Student Information

Student Name

Valbona Sokoli




Internship Information

Company/Organization: United Nations Development Programme- South South Cooperation

Mentor(s):Rogel Nuguid

Topic of Internship

International Relations

Background Information

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations’ global development network, is the largest multilateral source of development assistance in the world. The UNDP is an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP Administrator is the third highest ranking member of the United Nations after the United Nations Secretary- General and Deputy Secretary- General. The UNDP is headquartered in New York City, and founded entirely by voluntary contributions from member nations. The organization has country offices in 166 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges. Additionally, the UNDP works internationally to help countries achieve their Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s)

Summary of Internship

UNDP is divided into different cooperation’s that target all world wide issues. There are four main points which the UNDP tries to cover which include Democratic governance, Poverty reduction, Crisis prevention and recovery, and Environment and Energy. I specifically worked at The Special Unit for South-South Cooperation (SU/SSC) - UNDP. This unit was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1978 and is hosted in UNDP. The primary goal is to promote, coordinate and support South-South and triangular cooperation on a Global and United Nations system-wide basis. My main responsibilities included organizing a volunteer student task force which would help for the Fourth Annual UN Day on December 19th. On top of this I was also heavily involved in my own research paper examining how exactly leadership skills are used in the United Nations Development Programme and South – South Cooperation.

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