Partnerships and Initiatives

From its offices in Geneva, Switzerland, UNDP engages with a multiplicity of partners and stakeholders in the public, private and civil society sectors to benefit UNDP’s work globally.

The UNDP Office in Geneva identifies, builds and develops the Organization’s institutional capacity to enhance strategic partnerships 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. Substantive programmatic work through several networks of partnerships on core issues such as promoting access to clean and potable water, early recovery from crises, reducing the availability of small arms, ensuring access to antiretroviral therapies, safeguarding forests, building capacity for trade among least developed countries and migration links with development are all carried out from the UNDP Office in Geneva.

The UNDP Office in Geneva also has the specific responsibility for partnership building and donor relations in France and Switzerland. The Office has a special role in building and strengthening partnerships in support of UN reform, specifically the process of 'delivering as one' with a particular focus on the UN system in Geneva, and UN sister agencies headquartered in Europe but without resident representation in those developing countries where UNDP operates.

Our Partners

  • The Global Fund
    Global Fund

    The Global Fund galvanizes support for the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria, working with partners to support the most effective prevention and treatment. We have an historic opportunity to seize new advances in science and apply practical experience to defeat these diseases and remove them as threats to public health. Working together, we can do great things.more

  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

    The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.more

  • Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

    Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is a financial institution and the main implementing agency for France’s official development assistance to developing countries and overseas territories.more