UNDEF funds, helps design, manages, mentors, and generates projects that contribute to strengthening democracy

UNDEF stories

19 July 2019

UNDEF organized an unprecedented discussion at UN Headquarters on 15 July on what constitutes democracy, as well as on ways to energize the momentum around Sustainable Goal 16.



01 July 2019

Three projects in China, Laos and Vietnam advance the rights of vulnerable youth.



16 April 2019

An UNDEF-hosted side event during the March 2019 session of the UN Commission on Status of Women showcased UNDEF projects on the theme of Empowerment, Engagement and Leadership Through Civil Society.



07 February 2019

An UNDEF project works for women’s leadership and political participation in the Somalia regions of Galmudug and Puntland by building awareness, advocacy, and capacity at the grassroots level.



23 January 2019

An UNDEF-supported project in Mali works to fight corruption in the defence sector by building civil society’s ability to advocate for accountability and transparency.



30 November 2018

A new UNDEF project in Kazakhstan works to rehabilitate young ex-offenders through training, skills development and psychological support.