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The United Nations in Guinea 

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Guinea is composed of 24 funds, programmes and agencies working together, under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator, to implement the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2018-2022). The support provided by the United Nations system (UN system) translates into programmes and projects implemented by the various resident and non-resident UN entities operating in Guinea. 

In addition to the UN system’s interventions aimed at supporting development for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and helping the country prevent and manage humanitarian situations affecting the people, the UN system provides Guinea with a unique pool of expertise and resources committed to ensuring a more effective, rational, coherent and coordinated presence, in accordance with the Organization's reform policy based on the "Delivering as One" approach. 

The support provided by the United Nations system is also helping Guinea initiate a socio-economic development that is more resilient to risks and disasters of all kinds. This work is being carried out through interventions aimed at: 

  • Establishing and strengthening prevention, controlling, warning and rapid response mechanisms and systems to address emergencies; 
  • Improving the quality of basic social services and making the minimum emergency package available for people; 
  • Strengthening governance (management, coordination and accountability support) and community capacity. 

Key Achievements 

  1. The UN system plays a strategic role in strengthening the capacities of national institutions at central, decentralized and deconcentrated levels. This support is provided through training, equipment and the preparation of documents on the country’s development priorities and contributes to ensuring the rule of law, democracy, security, social peace and effective institutional governance in accordance with human rights principles. Within the same framework, the UN system contributes to strengthening the national statistical system so that it can produce and disseminate reliable and disaggregated data to inform decision-making and planning. 
  2. The UN system provides ongoing support for the strengthening of the inter-Guinean political dialogue framework. Thanks to the support provided by the UN system and the good office missions of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) in monitoring compliance with the agreements, the socio-political situation was defused on several occasions and the electoral processes was  strengthened. In addition to supporting the electoral institutions, the UN system fosters the participation and representation of civil society, including women's organizations. 
  3. The UN system successfully implemented the pillars of the “Delivering as One” approach following the signing of the concept note with the Government. This commitment facilitates the operationalization of the United Nations reform, by providing joint support for operational planning, and implementation and monitoring of interventions. The UN signed an agreement with the Ministry of Communication to enhance the visibility of UN system’s interventions. At the regional level, Governors accompanied the United Nations reform through setting up regional coordination mechanisms, namely the Regional Programme Management Teams (PMT-R), and the regional monitoring and evaluation units. 
  4. The UN system is providing considerable support to help implement Agenda 2030 in the Republic of Guinea. This support focuses on the four outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2018-2022), namely: 
    • Strengthening national institutions to ensure the rule of law, democracy, security, social peace and effective institutional governance; 
    • Improving food and nutritional security, sustainable environmental management and people’s resilience to climate change and disaster risk; 
    • Promoting increased and equitable access to quality basic social services for the people, especially the most vulnerable; and
    • Improving productive employment and entrepreneurship among women, youth, returning migrants and people living with a disability. 
  5. The UN system supported the Government and other stakeholders to implement and promote human rights and other universal UN standards, rules and principles. The UN system’s support strengthened the country’s collaboration with treaty bodies through providing the Government with technical expertise in the preparation process for the Universal Periodic Review. Ongoing advocacy work led Guinea to adopt the national policy paper on human rights’ promotion and protection. In addition, the country submitted its combined report (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th) on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to the Committee on the Rights of the Child. 
  6. Guinea made progress in terms of preparedness, crisis and post-crisis transition— thanks to UN peace-building and humanitarian policy efforts. As part of the country’s decentralization policy, forty so-called “communes de convergence” (based on the C2C approach) were equipped to integrate the emergency preparedness and response dimension into the new Local Planning Methodological Guide. These communities have local action groups for community-based early warning and rapid response, including strong involvement of grassroots actors. With regard to preventing climate change effects and radicalization, the UN system provided support to help manage risks associated with environmental degradation in Guinea’s most conflict-prone zones. 

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