UNDP Around the world

Facing famine

20 million people are at risk of starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II. 

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We can save lives in Somalia
Our job today is not to just avert the imminent famine, but to keep hope alive.Donate now
Oceans of fortune, oceans of peril
Actively engaging coastal communities boosts the chances of building an ocean of plenty.Read more
When faith is at the crossroads
Film ‘IMAN’ presents four intimate stories of the path towards violent extremism.Read more
Responding to drought in Kenya
Creating capacity for food production and building community resilience has the potential to reduce dependence on rain fed agricultureRead more
Turning challenges into opportunities
Refugees from South Sudan and host communities in Uganda team up to propose solutions for shared challenges.Read more
Decision time? Assess first
A pragmatic approach to decision-making could avoid enormous emotional and financial costsRead more
Nature to the rescue
Working together with nature rather than against it can help reduce risks of floods along coastlinesRead more
Reduction, response and recovery
Managing wildfires fueled by climate change in South AfricaRead more
No such things as
What makes hazards become disasters depends primarily on the way societies develop, build and constructRead more

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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


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.


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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