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UNDP and the UN

Our corporate context defines the work of UNDP Barbados and the OECS as a component of the UN’s global development network, which advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP Barbados and the OECS is part of the 170 country office UNDP network, working with countries to assist the implementation of their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the tools, skills and expertise of UNDP and our wide range of partners.

United Nations System consists of the United Nations programmes, funds and specialized agencies and United Nations Secretariat.

UN Agencies in Barbados and the OECS

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is one of the programmes in the United Nations family of organizations. In addition to UNDP, the following UN System specialized agencies, programmes and funds are based in Barbados at the UN House. These are:
UNICEF Office for the Eastern Caribbean Area
UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations
UNFPA Caribbean Sub-regional Office
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) is also a resident agency in Barbados, but is located outside of the UN House.

Non-resident agencies and funds which form part of the United Nations family in Barbados and OECS include:

  • International Labour Organization (ILO) in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Universal Postal Union (UPU) in St. Lucia
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Jamaica
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Jamaica
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) in Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Trinidad and Tobago

Together, these agencies are known as the United Nations Subregional Team (UNST) serving Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.


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