United Nations Country Team

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Guyana encompasses all the entities of the UN system that carry out operational activities for development. The UNCT ensures inter-agency coordination and decision-making at the country level. The main purpose of the Country Team 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 is led by the UN RC, who is the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General.

The developmental efforts of the United Nations are achieved via the work of resident offices, which are those based in Guyana and non-resident offices, which are those located in other countries, but whose work also support Guyana.

Resident Offices

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO)
  • United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Non-Resident Offices

  • International Labour Organisation (ILO) Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean –Trinidad
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Office for Central America and the Caribbean in Panama (UNODC ROPAN)
  • UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean - Barbados
  • United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) Kingston Office – Jamaica
  • United Nations Information Center for the Caribbean Area (UNIC) – Trinidad and Tobago
  • The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC)
  • UN Environment (UNEP)
  • World Bank
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

 What we do in Guyana

In Guyana the UN works closely with the Government of Guyana and other implementing partners to fulfill its mandate as outlined by the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), which started in 2017 and ends in 2021. The main components of the UNDAF are:

  1. An Inclusive, Prosperous, and Equitable Guyana
  2. A Safe, Cohesive, and Just Guyana
  3. A Healthy Guyana
  4. A Sustainable and Resilient Guyana

For more information visit www.un.org.gy and www.un.org.