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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 177 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 Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, and Energy and Environment.

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.


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KazAID project signed
31 October 2014

31 October 2014 Kazakh Foreign Affairs Minister Erlan Idrissov and Resident Representative of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kazakhstan Stephen Tull signed a project document entitled Expert Support with an Aim of Creating in Kazakhstan National System of Official Development Assistance (KazAID).
The issues of an effective interaction of governmental authorities, public organizations and the population in the interest of regional development will be discussed in the East Kazakhstan region.
28 October 2014

Ust-Kamenogorsk, 28-29 October 2014 – On October 28, 2014, a two day seminar “An effective interaction of governmental authorities, public organizations and the population” for the regional, city and district level akimats will be hosted in cooperation with the Regional Center for Training and Professional Development of Civil Servants at the Akimat of East Kazakhstan oblast.
Meeting at KAZGUU Academic Diplomatic Club on UN Day
27 October 2014

– A meeting dedicated to United Nations Day has taken place today at the KAZGUU Academic Diplomatic Club in Astana. It was organized by the KAZGUU Academic Diplomatic Club, the UN in Kazakhstan and the Embassy of the South African Republic.


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Development can be inclusive – and reduce poverty – only if all groups of people contribute to creating opportunities, share the benefits of development and participate in decision-making. The Country Office in Kazakhstan helps national partners design and implement inclusive development policies and programmes. Drawing on its wide international experience, UNDP provides policy advice in areas such as women economic empowerment, mainstreaming disability issues across public institutions, empowering oralman communities, building capacities for entrepreneurship and generating economic and employment opportunities, supporting NGOs and CBOs in providing community services, introduction of the principles of corporate social responsibility and promoting responsible business practices and such.
Drawing on the best of global practice, UNDP provides support to parliament and other branches of government. It increases the effectiveness of state administration by helping the government boost accountability, strengthen human resource management, and improve the delivery of public services. It builds the capacity of the Ombudsman office and the Human Rights Commission to ensure they adequately protect human rights. In the process, it builds partnerships with non-governmental organizations to facilitate cooperation among civil society, government and the private sector.
UNDP supports national efforts to protect globally significant biodiversity and address the threats of global warming and ozone depletion. It promotes the management of wetlands, mountain agro-biodiversity, and rangeland ecosystems. UNDP supports improved energy efficiency in heat and water supply systems, and increased use of renewable energy sources. Through the Small Grants Programme, which is supported by the Global Environment Facility, it provides funding to civil society for projects to protect the environment. Through outreach efforts, it informs citizens that their social and economic well-being depends on sound use of environmental resources.
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