UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millenium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP’s network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. UNDP’s focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of:

  • Poverty Reduction and Achievement of the MDGs
  • Democratic Governance
  • Crisis Prevention and Recovery
  • Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development

UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, UNDP encourages the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.