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UNDP’s Strategy for Supporting Sustainable and Equitable Management of the Extractive Sector for Human Development


This Paper proposes a UNDP strategy to support the efforts of resource-rich developing countries to design and implement policies to harness extractive resources for sustainable development.

Development and Extractive Industries


Development of extractive industries, around oil, gas and minerals, holds the promise of raising incomes and living standards. However, many resource-dependent countries are also unable to fully benefit from their natural wealth.

Brochure: Extractive Industries
for Sustainable Development

Extractive-Industries-Brochure-1UNDP’s impartiality and convening role is important to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration among communities, governments and the private sector, and through our presence in a large number of countries, UNDP has the institutional infrastructure to facilitate global cooperation.

Toolkit and guidance for preventing and managing
Land and natural resources conflict

Capacity-Inventory-1The following presents an investigation of available capacities for the Consensual and Sustainable Management of Land and Natural Resources within the UN system. This analysis is based on findings presented by available expertise, such as the Study “Linking Environment and Conflict Prevention” by Swisspeace/ CSS, a preliminary resource inventory for the UN-EC Partnership and additional web research. Non-UN resources were added where appropriate.

A renewed global partnership
for development

833glob_dev_rep_2013-1In today’s increasingly integrated world, the post-2015 development agenda must be conceived as a truly global agenda with shared responsibilities for all countries. The world has changed fundamentally since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration. It is faced with new challenges and opportunities, many of which require collective action. The renewed global partnership for development underpinning the post-2015 development agenda will need to evolve with the changing development landscape to enable transformative changes. To do so effectively, it should build on the strengths of the current global partnership for development while going beyond its present framework. Most importantly, it will have to be based on a strong commitment to engage in collective actions with a clear distribution of tasks between developed and developing countries.

Post-2015: framing a new approach
to sustainable development

874irf2015-1This briefing note, prepared by the Independent Research Forum on a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda (IRF2015), offers principles and approaches for integrating economic, social and environmental sustainability and equity in a new post-2015 development agenda. The paper is the first in a series that will examine how post-2015 goals and strategies can address development issues such as water, agriculture and food security, energy security, and urbanisation in a way that integrates their environmental, economic and social dimensions.

A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development

8932013-05---HLP-Report---A-New-Global-Partnership-1The Panel came together with a sense of optimism and a deep respect for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 13 years since the millennium have seen the fastest reduction in poverty in human history: there are half a billion fewer people living below an international poverty line of $1.25 a day. Child death rates have fallen by more than 30%, with about three million children’s lives saved each year compared to 2000. Deaths from malaria have fallen by one quarter. This unprecedented progress has been driven by a combination of economic growth, better policies, and the global commitment to the MDGs, which set out an inspirational rallying cry for the whole world.

HLPF Issue Briefs 1: From Rio+20 to post-2015: towards an integrated and universal development agenda

1429HLPF_Brief_1version2-1In the Outcome document of the Special event to follow up efforts made to- wards achieving the Millennium Development Goals held on 25 September 2013, the Member States decided to launch a process of intergovernmental negotiations at the beginning of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly which will lead to the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.

At the Rio+20 Conference the Member States agreed that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should be coherent with and integrated into the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015, should ad- dress and incorporate in a balanced way all three dimensions of sustainable development and their interlinkages, be aspirational, global in nature and universally applicable to all countries while taking into account different national realities and priorities.

Embedding the Environment in
Sustainable Development Goals

972embedding-environments-in-SDGs-v2-1One of the principal outcomes of Rio+20 was the call to produce a set of universally applicable sustainable development goals (SDGs) that balance the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable  development. This Paper provides advice and guidance on how environmental sustainability can be incorporated in the SDGs.

Realizing the future we want for all


614Post_2015_UNTTreport-1The first report from the UN system on the Post-2015 Development Agenda – Realizing the Future We Want for All – recommends that new goals should build on the strengths of the Millennium Development Goals, apply to all countries, and be based on the fundamental principles of human rights, equality, and sustainability.