UNDP Around the world

One ocean

Three local stories, one global effort to restore and protect our seas

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Ebola: One year on
Once ostracized because of fear, unsung heroes of the outbreak reintegrate their communities.Read more
Impact Journalism Day
UNDP partners with 50 leading newspapers to raise awareness of the Global Goals.Read more
Eat well, do good for the planet
Fighting climate change, one meal at a timeRead more
Helping the helpers
In eastern Congo, an incubator for local development in communities welcoming refugeesRead more
Chocolate is my business
In Guatemala, a recipe for strengthening livelihoods and ecosystems in the face of climate changeRead more
7 lessons on displacement
What we learned in the Western Balkans about addressing urgent humanitarian issues and long-term impactRead more
Land degradation and migration
Will restoring degraded lands keep people at home?Read more
UNDP welcomes new Administrator
Achim Steiner takes helm of UN's lead development agencyRead more

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Our mission

On the ground in about 170 countries and territories, UNDP works to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.


Our impact


million jobs created over the past three years in 98 countries


million new voters registered in 41 countries


disaster risk reduction plans put in place in more than 50 countries


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UNDP is committed to ending poverty once and for all. That’s why we work to get to the root causes of poverty and create lasting change. The good news is we have a plan. But we need your help to get the job done.


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When we began our work five decades ago, one in three people worldwide lived in poverty. Now? Just one in eight. Let’s finish the job.


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It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.Wangari Maathai
Environmental activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner