UNDP, Norway to work together in Ukraine to support women’s participation in local politics
The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) today signed a new Cooperation Agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a project boost women’s representation and participation in Ukraine’s decentralized local government territorial communities.
Under the project, which has a budget of nearly $100,000, UNDP and Norway will work together to promote women’s political participation in local government in Ukraine, as well as strengthen the institutional capacity for gender-responsive decision-making in amalgamated territorial communities.
Women’s equal participation and representation in the local decision-making processes is critical for prioritizing women’s needs and issues in local governments’ agendas, and for localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), explained UNDP Resident Representative Dafina Gercheva, after signing the agreement with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kyiv Chargé d'Affaires a.i Fredrik Arthur.
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