About the United Nations Country Team in Iraq
The UN Country Team works in all of the 18 governorates of Iraq and operates at the community, governorate and national levels. National and international staff members are deployed throughout the country in cooperation with local, provincial and national counterparts.
The UN Country Team has been leading the humanitarian, reconstruction and development agenda in a coordinated manner and in alignment with national priorities.
In line with the priorities stipulated in the Iraq Five Year National Development Plan (2010-2014) the UNCT has signed in May 2010 the United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Iraq. It is being implemented until 2014 in close cooperation and partnership with the Government of Iraq, civil society organisations and a number of partners and counterparts including Iraqi and international non-governmental organisations, academia, private sector and the international donor community.
Through the implementation of the UNDAF the UNCT aims to provide coherent and coordinated assistance delivery in line with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and help the Government of Iraq to meet its various obligations. These include the Millennium Declarations and the Millennium Development Goals and International Treaties to which Iraq is signatory.
The UNCT remains particularly concerned about the Iraqi people’s ability to lead normal lives and all aspects of their safety. Protection of targeted and vulnerable groups including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees, returnees, minorities, children, youth and women are a top priority of the United Nations Country Team’s in Iraq.
The UNCT in Iraq has 20 agencies, funds and programmes including 16 resident and four non-resident agencies.