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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.  


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.  


Violence against women, a cause and consequence of inequality

It is a global phenomenon, yet, not much is known about its extent. Data is key for a greater effort that tackles the patterns of violence  


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  


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…  


Open government is the key to leaving no one behind

The 5th Global Open Government Summit (17-19 July) taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia focusses on civic engagement, fighting corruption and public service delivery. UNDP has supported the Open…  


PAVE the way

The rise of violent extremism (VE) over the last decade poses as great a challenge as any to many countries across the globe, a challenge that seems almost insurmountable.  

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