United Nations

UNRWA is part of the United Nations family. In addition to a limited subsidy from the Regular Budget of the United Nations, UNRWA benefits from a range of partnerships with sister UN agencies. Inter-agency collaboration, including sharing skills and expertise, had a net-financial value of US$ 51.4 million in 2015. Inter-agency collaboration also increases the coherence and effectiveness of the UN systems.

UNRWA is engaged within the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs), which guide the development of UN member states, humanitarian coordination mechanism such as the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, and rapid-response tools, such as the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination system.

UNRWA partners with the following UN agencies to implement humanitarian and development interventions: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. UNRWA also benefits from support provided by the UN Trust Fund, the UN Human Security Trust Fund (UNHSTF) and the Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF).