Overview

UNDP has been in Iran since 1966 working closely with development stakeholders led by the government including academia and civil society in providing technical assistance and knowledge. The overarching rationale for the UNDP country programme in the Islamic Republic of Iran is to support the Government in achieving its sustainable and inclusive development objectives. This rationale, aimed at 'leaving no one behind', is consistent with the priorities set out in the country’s draft 6th Five-Year Development Plan, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2017-2021, the UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our work is outlined in the Country Programme Document (CPD) 2017 – 2021 approved by the UNDP Executive Board. The Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) is derived from the CPD. The current CPAP is very significant since it is signed by the Government, signaling strong ownership and a desire to engage UNDP as a trusted development partner. UNDP is the United Nations Development Programme, and operates in nearly 170 countries and territories around the world and offer global perspectives with local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. Our work is outlined in the Country Programme Document (CPD) 2012 – 2016 approved by the UNDP Executive Board. The Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) is derived from the CPD. The current CPAP is very significant since it is the first signed by the Government, signaling strong ownership and a desire to engage UNDP as a trusted development partner. UNDP is present in 177 countries and territories and offer global perspectives with local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Our Goals

UNDP programme outcomes synchronizes with national priorities outlined in draft 6th National Development Plan. The outcomes promote: Environmentally Sustainable Development, Health and Development and building Resilient Economy.

Mr. Gary Lewis, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative (left) and Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Seyed Abbas Araghchi at the launch of the Human Development Report 2015 Ceremony in Iran.