Through it's Transitional Justice Fund, UNDP supports and empowers victims of sexual violence in the context of the armed conflict in Colombia, preceding the peace treaty between the Colombian government and FARC rebels.
A small island state with limited rainfall and a dry tropical climate, Cabo Verde is familiar with water resource constraints. Climate models predict increasing aridity, shifting rainfall patterns and temperature increases.
There are now more people on the move - 244 million - than at any time since the end of World War II. Communities hosting refugees and the internally displaced are most often in developing countries with few economic opportunities themselves and limited access to health and education.
There are now more people on the move – 244 million – than at any time since the end of World War II. Some 65 million are forcibly displaced, including 40.8 million internally displaced people, over 21 million refugees and more than 3 million asylum seekers.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a good time for all of us to consider why it’s important to protect indigenous peoples’ rights.
The 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or “Rio+20” is a forum on how to make sustainable development a reality for seven billion people today, and to define the future we want for nine billion by 2050.
UNDP is producing tangible results on its justice and security work in conflict and crisis-affected countries. Through its Global Programme on Strengthening the Rule of Law in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations UNDP is building peace and promoting access to justice and security in over 20 fragile contexts.