How the UN is supporting The Sustainable Development Goals in Sudan

The UN and its partners in Sudan are working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 interconnected and ambitious Goals which address the major development challenges faced by people in Sudan and around the world. The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is the plan for the United Nations Country Team’s (UNCT) contribution towards national development priorities in 2018-2021 and incorporates the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda. This plan outlines how the UNCT aims to collaborate with partners during the UNDAF period on the SDGs. In line with the UNDAF’s principles of national ownership, partnership, transparency and accountability, the framework has been formulated in close collaboration between the UNCT, the Government of Sudan and civil society, ensuring it is closely aligned to the national development agenda. This third UNDAF for Sudan serves as the integrated strategic planning framework for UN development programming and will guide agency-specific programmes in the country to ensure greater coherence and results orientation in the development work of the UN, thus leading to better development outcomes.