United Nations Development Programme
The United Nations Development Programme supports countries in designing and implementing national policies for sustainable human development.
UNDP is one of the main development organisations that contributes to poverty eradication and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and to build resilience in order to sustain development results.
Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)
How we work
As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP’s work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience.
... and why
UNDP’s mandate is to end poverty, build democratic governance, rule of law, and inclusive institutions. They advocate for change, and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
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When you join UNDP, you are lending your time and skills toward building a more prosperous, fair and inclusive world for people in need around the world. Our promise to you in return? A workplace of world-class collaboration, innovative thinking and continuous learning for all employees.
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"Nowadays, preparing for natural disasters is not just a science and a practice. It is part of every international development framework."
Climate change and disaster risk reduction expert
"While I may not be that close to the beneficiaries, I am able to contribute meaningfully to the mandate of UNDP and I really see the value of my work."
Donor Reporting and Partnerships Specialist
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