The United Nations Development Programme is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It is on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and its wide range of partners.
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. Our focus in Kuwait is helping build and share solutions to the challenges of: • Democratic Governance • Environment and Energy • Gender and Social Development UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women.
UNDP KUWAIT VISION
“To be the purveyor of top-quality advocacy and advisory services for the people of Kuwait.”
UNDP KUWAIT MISSION
“As a leading UN organization, UNDP- Kuwait assists the people of Kuwait enlarge choices and meet development challenges, particularly unrealized Millennium Development Goals, through knowledge, experience and resources sharing.”
UNDP has been working in Kuwait for more than 30 years cooperating with the Government and civil society to realize the country’s aspirations for achieving sustainable human development. In view of Kuwait’s financial affluence that guarantees one of the highest standards of living for its citizens, UNDP designs its programmes of cooperation to respond to this unique situation where wealth is not matched by a parallel level of human development. UNDP partners with all Kuwaiti stakeholders to build national capacity to develop a more efficient public sector, support women empowerment, environmental sustainability and private sector development.
First published in Men's Passion issue #31 May 2011