UNDP and Japan: Building human security in Europe and Central Asia

19 Jan 2017
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What makes Japan an outstanding global citizen is its unparalleled resolve to work with us and governments in an innovative manner, across a wide spectrumof sectors, line ministries and contributing partners, transforming the way we do development and make a difference in the life of people.  

In hopes of better reaching our Sustainable Development Goals within the region of Europe and Central Asia, we have been working with Japan and other partners:

  • aiming to bolster human security and resilience;
  • empower people through better governance and human rights;
  • and promote more sustainable growth models.

Japan are guided by the principle of human security; which provides a very useful lens for conducting deeper analyses of the root causes of insecurity, and for addressing the needs and capacity requirements of countries and their people. 

Due to our partnership with the Government of Japan, we have been able to apply the human security approach to all our cooperation. This is particularly true when it comes to protecting people, promoting peace and ensuring sustainable development in times of crisis, such as conflict or natural disaster.

Essentially, this approach has enabled us to better tackle extreme poverty and hunger; protect the environment; expand education; advance health, gender equality, and women’s empowerment; and foster global partnerships for development in achieving SDGs in the region.