Central African Republic

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    The United Nations in the Central African Republic  

    The United Nations (UN) in the Central African Republic consists of 20 agencies, programmes, funds and departments, as well as of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). These entities work together alongside the Government of the Central African Republic to build peace and development in the country while also providing humanitarian assistance to those most in need. 

    In the Central African Republic, the United Nations as a whole align with national priorities, namely : (1) Working for peace and reconciliation; (2) Improving access to basic social services; and (3) Ensuring economic recovery and the revival of productive sectors, as set out in the National Recovery and Peacebuilding Plan (in French: "Plan national de relèvement et de consolidation de la paix"). 

    The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF+) in the Central African Republic outlines the coordinated response of the entire UN System, including MINUSCA, to the national priorities contained in the National Recovery and Peacebuilding Plan. 

    The strategic axes are also aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030), the African Union's Agenda 2063 and the agreements reached at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Through this plan, the United Nations reiterates its commitment to support the Government in achieving the outcomes set out in these agendas. These outcomes, which the Government has committed to achieving, include ending all forms of poverty, fighting inequality, addressing the crucial issue of climate change, and above all, ensuring that no one is left behind. 

    At the international level, the work of the United Nations is guided by the principles of international peace and security, human rights, sustainable development and international law.

    Key goals

    1. With United Nations’ support, political and administrative institutions, and civil society organizations (CSOs) promote and contribute to peace, security, national reconciliation and human rights. 

    2. With United Nations’ support, political and administrative institutions, and civil society organizations (CSOs) promote and monitor the rule of law as well as good governance. 

    3. With United Nations’ support, the people of the Central African Republic, especially the most vulnerable or those most at risk, use basic social services, in particular health, basic education, social protection, water and sanitation services that are used under quality and durability standards. 

    4. With United Nations’ support, the people of the Central African Republic, especially the most vulnerable or those most at risk, use quality food and nutrition security services in a sustainable manner. 

    5. With United Nations’ support, political and administrative institutions, CSOs and the private sector implement programmes and approaches that strengthen the resilience of urban and rural communities to crises and climate change.

    6. With United Nations’ support, political and administrative institutions, CSOs and the private sector implement policies, programmes and reforms that focus on inclusive economic growth and transparent and sustainable management of natural resources. 

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    UN Central African Republic Country Team

    Resident Coordinator Office
    UN Entities in Central African Republic

    UN Key Documents

    UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)

    UNDAF / CF START DATE
    01 January 2016
    UNDAF / CF END DATE
    31 December 2021
    START OF NEW CF CYCLE
    01 January 2023