UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
The World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) is a network of more than 900 cities working together to confront development challenges collectively. The Alliance supports its member-cities to mobilize individuals, governments, and all sectors of society to confront the many challenges of urban poverty and to share successes - and failures - with other cities.
|In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.|
|Dublin City Council is organising the WACAP Conference for 2013|
The role of the Office of International Relations and Research is to enhance the international position of Dublin in a way that enriches our economy, builds positive relationships worldwide and engages the city in practical projects that serve our development as a sustainable and cosmopolitan city.
|The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a training arm of the United Nations System, serving some 27,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting more than 400 capacity development and research activities around the world. The Mission of UNITAR is to deliver innovative training and conduct research on knowledge systems to develop capacities of beneficiaries in the fields of Environment; Peace, Security and Diplomacy; and Governance. The global network of International Training Centres for Local Actors – CIFAL Network – is composed of nine centres covering Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe. Each CIFAL Centre is a regional hub for capacity development, bringing together the public and private sectors, and civil society.
Most training activities from the Local Development Programme of UNITAR are delivered through the CIFAL Network. In the context of increasing responsibilities at a local level, they assist and build capacity of the local actors to achieve sustainable urbanisation. Each CIFAL is specialised in two or three thematic areas which are defined by the needs and priorities of local actors in its geographical coverage. As of May 2010, nine associated CIFAL Centres have been established by the respective host cities/regions;