The role of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in global civil society

The UNDP is an example of global civil society. Analyse the meaning of global civil society and then critically examine the role of the UNDP in achieving the goal of economic, social and environmental sustainable development. Theoretical concepts: equality sustainable development Millennium Goals global civil society With the development of the Globalization and being shaped of the global governance idea, global civil society is gradually springing up.

The civil society has get into a advanced phrase which is the global civil society, more and more people and countries take part in these different activities and not-for-profit organizations to create a more democracy and better world. There are also a lot of global civil societies occurs in the world such like the UN, WTO and so on. To analysis the main reasons why the global civil society can develop very well in modern society, there are lot of global problems such like global climate change and warming, financial crisis, disease, terrorism and so on in nowadays.

They need the cooperation of whole world and a good organization to deal with these problems. According to the Korten, Perlas, and Shiva (2002) ideas “we are all member of earth community. ” and “who is the leader of global civil society? Everone. ” , the global civil society can more democracy and fairer since it represent the whole world’s profit rather than any countries’ profit. In the smaller world, we increased need the global civil society.

The UNDP is a good example of the global civil society. According to the website of UNDP (http://www. undp. org), UNDP is an international organization aim to change and provide the knowledge, experience and resource to build a better life. Besides, the main tasks of UNDP are focusing on the solution of democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention, environment and AIDS. In order to achieve the aim of sustainable development of economic, society and environmental, the UNDP made aThe Millennium Development Goals (1990) which include the main tasks we have to make it come true in the future and the specific actions of the UNDP.

As The Millennium Development Goals Report (2011) said, there are eight targeted development aims have to be finished by 2015 especially in some extreme poverty and hunger countries. These aims covered different aspects of economic, social and environmental sustainability such like achieve universal primary education, eradicate the extreme poverty and hunger, combating AIDS and so on.

Besides, 189 nations already promised follow the goals to free the people from extreme poverty and multiple deprivations (Millennium Declaration, 2000). These action not only just a declaration but also put them into practice. There some data from Development Goals Report (2011) the number of deaths of children under the age of five decreased from 12. 4 million in 1990 to 8. 1 million in 2009, new HIV infections to drop by 21 percent since 1997.

According to Keane’s (2003) said “the global civil society’s importance depends on its ability to become more democratic, better integrated into governance institutions, and invested with universal values. ” The UNDP is a comprehensive and good example of global civil society. The operation and management mode of UNDP can be learned by other global civil society. The UNDP plays a very important role in dealing with global problems and promote the sustainable development and democracy.

UNDP is a good overseer and organizer to ensure the tasks healthy running. Keane, J. (2003). Global Civil Society?. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press. Korten, D. , Perlas, N, &Shiva (2002, Nov 20), Global Civil Society: The Path Ahead. Retrieved from http://www. davidkorten. org/global-civil-society. United Nations. (2000). United Nations Millennium Declaration. New York, US: UN. United Nations. (2011). The Millennium Development Goals Report. New York, US: UN. United Nations. (1990). The Millennium Development Goals. New York, US: UN.