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UNDP and the UN

UNDP Maldives collaborates with other UN Agencies to provide a coordinated, efficient and effective development agenda for Maldives. In order to “Deliver As One,” UN agencies actively participated in the common programming process leading to the joint-signing of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework UNDAF 2016-2020. Drawn in close collaboration with the Government of Maldives, the UNDAF is the overarching framework which sets out the priorities of the UN System in Maldives.

While the Maldives face emerging development challenges, based on the UN’s past experiences as well as comparative advantages, four broad development areas were identified in consultations with the Government as for the United Nations to focus on during this UNDAF cycle.  The development areas include:

1.     Youth and Children

2.     Gender

3.     Governance

4.     Environment and Climate Change.

UNDP takes the lead in programmatic areas where it has a mandate and expertise. UNDP participates actively in the development and implementation of joint programmes, and other inter-agency initiatives. UNDP continues to play a crucial role in the provision of operational support to the UN System in Maldives and the realization and harmonization of operational policies and practices among the various UN agencies.

UN agencies/entities in the Maldives

The United Nations in the Maldives is represented by the resident core UN Country Team (UNCT) with heads of agencies/representatives from UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and project staff from UNFPA, UNOPS, UN Women, IOM, WB and RCO.

Apart from resident UNCT members, non-resident agencies (NRAs) that have country offices outside of Maldives have non-resident heads of agencies/representatives participating in the UNCT. These include UNFPA, UN Women, UNOPS, IOM, UNODC, UNESCO, FAO, ILO, OHCHR, and UNEP. [FYS1]

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

World Health Organization (WHO)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

UN Women

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

World Bank (WB)

UN Resident Coordinator’s Office











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