Fast Facts

  • Fast Facts: Gender and Democratic GovernanceFast Facts: Gender and Democratic GovernanceJul 1, 2011UNDP strives to ensure that women have a real voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so they can participate equally with men in public dialogue and decision making. When women participate in decision-making there are benefits for women, men, children, communities and nations.

  • Fast Facts: Gender Equality and UNDPFast Facts: Gender Equality and UNDPFeb 27, 2014Despite progress in recent years, women and girls account for six out of 10 of the worlds poorest and two-thirds of the world's illiterate people. Furthermore, only 18 percent of the world's parliamentarians are women and one-third of all women are subjected to violence.

  • Fast Facts: Gender and EnvironmentAug 4, 2011Dependent as they are on the environment to feed their families and eke out a living, the world’s poorest people suffer the most from changes in climate and the degradation of natural resources. The world’s poorest inhabitants – six out of ten of whom are female – are therefore most severely affected by increasingly longer droughts, more severe storms and flooding, species depletion, soil degradation, deforestation, and other negative alterations to the natural environment.

  • Fast Facts: Institutional changes for gender equality in UNDPAug 22, 2011As the UN development agency, empowering women is a prerequisite for success, affecting all aspects of our work. What does this mean for UNDP? It means changing the way we do business both in terms of programming as well as our internal processes and structures. Just as we have to reshape the way the world thinks about women, we are challenging our own organizational culture by tackling attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.