UNDP is the lead development agency of the United Nations, connecting countries to a vast network of global knowledge, experience and technical and financial resources. UNDP works with governments and citizens on nurturing their own solutions to global and national development challenges, and on developing local capacity to addressing those issues. The UNDP country office in Jamaica also serves Bermuda, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands
UNDP is on a mission to end poverty in all forms everywhere by improving people’s lives and protecting the planet. UNDP believes that “In all we do we aim to empower lives and support nations to become resilient to crisis and disaster.”
In all activities, UNDP encourages protection of human rights and gender equality: Gender and human rights are cross cutting issues in UNDP’s work. UNDP focuses on gender equality and women’s empowerment not only as human rights but also because they are a pathway to achieving sustainable development. Our goal is to ensure that women and men have an equal say in all governance institutions, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so they can participate equally in public dialogue and decision making.