The United Nations in Palestine

Palestinian farmer, dressed in full protective gear including masks and latex gloves due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic,northern Gaza City on May 5, 2020.
Photo: © MohammedZ for UNDP Palestine

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Palestine, under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator (RC), comprises all heads of UN agencies operating in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). The UNCT ensures inter-agency coordination and decision making at the country-level on issues ranging from development assistance to issues pertaining to common or shared facilities and services. The main purpose of the UNCT is for individual agencies to plan and work together for the delivery of tangible results that enhance the development prospects for the people of Palestine. The UNCT works closely with the Government of Palestine and other development partners to ensure that its work is aligned with the Palestinian Authority's National Policy Agenda.

The overall framework under which the UNCT delivers is the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), which presents the key shared development objectives of the UN system in the country. In this context, the UNCT works to ensure that implementation of the UNDAF is harmonized and is responsive to national priorities and targets.

The Country Team in Palestine consists of 23 agencies, funds, and programmes.

Milestones

The Sustainable Development Goals in Palestine

The UN and its partners in Palestine are working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: 17 interconnected Goals which address the major development challenges faced by people in Palestine and around the world. These are the goals the UN is working on in Palestine: