Fast Facts

  • Fast Facts: Conflict Prevention

    War, violence and high levels of crime affect over 1.5 billion people around the world; destroying communities; disrupting social cohesion; imposing economic burdens on countries that can ill afford them and extinguishing any hope of eliminating poverty for millions of people.

  • Fast Facts: Democratic Governance

    UNDP is the lead agency on democratic governance in the UN system. It invests 34 percent of UNDP's total resources in democratic governance programmes and projects each year, responding to countries immediate concerns and long-term human development objectives, including reaching the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

  • Fast Facts: Development and Extractive Industries

    By focusing its development work on extractive industries, UNDP supports countries to reduce the risks and realize the benefits of resource extraction. Some countries have managed their extractive industries successfully. They have diversified their economies, ensured backward and forward linkages with other industries or enterprises, tackled corruption and conflict and invested in human and physical capital.

  • Fast Facts: Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery

    Disasters put hard won development achievements at risk, reversing economic growth and progress towards the elimination of poverty; cause environmental damage; and result in human suffering. UNDP helps develop the capacity of governments in over 60 countries to respond to disasters when they strike and mitigate the risk they pose.

  • Fast Facts: Dismarmament Demoblization and Reintegration

    When conflict comes to an end, those who directly took part in fighting may have special livelihoods, economic and psychosocial needs resulting from sometimes years of being engaged in armed violence. Consideration must be given to these needs when communities and nations try to rebuild.

  • Fast Facts: E-Governance and Access to Information

    The explosive use of mobile technologies in the last five years and better Internet access give us cause to reconsider how we confront traditional development challenges.

  • Fast Facts: Economic empowerment of youth

    In its development policy and practice concerning youth, UNDP sees decent work and livelihood creation as chief determinants of socio-economic empowerment of youth and a contributor to the achievement of sustainable human development.

  • Fast Facts: Electoral Systems and Processes

    Elections are a transformative tool for democratic governance. UNDP offers strategic assistance throughout the electoral cycle, from support to designing more effective systems to help in resolving disputes after the votes are counted. The UNDP strategy is about an integrated, long-term electoral-cycle approach to electoral assistance.

  • Fast Facts: Environment & Energy

    If economic and population growth continues at its current rate without the introduction of new technologies and drastic changes in how resources are used, our planet will be unable to sustain the global economy. To help prevent this, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to identify and spread best practices, provide innovative policy advice to countries, and support projects that help people in developing nations build sustainable livelihoods.

  • Fast Facts: Fostering Inclusive Participation

    The genuine participation of all citizens in political processes is a cornerstone of democratic governance. UNDP fosters inclusive participation and civic engagement, placing high priority on under-represented segments of society such as the poor, women, indigenous peoples and minorities. Vibrant and vigorous democracies are developed and sustained through inclusive participation, which also advances achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

UNDP's Annual Report
New Partnerships for Development

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

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