UNCRD, which was established in 1971 based on an agreement between the Government of Japan and the United Nations, strives to promote sustainable regional development in developing countries with a focus on development planning and management in the context of globalization and decentralization trends, and the growing concern towards global environmental issues and their impacts.
Serves as a training and research centre in regional development and planning and related fields for developing countries;
Provides advisory services in regional development and planning and related fields;
Assists developing countries by promoting the exchange of information and practical experience, and providing instruction on relevant subjects in local and regional development; and
Assists and cooperates with other organizations, national and international, involved in regional development and planning and related fields.
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