Democratic Governance

  • 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 Luxemborg

  • The project is intended to support and strengthen the capacity of the Palestinian Legislative Council Secretariat in functioning as a typical legislature upon the resumption of the currently suspended parliamentary business. The project is fully funded by the European Union for a total budget of 1.4 million Euro.

  • The Construction of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building project is in line with Palestinian Strategic Plans which focus on enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the government and strengthening public institutions through the reform of the public sector legislative framework, physical, organizational and institutional development and civil service management.

  • The programme goal is to sustain, maintain and develop the communities in Jerusalem to better deal with the adverse environment they live in. The programme contributes in establishing a new model that allows meaningful engagement with organizations to upgrade and enhance the quality and quantity of services provided and channel more International funds to the city.

  • 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.

  • The project aims at promoting social accountability, which emerges through actions by citizens and civil society organization (CSOs), as well as efforts by government, media, private sector and other actors to support and respond to these actions. Youth will take the lead in monitoring municipal performance in the three selected pilot municipalities of Beit Fajjar, Jericho and Qalqylia in the West Bank, as well as Nusseirat municipality in the Gaza Strip.

  • This programme is designed to address the challenges in Area C and East Jerusalem. Its objective is thus to empower local stakeholders, through the most suitable partners, to respond with resilience to threats that affect their sustenance on the land.

  • The Joint Rule of Law Programme was launched on 01 May 2014 and works on both the ‘supply’ and ‘demand’ side of enforcing the rule of law. This means that it works on improving service delivery by building resilient justice and security institutions (‘supply’), whilst at the same time improving the public’s ability to access such services and hold duty-bearers to account (‘demand’).

  • The project will, through sports activities, alleviate youths’ frustrations and bottled feelings as a result of living under the blockade. It will provide the space for young people (male and female) from different refugee camps and towns in the Gaza Strip to be engaged, through watching and supporting sport activities.

  • The focus of the project is to support the establishment of a National Legal Aid Committee to develop a National Legal Aid Strategy through inclusive and participatory processes across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip. The project will also support the coordination and networking of national legal aid providers (government, universities and civil society), quality assurance processes and best practice guidance to improve service delivery by lawyers.

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