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- It is a global UN development network.
- It came to existence with merging of Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance (EPTA) and the Special Fund.
- Headquarter: New York.
- Functions and Objectives:
- To promote technical and investment cooperation among nations.
- To provide expert advice, training and grants to developing countries.
- To achieve SDGs, to reduce poverty and HIV/AIDS.
- Note: UNDP publishes Human Development Report.
- UNDP Administrator is 3rd UN highest-ranking official after UN Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General.