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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-makingmore

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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 andmore

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Fast Facts: Indigenous Peoples

UNDP’s engagement with indigenous peoples is grounded on its overall vision to help countries achieve the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion. This involves the three main areas of our work, which consist of developing sustainable developmentmore

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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 ismore

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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 ofmore