Our Partners

Sample imageUNDP and representatives of Myongchon Cooperative farm discussing on project implementation. Jangyon County, South Hwanghae Province.

UNDP works as part of a matrix of organizations. We are one of only a handful of United Nations and multilateral agencies with a presence in the DPRK and work with many partners in the UN system.

UNDP’s objective is to optimise our use of resources and enhance our collective impact. Some of the UN organisations working in the country reside in the DPRK; some do not. The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator serves as the leader of the UN Country Team, harmonising the work of the UN organisations both resident (FAO, UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP and WHO) and non-resident (ESCAP, OCHA, UNEP, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNOPS and others).

The UN Resident Coordinator’s additional titles and responsibilities include UNDP Resident Representative and UNFPA Resident Representative.

Our UN System in the DPRK comprises the following agencies:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Health Organization (WHO)
We’re also closely working with the rest of the UN system’s agencies, notably:
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific (ESCAP)
United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
The Perez-Guerrero Trust Fund for South-South Cooperation (PGTF)
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)