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Welcome to the latest issue of UNDEF Update, the newsletter of the United Nations Democracy Fund. This electronic quarterly provides a user-friendly snapshot of what we do, how we work and why.To view the latest issue, please click here.  For a text-only version (recommended for dial-up connections), please click here. more >>
In Palestine, UNDEF funds a project to build leadership capacity among youth and establish forums for them to participate in democratic processes and promote democratic principles in their communities. more >>
10 May 2010  Welcome to the latest issue of UNDEF Update, the newsletter of the United Nations Democracy Fund. This electronic quarterly provides a user-friendly snapshot of what we do, how we work and why.To view the latest issue, please click here.  For a text-only version (recommended for dial-up connections), please click here. more >>
On Kenya’s independence in 1963, when the constitution was negotiated in London, only one woman delegate from Kenya was present. Women’s rights and issues were largely ignored in the document that emerged. Despite numerous constitutional amendments since then, women and minorities in Kenya face considerable challenges in asserting their rights. more >>
Anthony Kwame Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and a member of the UNDEF Advisory Board for 2010-11, spoke at the Board's Spring meeting on 29 March. His remarks were a concise yet profound reflection on the nature and philosophy of democracy: more >>
Forty-one organizations in more than 30 countries successfully negotiated and signed Fourth Round project documents with UNDEF during 2010, and are now implementing these new projects with UNDEF funding. Click here to see the grantees, project titles and amounts of UNDEF funding in US dollars. The list will be updated in 2011 as more Fourth Round grantees complete their negotiations. more >>

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