The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a key player in helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion in the network of the UN system. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. It has a presence on the ground in nearly 170 countries and territories across the globe. In addition, UNDP also hosts the coordination function of UN activities at country level through the Resident Coordinator who is also the UNDP Resident Representative.

Our collaboration: The overall aim of the collaboration between SwedBio and UNDP is to strengthen the outreach and operations of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services Network (BES-Net) in countries in developing countries Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe to assist in integrating thematic issues of biodiversity and ecosystems management into national poverty alleviation and development programmes, to support the policy uptake and use of the IPBES assessments and the participation of Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) holders in policy dialogues.