What We Do

UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP) derives its mandate from the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 33/147 of 20 December 1978. Called upon by United Nations Member States in that year, UNDP was requested “to improve the economic and social conditions of the Palestinian people by identifying their social and economic needs and by establishing concrete projects to that end”. UNDP/PAPP is a responsive development agency that works together with the Palestinian people to fulfil their aspiration for sustainable human development based on self-determination, equality and freedom.

Development for Freedom

The plan provides an overview of UNDP/PAPP’s on-going and planned programmes in the sectors of democratic governance and the rule of Law; economic empowerment of the most vulnerable and private sector investment; environment and management of natural resources; and public and social infrastructure. It focuses particularly on three geographic areas where the needs and the challenges the greatest in achieving sustainable human development and statehood: the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and Area C.

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