UNDP Around the world

This is change.

With a bold new global agenda, we’re closing in on ending poverty – everywhere and permanently – while protecting the planet for everyone.

We’re closing in on ending poverty – while protecting the planet for everyone.

Find out how

3 continents, 3 lakes in danger
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3 continents, 3 lakes in danger

Visit three lakes under threat from human activity and learn about efforts to save them.

Renewed hope in Lebanon

Renewed hope in Lebanon

The impacts of the Syria crisis are far reaching in neighbouring countries, especially Lebanon.

Left out of human development

Left out of human development

Human Development Report 2016: Poor, marginalized and vulnerable groups are being left furthest behind.

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


million jobs created in 2015, about 42 percent for women


million new voters registered in 37 countries


disaster risk reduction plans put in place in 51 countries


Take action

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.


Become a donor

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