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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. The UNDP Administrator serves as Chair, providing strategic leadership, vision and oversight and setting priorities for the UNDG and its various working mechanisms.

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. 

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Women gear up for elections in Kenya

Ahead of general elections in Kenya, UNDP is working with UN Women and OHCHR to strengthen electoral processes and empower women as candidates and voters.Read more

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Innovation for development in Uganda

Refugees from South Sudan and host communities in Uganda team up to propose solutions for shared challenges.Read more

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Protecting our planet's lungs

As a member of Boca Isiriwe, one of the 10 native communities in this protected territory, Cirila defends the largest, most intact primary forest in Peru’s Southern Amazon region from the ravages of…Read more

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Healing the physical and emotional wounds of sexual violence

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…Read more

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Fighting malaria

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…Read more

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