UNDP and the UN System
The UN has established its presence in Armenia in December 1992, subsequent to Armenia’s membership at the UN in March of the same year.
In capacity of the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General for development operations, Mr. Bradley Busetto, UNDP Resident Representative, leads the UN Country Team as the Resident Coordinator. UNDP, as a lead agency, provides overall leadership for UN strategic initiatives, coordinates development operations of UN agencies, funds and programmes in Armenia and promotes strategic support for national plans and priorities and makes operations more efficient. This helps the UN to be a more relevant and truly reliable partner for the Armenian Government.
The UN-Armenia partnership is regulated through the 2010-2015 UN Development Assistance Framework - a programme document signed with the Government of Armenia - which outlines the main areas of UN activities in the country, in line with national priorities.
UN agencies in the country
The UN Country Team in Armenia presently consists of 14 UN agencies, funds and programmes:
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
- World Food Programme (WFP)
- International Labor Organization (ILO)
- United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI)
- United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
- United Nations Office of High Commissioner (OHCHR)
- United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
- International Organization for Migration (IOM)
The UN Resident Coordinator (RC) system encompasses all organizations of the United Nations system dealing with operational activities for development, regardless of their formal presence in the country. Thus it also includes non-resident UN agencies, funds and programmes, among them World Trade Organization (WTO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).