UNRWA is part of the United Nations family. In addition to a limited subsidy from the Regular Budget, the Agency benefits from a diverse range of partnerships with sister UN agencies. Inter-agency collaboration, including the sharing of skills and expertise, contributes millions of US dollars to UNRWA operations on an annual basis while increasing the coherence and effectiveness of UN systems, structures and processes.
UNRWA is engaged within the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs) that define how UN Country Teams will contribute to the achievement of national development results, humanitarian coordination mechanisms such as the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, and rapid-response tools, such as the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination system.
UNRWA partners with the following United Nations agencies to implement humanitarian and development interventions: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), World Food Programme (WFP), International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Health Organization (WHO), UN Department for Safety and Security (UNDSS), UN Volunteers (UNV), UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), UN Evaluation Group (UNEG) 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) and the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).