The United Nations in Zimbabwe

The United Nations has operated in Zimbabwe since 1980 at the invitation of the Government of Zimbabwe. The UN in Zimbabwe works to support the Government of Zimbabwe in strengthening national capacities and resiliency to achieve inclusive economic growth and sustainable development.

Led by the UN Resident Coordinator, United Nations Country Team (UNCT) is the highest-level inter-agency coordination and decision-making body in Zimbabwe.The UN in Zimbabwe comprises 25 entities which are signatory to the 2016-2021 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF).

The ZUNDAF is the cornerstone of the UN system’s strategic programme framework to support the national development priorities and facilitate the achievement of the SDGs including promoting partnerships, human rights, and transforming lives.

Growth monitoring ongoing amidst COVID-19 response
Caption: Growth monitoring ongoing amidst COVID-19 response

Milestones

Milestones

The Sustainable Development Goals in Zimbabwe

The 2016 – 2021 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF), co-chaired by Government and the United Nations, is the strategic document via which UN Entities channel their support to the achievement of the SDGs in Zimbabwe. The ZUNDAF, which comprises six result areas and fifteen outcomes is fully aligned to the SDGs. The six result areas are: Social Services and Protection; Poverty Reduction and Value Addition; Food and Nutrition; Gender Equality; HIV and AIDS; and Public Administration and Governance. The United Nations in Zimbabwe also supports Government to conduct regular monitoring and reporting on progress towards the SDGs at national and sub-national levels. In addition, the United Nations regularly facilitates national and local consultations and advocacy campaigns in partnership with the Office of the President and Cabinet, Government Ministries, Parliament, Development Partners, Private Sector, Civil Society Organizations, Youth Group, Media, and the Public on mainstreaming and implementation of the SDGs.