Partnering with UN Agencies

With a view to enhancing synergies and minimizing duplication in programme delivery, UNESCO is attaching importance to increased coordination and cooperation with the other UN agencies. This improved dialogue at all stages of programme development and delivery is one of the aspects covered in the partnership agreements concluded with the UN partners.

UNESCO’s agreements with the UN agencies:

Organization Date Name/Type of the Agreement
UNEP

2016

2009

1987

 

Memorandum of Understanding (2016)

Memoradum of Understanding (2009)

Memorandum of Understanding concerning cooperation between UNESCO and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNFPA 2015 Agreement with UNFPA - Strategic Partnership
UNWRA 2014 UNWRA 2014 
ILO

2014

 

1947

Agreement between the International Labour Organisation and UNESCO signed by DG in June 2014

Agreement between the International Labour Organisation and UNESCO

WMO

2013

 

1972

Working agreement on the long-term cooperation in the field of hydrology and water resources (freshwater) between UNESCO and WMO

Working agreement on the long-term cooperation in the field of hydrology between the Secretariats of UNESCO and WMO

UNWTO

2013

 

1996

 

1979

Memorandum of Understanding between UNESCO and UNWTO

Supplementary Agreement of the Accord entre l’UNESCO et l’Organisation mondiale du Tourisme

Accord entre l’UNESCO et l’Organisation mondiale du Tourisme

UN WOMEN 2012 Letter of Cooperation between UNESCO and UN Women
ITU

2012

 

2000

Memorandum of Understanding between UNESCO and ITU

Agreement for Cooperation between UNESCO and ITU

UNHCR 2011 Framework Agreement between UNESCO and the Office for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
IBRD and IDA (World Bank) 2011 MoU with the World Bank (cultural, social and natural heritage)
UNITAR 2008 Cooperation Agreement UNESCO and UNITAR
UNDP 2008 Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and UNESCO
WHO

2006

1948

Treatment Education MoU

Agreement between UNESCO and WHO

UN-HABITAT 2005 MoU between UNESCO and UN-Habitat
OHCHR 2003 Memorandum of Understanding between UNESCO and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNICEF 1999 Framework Agreement between UNESCO and UNICEF in the field of Education
UNCCD 1999 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UNESCO and the Secretariat  of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
UNIDO

1994

 

1989

Memorandum on Areas of Cooperation between UNESCO and UNIDO

Agreement for Cooperation between UNESCO and UNIDO

UNDRC 1981

Memorandum of Understanding between the DG of UNESCO and the UN Disaster Relief Coordinator

ILO,INDRO,UNEP,WFC,WHO, WMO 1980 MoU on the environmental aspects of natural disasters between: UNEP, UNDRO, WFC, UNIDO, ILO, UNESCO, WHO, WMO
WIPO 1974 Accord entre l’UNESCO et l’organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle
WFP 1964 Cooperation with the World Food Programme
ILO 1954 A/129/1 – Memorandum of Collaboration between the ILO and UNESCO in matters of technical and vocational education and related matters