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. We work in 166 countries through a network of 135 country offices worldwide, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. UNDP does not represent any one approach to development; rather, our commitment is to assist partner governments in finding their own approaches, according to their own unique national circumstances.
UNDP advocates for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the concept of human development and the need to empower women. Its series of global, regional and country-focused Human Development Reports are a powerful advocacy tool with a focus on people-centered, inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth.
Under the overarching goal of poverty eradication UNDP focuses on five inter-connected thematic areas: poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, environment and energy, and HIV/AIDS.