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To mark the International Day of Democracy on 15 September, UNDEF co-organized two events – one at United Nations Headquarters in New York and the other in Athens, the birthplace of democracy. more >>
An UNDEF-funded project in rural India completed its work the end of 2015 to promote democratic processes and human rights through the use of media and .... more >>
Thomas Carothers, one of the world's leading scholars on democracy support,  gave a lecture at the United Nations on the theme of "Democracy’s Uncertain State"... more >>
UNDEF celebrity Board member Jeffrey Wright came into the UN studios to present Prisoners of the Caucasus, a documentary on an UNDEF project for penal reform in the Caucasus. more >>
Another UNDEF project with Arab NGO Network for Development recently launched in five countries in the Middle East and North Africa region – Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Morocco  - with the goal to enhance participation of civil society organizations into the sustainable development agenda. more >>
UNDEF received more than 2600 project proposals in its latest annual call, which closed on 31 December 2015.  The project proposals are now subject to a highly rigorous and competitive selection process, quality vetting, due diligence and lessons learned from previous Rounds.  more >>
UNDEF funds a project in Jordan to foster a more informed public dialogue on human rights through strengthening media. It works for high quality journalism on human rights-related issues. more >>
Watch full episode of PBS Channel 13 television interview with UNDEF Executive Head Annika Savill. more >>
For Nepal's Chepang people, one of the indigenous groups living in the Himalaya foothills, poverty and marginalization remain a daily reality. Chepang women are further marginalized by lower literacy rates, lack of access to health services, and scarce economic and political influence in a traditionally maledominated environment. more >>

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