For over 50 years, UNDP has been on the front lines of the global effort to end poverty, protect the planet and improve people’s lives. As the lead development agency of the United Nations, UNDP is active in nearly every country in the world, working with governments and citizens alike, helping to provide the services that improve the lives of millions of people. Taking a holistic approach to eradicating poverty, UNDP focuses on the things everyone needs, including a clean environment and an effective government. World leaders have pledged to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This is the plan to end poverty by 2030. These 17 global goals aim to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet, eradicate poverty, fight climate change and ensure that all human beings enjoy peace and prosperity.