United Nations Country Team
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) ensures interagency coordination and decision making at the country level. The main purpose of the UNCT is for individual agencies to plan and work together, as part of the Resident Coordinator system, to ensure the delivery of tangible results in support of the development agenda of the Government.
The UNCT meets once a month and makes decisions through a consultative process. It is led by the Resident Coordinator (RC) and supported by the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO).
The concept of the UNCT originated in 1977, when the General Assembly established the concept of a single official, i.e. the Resident Coordinator, to coordinate operational activities within the UN System. Over the years the concept has evolved, and the key role of the UNCT for the effective and efficient functioning of the UN System at the country level has been strengthened.
The Kenya UNCT is composed of representatives of the following United Nations funds and programmes, specialized agencies and other UN entities:
- United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON)
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA)
- United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
- United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
- United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)
- United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
- United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
- United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
- World Food Programme (WFP)
- World Health Organization (WHO)