United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.

World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. Our focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of:

UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women.

The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report's analytical framework and inclusive approach carry over into regional, national and local Human Development Reports, also supported by UNDP.

In each country office, the UNDP Resident Representative normally also serves as the Resident Coordinator of development activities for the United Nations system as a whole. Through such coordination, UNDP seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources.

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Sustainable Summits 2021

Watch these 4 short films inspired by growing pressures facing mountain environments. Covering development pressures, mountain communities, regional cooperation, and messages for COP26, gain an insight into how climate change is affecting the Hindu Kush Himalaya region.

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Climate Change, Peace and Security UN CC:eLearn online course

This self-paced, online course unpacks the interlinkages between climate change, peace and security and explores opportunities for promoting inclusive climate action, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. 

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Fundamentals on REDD+

Fundamentals on REDD+ online course covers the basics from the elements required under the UNFCCC to how implement REDD+ at the national level including financial resource available.

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National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture MOOC

There is a crucial connection between climate change adaptation, agriculture and sustainable development. This massive open online course (MOOC) presents key elements for this nexus, such as gender, NAPs, traditional knowledge, and links to other sectors, such as forestry.

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Making Climate Finance Work for Conflict-Affected and Fragile Contexts

This study by UNDP, the Climate Security Mechanism and the Nataij Group examines climate finance implemented under multilateral 'vertical funds' and discusses how to make this work more effectively in contexts affected by conflict and fragility.

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Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from the South Caucasus

The Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from the South Caucasus booklet showcases adaptation solutions proven to be successful in response to specific issues caused, or accelerated by, climate change that negatively affect mountain communities’ livelihoods and ecosystems. The publication covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

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