Democratic Governance

  • Sharing Experience in Access to Justice: Engaging with Non-State Justice Systems & Conducting Assessments

    This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the Access to Justice Week in October 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand, hosted by UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre. It complements a companion publication, Access to Justice Assessments in the Asia Pacific: A Review of Experiences and Tools from the Region. The report is divided into two sections according to the following two thematic events; Non-State Justice Systems: Principles and Practices Symposium, and Regional Consultation on Access to Justice Assessments.

  • Accelerating Achievement of MDGs by Ways and Means of Economic and Social Rights

    This publication is the result of more than a year of discussions and exchanges on a variety of themes centered on what UNDP regards as its core mandate: the human development agenda. As the 2015 target date for the MDGs is rapidly approaching, and as efforts are underway to “accelerate” progress on various targets and indicators around the world, the debate about global development goals has already moved towards looking beyond 2015.

  • MDG and Indigenous Peoples

    This publication provides substantive basis for taking this bold step by placing human rights, equity and justice firmly at the centre of development. It is premised on the recognition that indigenous peoples have the right to be part of such processes and claim their MDG entitlements, and that a comprehensive review of good practices and lessons learned, challenges and opportunities will lead to concrete strategies for action to accelerate the progress of the MDG.

  • Indigenous Voices in Asia-Pacific

    This report presents the highlights of five country assessments that were undertaken between 2009 and 2011 to identify the communication and information needs of indigenous peoples. In identifying the main challenges and opportunities for indigenous peoples and their development, the assessments provided a basis for recommendations on priority interventions for each participating country and for a regional strategy.

  • Women's Representation in Local Government in Asia-Pacific: Status Report 2010

    This status report aims to deepen the understanding of progress made towards the Millennium Development Goal 3, Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women, by introducing a sub-national measure of women’s political representation. This status report will form a baseline measure of women’s representation in local government in Asia-Pacific on a country by country basis, and it is planned to be updated every year until 2015 to support the national, regional and global status assessment and dialogue on the achievement of MDG 3.

Our Work on Democratic Governance

We work to ensure people’s participation in decision-making processes and establishing accountable and responsive governing institutions; and help governments strengthen core institutions at all levels.

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