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Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights

How UNDP is working to leave no one behind in the Arab region.  


Statement by the UNDP Administrator: Human Rights Day 2021, 10 December

Like never before in recent history, the unprecedented threat of the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting many countries to limit human rights.  


Human Rights Day 2020

On Human Rights Day, we are reminded how the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the vulnerability of the least protected and most marginalized in our societies  


Rule of Law and Human Rights: 2019 Annual Report Highlights

This brochure highlights results and activities of UNDP's Global Programme on Strenthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining peace and sustainable development.  


The SDGs and Human Rights

The universal periodic review (UPR) is a state-driven mechanism of the human rights council (HRC) aimed at improving the human rights situation on the ground of each of the 193 united nations (UN)…  


Governance For Peace: Securing The Social Contract

Based upon an extensive stocktaking of UNDP’s experience in crisis affected contexts, Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract provides insights on new approaches to governance promotion,…  


Putting a Human Rights-Based Approach to Poverty Reduction into Practice

This report documents field experience from a UNDP pilot project and outlines the key principles of the approach: universality, non-discrimination, attention to vulnerable groups, participation,…  


Poverty Reduction and Human Rights

The scope of thinking about concepts and content of development and the definition of poverty is steadily moving towards a human rights-based vision. Individual entitlements, capabilities, freedoms…  


Operationalizing Human Rights-Based Approaches to Poverty Reduction

This is an interim report on the UNDP pilot project "Operationalizing Human Rights Approaches to Poverty Reduction.” It outlines the key principles of the Approach: universality, non-discrimination,…  

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