UNDP Around the world

By 2030

We want a world with no poverty. What's the world you want #By2030?

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'Game of Thrones' star dedicates birthday to climate action
Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to raise funds for UNDP’s efforts to protect the planetRead more
The SDGs in Action
UNDP: Implementation of 2030 Agenda must be inclusive, participatory and bottom-upRead more
Solar power makes the grade
Solar lanterns allow students in northern Kenya to study later into the evening, improving their performance.Read more
Old buildings, new friends
In Cyprus, working to restore shared heritage is bringing communities together.Read more
Fishing for prosperity
In the DR Congo, a tiny island is making great strides.Read more
A home lost, found again
Helping displaced families return home after the Boko Haram devastation in NigeriaRead more
Drones for social good
UNDP Maldives takes a “fight and flight” response to climate change.Read more
“Connekting” youth to skills and jobs
YouthConnekt boot camp coaches Rwandan youths in business skills and helps their businesses scale up.Read more
A guilt-free holiday
Visitors to Montenegro can stroll along the marina without leaving a (carbon) footprint.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


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


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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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