Nepal is at a crucial stage in its journey to peace and prosperity and embarking on multiple political, social and economic transitions simultaneously. The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) is here to support the Government in its ambition to create a ‘prosperous, peaceful and just Nepal’ as described in Nepal’s current Three Year Plan. With its wide array of capabilities and expertise, the 19-member-UNCT collectively responds, through the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), to Nepal’s evolving transition needs. In addition, resident agencies are complemented by a dozen UN Non-Resident Agencies (NRAs) also active in the country.
The UNCT works closely with the Government and other development partners to assist Nepal in achieving national and internationally agreed goals, including the Millennium Development Goals. We work hard to ensure alignment and harmonization between our work and that of the Government. We are equally committed to advancing the broader, global UN reform agenda of the Secretary General and the UN Development Group.
The overall framework under which the UNCT works is the United Nations Development Assistance Framework. The preparation of the next UNDAF (2013-2017) has been lead by a joint Government-UN Steering Committee. The next UNDAF priorities, therefore, are aligned with the Government’s Three Year Plan and are based on international instruments to which Nepal is a party. To learn more about the UNDAF please click here
Nepal is also at risk of natural hazards such as earthquakes, flooding and glacial lake outbursts. The Humanitarian Country Team works with the Government to mitigate risks and improve preparedness in order to protect the development gains made so far. The UNCT works to achieve such goals by working with all levels of government, civil society and other national implementing partners throughout the country.
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Terence D. Jones
Resident Coordinator a.i