The United Nations
in Malaysia

The mandate of the United Nations in Malaysia is to help the country in its vision of achieving developed nation status via the 2030 Agenda, which charts a development path that balances economic growth with social inclusion and environmental sustainability, based on solid institutional foundations, conditions for peaceful societies and the realization of human rights. To this end, 169 targets further specify the ambitious 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030 and a comprehensive indicator framework has been developed to measure progress.

Globally, United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) are present in 131 countries, helping them implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UNCT in Malaysia brings a wide range of expertise, international standards and best practices to address complex developmental challenges. We work closely with government, civil society, private sector, academia and people from all walks of life – prioritising last mile development issues and driving catalytic action through strategic efforts and partnerships.

In Malaysia, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) comprises 19 agencies, led by the UN Resident Coordinator (RC), to deliver greater impact together on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs in line with national priorities, plans and needs. This is a good representation of the largest multilateral organisation in the world.

The UNCT prioritizes and develops solutions to:


Leave no one behind

through inclusive development and wellbeing for all.

Promote peaceful societies

through social cohesion and national unity.

Promoted the protection of rights

good governance, and democratic freedoms.

Enhance sustainable economic growth

balanced with environmental protection.

Promote gender equality

and equity.

Maximise impact

on SDGs by fostering catalytic partnerships.