Isireri lagoon in San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia.
Photo: © "Viaje a Bolivia" sponsored by UN Bolivia and Página Siete newspaper

The United Nations in Bolivia

The UN Country Team in Bolivia (UNCT) comprises of the different UN agencies, funds and programmes operating in the country. The UNCT Bolivia is led and coordinated by the Resident Coordinator.  

Bolivia is one of the founding Member States of the United Nations. Since its establishment, the Organization has supported the country across fundamental sectors of its development.  

The United Nations System in Bolivia includes 17 agencies, funds and programmes working to promote a culture of peace and reduce poverty by advancing sustainable human development in harmony with nature and the full exercise of human rights.  

The UN System in Bolivia also works to support the implementation the Sustainable Development Goals under the “Vivir Bien” approach (“Living Well”) and the promise of “leaving no one behind”. The UN System’s work in Bolivia aims to improve the quality of life, reduce inequalities and achieve a participatory, prosperous, equitable and fair society.  

The “United Nations Complementarity Framework for Living Well in Bolivia 2018-2022” guides the UN System’s work and provides a reference for action in the country.  

The framework is an open and comprehensive approach to “Living Well”; a transformative and democratizing development model which guides the actions and priorities of the development agenda in Bolivia. 


  1. Improved access to good quality, sustainable, affordable and equal services in education, health, social protection, water, sanitation and hygiene. 
  2. Sustainable, resilient, inclusive and equitable food production systems have been strengthened to help guarantee food and nutritional security. These improved food production systems, which are based on technological innovations, promote decent work and help strengthen the plural economy, by conserving and enhancing essential elements of nature including water, soil, forests and biodiversity.  
  3. State institutions have designed and implemented effective, evidence-based policies oriented towards an agenda of human rights and social protection, with the active participation of civil society. This agenda promotes peaceful coexistence, intercultural and egalitarian democracy with equal conditions for all, access to quality public services, justice, citizen safety and sector-specific services. 
  4. The United Nations System’s interventions in Bolivia have a targeted and measurable focus on interculturality, equality and protection of the rights of Indigenous peoples, which will be mainstreamed across all work pillars, fostering inclusion and ensuring that no one is left behind.  
  5. The rights of women, girls, boys and adolescents have been strengthened by the implementation of gender-sensitive laws and policies that promote a life free from violence, by providing support services and resources, specifically focused on the rights of children. This approach aligns with international commitments to promote gender and generational equality, decolonization and depatriarchalization.  

For more information, visit:  

UN Bolivia Country Team

Resident Coordinator Office
UN Entities in Bolivia

UN Key Documents

UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)

01 January 2018
31 December 2022
01 January 2023