Overview

What we do

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. MORE

Our goals

Our focus is helping countries build and share solutions to achieve Poverty Reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy for sustainable development. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women. more

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Rethinking development

Our new 2014-2017 Strategic Plan articulates our vision, in line with our mandate and our core ethical principles. We help countries eradicate extreme poverty, and roll back inequalities and exclusion. more

Our stories

UNDP Annual Report 2013-2014

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Our 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. All our efforts aim at one overarching and increasingly achievable goal: to help countries eradicate poverty and significantly reduce inequalities.

Download the report (PDF, 7.3 Mb)

2014 Human Development Report

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The Report highlights the need for both promoting people’s choices and protecting human development achievements. It takes the view that vulnerability threatens human development and, unless it is systematically addressed, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable.

Download the executive summary (PDF, 7 MB)
The Speakers Corner
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The Speakers Corner helps connect think tanks, academia, the media and the public to a diverse group of experts who can speak to UNDP’s commitment to “empower lives” and build "resilient nations.”

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