OUR FOCUS

Democratic governance
peacebuilding

Strengthening governance and peacebuilding

The Arab States region is going through an historic moment of change that is taking different forms and shapes in pursuit of expanding democratic space. Several countries have already taken concrete steps to address this transformation with very different outcomes and results, including first free and fair elections with increased women participation, and initial steps towards constitutional and legal reforms. UNDP supports Arab countries across the region as they work on building inclusive societies and sustaining peace through good governance and conflict prevention interventions tailored to address today’s development challenges in individual country contexts.

Supporting

UNDP works in the Arab States with governments, the private sector and civil society to support these processes of change, strengthening the capacity of institutions and individuals to protect human rights, enhance social cohesion and expand public space for dialogue between governments and citizens.

1.3 Million Women

Registered to vote in 2012 elections 

UNDP backed the My Voice for Her campaign in Libya, which encouraged 1.3 million women to register to vote in 2012 elections. UNDP supports 1 in 3 parliaments in the developing world and an election every 2 weeks.

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