UNDP works with national and international partners to prevent, manage and recover from violence, conflict and natural disasters.
This includes making sure that institutions are prepared to prevent or respond to crises and that risks are addressed in national plans.
When faced with a crisis, UNDP is ready to help countries respond. UNDP also promotes peace building and national dialogue, and advocates for women’s involvement in preventing conflicts.
Development challenges in the region include conflict over identity and resources, issues of governance and the rule of law, weapons, natural disasters and the likely impact of climate change.