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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  


Trailblazers of local democracy and gender equality in Rakhine

In Myanmar, female village administrators pioneer participatory township planning  


From crowdfunding to development platforms: 8 ways to make use of a networked world

It’s impossible to eradicate poverty – a complex phenomenon – without connecting different areas of expertise and partners across a wide range of thematic issues.  


UNDP Thematic Trust Funds - 2016 Annual Report

Report highlights approaches and results achieved in addressing development challenges at local, national, regional and global levels under the UNDP Thematic Trust Funds.  


From Rio to New York - localizing the SDGs through music and art

A UNDP-led pilot project harnesses the power of arts and music as a force for the localization and implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.  


Democratic governance and peacebuilding

We support the peaceful resolution of conflicts, promote the rule of law and access to justice, citizen security and human rights. We assist governments in strengthening their public institutions,…  


A symphony of hope

The National Network of Children's and Youth Orchestras and Choirs of Panama is giving hundreds of children and adolescents an opportunity to find a passion in music while staying off the streets.  


Giving voice to women survivors in Guatemala

More than 30 years after she saw her family and community torn apart by Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, Elena de Paz decided to tell her story.  



UNDP calls for governments, businesses and communities to boost collaboration for a new climate and development era

Tackling climate change requires serious collaboration between the public and private sectors, engagement with civil society, and having strong and transparent institutions, UN Development Programme…  

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