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UNDP's role in the UN Country Team in Eritrea
The United Nations Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator (R/HC) in Eritrea is the designated representative of the Secretary-General and is responsible for coordinating both UN developmental and humanitarian activities in Eritrea. This is achieved through forging unity and coherence of the UN Country Team in support of plans, priorities and strategies of the country. Collaboration with Government in the preparation of reports and key documents on national priorities fosters greater levels of effectiveness and efficiency, while harmonizing and simplifying the work of all UN agencies operating in that country.
The agencies on the ground are: WHO; the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system, UNICEF; which undertakes activities pertaining to Child and Development, Basic Education and Gender Equality, Child Protection, and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships. The UNHCR; aims its activities at protecting refugees and finding out last solution of refugees in the country as well as worldwide, FAO; leads efforts to fight hunger, and finally the World Bank ; a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.
UNDP Eritrea country office is a leading agency in five joint programmes. It holds joint activities and/or programmes with UN agencies working in Eritrea and ensures other agencies provide assistance to counterparts through UNDP's own programmes. UNDP is jointly working with UNHHCR, UNFPA and UNICEF on Recovery programmes of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and in projects such as HIV/AIDS and Gender related matters with UNFPA.
All of our UN Days and observances are also celebrated together with full participation with all agencies on the ground. Activities are organized around specially selected themes and involve staff members form all agencies to ensure various aspects of development are tackled.