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.
The first N-Peace awards were presented to four women peace advocates from some of the most conflict-affected countries in Asia. The N-PEACE awards were established to acknowledge the leadership of women in building peace, empowering their communities, and preventing conflicts.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, today addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a weapon against extremism.
Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II. Swift delivery of aid, combined with early recovery and emergency development work, can address and prevent famine and ensure durable peace.
A biodiversity project in Afghanistan works with residents of the park on interventions that address immediate needs but also the long-term future of Band-e-Amir and Afghanistan’s other vulnerable areas of natural importance.