Focus Areas

Gender and Poverty Reduction

Gender equality and women's empowerment is central to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Yet, while there are some positive trends in gender equality, there are still many areas of concern. more

Gender and Democratic Governance

UNDP strives to ensure that women have a real voice in all governance institutions so that women can participate equally with men in public dialogue and decision-making. more

Gender and Environment and Energy

UNDP supports environment and energy policies that address the unique needs of both women and men, while also encouraging participation of women’s networks in national, regional and global decision making on the environment and climate change. more

HIV, Human Rights and Sexual Diversity

UNDP supports countries to create an enabling human rights environment, promote gender equality, and address the HIV-related vulnerabilities and needs of women and girls. more

Gender and Crisis Prevention and Recovery

UNDP strives to enhance women’s, political, social and economic empowerment in armed conflict and disaster settings. more