The UN in Eswatini

Under the leadership of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, the United Nations in Eswatini is mandated to advance Agenda 2030 through programmes and other interventions of agencies, funds and programmes.

The UN in Eswatini is composed of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); World Food Programme (WFP); World Health Organisation (WHO); Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); as well as International Organisation for Migration (IOM); International Labour Organisation (ILO);  United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA);  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); UN Women, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and others.

The "Delivering as One" modality initiated by the UN Country Team since 2008 and formally endorsed by the Government in 2014 is increasingly showing positive results in efficiency gains and effectiveness including the impact of working jointly.

The Resident Coordinator System is led by the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) who is the designated representative of the Secretary-General. It manages and facilitates the development of the overall UN support to the country through the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) now renamed UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF).

Caption: A Neighborhood Care Point (NCP) gets a boost from the Japan Government
Photo: © (c) WFP/Theresa Piorr



The Sustainable Development Goals in Eswatini

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Eswatini: