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  • Fast Facts: Supporting Democratic Transition in Tunisia

    UNDP has refocused its work in Tunisia to support key institutions, processes and stakeholders that can have a significant impact in assuring the steady transition to democracy – including support to the constitutional process, political parties, and women’s political participation.

  • Fast Facts: Syria

  • Fast Facts: The Gaza Strip

    The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated places on earth. Against the backdrop of occupation, the 2006 elections, and tensions resulting from Hamas' takeover of the area, the situation of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has worsened, with marked increases in unemployment, poverty and deaths.

  • Fast Facts: Trade, Intellectual Property and Migration

    Global policies in international trade, intellectual property rights and migration have significant implications for development, especially among the world's poorest populations. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to increase awareness of how these policies affect developing countries, and works to mitigate their potentially negative effects by helping to strengthen the capacities of developing countries in three key areas: trade competitiveness, trade agreements and policy integration.

  • Fast Facts: UNDP and Civil Society

    UNDP focuses on three goals in its engagement with civil society: invest in civil society and civic engagement; facilitate citizen action for democratic governance and development; strengthen civic engagement for multilateralism and human development.

  • Fast Facts: UNDP and Climate Change in Africa

    Africa will be the continent hardest hit by climate change because it faces more severe climatic effects than other regions, its economies rely on climate-dependent sectors such as agriculture, and its capacities to cope and adapt are generally limited.

  • Fast Facts: Universal Energy Access

    Some 1.4 billion people have no access to electricity and a billion more only have access to unreliable electricity networks. About 3 billion people rely on solid fuels (traditional biomass and coal) to meet their basic needs. Access to modern energy services for cooking and heating, lighting and communications, and mechanical power for productive uses is a vast area of unmet need. The energy access challenge is particularly acute in the least developed countries, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Fast Facts: Waste Management

    The inadequate management of chemicals and waste can pose serious threats to human health and the environment and undermine economic and social development. At greatest risk are the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

  • Fast Facts: Water Supply and Sanitation

    UNDP works to bring about the necessary improvements in water governance to scale up water and sanitation services for the poor. Through its MDG GoAL WaSH initiative, the Water Governance Programme (WGP) focuses on coordinated country assistance by UN and other development partners and inclusion of water and sanitation in national development planning.

  • Fast Facts: Youth engagement, crisis response and resilience

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