The UN Country Team in Malaysia is dedicated to supporting sustainable development to empower women, men and children all Malaysians, but especially the poorest and most vulnerable. The UN is working to help people to live free of poverty, violence, HIV and AIDS.
The UN in Malaysia works closely with the Government of Malaysia and partners in support of the country’s national development priorities. Through its individual agencies and specialised funds, the UN in Malaysia also supports coordination of national and international action to protect the rights and well-being of invisible and excluded communities, including refugees and migrants.
We are guided by the principles and values of the UN Charter, the Millennium Development Goals and other fundamental UN treaties such as, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
The UN Country Team in Malaysia is led by the UN Resident Coordinator, and is represented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); and the World Health Organisation (WHO). In addition, UNU, UNU-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and WHO-Global Services Center (WHO-GSC), World Food Programme (WFP), and UN Security (UNDSS) are also part of the UN family in Malaysia.
There are other UN organizations, such as UNCTAD which run regional projects based out of Malaysia, and yet others such as UNESCO, ILO, UNAIDS, UNIDO and UNOHCHR which collaborate with the Government of Malaysia but are non-resident.
Below are the UN Agencies in Malaysia:
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