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The United Nations in Tanzania

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The United Nations System in Tanzania comprises 23 UN agencies, who work closely with the government and other stakeholders to support the achievement of national development priorities and of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN uses its comparative advantage to promote policy coherence, leveraging partnerships, fostering learning in development and enabling provision of quality services for the poorest and most vulnerable.

Under the coordination and leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator, UN agencies work in close collaboration to enhance the coherence, efficiency and effectiveness of the UN’s impact in Tanzania with an emphasis on leaving no one behind. In 2007, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania became one of eight countries worldwide to pilot the UN Delivering as One (DaO) reform. Since then, the UN in Tanzania has been exploring and developing new ways of working together with the Government to achieve greater impact by being more results oriented, reducing duplication of efforts and improving coherence and efficiency.


United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF)

In 2022, the United Nations in Tanzania and the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Philip Isdor Mpango, along with the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Zlatan Milisic, launched the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), which will cover the period from July 2022 to June 2027. Developed jointly by the Government and the UN, the UNSDCF outlines the UN’s support to Tanzania in achieving national development plans in alignment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and regional aspirations such as the Africa Agenda 2063.

The UNSDCF has four strategic outcome areas, namely, People, Prosperity, Planet and Enabling Environment. These outcome areas were identified from an analysis of Tanzania’s development landscape, leveraging the UN’s comparative advantages to accelerate progress on national development priorities and the SDGs. These areas include strengthening social services, empowering women and girls, transforming the economy, strengthening national governance systems, building resilience, and assisting with climate change adaptation, among others.


The Sustainable Development Goals in Tanzania

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Tanzania: