Goals Week

A week of action, awareness and accountability
for the Sustainable Development Goals

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Confronting the threat of famine, Somalia is setting an example of how to deal successfully with crises.
UNDP report: Addressing income disparities will be key to achieving the SDGs in sub-Saharan Africa
Music legend to raise awareness of the Global Goals
'Game of Thrones' star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau referees Global Goals World Cup tournament
15 winners receive prestigious award at gala event
The most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded has battered several Caribbean islands.
Two women living on opposite sides of the Kyrgyz-Tajik border are leading the fight for tolerance.
Joan Baez to join Patti Smith, Michael Stipe and more in climate action concert

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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


jobs created over the past three years in 98 countries


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

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