United Nations Development Programme
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is dedicated to the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequality worldwide. Overall, the UNDP has three areas of focus: sustainable development, democratic governance and peacebuilding, and climate and disaster resilience. The organization also promotes a cross-cutting emphasis on human rights and equal opportunity for women. UNDP is the central coordinating body for the Sustainable Development Goals, a role it also played for their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals. Operating in over 160 countries, the UNDP connects nations and resources through campaigning, consultation, and analysis. Each year the UNDP publishes the Human Development Report, which features data collection, research analysis, and policy proposals concerning global development issues. The UNDP also oversees the publication of national and local level reports.
September 1, 2008