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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 processes in the human rights principles of participation, inclusion, equality and non-discrimination.

  • Fast Facts: Inclusive Growth

    The 2010 review of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) has shown that progress has been most successful in countries where economic growth is broad-based and widely distributed and where the government and the civil society are committed to achieving the MDGs.

  • Fast Facts: Indigenous Peoples

    UNDP works to support the rights of indigenous peoples as they pertain to UNDP's key focus areas of Women's Empowerment, Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction and Environment and Energy.

  • Fast Facts: Institutional changes for gender equality in UNDP

    As the UN development agency, empowering women is a prerequisite for success, affecting all aspects of our work. What does this mean for UNDP? It means changing the way we do business both in terms of programming as well as our internal processes and structures. Just as we have to reshape the way the world thinks about women, we are challenging our own organizational culture by tackling attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.

  • Fast Facts: Integrating environment into development planning

    In order to preserve the full range of natural ecosystems required for human well-being, environment objectives must be embedded in policies that influence human activities, including the key productive sectors of the economy, as well as national development planning frameworks and budgets, institutions, governance, and market-based mechanisms. This ‘mainstreaming’ of environment is crucial for effective action to promote development that is sustainable and climate-resilient.

  • 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.

  • Fast Facts: Knowledge, Innovation and Capacity

  • Fast Facts: Livelihoods and Economic Recovery

    The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) provides technical, advisory, and programme support to UNDP Country Offices in crisis and post-crisis contexts.

  • 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.

  • Fast Facts: Millennium Development Goals

    Progress A decade after the Millennium Declaration, there have been noticeable reductions in poverty globally, significant improvements in enrolment and gender parity in schools, reductions in child and maternal mortality and increasing HIV treatments. Steps have been taken towards ensuring environmental sustainability and developing countries are incorporating the MDGs into their development strategies. In short, substantial inroads have been made toward achieving the MDGs, but critical challenges and gaps remain.

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