UNDP Around the world

By 2030

We want a world with no poverty. What world do you want #By2030?

Lights on

Civilians are #NotATarget
On World Humanitarian Day, UNDP joins humanitarian partners in calling for protection for civilians during conflict. Add your voice
United for a clean city
Peruvian recyclers combat the impact of waste on the environment and on people's health.Read more
Earth guardian
Phearanich Hing helps Cambodia confront climate change.Read more
Powering west Mosul’s water plants
Strung across the Tigris River, a new power line means clean water for residents of the recently liberated Iraqi city.Read more
A symphony of hope
For youth in Panama, building a secure future starts with hitting the right note.Read more
Your daily choices can help build peace
This year for International Youth Day, the United Nations asked young people worldwide, “How can you help spread peace?”Read more
10 key facts about indigenous people
UNDP celebrates the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Read more
'We’re proud to make the city livable'
Freed from Islamic State occupation, the Iraqi city of Mosul is slowly coming back to life.Read more
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's birthday wish
'Game of Thrones' star dedicates birthday to climate actionRead 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


jobs created over the past three years in 98 countries


new voters registered in 41 countries


disaster risk reduction plans put in place in more than 50 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