State of Sustainable Development

The Global Goals are all about building stronger communities.
Meet some of the people driving progress around the world.

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The latest news and speeches from UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner
Momentum is building at the High-level Political Forum
Civic engagement and transparency are key to leaving no one behind
Star-studded concert will cap off the Global Climate Action Summit in September
Armenian kindergartens light the way
1 year, 6 Signature Solutions, 17 Global Goals

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 (41% for women) in 101 countries


new voters registered in 52 countries


disaster risk reduction plans put in place in 62 countries


Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.Amelia Earhart

UNDP Around the world