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The United Nations in Burundi 

The United Nations system in Burundi is led by a team whose leadership is based on mutual accountability for the results achieved by the United Nations in the country. The coordination function is strengthened and overseen by the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Burundi, who is the designated representative of the Secretary-General for development operations.   

The UN Country Team works together, based on the "Delivering as One" approach, to respond more effectively to the country’s development priorities and humanitarian needs, in line with the United Nations’ mandate. Currently, the United Nations system in Burundi is made up of 12 resident and non-resident agencies, funds, and programmes.  

In order to strengthen and build on synergies, joint programmes are being implemented in the country. These programmes are developed by Result Groups in partnership with sectoral ministries. They provide an opportunity for UN entities to pool their expertise based on their respective comparative advantage to collectively contribute to national development priorities and strategies.   

Key objectives 

  1. By 2023, girls and boys have equitable access to quality education, with special emphasis placed on early schooling and lifelong learning opportunities. 

  2. By 2023, men, women, girls and boys, especially the most vulnerable, have equal access to quality health, HIV control, nutrition and WASH services that contribute to universal health coverage. 

  3. By 2023, more women, young people and vulnerable groups are integrated into the socio-economic and political sectors and use social protection services. 

  4. By 2023, national and local authorities adopt and implement mechanisms for crisis and disaster risk management and prevention, sustainable management of natural resources (water, land, forest), climate change mitigation and adaptation, and ecosystem protection in order to ensure stengthen community resilience. 

  5. By 2023, men and women, particularly the most vulnerable, have equal access to production means to increase yields and incomes generated by innovative and environmentally friendly agro-forestry and livestock husbandry production practices, therefore, contributing to their food and nutrition security. 

  6. By 2023, women and men of all ages, especially from vulnerable groups, have equal access to institutional services that ensure accountability, peace, gender equality, justice, and respect for human rights in an effective, independent and transparent manner. 

To learn more, visit: https://burundi.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

Yvette Idi

Programme Communications and Advocacy officer

Balthazar Nimbeshaho

Programme Communications and Advocacy officer

UN Entities in the Country

UN Key Documents

UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)

UNDAF/CF Start Date
Start of new CF cycle