United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD)
Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD)
Entwicklungsprogramm der Vereinten Nationen

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URL: http://www.undp.org/
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Established pursuant to resolution 1020 (XXXVII) of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC, approved by the General Assembly in resolution 2029 (XX).

Set up by merger of United Nations Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance (EPTA) -- Programme élargi d'assistance technique des Nations Unies -- Programa Ampliado de Asistencia Técnica de las Naciones Unidas and of H-XH0595 - United Nations Special Fund - note that this is not the same as the later H-XF0029 - United Nations Special Fund, 1974 (UNSF).

The Governing Council, originally consisting of 37 members, was increased to 48 members by General Assembly resolution 2813 (XXVI) of 14 Dec 1971 and replaced by a 36-member Executive Board in 1994.

UNDP is an organ of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) within the framework of F-XF1000 - United Nations System, linked to the General Assembly and to ECOSOC.


Work to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet; help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.


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Executive Board, consisting of representatives of 36 nations (on a rotating basis) representing African States, Asian and Pacific States, Latin America and Caribbean States, Eastern European and other States and Western European and other States, and includes President and 4 Vice-Presidents. The Executive Board, is responsible for providing inter-governmental support to, and supervision of, the activities of UNDP and for ensuring that it is responsive to the needs of programme countries. Executive Board secretariat is headed by Director/Secretary and includes Senior Editor, Editor, Documents/Editorial Associate and Administrative Associate. UNDP Headquarters in New York NY (USA) headed by an Administrator, supported by an Associate Administrator. Reporting to the Administrator:

  • Executive Office;
  • Development Operations Coordination Office;
  • Human Development Report Office;
  • Evaluation Office;
  • Office of Audit and Investigation;
  • Communications Office;
  • Partnerships Bureau;
  • Bureau for Development Policy;
  • Bureau of Management;
  • Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery.

Reporting to the Associate Administrator:

Resident Representatives oversee work in over 130 Country Offices in developing countries and normally serve as Resident Coordinators of development activities of the UN system and, in crisis situations, as humanitarian coordinators. They report to the UN Secretary-General through UNDP Administrator.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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