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What is the full form of UNDP


UNDP: United Nations Development Programme

UNDP stands for United Nations Development Programme. It works in more than 170 countries and territories with an aim to eradicate poverty and prevent inequalities and exclusion. It assists countries in developing policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, and build resilience to sustain development results.

UNDP Full Form

The UNDP is headed by an administrator who oversees a 36-member Executive Board which comprises both developing and developed countries. It is headquartered in New York City. Since 1951 UNDP is working in India mostly in all areas of human development such as systems and institutional strengthening, inclusive growth, sustainable energy, livelihoods, energy, and resilience.

UNDP focuses on three major areas which require different forms of support:

  1. To eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  2. To accelerate structural transformations for sustainable development
  3. Climate and disaster resilience

UNDP helped over 100 countries eliminate more than 67000 tonnes of ozone-depleting substances every year, along with reducing 5.08 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas emissions. It is also a member of the Coalition's HFC initiative. It has supported several HFC emissions assessments and feasibility studies in developing countries to control and tackle the use of dangerous HFC.


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