Press Release

United Nations Develops Five Year Plan to Support Zambia

10 April 2022

Lusaka, 10 April 2022: The United Nations (UN) in Zambia is in the final stages of developing the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) which will guide its partnership with Government of the Republic of Zambia from 2023-2027.

The Cooperation Framework will guide UN agencies in the country in aligning their programmes with Government priorities.

The process of developing the Cooperation Framework has been undertaken through consultations with various stakeholders including Government ministries. In addition, the Cooperation Framework has benefitted from the analysis in the UN Common Country Analysis (CCA) and the final evaluation of the current UN Sustainable Development Partnership Framework 2016-2022. The UNSDCF aims to support the Government achieve transformative change through its development outcomes and expected results in four pillars relating to People, Peace, Prosperity and Planet.

“The Cooperation Framework integrates core UN programming principles that include Leaving No One Behind, A Human Rights-Based Approach, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Resilience, Sustainability, and Accountability. It is anchored in Zambia’s development priorities and aligned to the pillars of the Eight National Development Plan,” said outgoing UN Resident Coordinator in Zambia, Dr. Coumba Mar Gadio.

“As the UN, we remain committed to supporting Zambia’s development trajectory and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” she added.

Going forward, the UN will hold a validation workshop with the Ministry of Finance and National Planning as well as other stakeholders before the UNSDCF is disseminated.



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Mark Maseko, National Information Officer, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Lusaka, P: +260-211-386200; E:

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