Cross-Cutting Issues

The Somali Compact lays out key 5 cross-cutting issues: gender, capacity development, bringing tangible results to people, respect of human rights, and external relations.Throughout all of its projects, UNDP supports the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in all development results. Further, understanding that HIV and AIDS are key issues in the region, UNDP is raising awareness at the institutional and community level to mitigate its impact and support the basic human rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV).

Our Goals

UNDP puts great emphasis on the key cross-cutting theme of gender equality and women’s empowerment. This means UNDP supported policies, raised awareness of women’s rights at the local communities and supported female students and promoted livelihoods for women.more

A community group meets in Bosasso

Expanding the reach of central and local governments to deliver equitable services, and opening up access to even the most marginalized citizens is critical to UNDP’s work in Somalia. Photo credit: UNDP/Noor Khamismore

Our Stories

Small business grants help people reach their dreams

Amran, 35, is a busy entrepeneur and single mother in Somaliland’s capital city of Hargeisa. With the help of a UNDP small business grant and training,more 

© Lindsey Peterson/UNDP Somalia
Media Awards recognizes quality journalism in Somalia

On the 17th of February, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and United Nations partners celebrated the winners of the 2013 Somali Media Awards competition. more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Somali Institutional Development Perfomance (SIP)

    Sustainable progress for the Somali people is only possible if government and public institutions function more effectively and respond to its citizen’s needs. The Somali Institutional Development Project (SIDP) focuses on supporting the government in becoming better at improving people’s lives – from managing its money to learning how to better serve the Somali people.more 

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