United Nations

UNRWA is part of the UN family. In addition to a limited subsidy from the Regular Budget of the United Nations, UNRWA benefits from a range of partnerships with sister UN agencies. Inter-Agency collaboration, including sharing skills and expertise, had a net-financial value of 25.45 million in 2012. Inter-Agency collaboration works to increase the coherence and effectiveness of the UN systems within its areas of operation.

We are also engaged within the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks or UNDAFs, which guide the national development of UN member states, and humanitarian coordination mechanism such as Inter-Agency Standing Committee, and rapid-response tools, such as the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination system.

In implementing our humanitarian and development interventions we partner with the following UN Agencies: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Bank. The Agency also benefits from support provided by the UN Trust Fund, the UN Human Security Trust Fund (UNHSTF) and the Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF).