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Profile: UNDP

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
founded in 1965


Members:

The UNDP Executive Committee is made up of 36 UN members serving on a rotating basis. These 36 seats are distributed as follows: 8 seats for African states, 7 seats for Asian states, 5 seats for Latin American and Carribean states, 4 seats for Eastern European states, and 12 seats for Western European and other states.


Aims:

The UNDP network links and coordinates global and national efforts. Since 2000, this includes the important work on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), for example to ensure environmental sustainability (MDG 7). It also focuses on halving the global poverty rate, helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of the democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, energy transition, and fighting HIV/AIDS.

UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all its activities, UNDP encourages the protection of human rights and gender equality.


Operation:

To work towards these objectives, UNDP is on the ground in 166 countries. The bureau of the UNDP Executive Board is made up of representatives of five regional groups. These coordinate the work of UNDP. The Executive Board secretariat is responsible among other things for providing information and other support services to Board members.


Contact:

United Nations Development Programme
One United Nations Plaza
New York NY 10017 USA
Tel: +1-212-906 5000
Fax: +1-212-906 5364

Further information

UNDP website

 

Last Change: 13/10/2010

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