• Marginalised Minorities in Development Programming: A UNDP Resource Guide and Toolkit (+)

    The UNDP Resource Guide and Toolkit provides essential guidance on minority issues for UNDP field staff and many others alike. It provides an accessible and invaluable one-stop store of information, including standards and principles of minority rights, consideration of important minority issues, and attention to major challenges facing minorities. Importantly, it provides the practical tools to help UNDP country offices address those challenges for and alongside minorities as partners, not just beneficiaries.

    “Marginalised Minorities in Development Programming: A UNDP Resource Guide and Toolkit”, a joint initiative between UNDP, the UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, highlights the positive impact that the integration of minority issues can have on development programming processes. While recognizing that diverse development situations involve different challenges and require specific solutions, the document provides practical guidance by drawing on various standards and principles and by providing examples and entry points. The Guide is primarily intended for UNDP country office practitioners and those with policy advisory responsibilities, but it may also serve as a reference document for other UN agencies, multilateral organizations, government counterparts and institutions, and civil society organizations.