About Us

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Somalia consists of the 23 UN agencies, funds, programmes and organizations operating in Somalia and come together under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq. 

The UNCT Somalia works together to strengthen inter-agency coordination and ensure a One-UN approach towards development, humanitarian and peacebuilding efforts, as well as partnerships with Somali citizens, authorities, and donors.

Our work in Somalia is guided by the UN strategic framework which aims at supporting the government to implement its new development plan (NDP).

Our interventions cover all of Somalia, with permanent offices in more than ten locations across the country, and a constant outlook for expanding our presence to deliver to areas and people most in need. More than 1600 UN staff currently live and work in Somalia.




23 UN agencies are part of the UN Country Team for Somalia. Together with the UN Assistance Mission (UNSOM), and the UN Support Office for Somalia (UNSOS), they form the UN in Somalia family, and represent the largest aid footprint in Somalia.