A little girl happily smiles as she lays upon the Angola flag.
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The United Nations in Angola

With the proclamation of Angola’s National Independence, on 11 November 1975, and with the constitution of the first government of the then People's Republic of Angola, the country was recognized and admitted, on 12 February 1976, as forty-sixth member of the current Africa Union and, in December of the same year, at the United Nations. During this period, in addition to the important diplomatic victory, about 80 countries (Brazil first) recognized the country's government, 40 of which were African. 

The United Nations system works as a team in order to develop the best strategy for responding to national needs and plans. Although each agency has its own programmes and projects, related to their respective mandates, the United Nations country team (UNCT) aims to ensure that these programmes develop mutual efforts and offer coordinated and efficient assistance to the country. 

The country team is chaired by the United Nations Resident Coordinator. This team meets monthly to share information, outline strategies and coordinate the organization's work in Angola. The group is composed of representatives of resident operational agencies and other non-resident agencies of the United Nations with an active team in the country. 


We have committed around US$ 261 million in funding for the implementation of the Partnership Framework. The additional resources that might be needed will be mobilized by the UN system, with government support and contributions, during the implementation of this partnership framework. 

  1. Economic and social transformation. Result 1: By 2022, population in Angola, particularly the most vulnerable, is expected to have greater access to integral social and production services and a diverse economy—bound to generate decent employment conditions and livelihoods. Our overarching goal is poverty reduction. 
  2. Leave no one behind, with a special focus on empowering the most vulnerable: Adolescents, young people and women. By 2022, adolescents, young people, women and other vulnerable populations are prioritized in terms of social, economic, cultural and environmental policies and programmes, including humanitarian contexts. 
  3. Improved environmental sustainability and resilience, by paying particular attention to vulnerable populations. By 2022, the vulnerable population will be more resilient to climate change and disaster risks with sustainable and inclusive production, thanks to strategic planning and management of the different territories, cities, natural resources and the environment. 
  4. Strengthen democracy and increased stability. By 2022, citizens are participating and monitoring governance, everyone has access to justice and other human rights, in a context of regional peace and security. 

To learn more, visit:

UN Angola Country Team

Resident Coordinator Office
UN Entities in Angola

UN Key Documents

UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)

01 January 2020
31 December 2022
01 January 2023