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Fast Facts: Fostering Inclusive Participation

The genuine participation of all citizens in political processes is a cornerstone of democratic governance.  UNDP fosters inclusive participation and civic engagement, placing high priority on under-represented segments of society such as the poor, women, indigenous peoples and minorities. more

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Fast Facts: Gender and Democratic Governance

UNDP strives to ensure that women have a real voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so they can participate equally with men in public dialogue and decision making. When women participate in decision-making more

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Fast Facts: Human Rights and UNDP

The three pillars of the United Nations are peace and security, human rights, and development, and constitute the founding principles of the UN Charter. In its efforts to advance human development, UNDP supports Member States and partners in grounding their national development plans, policies and more

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Fast Facts: Justice and Security

In the absence of access to justice, people are unable to have their voice heard, exercise their rights, challenge discrimination or hold decision-makers accountable. UNDP promotes effective, responsive, accessible and fair justice systems as a pillar of democratic governance. Our focus is more

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Fast Facts: Local governance

For poor people to make their voices heard, local institutions of governance are the most important avenue. This is where the poor, women and minorities can participate in governance and influence decisions affecting their lives.   For UNDP, local governance comprises the combined set of more