Democratic 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.
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. More
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.
Project & Initiatives
Qatar and UNDP signed an agreement specifying the financial contributions Qatar will make to UNDP’s "Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries" (ACIAC) project – an initiative that brings together multiple stakeholders in the region, including governments, civil society organizations, businesses and international development partners, to take collective action against corruption.more