Jordanian woman receives training among other women in the Vocational Training Centre in Jarash, Jordan, February 13, 2014. (Salah Malkawi/UNDP)
UNDP works to eradicate poverty and to ensure no one is left behind
UNDP is the leading UN development organisation and coordinator of the UN development system worldwide. We work in partnership with governments, civil society, private sector and others to promote sustainable human development and to achieve Agenda 2030 and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. UNDP is present in almost 170 countries and works integrated to eradicate poverty, promote effective and accountable governance, address climate change, environmental degradation and access to sustainable energy, and to prevent crisis and stimulate early recovery. Human rights and gender equality are central and cross-cutting focus areas in all our work. As Chair of the UN Development Group (UNDG), UNDP plays a central role to ensure effective and efficient UN system support to member states.
UNDP makes a real difference in the lives of the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalised all over the world, and serves to uphold the commitment of Agenda 2030 to leave no one behind. From 2014 to 2016 alone, UNDP improved the living condition for 24.7 million people, created 2 million new jobs, ensured 3.2 million people access to legal aid, helped prepare 1,239 disaster risk reduction plans, and supported 94 countries in implementing low-emission and climate resilience measures.
UNDP in Copenhagen
UNDP has several headquarter functions located in Copenhagen, including UNDP’s Global Shared Services Unit (GSSU), which assists UNDP and nine other UN organisations with staff recruitment and human resource management on a global level; the Office of Information Systems and Technology (OIST), which advises UNDP’s country offices on information- and communication technology; and the Procurement Support Office (PSO), which provide purchasing solutions as well as training and advice on procurement for UNDP offices globally. Furthermore UNDP is hosting the UN Common Services, which assist the entire UN City in Copenhagen.
UNDP’s Nordic Representation Office (NRO) is also located in Copenhagen. It serves as a liaison and communication office, which works to share knowledge and raise awareness about UNDP’s mandate, work and results. NRO works both as a liaison office between UNDP’s headquarter in New York and the Nordic member states, and as a communication office, which focuses on reaching the public through the media, public events, presentations, field trips and cooperation with Nordic stakeholders, including civil society, private sector, and schools and research institutions. UNDP has approximately 180 staff in Copenhagen.