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The United Nations in Argentina 

The United Nations has been present in Argentina since 1948. Currently, there are 22 United Nations entities set to provide technical support to Argentina. All these UN entities make up the United Nations system in Argentina and are advancing joint efforts. Through their specific mandates, they are building a common strategy of action and cooperation that contributes to people’s well-being, equity, development and rights, in line with the national priorities established in the United Nations Strategic Cooperation Framework, 2021-2025 and the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Transversal strategic priorities and cross-cutting areas 

First, we structured our joint efforts based on four transversal strategic priorities, which include: leaving no one behind, a human rights-based approach, a gender perspective and environmental sustainability; and two other cross-cutting areas to target specific issues related to vulnerabilities: territorial and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  1. Leaving no one behind entails reaching the furthest behind first by helping the most vulnerable. It also entails combating discrimination and putting a stop to growing inequalities in gender, ethnicity, age, geographical location, disability and/or immigration status, among other factors. It also considers remote communities that may have less access to services. 
     
  2. The human rights-based approach seeks to identify the gaps in protection and due process related to the rights of the people, with a focus on the groups that are in more vulnerable situations. Together, we aim to close the divide in the implementation and fulfillment of international commitments and standards on this specific matter, and support compliance with the recommendations issued to the Argentine State by international human rights mechanisms. 
     
  3. The gender perspective focuses on development policies, services and strategies, with the aim of achieving equality between genders and eliminating all forms of discrimination based on gender. We are making visible the structural and historical inequalities, in all dimensions of sustainable development. 
     
  4. Environmental sustainability is an integral part of the 2030 Agenda, as people’s well-being depends on vital resources that comes from ecosystems and, thus, on their preservation. This approach seeks to dedicate natural resources to ensure the greatest sustainable benefits and guarantee a just transition to a green economy for the entire population. 
     
  5. The territorial cross-cutting approach seeks to build a common ground based a broader understanding and visibility on issues related to inequalities and advantages between regions or sub-regions. Therefore, together we are strengthening public policies and strategies that aim to promote sustainable development and reduce inequalities. 
     
  6. COVID-19 pandemic and its implications. This global crisis is impacting the most vulnerable, amid deepening economic and social inequalities that require urgent action. 

For more information, visit: https://argentina.un.org/

Data about the work of the UN Country Team on COVID-19 is available on their Country Dashboard

UN Country Team

Resident Coordinator Office

UN Entities in the Country

IAEA

Luis Longoria Gándara

Director de la División para América Latina y el Caribe
UNFPA

Juan José Calvo

Representante y Director para Argentina y Uruguay

UN Key Documents

UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)

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