Fast Facts

  • Fast Facts: Poverty Reduction and Local Development

    Achievements toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are often made through local actions – in villages and towns, provinces and regions. Local actors – community leaders, local government officials, civil society activists, farmers and entrepreneurs – know best what does and does not work in their communities and they should have the voice and support they need to work their way towards a better life. At the same time, local development should be embedded in the national development process.

  • Fast Facts: Private Sector

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recognizes that many of the world's development challenges can be overcome with the help of vibrant economic growth driven by private enterprises that create jobs, generate tax revenues and provide vital goods and services for the world's poor. Towards this end, UNDP works with the private sector to harness the transformative power of market forces for the benefit of disadvantaged people globally.

  • Fast Facts: Rule of Law- building peace through justice & security

    More than 1.5 billion people around the world live in countries affected by violence and insecurity. Conflict and violence are major symptoms of a breakdown in the rule of law, and more broadly in state-society relations. Where the rule of law breaks down, tyranny, poverty and instability prevail, violence begets violence, and abusers commit crimes with impunity.

  • Fast Facts: Southern Sudan

    The 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that brought to an end two decades of civil war in Sudan stipulated that a referendum on self-determination for South Sudan and a referendum on the status of Abyei should be held simultaneously on 9 January, 2011.

  • Fast Facts: Supporting Democratic Transition in Tunisia

    UNDP has refocused its work in Tunisia to support key institutions, processes and stakeholders that can have a significant impact in assuring the steady transition to democracy – including support to the constitutional process, political parties, and women’s political participation.

  • Fast Facts: Syria

    UNDP’s engagement in response to the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Syria and impacting Lebanon and Jordan has been to support communities in the greatest need.

  • Fast Facts: The Gaza Strip

    The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated places on earth. Against the backdrop of occupation, the 2006 elections, and tensions resulting from Hamas' takeover of the area, the situation of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has worsened, with marked increases in unemployment, poverty and deaths.

  • Fast Facts: Trade, Intellectual Property and Migration

    Global policies in international trade, intellectual property rights and migration have significant implications for development, especially among the world's poorest populations. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to increase awareness of how these policies affect developing countries, and works to mitigate their potentially negative effects by helping to strengthen the capacities of developing countries in three key areas: trade competitiveness, trade agreements and policy integration.

  • Fast Facts: UNDP and Civil Society

    UNDP focuses on three goals in its engagement with civil society: invest in civil society and civic engagement; facilitate citizen action for democratic governance and development; strengthen civic engagement for multilateralism and human development.

  • Fast Facts: UNDP and Climate Change in Africa

    Africa will be the continent hardest hit by climate change because it faces more severe climatic effects than other regions, its economies rely on climate-dependent sectors such as agriculture, and its capacities to cope and adapt are generally limited.

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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