Disasters and violent conflicts are among the two greatest threats to progress in human development in the 21st century. This is why crisis prevention and recovery is a cornerstone of the work of UNDP.
In 2010 UNDP provided risk reduction, prevention and recovery support to 86 countries, stabilizing communities, supporting short-term employment and livelihoods, reestablishing governance and the rule of law, and promoting gender equality throughout. We support countries to manage conflict and disaster risks, and to rebuild for resilience once crisis has past. Our crisis recovery work is based on carefully conducted joint needs assessments and acts as a bridge between humanitarian and longer-term development efforts.
Building Capacity for Peace
Recognizing that increasingly complex settings require new dynamic models of peacekeeping training, UNDP with the financial support of the UNDP-Japan Partnership Fund collaborated with the Malaysian Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defense on a project titled Capacity Building Support for Malaysia’s role in Multidimensional Peacekeeping Training. The project was conceived to address the growing demand for expertise and skills to effectively negotiate the international peace keeping operations.
The project specifically focused on strengthening the role of the Malaysian Peacekeeping Center (MPC) in building the capacity of trainers and personnel from Africa and Asia (as the largest troop contributing continents) in multidimensional peacekeeping training and operations so that they are able to better fulfil their roles and functions as peacekeeping trainers and officers in the field.