The objective being pursued by the "Poverty Reduction and Achievement of the MDGs" programme, is achieving MDGs and reducing human poverty, through support to MDG country reporting and poverty monitoring; and pro-poor policy reform to achieve MDG targets.
Under the "Democratic Governance" programme, UNDP Belize is working to foster democratic governance through justice and human rights; decentralization and local governance; and public administration reform.
Because of Belize's geographical location, climate change factors, and level of regulation, the country is prone to disasters, the impact of which can cause severe impact on poverty levels particularly on the vulnerable and excluded populations, so the UNDP "Crisis Prevention and Recovery" country programme is mainly, but not limited to natural Disaster Reduction.
Our work in the "Environment and Sustainable Development" area entails support for the establishment of frameworks and strategies for sustainable development, including effective water governance; access to sustainable energy services; sustainable land management to combat desertification and land degradation; conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; national/sectoral policy and planning to control emissions of ozone-depleting substances and persistent organic pollutants, and promotion of climate change resilience and adaptation measures.
The planning and implementing of most of our projects have embedded cross-cutting concerns and initiatives contributing to Women's Empowerment and Human Development, including within the HIV and Development Programme area.