United Nations Development Programme

UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. Present on the ground in 166 countries, UNDP works to help local partners develop solutions to global and national development challenges through development of local capacity. World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP focus has been helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of:

  • Democratic Governance;
  • Poverty Reduction;
  • Crisis Prevention and Recovery;
  • Energy and Environment;
  • Information and Communications Technology;

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

Given important role forests play in poverty reduction and the environment, the UNDP has dedicated itself to the issue of promoting national public participation within the UNFF process, serving as the CPF focal agency on this topic.