The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP 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. We are 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 our 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 is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of:

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 provides a bridge between Latvia and the global community in the context of global commitments and sustainable human development. This is achieved in close cooperation with the national Government and civil society and by means of utilizing global resources and world-wide cooperation networks. UNDP commenced its activities in Latvia in 1993. UNDP CCF Framework (2001-2004).

UNDP Latvia main activity spheres, including respective basic documents:



* the Integration of Society (A Framework Document "The Integration of Society in Latvia", National Programme "The Inegration of Society in Latvia"); * legal reform;
* poverty eradication; * improvement of public administration (The Sigma Programme);
* gender equality; * human development;
* regional development; * human rights;
* health, HIV/AIDS; * environment;
* agriculture; * NGO sector

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Ms. Gabriele Köhler
Resident Representative
UNDP Latvia

Pils iela 21
Riga LV-1167, LATVIA

Tel: +371 - 750 3600
Fax: +371 - 750 3601