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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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Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.Amelia Earhart

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