Democratic governance and peacebuilding


UNDP ensures inclusive and effective democratic governance by advocating, advising, fostering impartial spaces for dialogue, achieving consensus and building institutions. UNDP helps governance institutions in countries bring constitutional reforms, organize credible elections, strengthen parliaments, and address policy and institutional options for peace, risk-reduction and development through reconciliation, empowerment and inclusion.

Our Goals

UNDP helps create an enabling environment for all social partners, including civil societies, to grow in strength and contribute towards national development.

Ensuring people’s participation in decision-making

Voters standing in a queue to vote at a local polling station set up at National Inter College in Varanasi, India on 12 May 2014. UNDP promotes the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of election management and administration. Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP India more

Our Stories

The N-Peace Awards 2018: Look to women to find innovative approaches for peace

18 winners of UNDP’s flagship prize-giving initiative N-PEACE Awards, fighting for women’s voices to be heard during and after conflict. Read their stories here. more 


Understanding extremism requires understanding the people it affects. #ExtremeLives is a series of Facebook Live broadcasts from countries across the region. The second season has started, covering on-the-ground stories of violent extremism. This is a partnership between UNDP and Facebook. more 

Creators for Change

We've joined forces with YouTube’s Creators for Change to tackle online extremism through a series of tailored bootcamps for influential video creators in the region. Through this dynamic, global initiative, some of our region’s most popular YouTube content creators will participate in boot camps to identify new ways to tackle extremist ideologies through messaging on their widely-watched videos. more 

Under a UNDP governance project, women in North Moluccas province get a briefing on legal rights. Photo: UNDP Indonesia
Indonesia: Fighting for social justice

Just a few years ago, Indonesian housewife Ibu Odah had little knowledge of legal affairs. Now, the mother of two is at the forefront of themore 

Our Perspectives

#ExtremeLives: Investigating stories of violent extremism in Asia

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