A tidal wave
of plastic

13 million tonnes of plastic reach the ocean every year. See how the journey is marked by opportunities to change course.

Learn more

The Strategic Plan sets out a vision for the evolution of UNDP over the next four years.
UNDP welcomes four new members of executive team.
The latest news and speeches from UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner
UNDP welcomes Sweden’s multi-year commitment to core funding.
Designing infrastructure for ethical artificial intelligence
UNDP and partners invite people everywhere to join the campaign to #SaveOurOcean.
AidData: Leaders of developing nations rank UNDP among most influential aid organizations
Innovating for development goes beyond gadgets and gizmos.

more stories

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


jobs created (41% for women) in 101 countries


new voters registered in 52 countries


disaster risk reduction plans put in place in 62 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.


Fundraise for us

Join our team and fight poverty. When you fundraise for UNDP, you make a difference today and inspire better tomorrows. Let’s do this!



Think globally, shop virtually. Wear your support on your sleeve with a new t-shirt, grocery bag or other UNDP-themed gear.

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.Amelia Earhart

UNDP Around the world