UNDP’s support in the governance sector is aligned to respond to Palestinian national priorities and realise SDG 5, 10 and 16. In a challenging political context, UNDP focuses on strengthening social contract through the following areas of work: rule of law and access to justice, political inclusiveness, responsible and accountable institution building, and social cohesion.
Supporting the Palestinian people through a strong focus on democratic governance requires empowerment of both the State and its citizens to negotiate and manage expectations. Conversely, a fully viable and sovereign state cannot emerge without ending the occupation. Freedom of movement and lack of jurisdiction in large parts of the oPt hamper the rule of law and delivery of access to justice. more
Promoting Democratic Governance
A Palestinian woman after casting his vote in the West Bankmore
Projects and Initiatives
UNDP’s Rule of Law and Access to Justice Programme aims at the gradual development of justice mechanisms as the Palestinian people prepare for statehood. The programme is worth USD 20,000,000 and funded by the Governments of Sweden, Netherlands,Canada, UNDP/BCPR, Japan and Luxemborgmore
This project is part of UNDP’s Supporting Governance for Palestinian Statehood Programme which focuses on three principle areas to support governance for Statehood, namely, strengthen public institutions, foster civic engagement in national planning and policy processes, and strengthen national and international advocacy platforms for the State of Palestine. The ultimate goal is to strengthen Palestinian aspirations to achieve a functioning, accountable and independent State.more