UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme


Organisation Type: UN Agency

About Us

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the leading development agency of the United Nations, working to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities, and promote sustainable development worldwide. Established in 1965, UNDP operates in over 170 countries and territories, providing assistance and support to governments and communities in their efforts to achieve sustainable development goals.

UNDP focuses on several key areas, including:

  1. Poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods: UNDP works to improve living conditions and create opportunities for people living in poverty. This includes promoting access to resources, services, and income-generating opportunities, as well as enhancing social protection systems.
  2. Democratic governance and peacebuilding: UNDP supports countries in building strong, transparent, and accountable institutions that promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. They also help countries prevent and recover from conflicts, and build lasting peace.
  3. Climate and disaster resilience: UNDP helps countries mitigate the effects of climate change and natural disasters by promoting sustainable environmental management, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and strengthening disaster risk reduction and preparedness strategies.
  4. Gender equality and women's empowerment: UNDP supports efforts to promote gender equality and empower women and girls, by working to eliminate gender-based discrimination, violence, and inequalities in access to resources, opportunities, and decision-making processes.
  5. Health and HIV/AIDS: UNDP works with countries to improve access to health services, strengthen health systems, and address the social and economic determinants of health, including the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

UNDP plays a critical role in supporting countries to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through policy advice, technical assistance, and financial support. By working closely with national governments, civil society, and other partners, UNDP aims to build a more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable world.