Poverty Reduction and Environmental Protection
UNDP supports vulnerable communities by providing pro-poor social services towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals
and by creating an enabling environment for reconstruction and development. It strives to increase local communities' income, improve their ability to manage natural resources, and prevent or mitigate the impact of disasters, both natural and man-made.
Governance, rule of law and security
Under its rule of law and security portolio, UNDP works to improve security and protection under the law for all Somalis. Under its governance portfolio, UNDP promotes national and local institutions to steward Somalia’s establishment of good governance and public accountability in an environment where government functions are nascent or non-existent.
The provisional Somali Federal Constitution was approved by the National Constitutional Assembly on 1 August 2012Somali Federal Constitution
UNDP tackles the issues that come with HIV/AIDS in every aspect of its work. UNDP supports the three zonal AIDS commissions, works closely with religious leaders and Somali universities and has made HIV/AIDS awareness a part of the training programme for the police, custodial and armed forces.
Making gender equality a reality is a core commitment of UNDP. Across all of its programming areas, UNDP designs projects and programmes that take into account the specific needs and roles of women, the potential obstacles facing them, and the contributions they can make.
Support towards reaching the MDGs
UNDP supports Somalis to develop strategies geared towards achieving the Millenium Development Goals. The Inclusive Growth and Development in Somalia Project will increase awareness and advocacy on MDGs, strengthen the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Planning and line ministries, and create awareness of the need for poverty monitoring.