UNDP in Iran

About us

About UNDP in Iran

Since 1966, UNDP has been a committed partner of the Government of Iran in fulfilling its development objectives. UNDP has also been working closely with other development partners, such as civil society, academic institutions and the private sector, by providing technical assistance and knowledge for more than 50 years. UNDP is committed to helping Iran achieve the Global Goals as well as the objectives articulated in the new UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) signed between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and UNDP (2023-2027).

We work in the following areas:

  1. Socio-Economic Resilience
  2. Public Health Management
  3. Environmental Conservation, Integrated Natural Resource Management and Addressing Climate Change
  4. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

What do We Want to Accomplish?

Since opening an office in Iran, UNDP has been collaborating with the Government, civil society and people of Iran to help them find their own solutions to meet global, regional and national development challenges.

The CPD for 2023-2027 is aligned with the 20 Year National Vision of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the country’s Five-Year Development Plan as well as the UNDP Strategic Plan. It derives its priorities directly from the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, which stresses the need to achieve more sustainable and equitable economic growth, while addressing issues creating vulnerability and risk.

As an upper-middle income country, Iran is well placed to play a leading role in exchanging knowledge and technical expertise through South-South cooperation, both in the region and globally. UNDP will continue to support Iran in these endeavors, drawing on its vast global knowledge network and established best practices.

What are Our Results?

UNDP Iran's current Country Programme builds on the successes of its previous programme of work, lessons learned and achievements made in partnership with the Government of Iran. Some highlights of past collaboration include leveraging capacity for strategic national planning, stemming the spread of diseases, developing models for achieving inclusive growth and development and environmental management.