The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP is one of the founding co-organizers of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) that was first held in 1993. The TICAD process has notably contributed to the mainstreaming of human security and human-centered approaches to development in Africa since then. Japan's immense contribution to development via the TICAD process also mirrors UNDP's belief that sustainable development can only flourish with the active participation of a full spectrum of partners — including donors, recipient countries, nongovernmental organizations, civil society and the private sector.