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An UNDEF Kosovo* project works to engage civil society in monitoring local governance to advance transparency and accountability in local governance... more >>
An UNDEF-funded project works in Jordan, Tunisia and Egypt to strengthen the role of women in society, particularly in  in remote and underprivileged areas... more >>
An UNDEF-funded project in Iraq has completed its work with six Governorate Councils to strengthen civil society participation in democratic processes and advance accountability in Government institutions... more >>
After a series of disruptions caused by political upheavals and government restrictions, an UNDEF Egypt project has started work in earnest to form a coalition of partners for integrity... more >>
UNDEF Board member Jeffrey Wright, the award-winning actor currently starring in Boardwalk Empire and the new Hunger Games sequel... more >>
In the Longido District of northern Tanzania, UNDEF supports a community development project among the Maasai population with a special focus on women... more >>
An UNDEF-funded project in the Russian Federation co-organized a nationwide conference in October 2013 on indigenous peoples and industry: Cooperation, prospects, challenges..... more >>
A graduate of an UNDEF-funded project for women’s empowerment in India has been elected Mayor of Ahmedabad, a city with a population of six million. Meenaxiben Patel, elected Mayor in April 2013, participated in a training and capacity-building programme funded by UNDEF... more >>
Studies show that voters in Liberia, particularly rural women and youth, vote out of fear and ignorance because the majority are illiterate and have no access to civic or voter education. An UNDEF-funded project provides voter and civic education in rural areas... more >>
For Azerbaijan's presidential elections on 9 October 2013, and parliamentary elections in November 2015, UNDEF funds a project in Azerbaijan to build awareness of electoral process and voting rights among local communities, with a special focus on women and youth.  In this way, it works to strengthen participation in democratic processes of the future. Implemented by Azerbaijan Youth Union,the project held two days of training in basic principles of voting rights in Lenkaran City in August 2013. more >>

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