The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is located in Central Africa and straddles the Equator. It is the second largest country in Africa with an estimated area of 2,345,000 km.
On the political-administrative level, the DRC is divided into 11 provinces, which will be further divided into 26 provinces with the implementation and recognition of the 2006 Constitution.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.
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.
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