UNDP and the UN System

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The UN Resident Coordinator, is the head the UN System in Papua New Guinea which is comprised of fourteen UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes.

The UN Resident Coordinator also represents the Secretary General in country and is the Humanitarian Coordinator in case of a humanitarian crisis.

The Head of each UN entity in Papua New Guinea is part of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) which works together to support national development.  The support of UNDP along with other UN agencies to PNG is guided by the priorities set out in the UN Development Assistance Framework 2012-2017, which serves as a basis for all of the UN's work in the country over the programme period of 2012-2017. Under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the UN’s work in Papua New Guinea is divided into four clusters. The UN has identified a set of high priority inter-agency ‘outcomes’ that will be prioritised during the UNDAF period and will make particular use of the UN’s strategic knowledge, expertise and networks:

  1. Governance
  2. Social Protection
  3. Basic Services
  4. Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

UNDP is part of the  Framework and works in the Governance, Social Protection, Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Clusters.

UN agencies in the country

United Nations Agencies working in Papua New Guinea  include:

  1. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  2. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  3. International Labour Organization (ILO)
  4. International Organization for Migration (IOM)*
  5. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  6. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS)
  7. United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
  8. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  9. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  10. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  11. United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT)
  12. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  13. United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)
  14. World Health Organization (WHO)

For more information please refer to the UN in Papua New Guinea website.