The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, works in nearly 170 countries to eliminate poverty and has helped improve the lives of billions of people.  We partner with governments, communities, businesses, and individuals to create a world where all people prosper and the planet is protected from harm. UNDP has teamed up with nations across the globe to help them achieve the 17 new Global Goals to end poverty, reduce inequality, and tackle the effects of climate change by 2030.

In 2015 alone, we:

  • helped 1.4 million people acquire new skills and financing options, so they can get better jobs and generate income including those affected by disaster;

  • supported an election every two weeks - somewhere in the world;

  • helped 18.6 million people adapt to environmental change and use natural resources responsibly;

  • gave 2.1 million people access to legal aid service, to protect their rights and live with dignity.