Projects and Initiatives

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Environmental justice in the Philippines

As an archipelago, the Philippines will, in all likelihood, be significantly impacted by the effects of climate change. Greenpeace Southeast Asia has projected that a mere 1-meter rise in the sea level may affect 64 out of 81 provinces in the Philippines.  In Metro Manila alone, it is estimated more

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Fighting corruption to improve governance in FYR Macedonia

The government decentralization process launched in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia) a decade ago was motivated by the desire to bring public services closer to citizens. According to numerous public opinion polls since the process began, however, people perceive corruption more

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Kyrgyzstan: Protecting the privacy and dignity of people living with HIV and AIDS

By Larisa Bashmakova and Jyldyz Kuvatova Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – When he learned that he had acquired HIV from injecting drugs, 35-year-old Mirlan (not his real name) sought help from the Regional AIDS Prevention Centre in Jalalabad, Kyrgyzstan. One day in 2005, television reporters showed up with a r more

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UNDP and Fafo partner for research on Governance in Egypt

Oslo, 4 July 2013: Effective policies in democratic governance require solid, bold and relevant research. UNDP’s Oslo Governance Centre (OGC) prides itself in partnering with institutions which make this possible, building on its global network of country offices, civil society organisations an more

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Legal Aid Service in Georgia

Georgia’s Legal Aid Service was set by the government in 2007, and since then UNDP has backed national efforts to rapidly boost its quality and reach, especially among poor and marginalized communities. Today the service has achieved national coverage, so that all citizens, regardless of where they more

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Local Governance in Cambodia

A nation in need of reconstruction Few countries have faced such monumental challenges as Cambodia following the Khmer Rouge regime. Shattered infrastructure, hundreds of thousands of displaced persons and limited subnational governance capacity remained barriers to stability long after the 1993 el more

Spotlight on Youth

'The combination of youth and innovation has the potential to create solutions to development challenges and to transform societies.’ — Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has made working with and for young people one of the top priorities in his Fi more

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Municipalities cooperate to deliver better services

Accurate maps to guide fire fighters, better roads and water systems, training for teachers of special needs children - these are among the many public services that smaller municipalities in the former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia can now offer their citizens. As part of a UNDP-supported pr more

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Young Palestinians prepare for politics

When young people, particularly young men feel excluded and are unable to have a say in the way their communities are run, the likelihood of political violence increases. In the West Bank and Gaza, where political issues are often resolved through violence, years of conflict and recently - political more

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Forum on Youth and Development
31 March - 2 April 2014
Tunis, Tunisia

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EVENT: 2013 Youth Forum
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UN ECOSOC Youth Forum: Shaping Tomorrow’s Innovators - Leveraging Science, Technology, Innovation and Culture for Today’s Youth

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will convene its Youth Forum 2013 on 27 March 2013 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, in collaboration with several UN Agencies, including UNDP.

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