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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • By: Vener Garayev & Kasim Karagoz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief
  • Edited by: K. Bradley Penuel & Matt Statler
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Policy (general)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is an international organization encompassing a network of countries that work together toward a common goal of a better life for all. The main goal of the organization is to connect mainly underdeveloped and developing countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to increase welfare in those respective countries. UNDP focuses on the improvement of the countries' local capacity, which should ultimately make a difference at the regional and global levels. Currently, UNDP has 166 member countries.

Millennium Development Goals

One of the most important tasks of UNDP is to help countries reach the Millennium Development Goals that world leaders pledged to achieve during the 1990s world summits. The goals entail improvement in democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, environment ...

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