What We Do

The Representation Office represents UNDP among Geneva-based intergovernmental bodies and UN sister agencies, and provides services and support to UNDP's corporate communications agenda in Western Europe. The office's communications unit works on a variety of advocacy initiatives, including the Match Against Poverty, and is responsible for UNDP's Global Goodwill Ambassador Programme. The office has a special role in strengthening partnerships in support of 'Delivering as One' with a focus on the UN system in Geneva.

Our Goals

The UNDP Geneva Representation Office has specific responsibility for partnership building and donor relations with France and Switzerland. It identifies, builds and develops UNDP's institutional capacity to enhance strategic partnerships across a wide spectrum of partners, principally with programme and donor countries, the UN system, non-governmental and civil society organizations, the private sector, intergovernmental organizations, international finance institutions, regional banks, academia and foundations as well as partners taking part in the UN's decentralized cooperation campaign.

The United Nations Office at Geneva

is the most active centre for multilateral diplomacy in the world and is home to numerous UN, multilateral and civil society organizations. UNDP maintains a presence in this city with a number of substantive, programmatic and outreach units.

Our Stories

  • Mubarek using his start-up kit to repair mobile phones in Kilo 26 (Photo: UNHCR/L. Pattison)

    Success Calling in Kilo 26 Camp

    Mubarek, 23, repairs mobile phones in Kilo 26 refugee camp in Kassala, Eastern Sudan. In 2012, he was selected to take part in a mobile phonemore

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