What is UNDP ?
- UNDP Administrator
Established in 1966, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We are driven by the belief that the real wealth of nations is people and work to empower people and build the resilience of nations.
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. Together with national governments, non-government organisations, corporate enterprises, and other UN agencies, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
As the lead UN development agency, UNDP is uniquely placed to help implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our work on the ground. UNDP provides support to governments to integrate the SDGs into their national development plans and policies.
In UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021, UNDP sets out the direction for a new UNDP to support countries to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Six “Signature Solutions” offer integrated responses to complex development challenges: poverty, governance, resilience, environment, energy access, and gender equality. Each Solution includes a mix of policy advice, technical assistance, finance and programmes, tailored to country needs, to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Message from UNDP Representation Office in Tokyo
UNDP promotes “human development,” which is about expanding the choices available to people in order to live valuable lives. A fundamental part of expanding those choices is building human capabilities, the range of things that people can achieve in their life. UNDP believes strongly that people’s well-being and their quality of life is the most important measure of whether ‘development’ is successful or not.
Japan is one of the largest donors to UNDP, with a total contribution of about USD 300 million in 2017. Thanks to the generosity of Japan, millions of people around the world enjoy fresh drinking water, the right to vote, decent jobs, and more. In addition, leaders in government, business, and academia give their expertise to fulfill the promise of a fair and more prosperous world.
Together, the people of Japan and UNDP will continue our vital collaboration to end poverty and inequality, and to achieve the SDGs.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Representation Office in Tokyo
UNU Headquarters Bldg. (UN House) 8F, 5-53-70, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001, Japan
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