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The United Nations in the Comoros

The Union of the Comoros became a member of the United Nations on November 12th, 1975.

The United Nations system in the Comoros has been supporting national development efforts for four decades, especially in fighting against poverty, targeting vulnerable groups, as well as in promoting human rights, gender equity and women's empowerment.

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), which is based on the national programmatic framework, is the framework that guides the United Nations’ contribution to the achievement of the development goals of the Union of the Comoros in general, and of the goals stated in the country's strategic policy documents in particular.

The areas of intervention targeted by the UNDAF are selected based on the collective comparative advantage of the United Nations system, and on the need for a strategic positioning of the UN system amongst the community of partners towards the achievement of the country’s development objectives.

The current UNDAF, which covers the period 2015 to 2021, aims to achieve four outcomes that contribute to fulfilling the three strategic goals set out in the Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Sustainable Development (SCA2D 2018-2021). These outcomes are: Inclusive growth; Essential social services; Governance and national cohesion; and Environment and climate change.

Key Achievements

  1. Unified legislation set up and system for the sustainable management of natural resources established to enable the classification of 27% of the land area and 4.49% of territorial waters as protected areas.
  2. Improved mechanisms for combating gender-based violence and enhanced systems for the protection of vulnerable people, including women, children and persons with disabilities.
  3. Improved quality of and access to basic social services, including for the most vulnerable.
  4. Improved mechanisms for development planning, monitoring and evaluation, with the aim to provide the Comoros with development policies, strategies and other instruments in addition to consolidating peace, democracy and the promotion of human rights.
  5. Multi-hazard early warning systems developed and operationalized, and resilience of institutions and most vulnerable communities to crises and disasters improved.
  6. Improved food security, community resilience to climate changes and access to employment for youth and women.

To learn more visit: https://comoros.un.org/

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UN Country Team

Resident Coordinator Office

Marie Francoise Umuringa

Strategic Planning officer/RCO Team Leader

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