Working in partnership with the United Nations agencies, governments, civil society and other national and international partners is crucial for UNDP. Partnerships not only generate resources and capacities for development, they also mobilize a collective commitment to solving paramount challenges. The guiding principle of partnerships is that development strategies must be nationally driven, backed by coordinated international assistance.
Through the management of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UNDP works in close collaboration with the relevant government institutions and collaborates with UN agencies such as WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and UNAIDS to combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Sudan. UNDP also works with the Global Enviorment Fund (GEF) to realize projects related to climate adaptation in Sudan all across Sudan.
UNICEF is also a major UNDP partner in the implementation of the Interim Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Programme in Sudan. This partnership is helping to build the capacity of the national DDR institutions and civil society, encouraging voluntary disarmament and weapons collection and destruction, while paying particular attention to the special needs of women and child combatants in the country.
This strategic collaboration strengthened UNDP’s ability to respond swiftly and effectively in post-conflict Sudan by focusing on five key objectives: assisting the establishment and effective functioning of the Government of Sudan; promoting conflict resolution, a democratic culture and improved citizen participation, improving access to justice and human security; and supporting policy dialogue and reform for the equitable distribution of assets and resources, in particular land and property rights.