As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
Peace is a key component for achieving sustainable development. A peaceful society provides a healthy socio-economic environment for businesses and people to flourish, leading to sustainable development. However, if development is concentrated in certain areas amongst a few people, it then creates resentments leading to conflicts thereby disrupting peace in the society. Peace and development, thus, share a mutually reinforcing relationship; while peace is a pre-requisite for sustainable development, in order to maintain peace, inclusivity of development is essential.
UNDP is committed to creating and maintaining a working environment that respects the inherent dignity of all persons, affording them the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and empowering them to deliver the best possible results for UNDP and the people we serve. Every person working for UNDP has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to work in a safe environment free from harassment, sexual harassment, abuse, and discrimination. UNDP does not, and will not, tolerate harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, and abuse of authority in any form. UNDP personnel1 exhibiting such behaviour or conduct may be subject to administrative, disciplinary or contractual measures, up to and including dismissal, as appropriate.
Adding visual cues leading to dustbins has managed to decrease littering rates by 46 percent in Copenhagen, Denmark; adding bright warning signs before dangerous curves led to a 35 percent decrease
in accidents in the United States; and using a popular children's television program in Iceland, to promote healthy eating behaviours, led to an improvement in children's diets by 22 percent.