The Netherlands pledges €28m to UNDP for 2016

May 25, 2016

New York — The Dutch Government has pledged its 2016 core contribution to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), providing €28 million to help UNDP fulfill its coordination role for the UN system. The multiyear contribution by the Dutch Government enables predictable and flexible funding to help UNDP deliver on its strategic plan through 2017.

As one of UNDP’s top 15 donor countries, the Netherlands is a key UNDP partner in the fields of the rule of law, food security, water, and reproductive health and rights. UNDP and the Netherlands align on these development priorities, as well as on mainstreaming the cross-cutting issues of gender equality, the environment, and climate change.

Core resources allow UNDP to help countries deliver on the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals. Through UNDP’s global reach the core budget helps support the poorest and most vulnerable countries around the world.

2016 is a pivotal year for international development. UN Member States have agreed on several critical global issues, including the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the Paris climate change agreement.

UNDP offers 50 years of experience in sustainable development and remains the partner of choice for governments and other actors across the globe to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion.

Contact information

For more information, please contact:
Dylan Lowthian,, +1 (212) 906-6389

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