UNDP is scaling-up our support to countries through “UNDP’s Climate Promise: Ambition, Acceleration and Mobilization.” UNDP will provide support to 100 countries to accelerate the enhancement of national climate pledges by 2020, building on our climate action portfolio in over 140 countries. And we are developing new ways of mobilizing all people to inform climate action.
Joseph D’Cruz, UNDP Senior Advisor, Strategy and Planning; and Francine Pickup Deputy Country Director for UNDP in Indonesia, discuss UNDP’s new Strategic Plan, and Platform Thinking to support countries across the world, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. UNDP in Asia and the Pacific delivers country and regional programmes in 36 countries through 24 UNDP Country Offices and the Regional Centre to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
Eradicating poverty remains one of the greatest challenges for humanity. While the number of people living in extreme income poverty (under PPP $1.90 per day) decreased in the world by almost two-thirds between 1990 and 2015—from 1.897 billion people in 1990 to 731 million in 2015—there are still many people struggling to fulfil their basic needs. This regional review is the first in the series of two knowledge products developed to support UNDP country offices in Asia and the Pacific in their efforts to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere.
An earthquake shattered millions of lives in Nepal, UNDP is working to help people recover and rebuild stronger.
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