The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in over 170 countries helping to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
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UNSDGF’s Worldwide Impact
One of the UNSDGF’s goals is increased sustainability of resources, especially for high-need, high-risk countries. With the help of the United Nations, the organization has partnered with academics, government officials and citizens to create solutions for widespread poverty. One of its initiatives in Guatemala was to partner with the largest telecommunications provider, wherein they had initially joined forces to rebuild schools, but plans were later revised to use cell phones as a way to monitor diseases and vitamin deficiencies like anemia to make it easier for health care workers to best serve the most in need. For a lower cost, many in poor countries are having increased access to health care they were denied in the past.
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Pairing up with popular Spanish sibling chefs Josep, Jordi and Joan Roca to curb the massive amounts of food that is wasted yearly while millions around the world go hungry. The brothers Roca want to spread the gospel of sustainability to the masses for the good of the earth. Not just concerned about how food is consumed and disposed, but also farmed, the brothers are striving to ensure the agricultural workforce has job security and that the legacies of heritage carry on. Says the brothers, “we want to meet the young people of Vanuatu and Fiji who are discovering that organic agriculture can be a source of employment and food security in places where most food is imported and overly expensive. We want to share experiences with farmers across the globe, to improve food conservation and promote their culinary traditions, especially in Africa.”
UNSDGF’s in Honduras
In a country known to be one of the most dangerous in the world, the UNSDG Fund is working in Honduras to create programs to help the most vulnerable in the region to protect them from extreme violence, whether it be from warring gangs or gender-based, or the high rates of alcohol abuse there. In efforts to reduce the level of poverty, the UNSDG Fund has worked to strategize cultural tourism initiatives that benefit both those native to the area and visitors traveling there. From making crafts, food and participating in various festivals, women and children are able to escape hardship while showing pride for their heritage.
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