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UNDP and the UN

UNDP and the UN


The United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2023-2027 is the key strategic document for the planning and implementation of the UN Development System’s programme in the Kyrgyz Republic. It was developed through multistakeholder consultations and signed by the UN and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in June 2022. The UNSDCF is fully aligned with the Kyrgyz Government’s national development strategies and plans and supports the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and localized targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UNSDCF is implemented by the UN Country Team, consisting of 27 UN funds, agencies and programmes. 

The UNSDCF 2023-2027 for the Kyrgyz Republic has four strategic priority areas:

  1.   Equitable access to quality social services (education, health, social protection) and decent work;

  2.   Inclusive green socio-economic development;

  3.   Inclusive approaches to climate action, disaster risk management and environmental protection;

  4.   Just, accountable, and inclusive institutions and a civil society for peace, cohesion, and human rights.

Each priority area is steered by a joint inter-agency group, co-chaired by two UN agencies, a representative of the Presidential Administration of the Kyrgyz Republic and a representative of a relevant line ministry. UNDP co-chairs the group on the third strategic priority together with the World Food Programme (WFP), and the fourth strategic priority together with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The UNSDCF is implemented through biennial Joint Work Plans that represent the totality of UN interventions in the country. The Joint Work Plans for 2023-2024 were approved by the UN-Government Joint Strategic Coordination Committee in March 2023. 

UNDP as Sustainable Development Goals Integrator

Following the 2018 reform of the UN Development System, UNDP now serves as an integrator and provides operational support to other agencies of the UN system at the country level. UNDP integrates other agencies and development partners into joint effort to support the Kyrgyz Republic in tackling complex development challenges. UNDP also implements several joint programmes and projects with other members of the UN Country Team in the Kyrgyz Republic.