Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

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The United Nations in Venezuela 

The United Nations is a multilateral organization founded on 24 October 1945 by 51 countries that pledged to maintaining peace and security, fostering friendly relations and promoting social progress among nations, as well as working to improve the living standards and advancing human rights. 

In Venezuela, the United Nations development system (UNDS) is led by a Resident Coordinator, who seeks to promote the joint programming process and operational matters, by fostering synergies between the mandates of each agency and the national priorities agreed on a Cooperation Framework. Therefore, the UNCT acts in a collegiate manner and always through consensus with the Representatives and Heads of Agencies that have a presence in the country. Furthermore, the United Nations family in the country works jointly with the Venezuelan State, and it is also strengthening ties with civil society organizations and the rest of the organized sectors towards jointly advancing sustainable development. 

Today, there are 10 agencies, funds, programmes and other specialized entities that as a country team work to accompany national efforts to leave no one behind. 

Areas of cooperation 

  1. Sustainable Development and Poverty: We contributed to the implementation of public policies aimed to reduce poverty, promote social inclusion and equality, develop socio-productive projects, and to preserve conservation and sustainable use of natural resources with a human-centric approach.   
  2. Education: We helped to strengthen the quality and importance of the Bolivarian Educational System, with a focus on human rights, gender and intercultural exchange. 
  3. Food and Nutrition Sovereignty and Security: Contributions were made to the implementation of public policies in areas related to ​​food and nutritional sovereignty and security. We aimed to diversify production, to strengthen the population's livelihoods and the access to nutritional food, considering the specific needs of the Venezuelan people, especially the vulnerable populations. 
  4. Health: Contribute to building up the capacities of the National Public Health System  to implement public policies with an emphasis on vulnerable populations, such as women, children, adolescents and youth; prevention, treat and monitoring of HIV/AIDS, control of sexually transmitted infections and transmittable diseases, and Chronic Non-communicable Diseases. 
  5. Citizen Safety and Culture of Peace: We contributed to the implementation of public policies on safety and access to justice that secure citizens’ human rights, as well asreduce crime and delinquency. We also support the implementation of comprehensive policies to build the culture of peace, centred on solidarity and wellbeing for all. 
  6. Environment, Energy and Risk Management: We fostered public policies aimed at the conservation and sustainable management of natural ecosystems and efficient environmental management in urban and rural areas, comprehensive risk management, efficient and diversified use and energy production. 

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UN Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Country Team

Resident Coordinator Office
UN Entities in Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

UN Key Documents

UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)

01 January 2015
31 December 2019
01 January 2022