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  • Women gear up for elections in Kenya

    Ahead of general elections in Kenya, UNDP is working with UN Women and OHCHR to strengthen electoral processes and empower women as candidates and voters.

  • A home lost, found again

    The conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military has killed 20,000 people and displaced another 2 million. In February 2017, UNDP and Borno’s Ministry of Reconstruction, Resettlement and Rehabilitation started stabilizing Ngwom, clearing destroyed buildings or rehabilitation of houses and basic infrastructure.

  • Seven reasons why rule of law matters for peace

    UNDP has been working to build peace in over 40 crisis-affected countries through our Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights.

  • #RefugeesWelcome: helping the helpers

    There are now more people on the move – 244 million – than at any time since the end of World War II. Some 65 million are forcibly displaced, including 40.8 million internally displaced people, over 21 million refugees and more than 3 million asylum seekers.

  • Keeping children worm-free in Tanzania

    Also known as "snail fever", schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease carried by fresh water snails. It is one of the most widespread tropical diseases in the world after malaria, affecting more than 249 million people globally, including 100 million children. In Tanzania, the first cases of schistosomiasis were reported in the early 19th century.

  • Glimmers of hope in the eastern Congo

    Survivors of sexual violence find support through the Tupinge Ubakaji programme.

  • Sowing the seeds of a green revolution

    Each year, more than 100,000 new jobseekers enter the already saturated labour market. Meet three young entrepreneurs who are creating jobs and making agriculture more sustainable in Benin.

  • Youth in Eritrea gain skills to unlock employment opportunities

    UNDP-backed vocational training helps young people develop work skills and open up employment opportunities.

  • Empowering women in agriculture

    Success in addressing deep-rooted sustainability issues in key commodity sectors in Ghana and Indonesia involves closing the gender gap.

  • Female traditional leaders pave the way in South Sudan

    As more than 80 % of cases are heard in traditional courts, it is important that traditional leaders have the right skills to administer justice in accordance with international human rights standards.

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