The United Nations System consists of the United Nations, its subsidiary organs (including the separately-administered funds and programmes), the specialized agencies, and affiliated organizations. The executive heads of some of the United Nations System organizations and the World Trade Organization, which is not formally part of the UN System have seats on the UN System Chief Executives' Board for Coordination (CEB).This body, chaired by the Secretary-General of the UN, meets twice a year to coordinate the work of the organizations of the United Nations System.
The UN Country Team in Zambia, under the Delivering as One approach, supports development operations in the country through the activities of UN System agencies represented on the ground. The UN Country Team comprises: 11 Resident UN Funds, Programmes and Specialised Agencies, 12 Non-Resident Agencies (NRAs) and International Financial Institutions, including the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The UN system disbursed USD 109 million (excluding the World Bank, IMF) in 2012.
The United Nations (UN) System in Zambia and the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) have placed their collective aspirations for supporting transformation in this new and innovative Zambia–United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework. The Partnership Framework fully reflects the high ambition of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and takes a strongly Human Rights Based Approach.
The UN and the GRZ, acting in partnership, will coordinate closely in implementing the Partnership Framework. The Partnership Framework has been built from the outset with a shared purpose: Delivering Transformation as One. It differs from its predecessor (the United Nations Development Assistance Framework) by focusing on partnership, in recognition that Zambia is now a lower middle-income country. It abides fully by the strengthened guidelines for UN Country Teams in Delivering as One countries.
The Partnership Framework is valued at $806 million, and it aims to achieve transformational results in support of Zambia’s development priorities in the period of 2016-2021.