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Transitional justice process helps Tunisians move forward

When former president Ben Ali fled Tunisia on 14 January 2011 under the tremendous pressure of popular demonstrations, he only closed the first chapter of the story of the new Tunisia. Tunisians moved on confidently along the route of democratic transition, selecting a new president, electing a consmore

UNDP pushes high-gear with Syria’s private sector through the compact

By Muhammad Agha, Project Director, UN Global Compact Syria The past ten years provided a unique opportunity for the private sector (PS) to engage in high level dialogue with governments from around the world and identify promising trends and opportunities for business community contribution to tmore


UNDP supports computerization of the criminal justice system in Sudan

  Over the years, poor management and administration of the criminal justice system were thought to be the genesis of injustice and social unrest amongst community members across Sudan. In addition, the capital Khartoum has witnessed high rural exodus and influx of immigrants from other countrimore


Using art to demand accountability from leaders

The 2010 Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF) and Mooge Festival took place from the 23rd to the 27th of July in Hargeysa, on the theme of ‘citizenship’. Whilst the festival aimed to celebrate creativity and discuss the important role that art can play within society, it also explored how indivimore


With the right economic and social policies, Arab countries can achieve MDGs by 2015

The Arab region has achieved progress in many MDGs, including significant strides in health and education, says a recently launched UN Report. However, there have been setbacks and constraints attributable to several factors, including the relatively poor economic performance in the 1990s and earlymore


Women play major role in Tunisia's historic election

Azza Badra was one of thousands of women in Tunisia who competed for a seat in the country’s national elections on 23 October, the first since the dramatic pro-democracy shift in January this year and since its independence in 1956. Badra, a mother of two, ran as a Green Tunisia Party candidatemore


‘Somali Voices’ – first female prosecutor in Somaliland

“In the past, only men did this job,” says lawyer Aswan Jibril. “Our legal system was dominated by men.” In 2010, Aswan became one of the first female prosecutors in Somaliland. With the help of UNDP’s scholarship and internship programmes, she was able to complete law school and secure an internshimore

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