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United Nations Regional Programme for Technical Cooperation

DESA RPTC Programmes

The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is responsible for promoting the implementation of the outcomes of global conferences and of specific international treaties related to economic and social affairs. Their work enables developing countries to benefit from their knowledge and experience of different geographic regions. This allows for the sharing and exchange of good practices across regions.


Gender Issues and Advancement of Women

The Division for the Gender Issues and Advancement of Women is engaged in promoting and strengthening the effective implementation of the Millennium Declaration, the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995 and the Outcome Document of the special session of the General Assembly on Beijing+5.

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Programme for 2008-2009 on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women

Public Administration, Finance and Development Management

The Division for Public administration, finance and development management is entrusted to assist Member States in ensuring that their governance systems, administrative and financial institutions, human resources and policy development processes function in an effective and participatory manner by fostering dialogue, promoting and sharing information and knowledge, and providing technical and advisory services.(text from dpadm)

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Programme for 2008-2009 on Public administration, finance and development management

Social Development

The Division for Social development (DSPD) is engaged to strengthen international cooperation for social development, in the context of the comprehensive and detailed framework of commitments and policies for action by governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations provided by the Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development and Programme of Action of the World Summit for Social Development, with particular attention to the three core issues of poverty eradication, employment generation and social integration, in contributing to the creation of an international community that enables the building of secure, just, free and harmonious societies offering opportunities and higher standards of living for all.

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Programme for 2008-2009 on Social development

Sustainable Development

The Division for Sustainable Development promotes sustainable development as the substantive secretariat to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and through technical cooperation and capacity building at international, regional and national levels. The context for the division's work is the implementation of Agenda 21, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and the Barbados Programme of Action for Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.

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Programme for 2008-2009 on Sustainable Development


icon Programme for 2010-2011 on Population

Programme for 2008-2009 on Population


The Statistics division's main functions are: the collection, processing and dissemination of statistical information; the standardization of statistical methods, classifications and definitions; the technical cooperation programme; and the coordination of international statistical programmes and activities.

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Programme for 2008-2009 on Statistics