The United Nations in Zambia

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The United Nations in Zambia comprises 22 agencies (Resident and Non-Resident agencies) namely: FAO, IAEA, IFAD, ILO, IOM, OHCHR, UN WOMEN, UNAIDS, UNCDF, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNECA, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNODC, UNOPS, WFP, and WHO. 

The support of the UN is coordinated under the Zambia UN Sustainable Development Partnership Framework which aims to achieve transformational results in support of Zambia’s development priorities in the period 2016-2022. This assistance ranges from providing global expertise and policy advice to technical assistance and capacity development in key priority areas. It abides by the UN system’s Delivering as One Standard Operating Procedure, which seeks transformation in the way UN agencies work together to strategize, plan and deliver support to national priorities in the new sustainable development world. 

Based on this, the UN in Zambia is taking a much stronger Delivering as One (DaO) approach, in line with the UN Reforms, and aims to better position the United Nations operational activities in Zambia, for development to support countries in their efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN’s new business model is expected to increase efficiency and effectiveness, reduce transaction costs and strengthen national ownership. 

The Partnership Framework represents an agreed partnership between Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the United Nations in Zambia, as part of its national development planning process and ensuring progress towards the Vision 2030.   


The Sustainable Development Goals in Zambia

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Zambia: