EU and UNDP Partnership
The Strategic Partnership Agreement signed by the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2004 is based on a shared set of goals for advancing peace and security, human rights and development across the globe. A guiding principle of our work is to support countries in their efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 universal goals adopted by world leaders at the United Nations in September 2015 to achieve a more peaceful, prosperous and sustainable future by 2030.
Our work in the Arab States region includes three of UNDP’s focus areas:Sustainable Development, Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding,Climate and Disaster Resilience
The EU and UNDP work together to promote an inclusive, sustainable development agenda in the region. Using innovative approaches, we help local governments, communities and community organisations create and carry out impactful development plans that can boost local economies and help Arab States achieve the SDGs. Equally important are our efforts to empower women, youth and vulnerable groups so that social and political opportunities are available to all. more
we support efforts to promote government accountability and transparency; help governments better deliver basic social services and boost economic development; and promote the rule of law to advance justice, security and the protection of human rights. In countries struggling with conflict or its aftereffects, we support joint conflict analysis, early warning and risk management, as well as national and local dialogues that can lead to lasting peace, trust, inclusion and social cohesion. more
We support efforts to improve food and water security, increase communities’ abilities to respond to climatic disasters, and ensure that crisis and conflict recovery are carried out in a way that makes communities resilient against future shocks. To help Arab States become as resilient as possible, we work with governments, civil societies and the private sector, as well as regional partners, sister UN agencies and global funds, such as the Global Environment Facility and the Green Climate Fund. more