United Nations Development Programme
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (French: Programme des Nations unies pour le développement, PNUD) is the global development network of the United Nations. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations and advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves. The UNDP has an increasing emphasis to provide expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, working on solution to global and national development challenges. However UNDP offers to help only if nations request it to do so.
The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The organisation operates internationally in 177 countries to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by focusing on multiple issues including poverty reduction and HIV/AIDS, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity. The UNDP Administrator is the third highest-ranking official of the United Nations after the United Nations Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General.