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The World Resources 2005
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015 and doing so with full commitment to environmental sustainability. UNDP’s network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals.
UNDP’s focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Energy and Environment, and HIV/AIDS.
UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all its activities, UNDP encourages the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women.
Visit the UNDP website at http://www.undp.org
UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
One of the most important functions of UNEP is the promotion of environmental science and information. UNEP has always recognized that the environment is a system of interacting relationships that extends through all sectors. It places, among other things, emphasis on environment for development. UNEP nurtures partnerships with other UN bodies possessing complementary skills and delivery capabilities and enhances the participation of the private sector, scientific community, NGOs, youth, women, and sports organizations in achieving sustainable development.
UNEP derives its strength and influence from the authority inherent in its mission—environmental management. UNEP has and will continue to play a pivotal role in caring for the environment for the future.
Visit the UNEP website at http://www.unep.org
WORLD BANK GROUP
The World Bank is the world’s largest source of development assistance, providing nearly $30 billion in loans annually to its client countries. The Bank uses its financial resources, its highly trained staff, and its extensive knowledge base to individually help each developing country onto a path of stable, sustainable, and equitable growth. The main focus is on helping the poorest people and the poorest countries, but for all its clients the Bank emphasizes the need for:
Visit the World Bank website at http://www.worldbank.org
WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
For more than 20 years, WRI has demonstrated its commitment to helping find solutions to these enormous global environmental challenges. WRI’s work is concentrated on making progress toward four goals:
WRI is online at http://www.wri.org and http://earthtrends.wri.org