UNDP Around the world

  • Fast Facts: Central African Republic

    UNDP is working to restore peace, authority, livelihoods and reconciliation, re-establish a functioning State, and to put the country back on a more robust development path.

  • Fast Facts: Conflict Prevention

    War, violence and high levels of crime affect over 1.5 billion people around the world; destroying communities; disrupting social cohesion; imposing economic burdens on countries that can ill afford them and extinguishing any hope of eliminating poverty for millions of people.

  • Fast Facts: Dismarmament Demoblization and Reintegration

    When conflict comes to an end, those who directly took part in fighting may have special livelihoods, economic and psychosocial needs resulting from sometimes years of being engaged in armed violence. Consideration must be given to these needs when communities and nations try to rebuild.

  • 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: 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: 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.

  • Fast Facts: Southern Sudan

    The 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that brought to an end two decades of civil war in Sudan stipulated that a referendum on self-determination for South Sudan and a referendum on the status of Abyei should be held simultaneously on 9 January, 2011.

  • Fast Facts: Syria

    UNDP’s engagement in response to the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Syria and impacting Lebanon and Jordan has been to support communities in the greatest need.

  • Fast Facts: UN joint debris projects, rubble feeds into urban upgrade

    The 12 January 2010 earthquake created an estimated 10 million cubic metres of debris from which more than 75% have now been cleared thanks to the Government of Haiti (GoH) - identifying debris removal and management as one of the top priorities for the recovery process – and to the Haitian people for taking an active part in it.

  • Fast Facts: Youth and Gender Equality