'We’re going to rebuild Ukraine from scratch'
As the country enters a third year of war, a city prospers, despite challenges
Unlocking barriers to a sustainable future
Tackling the specific challenges of landlocked countries
Call for nominations open for Equator Prize 2024
15th cycle of the Equator Initiative aims to identify innovative approaches and solutions led by Indigenous peoples and local communities in three categories.
2024 UNDP Trends Report: The Landscape of Development
This report aims to help UNDP colleagues and development practitioners orient themselves in a constantly changing landscape by providing an overview of the issues that should be on everyone’s radar in 2024.
'I know this will end, and I pray I can start over'
Despite overwhelming loss, a Gazan entrepreneur looks to the future
Dust, rain and a storm that sounded like thunder
Afghanistan earthquake survivors tell their stories
United Nations completes removal of oil from decaying tanker in Red Sea
More than 1.1 million barrels of oil transferred to replacement tanker over 18 days
UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.
What we do
UNDP is the United Nations’ lead agency on international development. We support countries and communities as they work to eradicate poverty, implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We advocate for transformative change, and we connect countries to the resources they need to help people build a better life.
Including green, inclusive and digital transitions: working with countries to effect change in systems and structures that shape a country’s sustainable development
Leaving no one behind
A rights-based approach centred on empowerment, inclusion, equity, human agency and human development
Strengthening countries and institutions to prevent, mitigate and respond to crisis, conflict, natural hazards, climate and social and economic shocks
Poverty and inequality
Tackling inequality of opportunities by investing in the enhanced capabilities people need to move above the poverty line and keep moving forward
Helping countries address emerging complexities by “future-proofing” governance systems through anticipatory approaches and better management of risk
Supporting countries and communities in building resilience to diverse shocks and crises, including conflict, climate change, disasters and epidemics
Putting nature and the environment at the heart of national economies and planning; helping governments protect, manage and value their natural assets
Increasing energy access for those furthest behind and accelerating the transition to renewable energy
Confronting the structural obstacles to gender equality and strengthening women’s economic empowerment and leadership
Supporting countries to build inclusive, ethical and sustainable digital societies
Empowering governments and communities to enhance the performance of entire systems, making them adaptive and resilient
Partnering with governments and the private sector to align public and private capital flows with the SDGs and mobilize finance at scale
Our work in sustainable development, governance and resilience building.
people had better services to tackle poverty
people gained access to financial services
tonnes of carbon emissions cut
invested to strengthen resilience to crises
UNDP Annual Report 2022
A snapshot of the results we achieved together with countries and communities.
Human Development Report 2021/2022
Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World
UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025
Focused on the future of development, UNDP’s bold Strategic Plan is a framework to help countries get back on track to achieve the SDGs.
Bringing everyone on board: Building a sustainable financial architecture
UNDP has a unique role in supporting countries to bridge the divide between financial and development actors, governments and businesses – towards the mobilizatio...
Cultivating resilience: Women's leadership in biodiversity conservation
The UNDP publication “Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment, and Leadership in National Biodiversity Planning, Monitoring, and Reporting“ provides seven entry poin...
Conflict and climate change are supercharging malaria, but it can be stopped
Tackling these compounding crises and strengthening healthcare could stop the ancient killer spreading into new territories
First Regular Session of the Executive Board 2024
Mr. President, members of the Executive Board, colleagues and friends. I am honoured to join you today for this first regular session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Exec...
Safe from conflict and malaria
UNDP is partnering with Chad’s Ministry of Health and Prevention and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to provide malaria prevention and treatment to refugees fleeing...
Unsung heroes: Four things policymakers can do to empower informal waste workers
Negotiations for a global plastics treaty must consider informal waste workers and ensure they are part of the just transition towards a circular economy free of ...
Working in solidarity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Each year on 20 December, we celebrate the International Human Solidarity Day, a special day that reminds us that we are all part of the same human family. It tea...