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Fast Facts: Civil Society and Civic Engagement in the Arab States

UNDP works with a range of civil society organizations (CSOs) at regional and local levels in the Arab States to help lift people out of poverty, build resilient communities and promote human rights and thereby advance the millennium Development Goals. To achieve this, UNDP facilitatesmore

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Fast Facts: Human Rights Based Approach and Water Governance

UNDP promotes a human rights based approach (HRBA) in its work to improve water resources management and access to water and sanitation. The document highlights the synergy between an HRBA and water governance. It provides examples of the Water Governance Programme’s work with the right to watermore

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Fast Facts: Syria

UNDP’s engagement in response to the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Syria and impacting Lebanon and Jordan has been to support communities in the greatest need. Over two years into the crisis, UNDP assists communities’ coping mechanisms to survive amidst the suffering of the war within Syriamore

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Fast facts: Governance in post crisis settings

An estimated 1.5 billion people, the majority of whom live in the world’s least developed countries, are affected by conflict, violence or high levels of crime. Fragile states are often unable to include their populations in decisionmaking, enforce or protect their rights, distribute resourcesmore

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Governance in post crisis settings

A quarter of the world’s population lives in countries where state capacities are limited and societies experience high levels of fragility due to the repercussions of war or disaster. In these contexts, states cannot provide security and basic services to their citizens or effectively manage themore