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The United Nations Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the principal organ of United Nations with regards to development-related matters. It operates in approximately 170 countries around the world, cultivating sustainable development practices and enhancing livelihoods of individuals on the ground. The work of the UNDP is best comprehended in accordance with the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are worldwide targets aiming to improve human, economic and environmental development in a wide range of fields such as but not limited to: educational attainment, gender equality, income inequality reduction, reduced carbon emissions, sustainable resource management.

The primary mechanisms through which the UNDP manages these objectives are policy recommendations, institution building, and on-the- ground projects. The UNDP, therefore, works at various levels, helping national governments shape coherent public policies for development purposes, with NGOs and other actors to coordinate activities, and at a grassroots level to fortify infrastructure. To achieve these goals, the UNDP drafts Resolutions or policy recommendations that are interpreted by the Member States to accomplish a certain objective.

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The United Nations Development Programme