UNDP and the UN System
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 177-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
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 UN House. These are:
- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN)
- United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNFP)
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 the OECS are:
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
- Universal Postal Union (UPU)
- United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Together these agencies are known as the United Nations Subregional Team (UNST) serving Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.