UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) COUNTRY OFFICE
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network.
Headquartered in New York City, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It provides expert advice, training, and grant support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.
The status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP Administrator is the third highest-ranking official of the United Nations after the United Nations Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General.
To accomplish the MDGs and encourage global development, UNDP focuses on poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS, democratic governance, energy and environment, social development, and crisis prevention and recovery. UNDP also encourages the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women in all of its programmes. The UNDP Human Development Report Office also publishes an annual Human Development Report (since 1990) to measure and analyse developmental progress. In addition to a global Report, UNDP publishes regional, national, and local Human Development Reports.
UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from member nations. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity. Additionally, the UNDP works internationally to help countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Currently, the UNDP is one of the main UN agencies involved in the development of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
UNDP works with nations on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and its wide range of partners.
- Better prepared for the next disaster: municipal officials receive training on emergency drillsDec 22, 2015This is a landmark activity which will bolster the communication and preparedness of local communities for response to future emergencies.
- Municipal infrastructure improvements for disaster risk reductionDec 22, 2015In Trstenik, the construction of the river bank protection on Ljubostinjska river is progressing to plan
- Efficiency, performance and value for money in public procurementDec 21, 2015UNDP and Public Procurement Office have been partners for over 7 years working on strengthening accountability in public procurement.
- Chemical safety of products in Serbian marketDec 15, 2015Training for journalists on safe chemicals management in the Republic of Serbia was held on Tuesday, 15th of December in Belgrade.
- Serbia ranks 66 out of 188 countries and territories by Human Development Index (HDI)Dec 15, 2015The 2015 Human Development Report (HDR) Work for Human Development examines the intrinsic relationship between work and human development. Work, which is a broader concept than jobs or employment, can be a means of contributing to the public good, reducing inequality, securing livelihoods and empowering individuals. Work allows people to participate in the society and provides them a sense of dignity and worth. In addition, work that involves caring for others or voluntarism builds social cohesion and strengthens bonds within families and communities.
- Building skills and investing in new sectors needed to create job opportunities in developing Europe and Central Asia: 2015 Human Development ReportDec 14, 2015The region’s steady progress in human development is being challenged by changing demographics, large migration flows, and environmental degradation. New approaches are required to create work opportunities for present and future generations alike.
- Helen Clark: Statement on Outcome of Paris Climate Change ConferenceDec 12, 2015I welcome the historic outcome of the Paris Climate Change Conference announced today which sends a strong signal that countries, rich and poor, are committed to work together to tackle climate change.
- Journalists as Partners in the Fight Against CorruptionDec 9, 2015UNDP has been supporting the Anticorruption Agency of Serbia since the beginning of its operations back in 2010 and has continued supporting the country’s anticorruption agenda ever since.
- UN Country Team Assistance to Refugee and Migrant needs in Serbia so far amounts to USD 7.45 millionDec 9, 2015Between June and early December, the UN Country Team in Serbia has already provided support in value of USD 7.45 million (or 901 billion RSD) worth of assistance to help the country deal with the refugee and migrant crisis, reported Michel Saint-Lot, the acting United Nations Resident Coordinator in Serbia at a briefing for international partners in Belgrade on Wednesday. More support is on the way.