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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Headquarter: New York, United States

About UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network.  UNDP works in about 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.

This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030.

Work at UNDP

Our culture

We are individually and collectively responsible for nurturing and promoting an organizational culture of ethics and integrity where we respect and uphold the organization’s values, and where staff are empowered and motivated to deliver sustainable development results. We seek people who are fair, impartial and honest. We value dynamic and adaptable persons who are not afraid to think creatively and are proactive, flexible and responsive.

Our core competencies

We place high importance on the following 5 core competencies.  Download the full document here.

  • Leadership: ability to persuade others to follow
  • Innovation: ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • People Management: ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Communication: ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Delivery: ability to get things done
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Type of Organization
United Nations System
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