Overview

About UNDP

The UNDP carries out specific actions that contribute to helping the Democratic Republic of Congo to face the challenges of poverty, good governance, socio-political stability and sustainable development.

Our objectives

Contribute to achieving by 2017 the following changes: The institutional framework and civic structures are strengthened to ensure the promotion of human rights and development in the DRC. Public institutions effectively implement policies and concerted programs of support for key players working in the sectors likely to accelerate job creation and generate income. The Congolese state improves the management of its natural resources and the associated benefits, as well as the disaster management mechanisms and engages in the green economy.

Build a better life

The UNDP works with countries to help them reach their development objectives. More

Success stories

A police officer carries out a survey of sexual violence in Goma
A police officer carries out a survey of sexual violence in Goma. Credit: Benoit Almeras, UNDP, 2013

UNDP supports the justice system in the DRC

UNDP’s support to police, rape victims, lawyers and paralegals has enabled the Congolese government to conduct an in-depth investigation of more than 340 serial rapes that occurred around Walikale in August 2010.More 

Fields of wheat variously adapteded in the face of climate change
Fields of wheat variously adapteded in the face of climate change. Credits: Géneviève Delaunoy, UNDP, October 2013

Resilient seeds to strengthen the resilience of communities

Katanga, like three other sister provinces, is testing the efficiency of resilient seeds developed in Congo by a Congolese team to guarantee food security and increase the capacity of producers who are facing the threat of climate change.More 

Women benefiting from the multipurpose Community Centers
Women benefiting from the multipurpose Community Centers. Credit: Gwenn Dubourthoumieu, UNDP 2011.

A fresh start through multipurpose community centers

In order to assist and meet the needs of those rendered vulnerable by these repeated clashes, the UNDP set up 12 multipurpose community centers in North and South Kivu.More 

A Military Judge sensitive to the respect of civilians
A Military Judge sensitive to the respect of civilians. Copyrights Benoît Almeras. Goma (Nord-Kivu), September 2013.

We must make sure that our army is exemplary

The UNDP created a team made up of 4 facilitators, in charge of desensitizing the FARDC to fight against human rights violations, to respect international human law, to fight against sexual violence and to protect children.More 

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