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The United Nations in Mali 

Mali became a member of the United Nations (UN) in 1960. The UN supports the people and Government of Mali in achieving social and economic development, and ensures that all citizens in Mali live in peace and security and enjoy the best living conditions with respect for human rights. The United Nations in Mali continues to respond to the people’s needs and creates opportunities for the poor, the most vulnerable and young people. 

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) is the highest inter-agency coordinating body in the country. It is led by the Resident Coordinator. As a key platform for joint decision-making among UN entities, the Country Team serves as a mechanism for all UN entities in Mali to formulate common positions on strategic issues and ensures coherence in action and advocacy. 

The United Nations family in Mali consists of the Representative Offices of 21 UN organizations, some of which operate from Regional or Sub-regional Offices: UNCDF, UNDP, UNEP, WHO, UNFPA, WFP, FAO, UNHCR, UNESCO, UNICEF, UN-Women, UNAIDS, OCHA, IOM, UNIDO, ILO, OHCHR, UNMAS, UNOPS, UNODC and MINUSMA. The UNCT is further strengthened through collaboration with international organizations working in Mali, including the World Bank (WB), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 

In April 2013, the Security Council established the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) pursuant to Resolution 2100. MINUSMA and UN agencies, funds and programs work closely together to support the Government in rebuilding and strengthening national capacities for a full economic, political and social recovery after the 2012 conflict. 

The UN in Mali collaborates with the Government, bilateral and multilateral donors, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector. As such, the Country Team seeks to constantly maintain its position as a key partner, notably by establishing and strengthening partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Key Interventions 

  1. Effective and accountable governance for a peaceful, just and inclusive society. 
  2. Resilience of populations to conflict. 
  3. Reconciliation in an environment of peace and security that is respectful of human rights and positive cultural traditions.
  4. Inclusive growth and environmental sustainability. 
  5. More equitable access to quality basic social services. 
  6. Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. 

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

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UN Country Team

Resident Coordinator Office

Mbaranga Gasarabwe

Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-​General

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