The United Nations in Haiti have made a consistent effort to increase joint programming over the past years. There are currently 7 joint programmes. Of those, two are funded by the Haiti Reconstruction Fund (HRF) through the United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund. As of 30 June 2013, the overall disbursement rate of UN HRF-funded projects is 77.5 percent.
Ongoing joint programmes:
Rehabilitation of neighborhoods and voluntary return from camps (16/6 project): This government project, supported by the United Nations (UNDP, UNOPS, OIM and ILO), aims to rehabilitate and rebuild 16 neighborhoods that were seriously affected by the earthquake, thereby facilitating the return of 5,000 families living in six camps. The same approach is replicated for the camps in Champs de Mars.
Support programme for the reconstruction of housing and neighborhoods: This project, supported by IOM, UN-Habitat, UNDP, UNFPA and UNEP, aims to provide the government and partners with basic decision-making and coordination tools for the reconstruction of housing and neighborhoods.
School meals programme: The World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Bank are working alongside the National School Meals Programme, a Government-led initiative, to provide a hot meal to Haitian children every day.
Haiti Southwest sustainable development project, part of the larger South Coast Initiative: The Cote Sud Initiative (CSI) is a 20-year sustainable development initiative in Haiti’s South Department.
Bi-national programme for the management of natural resources: This project, funded by Norway, aims to create a favorable environment to restore transboundary ecosystems and reduce vulnerability to climate change of Haitian and Dominican populations.
Strengthening of integrated health services for girls and women affected by the earthquake: In a joint effort involving UNFPA, UNICEF, UNOPS, the UN Volunteers, and WHO, this programme comes in support of the Ministry of Public Health to reduce maternal mortality, rebuild the national school of midwides, and increase access to reproductive health services in 10 locations throughout the country.
UN joint programme on HIV-AIDS: The UN system in Haiti works together with the Government of Haiti to reduce sexual transmission by half, to eliminate new HIV infections among children, to substantially reduce AIDS-related maternal deaths and to reach 25,000 people living with HIV with lifesaving antiretroviral treatment by 2015.
Closed joint programmes:
Watershed protection and flood mitigation in the South : Under the leadership of the Ministry of Environment, UNDP, WFP and FAO joined efforts to reduce socio-economic and environmental risks associated with natural disasters in the South Department, a region historically affected by weather-related events.
Debris management programme I and II: UNDP, UN-Habitat, ILO, and UNOPS worked together to support the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communication to rehabilitate urban areas of Port-au-Prince devastated by the earthquake.
Conflict prevention and social cohesion: The joint programme included four UN agencies (UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, UN WOMEN, IOM). It tackled the immediate causes of violence in 6 cities of the country particularly prone to violence in Haiti by supporting violence prevention strategies and offering socio-economic opportunities for the youth.
Read information on other programmes funded by the Haiti Reconstruction Fund.