What we do

UNDP is the United Nations' global development agency. We work in nearly 170 countries to provide knowledge, experience, and resources to help create country-owned solutions to global and national challenges. UNDP manages the UN development system, ensuring greater UN coherence at the country level. Funded entirely through voluntary contributions, UNDP manages an annual budget of some US$5 billion, including roughly US$1 billion of core resources that support basic program activities, technical expertise, and the global country networks needed to deliver worldwide programming.

Our goals

UNDP focuses upon helping countries build and share solutions to promote Democratic Governance, Sustainable Development, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Poverty Reduction and the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP also helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. We encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women in all UNDP activities throughout the world.

UNDP's Global Work

The audit of nearly 23,000 ballot boxes from the recent, 14 June, run-off election for the Afghan Presidency continues apace. It is being conducted at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) compound in Kabul. The technical framework agreed to by both candidates, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, was developed by the United Nations and brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry on 12 July.more