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United Nations Development Programme

by Khristine Custodio last modified Nov 19, 2013 09:17 AM
The United Nations Development Programme's mission is to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the kind of life for everyone. It assists developing countries attract and use aid effectively, including in its Water and Ocean Governance initiative.

Inland water ecosystems are often extensively modified by humans, more so than marine or terrestrial systems, and are amongst the most threatened ecosystem types of all. Physical alteration, habitat loss and degradation, water withdrawal, overexploitation, pollution and the introduction of invasive alien species are the main threats to these ecosystems and their associated biological resourcesUNDP's work is focused on meeting the Millennium Development Goals for 2015. It partners with people at all levels of society to help build countries, particularly in the following programmatic areas:

  1. Fighting Poverty
  2. Building Democratic Societies
  3. Preventing Crisis, Enabling Recovery
  4. Protecting the Environment
  5. Halting & Reversing HIV/ AIDS
  6. Empowering Women
  7. Growing National Capacity


More about UNDP

UNDP is found in 177 countries and territories. It annually commissions a Human Development Report focusing on the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and controversial policy proposals.


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