Partnering with UN agencies

With a view to enhancing synergies and minimizing duplication in programme delivery, UNESCO is attaching importance to increased coordination and cooperation with the other UN agencies. This improved dialogue at all stages of programme development and delivery is one of the aspects covered in the partnership agreements concluded with the UN partners.

UNESCO’s agreements with the UN agencies:

Organization

Date

Name/Type of Agreement

IBRD and IDA (World Bank)

 2011

MoU with the World Bank (cultural, social and natural heritage)

ILO

 2014

 1947

Agreement between the International Labour Organisation and UNESCO signed by DG in June 2014

Agreement between the International Labour Organisation and UNESCO

ILO

 1954

A/129/1 – Memorandum of Collaboration between the ILO and UNESCO in matters of technical and vocational education and related matters

ILO, UNDRO, UNEP, WFC, WHO, WMO

 1980

A/453/2 – MoU on the environmental aspects of natural disasters between: UNEP, UNDRO, WFC, UNIDO, ILO, UNESCO, WHO, WMO

ITU

 2000

 2012

Agreement for Cooperation between UNESCO and ITU 

Memorandum of Understanding between UNESCO and ITU 

OHCHR

 2003

Memorandum of Understanding between UNESCO and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN Women

 2012

Letter of Cooperation between UNESCO and UN Women

UNCCD

 1999

A/825/1 - Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UNESCO and the Secretariat  of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

UNDP

 2008

B/84/2 - Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and UNESCO

UNDRC

 1981

Memorandum of Understanding between the DG of UNESCO and the UN Disaster Relief Coordinator

UNEP

 1987


 2009

2016

Memorandum of Understanding concerning cooperation between UNESCO and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) 

Memoradum of Understanding (2009)

Memorandum of Understanding (2016)

UNFPA

 2015

Agreement with UNFPA - Strategic Partnership

UN-Habitat

 2005

MoU between UNESCO and UN-Habitat

UNHCR

 2011

Framework Agreement between UNESCO and the Office for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF

 1999

Framework Agreement between UNESCO and UNICEF in the field of Education

UNIDO

 1989

 1994

Agreement for Cooperation between UNESCO and UNIDO

Memorandum on Areas of Cooperation between UNESCO and UNIDO

UNITAR

 2008

B/179/1- Cooperation Agreement UNESCO and UNITAR

UNV

2017

Memorandum on the deployment and administration of UN volunteers 

UNWRA

2014

UNWRA 2014 

UNWTO

 1979

 1996

 2013

Accord entre l’UNESCO et l’Organisation mondiale du Tourisme

and its Supplementary Agreement


Memorandum of Understanding between UNESCO and UNWTO

WFP

 1964

Cooperation with the World Food Programme

WHO

 1948

 2006

Agreement between UNESCO and WHO

Treatment Education MoU

WIPO

 1974

Accord entre l’UNESCO et l’organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle

WMO

 1972


 2013

Working agreement on the long-term cooperation in the field of hydrology between the Secretariats of UNESCO and WMO

Working agreement on the long-term cooperation in the field of hydrology and water resources (freshwater) between UNESCO and WMO

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