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The United Nations in Algeria 

Algeria joined the United Nations (UN) on October 8, 1962. Since then, the United Nations have been present in Algeria and have been providing support and expertise to help the Algerian Government implement national policies as part of a strategic partnership framework for sustainable economic and social development. 

The United Nations System (UN System) in Algeria brings together different agencies, funds and programmes that have various comparative advantages and mandates. A total of 17 UN agencies, programs and funds operate in Algeria (UNDP, International Labour Office, FAO, Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region, WHO, UNIDO, UNAIDS, WFP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNICRI, UNHCR, WIPO, UNODC, UNIC, UNDSS, UNOPS), along with 10 non-resident entities (UN-HABITAT, UNESCO, UNCTAD, IAEA, UNITAR, ITU, IFAD, UNWTO, UN-WOMEN, UNEP).  


  1. The UN System contributes to the development of local stakeholders’ capacities in order to promote local development and access to quality public services.  
  2. The UN System facilitates the development of the economic sectors by providing technical policy support to help improve the coherence and coordination of employment policies, and by identifying non-hydrocarbon economic opportunities.   
  3. The UN System helps advance women and youth entrepreneurship in rural areas and supports the training of female representatives of women's business associations and public partners on financial analysis of investment projects. The UN System supports effective and sustained political participation of women in elected assemblies at the national and local levels.  
  4. The UN System assisted with the design of the National Strategic Plan to Fight against STIs/HIV/AIDS. The UN System supports civil society partners in implementing prevention and case management programs for vulnerable people, as well as in providing healthcare products, contraceptives and HIV prevention supplies.  
  5. The UN System‘s programmes support policies for children in their various dimensions (education, protection, reduction of disparities and discrimination, etc.).  
  6. UN System’s programmes aim to strengthen the sustainable management of natural resources and the conservation of ecosystems in the context of climate change. 

To learn more visit:


UN Algeria Country Team

Resident Coordinator Office
UN Entities in Algeria

UN Key Documents

UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)

01 January 2016
31 December 2021
01 January 2022