Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding - Library
  • Issue Brief | Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on National Capacities for Conflict Prevention
    May 11, 2016

    UNDP 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, 2016

    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.

  • The Social Contract in Situations of Conflict and Fragility
    Apr 14, 2016

    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.

  • UNDP New Deal Facility Annual Report 2015
    Apr 4, 2016

    The 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.

  • Guiding Principles on Young Peoples Participation in Peacebuilding
    Apr 1, 2016

    These guiding principles were designed to inform participative, inclusive and inter-generational peacebuilding strategies and programmes that systematically promote and ensure participation and contributions of young people in these challenging conflict contexts where violence has often become the norm.

  • Infrastructures for Peace: Approaches and Lessons Learned
    Mar 10, 2016

    This paper provides key insights on the concept of Infrastructures for Peace (I4P), and the design and tailoring of I4P processes to national contexts. It looks at the experiences of five different countries - South Africa, Ghana, Tunisia, Nepal and Thailand (Deep South), and provides comparative design and implementation insights.

  • Local Governance in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings
    Mar 4, 2016

    The challenges and risks associated with local governance programming in the immediate aftermath of conflict and or in contexts of systematic fragility, high criminal violence or protracted conflict, remain immense. UNDP’s support to local governance in these settings needs to be guided by a set of options and a theory of change cognizant of the complex political economies that influence the pace and trajectory of development outcomes in such environments. The Guide on Local Governance in Fragile and Conflict affected Settings: Building a Resilient Foundation for Peace and Development is UNDP’s comprehensive effort to respond to these programming needs.

  • UNDP in Iraq
    Feb 1, 2016

    As part of its overall work across Iraq, UNDP has two major programmes that are helping to promote emergency livelihoods and community dialogue in areas impacted by the humanitarian crisis, and stabilize newly liberated areas through restoration of services and rebooting of local economies and livelihoods.

  • UNDP in Syria
    Feb 1, 2016

    Since the onset of the crisis, UNDP continued supporting Syrians inside Syria and promoted the active engagement of Syrians in resilience building efforts, targeting both displaced and host communities affected by the crisis in all possible ways. This is mainly to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of the crisis and support an enabling environment for decent life and return of the displaced and the most vulnerable groups to their home towns where security situation allows.

  • UNDP in Turkey
    Feb 1, 2016

    UNDP’s response to the impacts of the Syria crisis in Turkey, is through the Turkey Chapter of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) contributing towards Turkey’s overall crises response in close partnership with Government and contributions of participating UN Agencies.

  • UNDP in Lebanon
    Jan 28, 2016

    UNDP has made supporting the national efforts of the Government of Lebanon to manage the refugee crisis a priority since the onset of the crisis in early 2011 which has seen a country of some 4.5 million people, receive over one million registered refugees from Syria.

  • UNDP in Jordan
    Jan 28, 2016

    UNDP has made supporting the national efforts of the Government of Jordan to manage the refugee crisis a priority since the onset of the crisis in early 2011, which has seen nearly 650,000 refugees pour into the country, mostly living outside of camps and spread across all of Jordan including in poorer Governorates and communities.

  • Final Report: Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security
    Nov 11, 2015

    The Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security, held on 21-22 August 2015, marked a turning point in recognizing young people’s role for peacebuilding through a multi-level, intergenerational conversation that defined a new international agenda on youth, peace and security.

  • Oslo Governance and Peacebuilding Dialogues
    Aug 10, 2015

    This 2-pager summarizes the first Oslo Governance and Peacebuilding Dialogue on measuring SDG 16.

  • Inclusive Electoral Processes: A Guide for Electoral Management Bodies on Promoting Gender Equality and Women's Participation
    Jun 29, 2015

    This report, jointly produced by UNDP and UN Women, focuses attention on the role of electoral management bodies (EMBs) in encouraging the participation of women across various points in the electoral cycle. The Guide offers concrete examples of steps that can be taken to remove remaining barriers that continue to affect women’s participation in electoral processes.

  • Brochure - Oslo Governance Centre
    Jun 9, 2015

    The Oslo Governance Centre (OGC) is one of six UNDP Global Policy Centres, established in 2002 and working since May 2015 with a renewed mandate. It is part of the UNDP Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS).

  • 2-page summary Ebola Early Recovery and Resilience Support Framework
    May 4, 2015

    2-page summary: While supporting ongoing efforts to reach zero cases and GO BEYOND ZERO in the future, UNDP is supporting respective government counterparts in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help the three most affected countries 'build back better'.

  • UNDP Guidance Note on Constitution-Making Support
    Feb 5, 2015

    For the first time, the UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-17 explicitly recognises constitution-making assistance as a key component of UNDP’s support for inclusive governance, peacebuilding and sustainable human development. Constitutions comprise the overarching legal framework which sets out the basis of the social contract between a state and its people.

  • Supporting Insider Mediation: Strengthening Resilience to Conflict and Turbulence
    Jan 22, 2015

    This guidance note builds on the experience of UNDP and the EU in supporting national counterparts in preventing and resolving violent tensions, and is the first attempt at documenting and distilling best practices on insider mediation.

  • UNDP Ebola Response in Liberia

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