform financial systems…  


Forests: A natural solution to climate change, crucial for a sustainable future

Throughout history, times of crisis have yielded extraordinary innovation and social cooperation. Not only has this been essential for conquering many seemingly insurmountable challenges, but it has…  

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