| Photo: © UNICEF Gabon/ Julie Pudlowski/2014
The United Nations in Gabon
The United Nations is present in Gabon through five programmes and funds (UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR and UNAIDS), four specialized agencies (FAO, WHO, UNESCO, UNODC), two financial institutions (World Bank and IMF) and a political mission - the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), led by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General.
The UN System in Gabon has been supporting the country's national development policies for many decades under four-year partnership cycles. The guidelines for this support are formulated in a strategic document termed United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). This document describes the collective response of the United Nations System to the development priorities of the Government of Gabon. It also sets out guidelines for the activities of the United Nations Country Team in Gabon.
The current UNDAF runs from 2018 to 2022 and was signed with the Government in July 2017. It represents a commitment by the United Nations System in Gabon to pursuing, in close collaboration with the Government and the country's development partners, the achievement of national development priorities as defined in the emerging Gabon Strategic Plan, namely:
- Accelerating economic growth and diversifying its sources
- Reducing poverty and social inequalities
- Ensuring sustainable management of resources for future generations.
- Development of a National Policy for Children, establishment of national health accounts, and strengthening of the statistical system for education data management.
- Support to the design of departmental development plans, capacity building for public officials on financial orthodoxy, and alignment of the emerging Gabon Strategic Plan and of the Economic Recovery Plan of the Government of Gabon with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Support to the signing of international agreements against trafficking in children and in persons, and training of hundreds of youths on the development of mobile applications.
- Support to the treatment of 300,000 school-age children against bilharzias, and awareness-razing among 7,500 young people on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and on gender-based violence (GBV).
- Design of a strategic development plan for the National Federation of Agri-food Processors of Gabon (FENATAG), and certification of the State Laboratory of the General Directorate of Trade and Competition (DGCC) under ISO 17025.
- Resource mobilization for the establishment of an early warning meteorological information system, the launch of a project for the production of bio-coal from agricultural and forest waste, and the development of a national strategy to combat illegal fishing.
To learn more visit: https://gabon.un.org/.
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UN Country Team
Resident Coordinator Office
UN Entities in the Country
François Louncény Fall
Marcos Poplawski Ribeiro
Stephan Ulrich Grieb
Paul Yvette Zinga Makanga
Magaran Monzon Bagayoko
Hélder Dos Santos Meteia
UN Key Documents
UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)