Dec 10, 2015Mainstreaming Gender in Mitigation and TechnologyThis capacity-building package has been designed for policymakers to guide them on how to promote gender equality across all levels of policy and programming in climate change, and to provide them with the necessary tools to do so.
Dec 10, 2015Gender responsive national communicationsThis toolkit is designed to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the development of National Communications (NCs).
Nov 23, 2015HIV and Young People Who Inject DrugsThis brief aims to catalyse and inform discussions about how best to provide health services, programmes and support for young people who inject drugs offering current knowledge concerning the HIV risk and vulnerability; barriers to services; and examples of programmes that may work in addressing their needs and rights.
Nov 23, 2015HIV and Young People Who Sell SexThis brief aims to catalyse and inform discussions about how best to provide services, programmes and support for young people who sell sex. It offers current knowledge concerning the HIV risk and vulnerability of young people who sell sex; the barriers and constraints to appropriate services; and examples of programmes that address their needs and rights.
Oct 15, 2015Gender and Drylands Development: Empowering Women for ChangeWomen’s land rights and their importance for women’s empowerment and wider development goals have gained increased attention in recent years. However, gender inequality in land rights in dryland countries and across the developing world more broadly remains pervasive. This is related to discriminatory socio-cultural norms that are found in customary and statutory institutions and practices that differ according to local contexts. In addition, women often lack representation and the authority to make decisions in land management and governance. Three new studies explore the issues of gender justice with respect to dryland land rights, governance and resilience.
Oct 5, 2015South-South and Triangular Cooperation: UNDP's Programme MappingThe Programme Mapping is a forward looking exercise, which aims at delivering an overview and a data base of all on-going and planned South-South and triangular cooperation (SSC and TrC) projects and initiatives UNDP supports through its global, regional and country programmes.
Jul 6, 2015The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year.
Apr 20, 2015On the Road to Sustainable Development: Promoting Gender Equality and Addressing Climate ChangeDuring the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women it was recognized that women remained largely absent at all levels of policy formulation and decision-making in natural resource and environmental management, conservation, protection and rehabilitation. Overcoming these shortcomings requires involving women actively in environmental decision-making at all levels; integrating gender concerns and perspectives into policies and programmes for sustainable development; and strengthening or establishing mechanisms to assess the impact of development and environmental policies on women.
Jul 9, 2014UN Team of Experts: Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict Annual Report 2013In the last 15 years, the international community has acknowledged the destructive impact of wartime rape and other forms of sexual violence on security, stability, peace and reconciliation, leading to unprecedented momentum in commitments at the highest levels of government. Recognizing that the deterioration of the rule of law within a state leads to conditions that allow for and exacerbate sexual violence, the Security Council created the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSGSVC) and the Team of Experts on the Rule of Law/Sexual Violence in Conflict (TOE) with the adoption of resolution 1888 (2009). While the Office of the SRSG-SVC garners high-level political support and advocates against sexual violence in conflict at the global level, the TOE provides technical expertise to governments and national institutions to help strengthen their ability to end impunity and deliver justice to survivors.
Jul 7, 2014The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014With the deadline for the MDGs on the horizon, progress can be reported in most areas, the report says. Several important targets have or will be met by 2015, assuming continued commitment by national governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector.
Jun 3, 2014Country Case Studies - Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA)Thirteen country case studies (Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Morocco, Mexico, Romania, Somalia, Uganda) were conducted to reflect a variety of development contexts in all five regions where UNDP is operating and to provide evidence for identifying constraints to, and enabling factors of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in public administration.
The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country and regional programme experiences and drawing on the pool of evidence, knowledge and expertise gained by UNDP across all development settings.
Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.
The promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women is central to the mandate of the United Nations Development Programme. Gender equality, centered in human rights, is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and sustainable development.