Overview

UNDP’s Representation Office in Brussels partners with the institutions of the European Union (EU). Together with our EU-partners, we want to promote and advance the development agenda and international UN standards – such as Millennium Development Goals and human rights – both in EU policy discussions and in the external action of the European Union. More about the framework of the partnership

UNDP-EU partnership on the ground

Our partnership adds value at the policy level which in itself is important. However, our overarching goal is to translate these norms into practical realities – above all for the poorest and most vulnerable members of the human family. UNDP and the EU work together on programmes and projects in over 100 countries. In the menu on the left, you can find more information about what we do together in the different practice areas of UNDP, as well as stories from the field, where our beneficiaries tell us how the UNDP-EU partnership has helped them improve their lives. Our Stories

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UNDP-EU partnership

We have been working together for 15 years, and engaging in a strategic partnership ever since 2004. The cooperation takes place at the policy, advocacy, knowledge sharing and programmatic levels, each complementing one another. Photo: Timor Leste. Timorese Celebrate International Day of Peace. UN Photo/Martine Perret.

Our Stories

  • A FEMALE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION MEETS IN THE DISTRICT HARIPUR. (PHOTO: HUMA AKRAM / UNDP PAKISTAN)

    Pakistan: With new businesses, women help communities tackle poverty

    For decades Rukhsana Bibi lived the life of a housewife like most women in the village of Malikyar, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. But everything changed when her husband, who had supported the family with his job in a local factory, was laid off when the business shut down without warning.more

  • JEAN-MARIE, ONE OF THE BENEFICIARIES OF THE UNDP EMPLOYMENT CREATION PROGRAMME IN BURUNDI. PHOTO: UNDP/BURUNDI/AUDE ROSSIGNOL

    UN-EU support repatriation and reintegration of war affected populations in Burundi

    Burundi suffered from 1993 to 2007 an armed conflict which led to an exodus of large numbers of civilians. In recent years, and following a peace process initiated in 2007, many conflict affected populations started to return to their places of origin. more

  • IN DECEMBER 2012, 17,000 SMALL ARMS AND LIGHT WEAPONS WERE DESTROYED IN SERBIA WITH THE SUPPORT OF EU AND UNDP. PHOTO: SEESAC

    Strengthening safety and security in South East Europe

    South-east Europe has been recognised as an important challenge to peace and security by the EU Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Strategy, especially given the numbers of illegal, unwanted or surplus weapons in storage. more

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  • A GEORGIAN JOURNALIST DISCUSSES PRE-ELECTION MEDIA MONITORING WITH EU, UNDP AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS. (PHOTO: UNDP/DAVID KHIZANISHVILI)

    Georgia: Building a culture of informed voters

    Since 2010, UNDP and the European Union have been working with NGOs to monitor media performance, with the objectives of raising professional standards of Georgian media and supporting independent and impartial reporting.more

Initiatives

UNDP ART, supporting local development

ART* is a global UNDP initiative that promotes sustainable human development at the local level. UNDP launched the ART Global Initiative in 2005, as part of its commitment to support countries in their efforts to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals and to achieve sustainable development. more

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Latest Report
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UNDP-EU Partnership Report

 

Taking a ten-year perspective, the report 'Towards a Life of Dignity for All: 10 Years of UNDP-EU Strategic Partnership’ presents the context, rationale and added value of the partnership; takes stock of achievements in the last decade (2004-2013); and discusses the opportunities and challenges for the partnership in the future, framed in the context of a changing world.

 

Read the UNDP-EU partnership report as a web-report or download the pdf.