In the village of Beir Anbar in Egypt, young children and village elders alike gathered in the community centre. A choir of school girls came forward to chant a jingle: "I am born perfect with my body whole."
After more than a decade of conflict in which rape has been used as a weapon, sexual violence is sadly a fact of life for both women and men in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congolese men and women are working courageously to eradicate this scourge. Here are some of their stories.
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.
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.
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.