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Sustainable development

Sustainable development that leaves no one behind

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious, universal and holistic agenda. UNDP promotes an integrated approach that tackles the connected issues of multidimensional poverty, inequality and exclusion, and sustainability, while enhancing knowledge, skills and production technologies to enlarge peoples’ choices, reduce risks and sustain development gains.

Our goal is to strengthen capacities and provide an enabling environment for access to opportunities, focusing on the most vulnerable and excluded population groups – in ways that are sustainable from economic, social and environmental standpoints.

To achieve this goal, we work with countries to build their capacity to integrate environmental considerations into development plans and strategies, to manage and sustainably use natural resources; ensure that natural wealth is used to promote economic recovery and livelihoods, and effectively target policies to reduce poverty and provide social protection for those in need.

$3.13 billion

INVESTED IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES

In 2016, 810 environment projects were under way in 143 countries, representing a grant investment of $3.13 billion. The grants leveraged another $14.12 billion in cofinancing for environment and sustainable development priorities in these countries.

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