UNDP Drylands Development Centre

Centre de PNUD pour le développement des zones arides

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1973, as United Nations Sudano-Sahelian Office – Bureau des Nations Unies pour la région soudano-sahélienne. Transferred, 1976, to E-XE3382 - UNDP, 1976. Name changed in 1994 to Office to Combat Desertification and Drought (UNSO) – Bureau de la lutte contre la désertification et la sécheresse – Oficina de Lucha contra la Desertificación y la Seguia – Bjuro po Borbe s Opustynivaniem i Zasuhoj. Headquarter relocated from New York NY (USA) to Nairobi (Kenya), 1 Jul 2001. Current name adopted Feb 2002. Replaced by Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GC-RED).


Help people fight poverty in the drylands of the world.


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Headquarters based in Nairobi (Kenya), Kenya, headed by Director and Deputy Director. Operates at regional level via 4 regional units in: Dakar (Senegal), covering West and Central Africa; Pretoria (South Africa), covering East and Southern Africa; Beirut (Lebanon), covering North Africa and Arab States; San José (Costa Rica), covering Latin America and the Caribbean. Operates at field level through UNDP country offices and extends its activities to UNDP programme countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Is part of K-XK2329 - Energy and Environment Group.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on Land



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