Women's Empowerment

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UNDP signs agreements with Norway and Ireland to support Democracy Consolidation Projects and Human Rights

Lilongwe - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governments of Norway and Ireland have signed financing agreements to support democracy consolidation and human rights in Malawi. UNDP Administrator Helen Clark witnessed the signing ceremony while on a three day visit to themore

UNDP offers six-point plan to fast-track women in politics in Asia-Pacific

Bangkok - It will take 50 years for gender balance to be achieved in Asia-Pacific national legislatures if the increase in women’s participation in parliaments remains at the current pace, says a UN Development Programme (UNDP) study released this week. Economic progress will be limited withoutmore

Asian women peace activists honored for their work in the frontlines of conflict

Manila – Women peace activists from six conflict-affected countries in Asia received top honors today in a ceremony presided by President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines, with a message of support  from Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee of Liberia . Eight women and one manmore

Japan’s Unicharm Corp. to bring affordable hygiene products to 36 million low-income women

New York/Tokyo —Japanese consumer products giant Unicharm Corp. has pledged to bring affordable hygiene products to 36 million low-income women in the Middle East/North Africa and Asian regions as part of the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative to reduce poverty and promotemore

UNDP calls for the formation of a caucus of women political leaders across party lines

Mass movement of women is critical for Women’s Reservation Bill in India New Delhi -- UNDP has called for the formation of a caucus of women political leaders across party lines to enhance women’s participation within political parties and to advocate for the Women’s Reservation Bill as amore

UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

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.

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UNDP's Annual Report
New Partnerships for Development

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.

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Fast Facts
Gender Equality and UNDP

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.

Fast Facts: Gender in Crisis Countries

UNDP works to expand women’s citizenship, participation and leadership, and advance women as decision-makers.

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Knowledge Exchange

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Human Development Data

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