UNDP and the UN System

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Delivering as one:The UNDP Resident Representative also serves as the Resident Coordinator of devel. UNDP  work together as the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) to support national development.  UNDP along with other UN agencies support to PNG is guided by the priorities set out in the UN Development Assistance Framework 2012-2015 (UNDAF), which was endorsed by the Government of PNG in February 2012.  In PNG, the UN resident and participating agencies, funds and programmes work together across their respective mandates to deliver a joint and multi-sectoral programme – ‘Delivering as One’ – thereby enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness and coherence of the UN Systems activities in PNG

Joint Programming:The UNDAF 2012-2015 was signed in 2012 by the Minister for National Planning, on behalf of the Government of PNG, and the Resident Coordinator, on behalf of the UN System. The UNDAF was developed as a result of extensive consultations with key line ministries and with other Development Partners - to ensure coherence and maximum alignment with national priorities. The UNDAF 2012-2015 is supported by a single UNDAF Action Plan and a single Results Matrix. The UNDAF is gender mainstreamed and integrates a Human Rights-Based Approach into its Results Matrix. The UN Results-Based Management Committee has further reduced transaction costs by following on the recommendations from UN Headquarters, donor partners as well as the Programme Coordination Committee, and by reducing progress reporting from quarterly to bi-annually. The rationale for this decision is to streamline the preparation and review of quarterly reports where the interval in the reporting period is minimal. The Task Team structures and joint planning processes have reinforced inter-agency dialogue and planning and alignment with regards to programming. The Joint Annual Work Plan process has reduced duplication of programming efforts between agencies, as well as reduced reporting requirements.

UNDP is part of the one delivery strategic framework, as a lead agency or a member of several Task Teams including; HIV/AIDS, Health , Human Rights, Communication, Gender, Democratic  Governance, MDG and Populations, Environment and Bougainville.

UN agencies in the country

United Nations Agencies working in Papua New Guinea  include:

  • Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)

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