Fast Facts: Anti-corruption and Democratic GovernanceCorruption undermines human development by diverting public resources to private gain and reducing access to public services. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals will largely depend on the quality of governance.
Fast Facts: Biodiversity and EcosystemsEcosystems, species and genes - the building blocks of biodiversity - are being degraded at an unparalleled rate as natural resources are exploited without consideration for their broader value to the ecosystem and economic values.
Fast Facts: Central African RepublicUNDP is working to restore peace, authority, livelihoods and reconciliation, re-establish a functioning State, and to put the country back on a more robust development path.
Fast Facts: Civil Society and Civic Engagement in AfricaUNDP works with a range of civil society organizations (CSOs) at regional and local levels in Africa to help lift people out of poverty, build resilient communities and promote human rights and thereby advance the millennium Development Goals.
Fast Facts: Civil Society and Civic Engagement in Arab StatesUNDP works with a range of civil society organizations (CSOs) at regional and local levels in the Arab States to help lift people out of poverty, build resilient communities and promote human rights and thereby advance the millennium Development Goals.
Fast Facts: Climate ChangeBy putting climate change adaptation at the heart of poverty reduction efforts, with proper attention paid to the needs of more vulnerable groups like women and indigenous peoples, UNDP helps to ensure that climate actions are flexible and resilient enough to meet climate challenges now and in the future. At the same time, UNDP strives to reduce people’s exposure to climate-related disasters and, when they do hit, to limit the impact on people’s lives.
Fast Facts: Conflict PreventionWar, 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.
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.