UNDP in Chile
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has been operating in Chile as a development agent since 1965. Prior to the creation of UNDP, technical assistance provided by the United Nations system was channeled through the Expanded Program of Technical Assistance and The Special Fund UNDP was born from the union of both organizations.
UNDP is led in the country by its Resident Representative Claudia Mojica
They have a global network that promotes the Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs), human rights and gender equity, and they provide technical assistance to achieve sustainable human development taking into account the country's priorities.
What do they do?
The last agreement concluded between UNDP and the State of Chile established the cooperation plan for the period 2015-2018, in which six priority areas were defined for the strategic focus of UNDP in Chile: poverty reduction and inequality; environmental and energy sustainability; democratic governance and local development; political consolidation of human development; South-South cooperation; and crisis prevention and recovery. Additionally, UNDP works on cross-cutting issues such as the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals, gender equity or the development of indigenous peoples.
UNDP conducts high impact studies on the national reality. In addition, it executes numerous projects aimed at achieving sustainable human development in the country. The projects give special importance to training and capacity building.
As an international organization, UNDP has comparative advantages such as impartiality, transparency and efficiency, to coordinate, support and manage resources and projects of public and private institutions.