UNDP 50th Anniversary Ministerial Meeting
In 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
UNDP came into being in 1966 as a merger of two predecessors: the Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance, and the United Nations Special Fund.
Today, fifty years later, UNDP is as relevant as ever: leading the UN development system in over 170 countries and territories and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
To mark the occasion, UNDP is hosting a Ministerial Meeting on 24 February 2016. Ministers from all UN Member States are invited.
The Ministerial Meeting will be an occasion for Member States to celebrate UNDP’s past, and chart a course for the future of global development.
Participating Ministers will share their vision for how UNDP, over the coming decades, can best contribute to countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).