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Rule of Law Global Programme Phase II

At the start of 2012, UNDP launched Phase II of its Global Programme for Rule of Law, Justice and Security: “Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations, 2012-2015.” The Global Programme Phase II builds on the successes of Phase I, and redoubles UNDP’s support in thismore



In 2013, conflicts and disasters continued to test UNDP's ability to eradicate poverty and inequality.   This report shows how throughout the year, UNDP continued to help communities prevent crises, as well as to rebuild and recover from them. UNDP was instrumental from the Philippines, wheremore


The Future of Disaster Risk Reduction: UNDP’s Vision for the Successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action

In March 2015 the international community will gather in Japan to decide upon the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) on disaster risk reduction (DRR). This new Post-2015 framework for DRR will build on the lessons learned from the HFA and outline how Member States and supportingmore


Social Contract in Situations of Conflict & Fragility Concept Note June2014

This concept note presents an analysis of the use of a ‘social contract’ as a way of framing UNDP’s governance practices in fragile and conflict affected contexts. It forms part of the follow-up to the UNDP report “Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract” (UNDP 2012), both to contributemore


Shaping the State 2014 Conference

From January 15-17, 2014, UNDP hosted a global practitioners’ conference on “Shaping the State through the Social Contract in Situations of Conflict and Fragility”, bringing together over 100 experts from the UN system, academia and NGOs. The meeting provided development and peacebuildingmore


UN Team of Experts: Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict Annual Report 2013

For years the use of sexual violence in war was a taboo subject that occupied the margins of the international peace and security debate. It was a crime that was dismissed as an unfortunate byproduct of war and the inevitable collateral damage of conflict. In the last 15 years, however, themore


Disaster Risk Governance Unlocking Progress and Reducing Risk

This report was first commissioned by UNDP in 2013 as in input paper to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Reduction 2015 under the global call for papers. The call and the analysis presented here responds to an identified need for more comparative studies on how governance systems andmore


Effective Law & Regulation for Disaster Risk Reduction

Over the past 20 years, disasters due to natural hazards have affected 4.4 billion people, claimed 1.3 million lives and caused 2 trillion USD in economic losses. These disasters not only brought death and destruction, they did so disproportionately to the poor and marginalized. Disasters havemore



The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments.   Since 2008, UNDP has been a leader inmore


UNDP strategy for the Sahel

To tackle the challenges of human development and avoid the threats that the situation in the Sahel places on regional and global security, the United Nations adopted an integrated strategy in June 2013.   UNDP has developed its approach for the Sahel based on the United Nations Integratedmore

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Arab Human Development Report 2009

Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in global concerns so as to build understanding and consensus around regional and national development priorities. They also identify disadvantaged groups of population and regions and suggest policies,More


Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2010

A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific   The report focuses on the critical question of advancing gender equality, as seen through the prism of women’s unequal power, voice, and rights. Despite the region’s many economic gains, the Report chronicles how in many instancesMore


Basics of Capacity Development for Disaster Risk Reduction

This paper seeks to promote a common understanding of what capacity development means for disaster risk reduction, including considerations or how it develops in both conceptual and practical terms. It is intended as a reference for the broader global community who work at the international,More



“As a matter of principle, I am convinced that natural resources can drive human development if they are managed in transparent, inclusive and sustainable ways.” Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP   At the Rio+20 conference, the UN system was called upon to promote the integrated and sustainableMore


Building Peace and Advancing Development in the Great Lakes Region

The Great Lakes Region, encompassing Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, north-eastern DRC, and north-western Kenya and Tanzania, has witnessed some of the worst conflicts on the African continent. These conflicts are rooted in long-standing tensions over ethnicity and citizenship rights, which are in turnMore

UNDP's Work in Conflict and Disaster-affected Countries: 2012
Preventing Crisis, Enabling Recovery

Empowering people in the face of disasters and conflicts is no easy task for any nation. Through its crisis prevention and recovery activities, In 2013, UNDP was active in 177 countries, assisting households, communities, and governments to prevent, confront, and respond to conflicts and disasters.

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UNDP's Annual Report
New Partnerships for Development

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

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