UNDP Forum: ECOSP

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Name: Karim Darwazeh Grade: 11 Organization: UNDP Forum: ECOSOC SECTION 1: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ORGANIZATION 1. Current President(s)/ Leader(s): Helen Clark 2. Past 3 Presidents/ Leader: Kemal Dervis, Mark Brown, William Draper 3. Year it was established: 1966 4. Organization’s Main Aim/ Mission Statement? UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. To accomplish the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) and encourage global development, UNDP focuses on poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS, democratic governance, energy and environment, social development, and crisis prevention and recovery. UNDP also encourages the protection of human rights and the…show more content…
Countries contributing to your Organization’s Funds/ Main Source of Funding (Charity, Taxation, Annual Mandatory Payments etc.) UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from member nations 6. Annual Expenditures (how are your organization’s funds divided) The UNDP’s runs on about $5bn every year, all collected from voluntary donors to the organization. The budget is split up and put through into many different programs. Some of these focuses are poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS, democratic governance, social development 7. Recent Issues/ Conflicts it was involved in solving/ it contributed to: In mid-2006, as first reported by Inner City Press[19] and then by The New Vision,[20] UNDP halted its disarmament programmes in the Karamoja region of Uganda in response to human rights abuses in the parallel forcible disarmament programmes carried out by the Uganda People's Defence Force. 8. Countries with branches of your organization: The UNDP is currently operating in 177 countries. 9. Briefly explain the procedure your organization follows to aid in solving issues/ contributing to their solution: The UNDP studies each country specifically and finds out what improvements are needed, and carefully executes and tackles each problem on its…show more content…
What are your organization’s top 5 agenda items/ goals it hopes to set, please state them and explain briefly why each is viewed as a priority as your organization? 1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger: Almost 1.2 Billion people live in extreme poverty. About 25% of children under the age of 5 are stunned; which is having inadequate height for their age. It is unacceptable that 162 million young children are still suffering from chronic under nutrition. 2. Reduce Child Mortality: Preventable diseases are the main causes of under-five deaths. By curing these diseases such as diarrhea and decreasing the IMR, these children will one day grow up to be doctors and painters and football players. 3. Achieve Universal Primary Education: Despite impressive strides forward at the start of the decade, progress in reducing the number of children out of school has slackened considerably. An estimated 50 per cent of out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas. 781 million adults and 126 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are
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