The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 1965

  • 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.

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