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UNDP Around the world

Only one ocean

We have just one ocean - and a unique opportunity to protect this vital resource.

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Chocolate is my business
In Guatemala, a recipe for strengthening livelihoods and ecosystems in the face of climate changeRead more
UNDP welcomes new Administrator
Achim Steiner takes helm of UN's lead development agencyRead more
Land degradation and migration
Will restoring degraded lands keep people at home?Read more
Why rule of law matters for peace
The rule of law is at the heart of the relationship between government and citizens.Read more
How can we 'fix' disaster recovery?
Deficient recovery imperils sustainable development and leaves millions of the most vulnerable behind.Read more
Cody Simpson, Ocean Advocate
Acclaimed musician joins UNDP campaign for ocean health.Read more
Laying a foundation for justice
Mapping Project documents 13 years of conflicts and serious human rights violations in the Central African Republic.Read more
A milestone in Fallujah's recovery
The Government of Iraq and UNDP reopen the city’s largest water treatment plant. Read more
8 reasons we love the ocean
There are countless reasons to protect the ocean and its ecosystems. Here are just a few.Read more

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Our mission

On the ground in about 170 countries and territories, UNDP works to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.


Our impact


million jobs created in 2015, about 42 percent for women


million new voters registered in 37 countries


disaster risk reduction plans put in place in 51 countries


Take action

UNDP is committed to ending poverty once and for all. That’s why we work to get to the root causes of poverty and create lasting change. The good news is we have a plan. But we need your help to get the job done.


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When we began our work five decades ago, one in three people worldwide lived in poverty. Now? Just one in eight. Let’s finish the job.


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Join our team and fight poverty. When you fundraise for UNDP, you make a difference today and inspire better tomorrows. Let’s do this!



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It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.Wangari Maathai
Environmental activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner