Overview

What we do

UNDP has a presence in more than 170 countries and territories worldwide, bringing a global perspective and local insights together to help empower lives and build resilient nations. UNDP addresses a range of critical development issues, meeting the diverse and often shifting challenges facing the people it serves. These range from the combating of and adapting to climate change, to fighting poverty and inequality, and from protecting the environment to promoting good, inclusive governance.more

Our Goals

World leaders have pledged to achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These are to: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability, and develop a global partnership for development that the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015.

UNDP is uniquely positioned to facilitate and coordinate national and global efforts to monitor and achieve the MDGs through its extensive partnership networks, while at the same time help developing countries attract and use aid effectively for the same purpose. In all our work, we aim to promote the protection of Human Rights and the Empowerment of Women.

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Building and Sharing Solutions

UNDP is a solution-oriented, knowledge-based development organisation, supporting countries to help them reach their own development objectives and internationally agreed goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). (Photo: Shutterstock)more

Our Stories

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VICE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER OF THE UAE SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM AND UN SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON WITNESSING THE SIGNATURE OF THE JOINT PROJECT BETWEEN UNDP AND DUBAI'S SUPREME COUNCIL OF ENERGY. (PHOTO BY: Eskinder Debebe)

The UAE Promotes Low-Carbon Emissions in Dubai

  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government has identified energy diversification and climate change as being strategic priorities, despite the fact that, the UAE economy remainsmore 

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The Launch of the first HDR in the UAE, 2011-2012 (Photo: Gulf News)

UAE Human Development Report

Abu Dhabi’s investment is in its people is clear as the emirate showcases its development plans, and programmes in the first UAE Human Development Report (HDR).more 

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Projects and Initiatives

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