UNDP's role in the UN System in South Africa

As the UN's global development organization, UNDP has a normative global mission, as a pro-poor development agency, to promote human rights, gender and the MDGs. As a cornerstone of its work, UNDP connects partner countries to knowledge, experience and resource networks that build capacity for pro-poor growth and human development. Further, as part of the UN Reforms process, UNDP has a mandate to lead the UN in system-wide coordination.

As part of its mandate, UNDP has a key co-ordinating role in the United Nations Development Group (UNDG). UNDP is helping to reinforce joint action on development in such forums as the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations.

UN agencies in South Africa

UN Agencies that are resident and part of the UN system in South Africa

  1. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
  2. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  3. International Labor Orgnaisation (ILO)
  4. International Organisation for Migration(IOM)
  5. United Nations Office for Drug and Crime (UNODC)
  6. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  7. Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  8. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  9. United Nations Informations Centre (UNIC)
  10. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  11. Office Of The High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  12. World Health Organisation(WHO)
  13. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  14. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  15. UN Women
  16. United Nations Environment Programme  (UNEP)
  17. UN HABITAT

For more information about the UN in South Africa http://www.un.org.za