International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

United States Committee for UNDP

  • Washington, DC
  • www.undp-usa.org

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Mission Statement

The U.S. Committee for UNDP supports the work of UNDP to improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world by promoting democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environmental issues, and reducing the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. More information about the U.S. Committee for UNDP can be found at www.undp-usa.org

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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Ms. Elizabeth Latham

Keywords

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development, United Nations, millenium development goals, MDG, Pakistan, Georgia, Angola, Dominican Republic, disaster relief

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EIN

52-1990876

Also Known As

UNDP-USA

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (Q11)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Peace and Security (Q40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Currently (2008) our focus in on UNDP's Somali Women's Scholarship Fund. We had recently supported these UNDP projects: -Angola Enterprise Program: micro finance, vocational training, business development -Dominican Republic Emergency Relief: rebuilding homes post May 2004 flooding -Georgia Governance Reform: anti-corruption work in the former Soviet republic -Pakistan Millennium Development Goals: primary education and basic health services

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UNITED STATES COMMITTEE FOR UNDP, INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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United States Committee for UNDP

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Principal Officer

Ms. Elizabeth Latham

BIO

Elizabeth Latham joined the U.S. Committee for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as Executive Director in May 2004. The U.S. Committee for UNDP supports the work of UNDP to improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world by promoting democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environmental issues, and reducing the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. More information about the U.S. Committee for UNDP can be found at www.undp-usa.org Ms. Latham also serves as Vice President for Programs with the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) and represents the Young Professionals for International Cooperation (YPIC) on the UNA-USA Board. She was honored by UNA in 2003 as the inaugural recipient of the Global Young American Award. Previously she at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where she coordinated the Strengthening the Global Partnership project. Elizabeth's other professional experience includes a stint with AmeriCorps as volunteer coordinator for a community-based comprehensive crime fighting initiative and a foray into the corporate world as a sales person for a major library automation software company. She has also done media work for the National Security Studies Quarterly and grass roots mobilization for the Washington Office on Africa. Her article entitled "CIVPOL Certification: A Model for the Recruitment and Training of Civilian Police Monitors" appeared in the Spring 2001 issue of World Affairs. Elizabeth holds degrees from Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. She is a member of the Council on Emerging National Security Affairs, New Analysts in International Security, and Women in International Security. She has lived abroad and can comprehend varying degrees of Afrikaans, French, and Turkish.

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