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  • Fast Facts: Dismarmament Demoblization and Reintegration

  • Fast Facts: Doha - A Time of Crisis and Opportunity

    The Doha Review Conference on Financing for Development, which took place in November/December 2008, examined the impact of the global financial crisis on development. Having spread across the entire globe, the crisis requires a multilateral approach to recovery that represents not just the economies of developed countries, but the world's poorest populations as well, who are particularly vulnerable to the negative impact of this universal crisis.

  • Fast Facts: E-Governance and Access to Information

    The explosive use of mobile technologies in the last five years and better Internet access give us cause to reconsider how we confront traditional development challenges.

  • Fast Facts: Economic empowerment of youth

  • Fast Facts: Electoral Systems and Processes

    Elections are a transformative tool for democratic governance. UNDP offers strategic assistance throughout the electoral cycle, from support to designing more effective systems to help in resolving disputes after the votes are counted. The UNDP strategy is about an integrated, long-term electoral-cycle approach to electoral assistance.

  • 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.

UNDP's Annual Report
Delivering on Commitments

UNDP's annual report looks back at progress over the past fiscal year and looks ahead as the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches.

UNDP in Action 2010/2011
Human Development Data

Human Development Index (HDI) figures are available as part of the Google Public Data Explorer tool.

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