UNDP and the UN System

United Nations Secretary General and the UN Iran Country Team - Tehran - August 2012

Similar to most countries around the world, the UNDP Resident Representative is also the UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC), representing the UN system in Iran. As the chair of the UN Country Team (a team comprising the heads of UN agencies), the Resident Coordinator provides overall leadership for the United Nations strategic initiatives and the operational framework for development in the I.R. Iran. There are currently 17 UN agencies and entities with operating offices in Iran.

The office of the Resident Coordinator aims to bring together the different United Nations agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities at the country level. Working closely with national governments, Resident Coordinators and UN Country Teams (UNCTs) advocate the interests and mandate of the United Nations drawing on the support and guidance of the entire United Nations family.

UN agencies and entities in Iran

UNDP Documents

  • Jul 3, 2013Summary of UNDP Iran Country Programme 2012-2016UNDP Iran Country Programme 2012-2016

  • Sep 17, 2011United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2012 - 2016The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the Islamic Republic of Iran is the result of a consultative process between the Government and the United Nations Country Team, analyzing how the United Nations can most effectively respond to the national priorities. It is guided by the goals and targets of the Fifth Five Year National Development Plan 2011-2015, as well as by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)