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Rule of Law: building peace through justice and security

More than 1.5 billion people around the world live in countries affected by violence and insecurity. Conflict and violence are major symptoms of a breakdown in the rule of law, and more broadly in state-society relations. Where the rule of law breaks down, tyranny, poverty and instability prevail,more

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UNDP Iraq Fast Facts - Support to the Independent High Electoral Commission

This programme has been jointly developed by the United Nations and the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) under the leadership of UNDP. It supports IHEC in its efforts of institutional development towards a sustainable government structure to carry out its constitutional mandatemore

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UNDP Results: Libya

After 42 years of authoritarian rule and the Declaration of Liberation by the new authorities on 23 October 2011, the situation in Libya continues to be dynamic as the country transforms itself into a functioning democracy. The main challenges facing Libya include issues related to security,more

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UNDP’s work in Conflict Prevention

Through its Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports national and local institutions and  leadership in their efforts to prevent violence, manage conflicts constructively, and engage peacefully in political transitions and rapid changemore

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Women and girls in crisis

Women have comprised only eight percent of negotiating delegations in UN mediated peace. Processes since 1952 and found only two percent of signatories to peace agreements.  A recent review sic post conflict countries from UNIFEM (now part of UN women) found on average of just four percent ofmore