The United Nations works, at the request of the Government of Mozambique, to support national development efforts, respond to emergencies and ensure peace and security for all Mozambicans.
The UN system in Mozambique supports the Government through a formalized UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), a plan that outlines the activities and modalities by which the UN assists in the achievement of development goals prioritized by the Government. As detailed in the current UNDAF (2007-2009), the UN is expediting the implementation of the UN Reforms, a variety Joint Programming modalities and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
The UN is a multi-sectoral organization and not simply the sum of the individual agencies. By relying on the strengths of the agencies, the UN is equipped to deliver high quality services in a wide variety of areas. This multi-sectoral approach allows for the UN to provide both upstream and downstream services as well as operating on an emergency or on a long-term basis.
The impartiality of the UN is by definition different to the positions of the donors. This presents opportunities for the UN to play the role of honest broker, conveyor and coordinator between the donor community and Government.
The UN system in Mozambique has a number comparative advantages:
The UNDAF 2007-2009 was developed on the basis of these areas of comparative advantages.
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