COVID-19
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On the ground in about 170 countries and territories, UNDP works to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.

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31M

people had better access to services to tackle poverty

20M

people gained access to
financial services

256M

tonnes of carbon emissions
cut

(2018 results)


 

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"Whenever I use reason or logic, I am very pessimistic. Whenever I listen to my heart and to my faith - and I have faith in humanity - I become very optimistic."Jacques Cousteau

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