The United Nations (UN) system is represented by 24 Agencies, Funds and Programmes in Egypt. Each of these operate by working with various partners, including the Government of Egypt (GoE), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), academia and the private sector, as well as national and international institutions.

The UN works towards leaving no-one behind in its operations and aims to improve the quality of life for all living in Egypt by partnering with national and international counterparts in achieving this. The UN provides technical capacity, a global dimension to its operations and the promotion of development effectiveness. The UN advocates for change, provides evidence-based policy advice and supports sustainable development, prosperity and human rights, for a sustainable and clean environment.

Following the previous agreement between the UN and the GoE , the United Nations Assistance Development Framework (2013-2017), the UN and the Government of Egypt have signed a partnership agreement, the United Nations Partnership Development Framework (UNPDF) that covers the five-year period of 2018-2022. The UNPDF was formulated in a highly consultative process and so it directly aligns to the national Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt’s Vision 2030 (SDS), which is also aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are 17 global goals that aims for the guarantee of quality education for all, achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality, ensuring decent work and job growth, among many others. The global goals call for whole-of-society approach, through the participation of all factions of society, holding all accountable to achieving them. The UNPDF, through its alignment to the SDS and SDGs, aims to work hand-in-hand with the GoE in achieving the following four outcomes, a) Inclusive Economic Development, b) Social Justice, c) Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resource Management and d) Women’s Empowerment.