United Nations Development Programme

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals, and to strengthen post-2015 frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 15 years. 

We focus on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

  1. Sustainable development
  2. Democratic governance and peacebuilding
  3. Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report's analytical framework and inclusive approach carry over into regional, national and local Human Development Reports, also supported by UNDP.

About UNDP in Serbia

UNDP has been working in Serbia since 1952.

UNDP supports Serbia in its own efforts to achieve the highest level of human prosperity and dignity for all its citizens irrespective of their gender, ethnicity or creed. UNDP promotes sustainable human development, human security and equal opportunities for all, while providing every available support to Serbia in its progress toward joining the European Union.

UNDP objectives for Serbia are outlined in the Country Programme Document (CPD), currently being adopted for the forthcoming period of 2016-2020. It is rooted in the overarching goals of the United Nations Development Partnership Framework, which centers the work of the entire UN Country Team in Serbia on supporting Serbia to achieve goals in the areas of 

  • Governance and Rule of Law, 
  • Social and Human Resources Development, 
  • Economic Development, Growth, and Employment 
  • Environment, Climate Change and Resilient Communities and
  • Culture and Development