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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.  


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  


Half of world’s poor are children

Half of all people living in poverty are younger than 18 years old, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released today by the United Nations Development…  


Rights up Front

Whether it's development, humanitarian response or peace and security, human rights is at the core of all UN action.  


More than words: Why HIV responses must put human rights centre stage

In community consultations in Nigeria, the descriptions of discrimination and violence shared by men who have sex with men and female sex workers were disturbing and extensive.  


The Rule of Law and Human Rights - Fundamentals for the 2030 Agenda and Sustaining Peace

UNDP High-level meeting on Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development.  


UNDP Welcomes Sweden’s Multi-Year Commitment to Core Funding

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has welcomed the Government of Sweden’s decision to today enter into a multi-year core funding agreement. The agreement also includes a commitment to…  


A Guide for Governments and Partners to Integrate Environment and Human Rights into the Governance of the Mining Sector

This joint Guide by UNDP and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency seeks to support governments and other stakeholders to better manage the environmental and social aspects of mining.  


Managing Mining for Sustainable Development

This sourcebook synthesizes available knowledge and country experiences for national and local governments whilst linking Agenda 2030 and policy coherence.  

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