Annual Report 2001: Development at top of global agenda
The UNDP of the 21st Century is now focusing much less on traditional project work. We have sharply narrowed our primary policy focuses to six thematic practice areas, selected because of developing country demand: poverty reduction, democratic governance, sustainable energy and the environment, crisis prevention and recovery and—to respond to new challenges and opportunities—the war against HIV/AIDS and the drive to harness the power of the information and communications technology revolution for development.
- Crisis Prevention and Recovery: In Mozambique alone, after the 2000 floods, UNDP helped mobilize more than $453 million in commitments for relief and reconstruction.
- Poverty: UNDP provides developing countries the advice and consulting services they need to create broad-based growth and empower the poor, especially women, to change their own lives for the better.
- • HIV/AIDS: UNDP is a cosponsor of UNAIDS, an innovative joint venture that brings together seven UN system organizations to ensure a coordinated and intensive response to the epidemic.