• Rio+20 Key Messages
    Apr 25, 2012
  • UNDP and Energy Access for the Poor
    Oct 1, 2010

    Access to modern energy services for the poor is about energizing human development. It is a priority for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and necessary to ending poverty, empowering women and generating opportunities. UNDP aims to reach the poor with modern energy services that boost productive and income-generating activities and protect human health and the environment.

  • Gender Climate Investment Funds
    Nov 1, 2010

    This short flyer explores the gender dimensions of climate finance mechanisms, focusing on Climate Investment Funds. All funds under the CIF have strong linkages to poor women’s and men’s livelihoods. Gendered patterns of energy use have significant, but often overlooked, implications for programme design and implementation.

  • Women's Green Business Initiative
    Jan 1, 2010

    The Women’s Green Business Initiative is an innovative Programme that addresses existing structural barriers to women’s economic advancement and facilitates equal opportunities for women to participate in the green economy. It aims to ensure that emerging climate funds address the needs of poor women and men equitably.

  • Nov 29, 2008

    The International Conference on the Right to Water and Sanitation in Theory and Practice considered a number of key questions including the implications of the right for legal and economic regimes; the allocation of scarce water resources; international development; and the rights of women, indigenous peoples and minorities. The report summarizes the presentations from the Conference.

  • Apr 22, 2009

    As one of the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI Issue Series, it notes that equitable access to and management of water is fundamental in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development. An integrated approach to water resources management can help reduce disparities in equitable access to and control over resources, benefits, costs, and decision-making between men and women.

  • Combating Poaching and Wildlife Trafficking
    Mar 2, 2015

    Wildlife trafficking is among the five most lucrative illegal trades globally, worth an estimated 23 billion USD annually. It is a multifaceted global threat that erodes biodiversity, ecosystems and creates insecurity that fuels conflict and corruption. Poaching and wildlife trafficking strip countries of their national assets, disrupt social cohesion, and undermine the rule of law.

  • Apr 27, 2009

    The flyer briefly shows how the sound management of chemicals is related to the MDGs. It presents ways in which proper use of chemicals can contribute to poverty reduction, achievement of universal primary education, empowerment of women and gender equality, reducing child mortality, improvement of maternal health, and environmental sustainability.

  • Generating Opportunities: Case Studies on Energy and Women
    Nov 1, 2001

    Through eight case studies drawn from Africa and Asia on energy and women, the report provides concrete examples of how improving poor women's access to affordable and clean energy services can act as an entry point to achieving multiple development objectives, including income and employment generation, poverty reduction, the empowerment of women and local and global environmental objectives.

  • Nepal: Human Stories from the Field
    Jan 5, 2012

    Recovery from conflict is essential to sustain peace in a country like Nepal going through a historical transition. Experiences from around the world have shown that relapsing into conflict is more likely when peace dividends do not reach the people, especially those who are at the receiving end.

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