Our Work

The United Nations in Sudan is comprised of 27 entities whose work encompasses development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and peacekeeping operations. UNDSS is also represented in the country. The collective response of the United Nations to national development priorities is outlined in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and is supported by the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office.

Development Cooperation


The United Nations Country Team and the Government of the Republic of Sudan pledge to work closely together and with other development partners to support fulfilment of the country’s development priorities, as defined by the Five-Year National Development Plan 2012-2016 and commitments to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.


The collective aspiration of the members of the United Nations Country Team under this United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) will be to move toward greater collaboration, focus and coherence, and to enhance the impact of our support as we seek to improve the quality of life for all people in Sudan. The One UN Programme 2012-2016 foresees a financial framework of nearly US$928.9 million coming from the UN, global funds, donors and governments with focus on four priority areas:


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Humanitarian Assistance

Sudan is one of just a small handful of countries that has launched a consolidated international humanitarian appeal every year since 2000. Nonetheless, the humanitarian situation in Sudan remains one of the most complex emergencies, characterized by recurrent conflicts, new and protracted displacements, regional insecurity, crisis levels of malnutrition and food insecurity, chronic poverty and a deteriorating economic climate leaving 5.4 million people in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance in 2015. 


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Peacekeeping Operations

Peacekeeping operations in Sudan are led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), and work to create the conditions for lasting peace. There are currently two peace keeping operations in the country which are UNAMID and UNISFA. Both missions employ military, police and civilian personnel, who work to deliver security, political and early peacebuilding support.


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