State of sustainable development

We've made significant progress.
In 2018, it’s time for more and stronger action.

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Strategic Plan 2018-2021 sets direction for a new UNDP, optimized to help countries achieve the SDGs
Haitians need our support to boost resilience
Connecting the dots between innovation and delivery
After training, hurricane-affected Dominicans have started work to build a more resilient future
UNDP and IBM tap into artificial intelligence to create a time-saving solution for development planning
At One Planet Summit, UN launches initiative to improve climate resilience of women in the Sahel
Supporting national human rights institutions
How the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has underpinned 70 years of development progress

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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


jobs created over the past three years in 98 countries


new voters registered in 41 countries


disaster risk reduction plans put in place in more than 50 countries


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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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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

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