As the development agency of the UN Development System, UNDP is proud to support the Secretary General’s drive for a revitalized United Nations. These streams of work are a work in progress, a contribution crafted with our sister agencies, with the potential to collate and harnessing the best ideas, skills and opportunities from across the UN development system to improve our support to countries at this time of great need and great ambition.

Ensuring an integrated offer to countries

The front cover of UNCDF Guidance Document - Multi-coloured horizontal lines and a blue title on a white circular background
The new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework is the key entry point to ensure a more integrated offer from the UN development system to countries. UNDP has a specific role in assisting the Resident Coordinator and UN Country Teams to deliver an integrated and multidimensional approach to the SDGs, using country platforms as well as other tools, to facilitate more integrated joint analysis, planning and implementation.

Collaborating with the UN family on integrated country support

The front cover of a MAPS report - an outline of a wolrd map using white dots on a blue background
We work in partnership across the development system to help countries deliver on their SDG ambitions, for example through the inter-agency Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS) engagements. Drawing on the full capacity of the UN development system, these engagements can include integrated data analyses, forecasting, capacity building, multi-stakeholder consultations and support to planning and programming priorities.

Developing a common understanding on the 2030 Agenda

The SDG wheel with all 17 SDG colours represented
Integrated solutions require a common understanding of sustainable development. That is why we have helped develop an SDG Primer course for the UN and its partners, providing a foundational overview of the 2030 Agenda. It is meant to bring all stakeholders onto the same page and towards a common understanding and basis for action. The SDG Primer is a critical new tool to help us shift from business as usual to accelerated progress and impact, forging new partnerships and coalitions.

Providing operational services to fellow UN entities

A woman sitting at a laptop computer talking on her phone

UNDP provides the largest operational backbone services to UN Development System, grounded in our unique management infrastructure across the globe – including a network of 127 Country Offices  and two global service centers in Denmark and Malaysia.

We offer services to fellow UN entities in human resources management, finance, procurement, ICT, legal affairs, security and other administrative areas. This enables the UN and partners to operate effectively and cost-efficiently in complex operational contexts across the globe.