Migration for Development and Development Solutions for Displacement
UNDP brings a development perspective to unlocking protracted displacement situations as well as preventing new displacement situations from becoming protracted. It also works to scale-up support to host communities affected by crisis. UNDP is a member of the Governing Board for the Solutions Alliance initiative (with International Rescue Committee, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, UNHCR and the World Bank), as well as co-leads its Thematic Group on Engaging with the Private Sector. In Addition, UNDP provides technical support during the preparatory meetings of the Global Forum on Migration and Development and is a member of the Global Migration Group (GMG). Finally, UNDP also co-chairs with UNHCR the IASC Reference Group on Protracted Displacement.
Trade and Employment
UNDP Geneva serves as a corporate knowledge resource on trade, employment and human development. It facilitates partnerships on trade capacity building issues including with UNCTAD, the WTO and ITC and provides specialized policy advisory services to country offices on demand. It also supports the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade Related Technical Assistance (EIF) for Least Developed Countries. In addition, the team also works with ILO, UNRISD, FAO and other UN partners & civil society groups, as part of the UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy.
Environment and Forests
The Geneva Office hosts the global UNDP REDD+ team (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation), which leads UNDP’s involvement in the UN-REDD Programme – a collaborative initiative with FAO and UNEP. From Geneva the global team contributes technical and policy support to the 60+ partner countries of the UN-REDD Programme, in partnership with the UN-REDD inter-agency secretariat, also based in Geneva, and the UNDP units based in New York, Panama, Nairobi, Bangkok and in the Oslo Governance Centre. The team is also a delivery partner of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and is the host of the technical secretariat for the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI).
Early Recovery and Resilience
UNDP is the lead agency on early recovery within the framework of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the body responsible for inter-agency cooperation in the humanitarian system. UNDP Geneva hosts the Global Cluster for Early Recovery (GCER) whose roles include leading global and interagency efforts to establish and maintain standards and policy, build response capacity and operation support in countries affected by crisis. The GCER’s technical advice on early recovery in the humanitarian environment is an essential element of linking humanitarian and development work.