The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Iraq consists of 23 UN agencies, funds, and programmes led by the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, who is the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General for development operations in Iraq.
The UNCT focuses on achieving Iraq's commitment to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing evidence-based actions and specialized expertise.
The UN family's principle is to "leave no one behind," which guides all of its work in Iraq, with tailor-made support provided for the most vulnerable, disadvantaged, and socially excluded populations.
The UN in Iraq collaborates in a coherent manner to assist the government in achieving national development priorities and international development commitments, such as the SDGs.
The UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2020-2024 outlines the key shared development goals of the UN system in Iraq.