UNDP and the UN

UNDP is central to the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), a network that spans 165 countries and unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies and other bodies working to advance sustainable development. Chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General and with UNDP Administrator as Vice-Chair, the UNDG ensures coordination and coherence of the work of the UNDG, implementation of key UNDG priorities and management of the Resident Coordinator system.

UNDP has a critical advisory role in driving the development agenda, based on Member States’ priorities and country context and plays an important role in fostering coordination within the UN system at country level, including management of the UN Resident Coordinator system. UNDP participates in 66 “Delivering as One” initiatives, providing country-level support for implementation to reduce transaction costs and duplication of efforts while enhancing cost-effectiveness.

UNDP also reinforces joint action on development in such forums as the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Stories with our partners

  • Orange the World
    Nov 24, 2017

    UNDP joins with other UN agencies in the #OrangeTheWorld campaign to end violence against women and girls. Together with activists around the world, we’re using the colour orange to call attention to the various forms of violence that prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential.

  • EU supports UN-led Connecting Business initiative to help private sector address crises, complex emergencies
    Nov 15, 2017

    he European Union (EU) has announced it will provide EUR450,000 (approx. US$530,000) through its Enhanced Response Capacity to the new UN-led Connecting Business initiative (CBi), which helps businesses prepare for and respond to crises, disasters and complex emergencies in developing countries.

  • Embracing uncertainty while planning for resilience
    Nov 14, 2017

    Uncertainty plagues our world. On its own, it can destabilize nations, undermine decisions and create poverty traps that derail global efforts to achieve the goals outlined in the Paris Agreements, 2030 Agenda and national development plans.

  • The reality of climate change
    Nov 3, 2017

    Eight hurricanes in five months: In the Caribbean and around the world, climate change means extreme weather events could become the new normal. It's just one reason we need bold climate action.

  • Women forge peace along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border
    Sep 14, 2017

    As conflict brewed between their two countries, neighbours Kurbanova and Avezova stopped talking to each other at first, but soon they realized that they needed a different approach.

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