Sustainable Development

UNDP works to reduce poverty by promoting inclusive and sustainable human development. We focus our efforts on making growth and trade benefit everyone in developing countries. Unless economic growth is inclusive, it will not reduce poverty, improve equality and produce jobs. Inclusive growth is also essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030.

UNDP-EU partnership

Inclusive and sustainable human development is a central part of development policies and strategies of both UNDP and the EU. Together, we work to make real improvements in people’s lives, opening up their choices and opportunities. The partnership is multifaceted and covers all the developing regions of the world.more

Agriculture helps eradicate rural poverty

EU-UNDP initiative helps to boost the agricultural potential of Georgia, increase food production and eradicate rural poverty. Photo: UNDP Georgia.

Our Stories

The Waldo Díaz Fuentes Agricultural Production Cooperative (CPA) employs 18 women who are trained to grow agricultural products without harming the environment.
Adapting Cuban agriculture helps increase food security

“My day starts very early in the morning by checking if plants were not damaged during the night. Then we start weeding, hoeing and sowing theMore 

Gunay Guliyeva established a cattle breeding business after a training at the newly established Women Resource Center. Photo: UNDP Azerbaijan
In Azerbaijan, rural women start breaking the cycle of poverty

In Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku, it is not hard to find successful women who run their own businesses or hold high positions in companies and governmentMore 

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