11-13 chemin des anémones, 1219 CHATELAINE
Courrier: Palais des Nations,
GENEVE 10  (Suisse)
Mrs Maria Luisa Silva, Directrice

Présent dans près de 170 pays et territoires, le PNUD est l’un des principaux organismes multilatéraux de développement contribuant à éradiquer la pauvreté et réduire les inégalités et l’exclusion. Nous aidons les pays à élaborer des politiques, à développer des compétences en leadership et des aptitudes en matière de partenariat, à renforcer leurs capacités institutionnelles et à partager des solutions aux problèmes touchant aux questions suivantes: Développement durable Gouvernance démocratique Climat et adaptation Dans toutes nos activités, nous encourageons la protection des droits de l'homme et favorisons la participation active des femmes. Dans un monde où les ressources sont limitées, le PNUD, avec ses partenaires,  appuye l’utilisation la plus efficace possible des ressources de l’ONU et internationales consacrées à l’aide au développement. Dans chacun de nos bureaux de pays, nos Représentants résidents coordonnent les initiatives en matière de développement du système des Nations Unies dans son ensemble et veillent à leur intégration stratégique dans le contexte national. Le PNUD administre également le Fonds d'équipement des Nations Unies (UNCDF) qui aide les pays en développement à développer leurs économies en complétant les sources existantes d'aide au développement par des subventions et des prêts, ainsi que le programme des Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU), qui déploie plus de 6 000 volontaires venant de 160 pays, agissant pour la paix et le développement dans le monde entier. Le Rapport mondial sur le développement humain, élaboré chaque année à la demande du PNUD, stimule le débat sur les grandes questions du développement depuis 1990. Forts de notre expérience sur le terrain et de notre expertise dans le domaine du développement, nous appuyons également les efforts en vue de façonner l' Agenda 2030 du développement durable.
UNDP works in nearly 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. Last year, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to continue the work of the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities for the next 15 years. UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas: Sustainable development Democratic governance and peacebuilding Climate and disaster resilience In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable. The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report's analytical framework and inclusive approach carry over into regional, national and local Human Development Reports, also supported by UNDP. In each country office, the UNDP Resident Representative normally also serves as the Resident Coordinator of development activities for the United Nations system as a whole. Through such coordination, UNDP seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources. UNDP also administers the UN Capital Development Fund, that helps developing countries grow their economies by supplementing existing sources of capital assistance by means of grants and loans; and UN Volunteers, which fields over 6,000 volunteers from 160 countries in support of peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Improving UNDP's efficiency and effectiveness The new generation of development goals require fresh vision and new ways of doing business. UNDP is well positioned for both. UNDP is fully committed to playing its part in making this moment a launch pad for stepped up efforts to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality and exclusion. In 2014, the first year of our new 2014-2017 Strategic Plan, UNDP took important steps to streamline operations and use resources more effectively, with an emphasis on lasting and measurable development impact. As a result of those changes, UNDP is now more: Focused: UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2014-17 -- centred on 7 sets of outcomes, compared to the previous 35 -- presents a unifying vision to better help countries achieve the simultaneous eradication of poverty and reduction of inequality and exclusion. Our work is focused on helping countries build and share solutions in three critical, interconnected priorities for development action – sustainability, democratic governance, and climate and disaster resilience – rather than thematically and bureaucratically separated ‘practice areas.’ Results-oriented: Our new Integrated Results and Resources Framework clearly shows the allocation of resources and results achieved, allowing stakeholders to easily monitor performance, learn lessons, and hold the organization accountable for the funds entrusted to it. Key development and institutional results can be seen at “Results at a glance.” Data-centric: UNDP is a producer and consumer of data for all aspects of its work. We have put in place an open data platform that enables wide global usage of data. Around 185,000 websites currently embed the UNDP Human Development Report data sets or country profiles. UNDP is also using mobile technologies to connect users to real-time information on disasters. For example, in Uzbekistan, UNDP helped create a mobile app in Uzbek and Russian that can transmit emergency information from the Ministry of Emergency Situations to at-risk communities. Efficient: UNDP is today a leaner and more efficient organization, operating even closer to the field.  UNDP’s new structure reflects a staff reduction of 10% at headquarters and regional levels. We have also moved a further 20% of staff from New York to regional hubs to strengthen our support to country offices. Accountable: After reviewing our business processes to identify how UNDP teams could work more efficiently, UNDP adopted a new internal accountability framework to reduce duplication and improve efficiency. In addition, UNDP has been awarded an “unqualified” (i.e., clean) audit opinion by the United Nations Board of Auditors for the period ending 31 December 2013. This milestone represents nearly a decade of clean audit opinions for our organization. Transparent: In 2014, UNDP was ranked as the most transparent development aid organization in the world, according to the Aid Transparency Index. Information and data about UNDP’s activities, funding, results and stories are more accessible now than ever. For the first time, we are disclosing feedback from our partners on the role and performance of UNDP. And our public disclosure of internal audit reports also ensures that UNDP’s work is subject to rigorous and independent scrutiny. Innovative: UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2014-17 emphasizes the need to identify, explore, test, evaluate and scale up innovative approaches to development in order to help UNDP work more creatively and ultimately more effectively. In response, we are increasingly tapping into the experience and expertise of local communities or entrepreneurs to help identify problems and implement solutions, using different problem-solving approaches. Some of these include innovation camps and crowdsourced development solutions. Socially and environmentally responsible: As of 1 January 2015, UNDP adopted mandatory Social and Environmental Standards for all of its projects and programmes. These standards will strengthen UNDP’s efforts for increased quality in its programmes and ensure social and environmental benefits for the people we serve. Green: UNDP is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its operations. Throughout the organization, staff are developing innovative solutions to reduce UNDP’s reliance on fossil fuels, supporting a corporate commitment to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions from global operations by 10% over 5 years. As of 2014 UNDP has achieved organization-wide climate neutrality by offsetting remaining Greenhouse Gas emission with Certified Emission Reductions (CERs). Diverse: As an organization focused primarily on the developing world, UNDP enjoys a healthy representation from both developed and developing countries among its staff. UNDP’s new structure has contributed to increased diversity. Fifty-four percent of our headquarters staff come from developing countries today, compared to fifty-two percent in 2013.


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