ANNUAL REPORT 2016THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA-UNDP MDG TRUST FUND
Established in November 2009, the Republic of Korea-UNDP MDG Trust Fund was instrumental to the joint effort in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Through the Trust Fund, RoK and UNDP supported innovative, catalytic and sustainable initiatives at the country and global level to ultimately build better lives. RoK’s contributions of over $30 million towards the Fund accelerated the implementation of all eight MDGs, including the empowerment of women, expansion of social services, creation of livelihood opportunities, building infrastructure to transform the lives of individuals, and building more resilient nations.
At the global level, the Fund supported UNDP’s normative role to lead strategic dialogues on select issues. For example, the Fund influenced UNDP’s lead on shaping the 2030 Agenda through 100+ consultations
at global and national levels as well as through surveys with over 10 million respondents.