Development and inclusive growth are anchored in the quality of governance. Thus, UNDP supports local, catalytic strategies that strengthen democratic systems to empower women, indigenous peoples, and disadvantaged groups to claim their human rights.
UNDP assists Philippine government to nurture a culture of human rights by fulfilling commitments to international treaties; mainstreaming rights-based approach into local, gender-sensitive plans; and building the capacity of government, including the security forces, to protect and promote human rights. more
Leaders from indigenous communities in the Philippines speak at the National Indigenous People’s Summit in 2011. Indigenous people are one of the marginalized sectors in the Philippines. UNDP works to strengthen democratic systems in order to empower this sector to claim their rights. (Photo: UNDP Philippines)more