Partner Profile

United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters (UNDP)
Global Campaign Partners
  • Mission & Disaster Reduction Profile

  • 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. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. In 1998 the UN General Assembly mandated UNDP to assume operational responsibility for natural disaster mitigation, prevention and preparedness. UNDP employs more than 200 full time DRR practitioners, covering all regions, with special attention to the 60 highest risk countries. UNDP programme expenditures on DRR average US$ 150 million annually. In all its activities, UNDP encourages the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

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