United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

A leader of the UN’s efforts towards sustainable development

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UNDP works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

Last year, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to continue the work of the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries’ efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities for the next 15 years.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:
•    Sustainable development
•    Democratic governance and peacebuilding
•    Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

UNDP Representation Office in Brussels

UNDP’s Representation Office in Brussels partners with the institutions of the European Union (EU) to promote and advance the development agenda and the international UN standards both in EU policy discussions and in the external action of the European Union. Both UNDP and EU are active partners in the dialogue on the implementation of the 2030 development agenda.

UNDP and the EU are partnering in 140 countries to deepen democratic governance, prevent or help countries recover from conflict and natural disasters, build resilience, and adapt to climate change.

More about the UNDP-EU partnership here.


UNDP produces a wide variety of publications that are available free of charge on the UNDP website www.undp.org. Through its publications, UNDP makes an invaluable contribution to the global development debate aimed at finding solutions to improve people’s lives..



Human Development Report 2016: Human Development for Everyone

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The report finds that although average human development improved significantly across all regions from 1990 to 2015, one in three people worldwide continue to live in low levels of human development, as measured by the Human Development Index. It includes recommendations to reorient policies to ensure progress reaches those furthest behind, and urges reforms of global markets and global institutions to make them more equitable and representative.

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Full press package in all UN languages.


UNDP In Focus 2015/2016 “Looking Forward: Building partnership for a better future”

UNDP In Focus 2015/2016 “Looking Forward: Building partnership for a better future”

UNDP in Focus highlights UNDP’s key actions and their impact on the lives of beneficiaries around the world.

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