UNDP and the UN System

UNDP Somalia Country Office is led by the Resident Representative, Mr Philippe Lazzarini, who is also the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, who oversees and coordinates the work of the different UN agencies working in Somalia.

UNDP helps Somalis attain the Millennium Development Goals through solutions for democratic governance, rule of law and security, recovery and sustainable livelihoods, and the fight against HIV/AIDs. In addition to its own Programme, UNDP also contributes to the work of the other UN agencies active in Somalia.

UNDP – often working with non-governmental organization, civil society, and government partners – designs projects that contribute to real, measurable improvements in the lives of the Somali people. Through support to local government, UNDP helps local councils to deliver much needed services, such as access to water supplies and health care. With communities, UNDP is engaged in building or rehabilitating access roads, markets and irrigation systems. In order to restore security and basic government functions, UNDP supports the police, the rule of law, public finance management and key governance institutions. UNDP is also increasing awareness on and advocating for the Millennium Development Goals and human development in Somalia.

UNDP operates within the United Nations Somali Assistance Strategy (UNSAS) , an overarching five-year plan for UN agencies in Somalia. The UNSAS covers the UN's humanitarian, recovery and development priorities in Somalia from 2010 until 2015 and defines how assistance will contribute to the national priorities identified by the Somali authorities themselves in their own Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) . The The RDP was developed through a 'post-conflict' needs assessment process called the Somali Joint Needs Assessment (JNA) which was carried out in 2005-7 and involved a national assessment of rehabilitation and transitional recovery needs. However UNDP formally established its presence in Somalia in 1977 with the signature of the Standard Basic Framework Agreement (SBBA ).

UN agencies in the country


UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
UNHCR's mandate to provide international protection and seek durable solutions for refugees comes from a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Country Office

UNICEF is devoted to guaranteeing the rights of all children to survival, development, protection and participation.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) East Asia and Pacific Regional Office

UNICEF is devoted to guaranteeing the rights of all children to survival, development, protection and participation.

UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
UNIDO's mission is to improve the living conditions of people and promote global prosperity through tailor-made solutions for the sustainable industrial development of developing countries and countries as well as economies in transition benefiting the economy, employment and environment.

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

UN Women works to promote gender equality between women and men, and to advance the status of women. UNIFEM brings women's interests and concerns to the world development agenda.

United Nations
Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
UNODC for East Asia and the Pacific supports the application of rule of law measures to respond to human security challenges and promotes health and development. The main areas of intervention are illicit trafficking, anti-corruption, criminal justice, drug demand reduction, HIV/AIDS among injecting drug users, prisoners and other vulnerable groups, and sustainable livelihoods.

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR)

UNOHCHR encourages the International Community and its member states to uphold universally agreed human rights standards.

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is a self-financing entity of the United Nations system, which provides operational and management services worldwide to the United Nations agencies and governments.

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.

World Food Programme (WFP)
WFP seeks to eradicate global hunger and poverty. It meets emergency needs, supports economic & social development and works to put hunger at the centre of the international agenda.

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is a specialized agency within the Charter of the United Nations and was established in 1948 "for the purpose of co-operation among themselves and with others to promote the health for all people."

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