The UN in Malawi

The UN System in Malawi has been present since 1964 and consists of 21 UN agencies, programmes and funds, both resident and non-resident.

In Malawi, the UN contributes towards national development priorities and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development through the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), a joint cooperation agreement between the UN and Government of Malawi.

The current Cooperation Framework runs from 2019 to 2023. UN assistance under the framework is delivered in a coherent and coordinated manner, seizing opportunities to accelerate the Agenda 2030 with an overall budget of US$1.1 billion. A Malawi SDG Acceleration Fund was set up in the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office to mobilise resources for financing coordinated SDG interventions in the country.

The modality of implementing the Cooperation Framework also includes joint programmes such as the Spotlight InitiativePromoting Sustainable Partnerships for Empowered Resilience (PROSPER)Joint Programme on Girls Education (JPGE) and the Social Protection for the SDGs (SP4SDG).

Caption: UN supports investments in girls to improve multiple development outcomes.
Photo: © UN Malawi


The Sustainable Development Goals in Malawi

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Malawi: