UN SOUTH AFRICA: Strategic Cooperation Framework Results REPORT 2013-2019
08 February 2022
“The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) is composed of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) and the heads of UN agencies, funds and programmes in the country. It is the UN’s highest-level inter-agency coordination and decision making body in South Africa. It is led by the RC, also known as the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General in the country, Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas.” The UNCT drives activities at the country level, and allows for all UN entities with activities in South Africa to work as a team to formulate common positions on strategic issues,ensuring coherence in action and advocacy.
The UNCT ensures inter-agency coordination and decision making on issues ranging from development assistance to common or shared facilities and services. Its main purpose is for agencies to plan and work together for the delivery of tangible results that enhance the development prospects of South Africa. The UNCT works closely with the Government of South Africa and other development partners to ensure that its work is aligned with the national development priorities as articulated in the National Development Plan, Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF). In South Africa, the UN is committed to enhancing its performance and impact in contributing to the country’s development. Under the Delivering As One concept, the UN seeks to further strengthen its management and coordination to achieve internationally agreed upon development goals, including the Sustainable