About the UN in Haiti

In Haiti, the United Nations, which includes the Stabilization Mission in Haiti and development and humanitarian agencies, have an integrated structure. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) oversees the United Nations system in Haiti. He/she is supported by two deputies. One of the two deputies is the Resident Coordinator, the Humanitarian Coordinator and the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme.

As Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, he/she oversees the following MINUSTAH sections:

  • Civil affairs
  • Community violence reduction
  • Humanitarian and development coordination
  • HIV-AIDS
  • Gender equality
  • Child protection

As Humanitarian Coordinator, he/she chairs the Humanitarian Country Team. This team is made up of the United Nations agencies with a humanitarian mandate and the main non-governmental humanitarian organizations working in Haiti. He/she is supported in this role by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

As Resident Coordinator, he/she chairs the United Nations Country Team. This team gathers the United Nations entities and agencies with a long-term development mandate. There are currently 18 organizations with offices in Haiti (click here for more information). The Resident Coordinator also oversees the non-resident UN agencies when they organize technical support missions to Haiti.

Our Strategy

The UN Integrated Strategic Framework (ISF) for Haiti articulates the joint strategy of MINUSTAH and the UN Country Team in support of the Government’s stability and reconstruction efforts. Based on a shared vision of the UN’s role in Haiti and its comparative advantage, the ISF identifies the strategic objectives and the expected results that the UN will collectively achieve by December 2016  in full alignment with the Government’s Strategic Development Plan.

UN presence in Haiti

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View the the map of the UN presence in Haiti in pdf

Agencies & Partners

There are currently 18 UN organizations with offices in Haiti. They work together as part of the UN Resident Coordinator system to support Haiti in its development. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are also part of the UN system in Haiti.

Organization
(listed alphabetically)
Areas of intervention in Haiti
UN Haiti: FAO logo UN in Haiti Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO
  • Rural development
  • Food security
  • Disaster risk
  • Mitigation
UN Haiti: ILO logo UN in Haiti International Labor Organization – ILO
  • Labor rights
  • Social protection
  • Livelihoods
  • Vocational training
  • Support to the creation of small and medium businesses
  • Social dialogue
UN Haiti: ifad logo UN in HaitiInternational Fund for Agricultural Development -IFAD
  • Agriculture and rural development
UN Haiti: IOM logo UN in HaitiIntternational Organization for Migration – IOM
  • Management of the IDP camps
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Transitional and permanent shelters
  • Psychosocial support to populations affected by the earthquake
  • Livelihoods
  • Protection of migrants’ rights
  • Community infrastructure
UN Haiti: OCHA logo UN in HaitiOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – OCHA
  • Coordination of humanitarian affairs
  • Contingency planning
  • Resource mobilization for humanitarian activities
UN Haiti: OHCHR logo UN in Haiti Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – OHCHR
  • Advocacy for human rights
  • Protection of the rights of the internally displaced
  • Support to the Ombudsman’s Office
  • Support to the General Inspectorate of the police and the judiciary
  • Support to Haitian human rights NGOs
UN Haiti: UNAIDS logo UN in HaitiUnited Nations Joint Programme on HIV AIDS – UNAIDS
  • Fight against HIV AIDS and tuberculosis
UN Haiti: UNDP logo UN in Haiti United Nations Development Programme – UNDP
  • Recovery (including debris removal)
  • livelihoods and poverty reduction
  • Democratic governance and rule of law
  • Environment Disaster risk reduction
  • Fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis
  • Support to aid management,
  • Support to the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission
UN Haiti: UNEP logo UN in Haiti United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP
  • Environment and climate change
  • Sustainable development
UN Haiti: UNESCO logo UN in Haiti United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO
  • Secondary education
  • Tertiary education
  • Vocational training
  • Advocacy for culture
  • Youth mobilization through culture
  • Support to local media
  • Disaster risk reduction
UN Haiti: UNFPA logo UN in Haiti United Nations Population Fund - UNFPA
  • Maternal and reproductive health
  • Family planning
  • Demographic data collection and analysis
  • Gender equality
  • Promotion of youth rights
  • Rights of marginalized groups
UN Haiti: UNHABITAT logo UN in HaitiUnited Nations Human Settlements Programme – UN-Habitat
  • Housing
  • Urban planning and management
  • Municipal development
UN Haiti: UNHCR logo UN in HaitiThe UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR
  • Protection against statelessness (documentation) and for internally displaced people
  • Protection against gender-based violence
  • Prevention of forced evictions,
  • Assistance to vulnerable people at the border
  • Family reunification
UN Haiti: UNICEF logo UN in Haiti United Nations Children’s Fund – UNICEF
  • Nutrition
  • Water and sanitation
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Maternal and children’s health
  • Child protection
  • Social protection
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United Nations Office for Project Services – UNOPS
  • Service provision for project management
  • Transitional and permanent shelters
  • Infrastructure (health,
  • roads)
  • Water and sanitation
  • Debris removal
UN Haiti: UNWOMEN logo UN in Haiti United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women – UN Women
  • Gender equality
  • Women’s rights
  • Economic empowerment
  • Gender-based violence
  • Governance and security
UN Haiti: WFP logo UN in Haiti World Food Programme – WFP
  • Food security
  • School Meals
  • Nutrition
  • Emergency preparedness / Logistical support to the humanitarian response
UN Haiti: WHO logo UN in Haiti World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization – WHO/PAHO
  • Health

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