Fast Facts

  • 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.

  • Fast Facts: Mine Action

    After a conflict has ended, landmines can continue to claim lives, impede development and create a feeling of fear and insecurity. In addition to death and injuries, when landmines, unexploded ordnance and explosive remnants of war obstruct roads and poison fields, they threaten productivity, basic social services and access to property and vital infrastructure, including schools and health centers.

  • Fast Facts: Ozone and Climate Change

    The Montreal Protocol is an international environmental agreement that aims to protect the earth’s ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS). UNDP provides technical and policy advisory services, supports capacity-building, technology transfer, technical assistance and training, helping countries make progress towards a low carbon economy.

  • Fast Facts: Parliamentary Development

    Viable democracy and open society depend on effective lawmaking, oversight and representation — the three chief functions of parliaments. Parliaments are pillars of democratic governance, with a critical role in spurring and sustaining national action towards the Millennium Development Goals. They can be powerful agents of change, particularly during and after times of crisis.

  • Fast Facts: Poverty Analysis and Monitoring

    Poverty and Social Impact Analysis helps governments to understand the impact their policy decisions have on the poor, as well as to anticipate the negative consequences of such policies and allow those most affected by policy choices to be heard. Yet, many developing countries currently lack consistent, reliable and timely data on poverty and inequality.

  • Fast Facts: Poverty Reduction

    UNDP focuses its poverty reduction efforts on supporting countries to accelerate progress towards MDGs and making growth and trade work for everyone. Protecting advances that have already been made, as well as accelerating and sustaining progress requires far-reaching changes. In the face of global shocks, crises and climate change, reducing the vulnerability of nations takes on renewed importance.

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