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  • Fast Facts: Environment & Energy

    If economic and population growth continues at its current rate without the introduction of new technologies and drastic changes in how resources are used, our planet will be unable to sustain the global economy. To help prevent this, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to identify and spread best practices, provide innovative policy advice to countries, and support projects that help people in developing nations build sustainable livelihoods.

  • 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. Vibrant and vigorous democracies are developed and sustained through inclusive participation, which also advances achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Fast Facts: Gender Equality and UNDP

    Gender equality and women’s empowerment are human rights that are key components of development and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Yet, despite progress in recent years, women and girls account for six out of 10 of the worlds poorest and two-thirds of the world's illiterate people. Furthermore, only 18 percent of the world's parliamentarians are women and one-third of all women are subjected to violence.

  • 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 there are benefits for women, men, children, communities and nations.

  • Fast Facts: Gender and Environment

    Dependent as they are on the environment to feed their families and eke out a living, the world’s poorest people suffer the most from changes in climate and the degradation of natural resources. The world’s poorest inhabitants – six out of ten of whom are female – are therefore most severely affected by increasingly longer droughts, more severe storms and flooding, species depletion, soil degradation, deforestation, and other negative alterations to the natural environment.

  • Fast Facts: Gender in Crisis Countries

    Women are often disproportionately affected by conflict, violence and disasters, and their security is often at risk when rule of law breaks down. Their greater vulnerability to poverty threatens their livelihoods, and their voices and interests are often excluded from decision-making in the recovery process.

  • Fast Facts: Global Economic Crisis

    UNDP, working in close partnership with UN family and other multilateral institutions, is well placed to help countries address their urgent needs and find long-term, win-win solutions to build a more sustainable, stable future.

  • Fast Facts: Governance in post crisis settings

    A quarter of the world’s population lives in countries where state capacities are limited and societies experience high levels of fragility due to the repercussions of war or disaster. In these contexts, states cannot provide security and basic services to their citizens or effectively manage the process of recovery.

  • Fast Facts: HIV and AIDS

    The United Nations (UN) system shares a commitment to reversing the spread of the AIDS epidemic. As co-sponsor of UNAIDS, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recognizes that AIDS impacts countries’ progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly those goals pertaining to poverty, gender, education and child and maternal mortality.

  • Fast Facts: House Repairs in Haiti

    A detailed analysis of the current situation confirms that Haitians face a number of common constraints in order to repair and rebuild their houses.

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