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Our mission

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.


Our impact


people had better access to services to tackle poverty


people gained access to
financial services


tonnes of carbon emissions

(2018 results)


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UNDP is committed to ending poverty once and for all. That’s why we work to get to the root causes of poverty and create lasting change. The good news is we have a plan. But we need your help to get the job done.


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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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