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BLOG| From RPGs to SDGs and beyond

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim at resolving the social, economic and environment problems troubling the world. The value and importance of the SDGs for the UNDP is self-evident for…  


BLOG| War and Peace and road to happiness

Tolstoy once said, ‘Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way’. One can question how universal the recipe of happiness is, but each unhappy family is indeed unique.…  


BLOG| We are right there, when and where people need us

We ramped up our presence now, with UNDP proudly among the pioneer UN agencies which spearheaded the return of the UN system.  


Urban Risk Management

Recognizing the immense disaster risks faced byurban centers, UNDP has implemented several urban risk management projects with a clear focus on local action. Risk in urban areas is a combination of…  


Capacity Development for Disaster Risk Reduction

UNDP understands capacity development as a locally-driven, society-wide transformation, and recognizes that capable individuals, organizations and societies play an indispensable role in the…  


Climate Risk Management

Climate-related hazards, including drought, floods, cyclones, sea-level rise and extreme temperatures, have enormous impact on the socio-economic development of a society. The frequency, magnitude and…  


Disaster Risk Reduction, Governance & Mainstreaming

“There is now international acknowledgement that efforts to reduce disaster risks must be systematically integrated into policies, plans and programmes for sustainable development and poverty…  


Disaster risk assessment

“The starting point for reducing disaster risk ... lies in the knowledge of the hazards and the physical, social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities ... and of the ways in which hazards and…  


Crisis Brief: Horn of Africa

After consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall, throughout 2011 countries in the Horn of Africa faced the worst drought in 60 years– leading to the largest food crisis in 20 years and the world’s…  


UNDP’s work in Conflict Prevention

Through its Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports national and local institutions and leadership in their efforts to prevent violence,…  

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