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UNDP and the UN

UNDP Jamaica is one of 13 resident United Nations funds, agencies and programmes operating in Jamaica. Collectively, we work as the United Nations Country Team guided by the 'Delivering As One' mechanism as mandated by the UN General Assembly. These agencies committed to 'delivering results together' include: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Environment (UNEP), United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Health Organization (WHO)/Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), and International Organization for Migration (IOM); World Bank (WB); United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS); International Seabed Authority (ISA); and International Monetary Fund (IMF)

There are a total of 10 non resident agencies, including Economic commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); International Labour Organization (ILO);United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC); United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA); United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR); United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS); The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empower of Women (UN WOMEN)

How UNDP and the UN works

UNDP, under the umbrella of the The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Jamaica now delivers its joint programmes through a regional framework called the UN Multi Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF) in the Caribbean. Through this framework UNCTs across the Caribbean will combine resources and leverage technical expertise to provide multi-agency support to development challenges in 18 countries in the region, including Jamaica. The multi country regional approach replaces stand-alone country programmes commonly known as the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). In the Caribbean, the UNDAF has given way to a regional approach branded One Caribbean 2030, uniting UN agency resources across multiple disciplines in support of regional and national development priorities. The UNCT in Jamaica works locally and with other UNCTs across the region to ensure their core programmes are mutually reinforcing, well-coordinated and effective, while delivering a wider pool of development aid and technical support to host nations aligned with their development aspirations.


UN Country Team Coordination

The UN Country Team, under the leadership of the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UN RC) generally seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources, working jointly and strategically to deliver development assistance through the UN Multi-country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF). To this end the UNCT fosters closer collaboration among Governments, UN agencies and the wider community of International Development Partners supporting development activities in Jamaica.

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