UNDP and the UN

UNDP is central to the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), a network that spans 165 countries and unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies and other bodies working to advance sustainable development. Chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General and with UNDP Administrator as Vice-Chair, the UNDG ensures coordination and coherence of the work of the UNDG, implementation of key UNDG priorities and management of the Resident Coordinator system.

UNDP has a critical advisory role in driving the development agenda, based on Member States’ priorities and country context and plays an important role in fostering coordination within the UN system at country level, including management of the UN Resident Coordinator system. UNDP participates in 66 “Delivering as One” initiatives, providing country-level support for implementation to reduce transaction costs and duplication of efforts while enhancing cost-effectiveness.

UNDP also reinforces joint action on development in such forums as the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Stories with our partners

  • UNDP calls for increased support for resilience in Yemen
    Apr 24, 2017

    As the international community convenes for a pledging conference on Yemen, UNDP urges strong support to ease the suffering of the people of Yemen. More than two years of war have left nearly 19 million people in need of humanitarian or protection assistance and displaced 3.3 million people. Across the country, 17 million people are currently food insecure, including seven million who are facing starvation.

  • Healing the physical and emotional wounds of sexual violence
    Apr 21, 2017

    After more than a decade of conflict in which rape has been used as a weapon, sexual violence is sadly a fact of life for both women and men in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congolese men and women are working courageously to eradicate this scourge. Here are some of their stories.

  • Fighting malaria
    Apr 21, 2017

    13 million vulnerable people in some of the hardest to reach regions of Chad will soon be reached with insecticide treated bednets. As World Malaria Day 2017 approaches, UNDP and the Global Fund are stepping up the fight ahead of the rainy season.

  • Yemen: On the brink of famine
    Apr 19, 2017

    Yemen is one of four countries in the world currently facing the threat of famine. Years of war have created the conditions for widespread hunger in the country of 27 million. To help Yemenis in need, UNDP partners with sister UN organizations and the World Bank, with additional funding from donors, to help people get back to work and become self-sufficient again.

  • United Nations and Partners Strengthen Commitment to Syrians and Neighbours Affected by Syria Crisis
    Jan 24, 2017

    United Nations agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.63 billion in new funding to continue vital work in addressing the growing needs of refugees from Syria and communities hosting them in neighbouring countries.

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