The United Nations Country Team in Zimbabwe

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) is the highest level inter-agency coordination and decision making-body in Zimbabwe, which is led by the United Nations Resident Coordinator, the designated representative of the UN Secretary General in Zimbabwe. The UNCT allows for all UN entities with activities in Zimbabwe to work as a team in formulating common positions on strategic issues, ensuring coherence in action and advocacy. 

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The UNCT in Zimbabwe ascribes to the accepted principles and guidelines of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), which unites all UN funds, programmes, agencies, departments, and offices at headquarter level that play a role in development.

The UNCT in Zimbabwe works to support the Government in rebuilding and strengthening national capacities to achieve full economic, political and social recovery in order to set a higher development trajectory. The UNCT is therefore responsible for ensuring the delivery of tangible results in support of the national development agenda of the Government and in line with internationally agreed principles and standards. This is done through the Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF) and the Common Humanitarian Action Plan.

In order to have a positive impact on the lives of Zimbabweans, the UNCT relies on its comparative advantages. The UNCT brings its unique, neutral and impartial role across the humanitarian and development spheres; its normative legitimacy and permanent presence in Zimbabwe; and the breadth of its engagement, including its capacity to leverage resources.

The UNCT values its engagement with all stakeholders, including Government, bilateral and multilateral donors, non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations and the private sector. As such, the UNCT seeks to consistently build upon its position as a key partner, most notably by creating and reinforcing partnerships for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.