United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

At a Glance

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Partners 0

Organization Type

  • Foundation
  • Multilateral Entity
  • International non-governmental organization (INGO)


United Nations Development Programme
One United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 USA

Organization Mission

2015 is a critical year for the world. At UNDP, we see 2015 as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals, and to strengthen post-2015 frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 15 years. UN Member States also met on 25 September to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities for the next 15 years.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

  • Sustainable development
  • Democratic governance and peacebuilding
  • Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.


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