UNDP-EU: Democratic Governance

votingThe EU and UNDP are two of the largest electoral assistance providers globally. From 2003 to 2017, the EU and UNDP supported elections in more than 50 countries worldwide, including 20 post-conflict settings. Photo: UNDP.

Credible, transparent and fair elections and functioning democratic parliaments are two pillars of a democratic governance system in any country around the world. The partnership between the EU and UNDP is particularly strong in these two areas.

In addition, the partnership spans from promoting countries to advance on human rights, to ensuring that citizens can participate in their societies and that they have equal access to justice. It helps countries manage their borders, train the police and judges. To ensure that local communities have a say in their development the partnership assists countries with decentralization and local governance.

An integral part of EU - UNDP joint initiatives is ensuring that also women participate on equal terms and that their rights are respected.


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