Highlights from UNDP's work in 2012

Dec 31, 2012

Rebuilding Haiti - Photo: UNDP in Haiti

“The new normal in our world is shock and volatility. Countries where we work are experiencing major climate events.  The host country of our global headquarters in New York, the United States, itself experienced a hurricane of unprecedented size.

Elsewhere, shock in the form of war and conflict affected countries from as far afield as Mali, South Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan.

2012 has seen major global events and debates around development, where UNDP has been at the forefront of reaching out to people.  That is happening with the national and thematic dialogues we are facilitating on the post-2015 development agenda, as it also did with Rio+20 where we launched a digital platform to ensure that people’s voices could be heard about the future we want."

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator