Governance and Peacebuilding Annual Report 2016
The Governance and Peacebuilding Team at the Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH) provides advisory support and technical assistance in 16 different areas of work to 24 UNDP Country Offices (COs) covering 36 countries in the Asia-Pacific region on strengthening governance systems for sustainable development. In addition, the team also leads on analysing the complex socio-political context of the region, identify emerging issues, and proposing potential opportunities and approaches for addressing these issues. Through various regional projects and programmes, the team initiates new areas of work in the region, including on sensitive issues such as violent extremism and human rights for all, including sexual and gender minorities and other marginalized groups.
In 2016, the Governance and Peacebuilding Team had several key achievements at the national and regional levels that contributed to the sustainable development agenda. The team was instrumental in leading the discourse on policies and programmes for promoting judicial integrity, preventing violent extremism; forging new partnerships for enhancing youth engagement in achieving the SDGs; and developing methodologies and tools for localizing SDGs. In the area of HIV and Health, the team applied multi-sectoral approaches for the control and prevention of non-communicable diseases and strengthened the outreach of HIV prevention services. This report highlights the results and major activities of the BRH Governance and Peacebuilding Team in 2016 in all its varied areas of work.