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UNDP and the UN

UNDP remains committed to working even more closely with partners across the UN system.

Barbara Pesce-Monteiro, Director of the UNDP Representation Office in Brussels, is also the UN Secretary-General’s representative to the EU and the Belgian authorities. She coordinates the UN Team in Brussels which brings together UN entities spanning across the wide spectrum of UN’s work on peace and security, human rights and development.

A core mandate of the UN Team is to foster its partnership with the European Union (EU) in line with the UN Charter (1945) and the Treaty of Lisbon (2009), which together with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, provide an overarching framework for the EU-UN partnership. It strives to build mutual understanding and support for the UN System activities within the EU institutions and amongst a wider public in Europe while increasing the knowledge and understanding within the UN System itself of the EU and its policies.

Over the past decade, the EU and the UN have been working together in over 170 countries to help them protect human rights for all, reduce hunger and malnutrition, prevent and overcome crises, build democratic and inclusive societies, deliver essential services, promote green growth and decent jobs, and ensure the sustainable management of natural resources.

More about the UN in Brussels: www.unbrussels.org

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