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Peace

Conflict prevention

UNDP’s work on conflict prevention, peacebuilding and responsive institutions (CPPRI) promotes social cohesion by empowering nations and communities to become inclusive and resilient to external and internal shocks. Significantly, CPPRI delivers development solutions in fragile contexts under the umbrella of SDG 16.  

UNDP’s interventions in conflict prevention include capacities for conflict prevention and management, facilitation, dialogue and consensus building and conflict analysis and assessment.

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Guatemala: Insider Mediators supported by UNDP learn and apply techniques for the peaceful resolution of conflicts.
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UNDP supports country and regional conflict analysis, including through Peace and Development Advisors.
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Bangladesh: UNDP has partnered with Facebook and Google to launch a platform on utilizing technology to create PVE counter narratives.

To provide infrastructures for peace, UNDP works closely with the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (UN DPPA)  through the Peace and Development Advisors, providing an innovative approach to bring together the political and development arms of the UN, by supporting the UN Resident Coordinators and the UN Country Teams to strengthen national capacities for conflict prevention, dialogue, mediation, and reconciliation.

To support citizens’ needs and aspirations, UNDP supports core government functions, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected settings, as a priority focus to meet long-term national and local development objectives. UNDP also helps governments and citizens to gain control of the recovery and peacebuilding process by providing rapid support to civil service and the national government, to aid management, bolstering capacity of the local governments and enacting policies through responsive and accountable institutions. Several countries have benefitted from UNDP’s technical assistance to support national constitutional reform efforts.

Based on the Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism and SDG 16, UNDP has developed a comprehensive strategic framework- Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity.

UNDP partners with the UNDPPA and UN Environment on climate security mechanism — a new initiative to develop an integrated approach to climate-related security risks and ensure that the relevant risk assessments inform policy, planning, decision-making and programmatic support.

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