UNDP in Europe and Central Asia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States is on the ground in 25 countries and territories in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

UNDP works closely with national partners – including governments, civil society and the private sector – supporting country needs and priorities related to:

  • Poverty Reduction
  • Democratic Governance
  • Crisis Prevention & Recovery
  • Environment & Energy
  • HIV, health and development

This includes working closely with countries in the region to make sure that the Millennium Development Goals are achieved by 2015.

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and gender equality.

The ideal end result is that countries can take care of their own development needs and that states are able to deliver quality public services, develop and regulate markets, provide justice and security, and promote and protect the rights of all people.

UNDP in the region includes: country offices; UNDP headquarters; and a regional centre in Istanbul (with an office in Almaty), which administers UNDP’s regional programme and provides substantive support to country offices.

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