Our global initiatives
Rule of law, security and human rights
Within UNDP and across the wider UN system, the Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law, Human Rights, Justice and Security for Sustainable Peace and Development is the primary mechanism for the implementation of comprehensive and integrated rule of law and human rights programmes. Operating via headquarters and at regional and country levels, the Global Programme uniquely combines rule of law, justice, security and human rights expertise.
Building national capacities for conflict prevention
The joint UNDP-DPA programme on building national capacities for conflict prevention has made a ground-breaking contribution in bridging the gap between political engagement and development assistance in pursuit of preventing conflict and sustaining peace. In its new phase, the Joint UNDPDPPA2 Programme will further strengthen the analytical capacities of national stakeholders and the UN system in support of Member States’ efforts to advance policy and programmatic coherence on conflict prevention and support strategies for sustaining peace.
Transition beyond mission withdrawal
The Joint UN Transition Project was established by UNDP, together with the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and the Department of Political Affairs (DPPA) and in 2020 the Development Coordination Office (DCO) joined, to ensure that UN transitions are planned and managed in a more proactive, integrated, and forward-looking manner, so that the UN’s priorities and strategies can respond to the most pressing needs on the ground. The project is jointly managed and supports the full UN system.
Global disaster risk reduction programme
The Global Disaster Risk Reduction Programme combines UNDP’s legacy of long-term sustainable development experiences anchored in risk management, resilience building and governance with a systems approach to reduce disaster and climate risks. The programme is aligned with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025. It works through four workstreams that increase risk governance capacity, refine and expand the understanding of disaster risk reduction (DRR), foster access to risk information and enhance prevention, preparedness and recovery processes in order to reduce vulnerability.
Gender and crisis facility
The Gender and Crisis Facility represents an ambitious but vital commitment to harness UNDP’s considerable strengths and resources to tackle some of the more persistent drivers of gender inequality and crisis head on. Harnessing our presence across 57 fragile countries and territories, unparalleled technical expertise in all areas of crisis response, recovery and peacebuilding, and our prioritization of gender equality, the Facility will support UNDP’s efforts to meet its responsibility and seize this opportunity to show leadership in advancing gender equality and women's equality in crisis.
Secretary-General's Action Agenda on Internal Displacement
As part of UN system-wide efforts, UNDP is working with national governments and local partners to create new pathways out of displacement. These efforts include increased funding for data integration and analysis, scaling up our gender-responsive programming, enhancing our support to local partners through the UN’s system of Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators, and accessing new levels of development financing.