Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding

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  • Preventing violent extremism through promoting inclusive development, tolerance and respect for dignityJul 14, 2016Preventing violent extremism through promoting inclusive development, tolerance and respect for dignityThe Global Meeting on ‘Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) through Promoting Inclusive Development, Tolerance and Respect for Diversity’ was an opportunity for global development actors to engage in in-depth discussions on their role in preventing violent extremism. This report presents key points from the many conceptual and thematic discussions.

  • ISSUE BRIEF  |  Development and Mine ActionJun 24, 2016ISSUE BRIEF | Development and Mine ActionMine action programmes aim to limit, mitigate and ultimately abolish the human impact of landmines and other explosive remnants of war through humanitarian demining, risk reduction education, victim/survivor assistance, stockpile destruction and advocacy.

  • Environmental Governance Project (EGP)  |  BrochureJun 23, 2016Environmental Governance Project (EGP) | BrochureThis four-year Sida-funded programme responds to the challenges many developing countries face in implementing environmental policies and integrating environmental and social concerns into broader sustainable development policy making.

  • Environmental Governance Project (EGP)  |  News UpdatesJun 22, 2016Environmental Governance Project (EGP) | News UpdatesOur regular Environmental Governance Project (EGP) News Updates highlight key activities and results of the UNDP-SEPA Environmental Governance Project.

  • Global Principles for the Capacity Assessment of National Human Rights institutionsJun 15, 2016Global Principles for the Capacity Assessment of National Human Rights institutionsEight Global Principles for capacity assessments of National Human Rights Institutions have been identified encompassing compliance with human rights norms and standards. The Global Principles and the analysis contained in this volume guide and strengthen capacity assessments and development of NHRIs across the world.

  • UNDP Rule of Law Annual Report 2015Jun 14, 2016UNDP Rule of Law Annual Report 2015UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations. This Annual Report looks back over the last 8 years and sets the stage for the implementation of Phase III (2016–2019).

  • Guidelines for the Examination of Patent Applications relating to Pharmaceuticals Jun 9, 2016Guidelines for the Examination of Patent Applications relating to PharmaceuticalsThis report provides guidance for countries to enhance the functioning and transparency of the patent system for the timely and affordable access to lifesaving treatment. Affordable access to treatment is closely linked with the aspiration to ensure health and well-being for all, as embodied in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.

  • Discussion Paper | Root Causes of Radicalization in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent StatesMay 31, 2016Discussion Paper | Root Causes of Radicalization in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent StatesThis paper examines the diverse drivers of radicalization and violent extremism throughout Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (ECIS). The purpose of the analysis is to identify potential points of intervention for development based programming to prevent the conditions conducive to violent extremism.

  • Discussion Paper | Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for DiversityMay 31, 2016Discussion Paper | Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for DiversityUNDP has developed a global framework called 'Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity'. This framework highlights that prevention of violent extremism needs to look beyond strict security concerns to development-related causes of, and solutions to, the phenomenon.

  • HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021May 26, 2016HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021The HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021: Connecting the Dots elaborates UNDP's work on HIV and health in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • The Peace PromiseMay 23, 2016The Peace PromiseThe Peace Promise: Commitments to more effective synergies among peace, humanitarian and development actions in complex humanitarian situations

  • Issue Brief | Peace and Development AdvisorsMay 11, 2016Issue Brief | Peace and Development AdvisorsUNDP and the UN Department of Political Affairs have partnered to strengthen support to the UN’s work in building national capacities for conflict prevention through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors who support UN Country Teams respond to complex political situations and to implement strategic conflict prevention initiatives and programmes.

  • Issue Brief | Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on National Capacities for Conflict PreventionMay 11, 2016Issue Brief | Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on National Capacities for Conflict PreventionUNDP and the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA) have collaborated on the development and implementation of conflict prevention initiatives in the field through the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention (Joint Programme).

  • Key Messages for the 'New Urban Agenda'May 4, 2016Key Messages for the 'New Urban Agenda'The following key messages emanated from the event 'The Nexus of Urbanization, Violence and Conflict: Linking SDG 11 and SDG 16' and should be given consideration in the discussion on the New Urban Agenda.

  • Final Report on illustrative work to pilot governance in the context of the SDGsApr 19, 2016Final Report on illustrative work to pilot governance in the context of the SDGsThis report was prepared with substantial input from 5 pilot countries, Albania, Indonesia, Rwanda,Tunisia and the United Kingdom on an initiative to pilot illustrative work on governance in the context of the discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals. The report draws out the main lessons learned from the Pilots experience, and identifies some guidelines for work on implementation of aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 16.

  • Apr 15, 2016Reflections On Drug Policy And Its Impact On Human Development: Innovative Approaches By Member StatesThis paper describes policy solutions to address the harmful consequences of drug control efforts.These initiatives might help countries better understand how to address drug-related issues in their respective economic, political and social circumstances.

  • The Social Contract in Situations of Conflict and FragilityApr 14, 2016The Social Contract in Situations of Conflict and FragilityThis 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.

  • A Transparent and Accountable Judiciary to Deliver Justice for AllApr 8, 2016A Transparent and Accountable Judiciary to Deliver Justice for AllThe report advocates for judiciaries to open up to peer learning by engaging representatives of other countries in capacity assessments to improve judicial integrity. It also encourages judiciaries to consult end-users, associations of judges and use new technologies to foster transparency and accountability.

  • Tobacco Control Governance in Sub-Saharan AfricaApr 7, 2016Tobacco Control Governance in Sub-Saharan AfricaThe intended audience of this Report is those involved in developing, implementing and strengthening the coordinating mechanisms to implement the WHO FCTC in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

  • UNDP New Deal Facility Annual Report 2015Apr 4, 2016UNDP New Deal Facility Annual Report 2015The UNDP Support Facility was established in January 2014 to provide coordinated financial and technical support for implementation of aspects of the New Deal, building on UNDP's extensive country presence and experience working in all g7+ countries.

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