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 outlined in the South Sudan Development Plan as well as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  UNDP works with the Government, UN agencies, civil society and development partners in four broad programmatic areas; democratic governance, economic development, social and human development, and conflict prevention and security. 

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). 

UNDP partners closely with the United Nations agencies in South Sudan to ensure coordination of UN operational activities, including through Joint Programme Activities.  Our UN Joint Programmes include:

  • MDG Fund Youth and Employment Programme, with UNIDO, ILO, UNICEF, UNOPS, FAO, UNESCO, IOM, UNFPA and UNAIDS
  • MDG Fund Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Programme, with FAO, ILO, IOM, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO
  • Serving as Administrative Agent and UN Participating Agency for the South Sudan Recovery Fund (SSRF)
  • Serving as Administrative Agent for the South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)


UN agencies in South Sudan

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