UNDP and the UN System

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is committed to helping the Government of South Sudan achieve the national development goals as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  UNDP works with the Government, UN agencies, and civil society and development partners with a main focus on: a) More Resilient Communities; b) Local Economy Reinvigorated; and c) Peace and governance strengthened. Additionally, the UNDP programme portfolio focuses in response to persisting problems related to gender equity and the empowerment of women and girls.

UNDP plays a dual role both as a development partner and as custodian of the Resident Coordinator system, as mandated by the UN General Assembly.  The UNDP Resident Representative also serves as the UN Resident Coordinator, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, and the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). 

The United Nations Country Team

The United Nations Country Team

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) is an inter-agency body which consists of the representatives of 20 UN organisations working in the country. Under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator, the UNCT provides overall leadership to the work of agencies in South Sudan.

The civil war changed the dynamics of the engagement of the UN and other development partners. In order to address the current context of the country, the United Nations Country Team has adopted a short term development strategy that will guide the delivery of support during the interim period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017 which also corresponds to the transitional period under the peace period.

The Interim Cooperation Framework (ICF) provides a basis for the UN to work with the government, and other development partners to address key challenges and issues, as South Sudan works towards achieving sustainable peace and development.

UN agencies in South Sudan