Our Work on the Sustainable Development Goals in The Gambia

How the UN is supporting The Sustainable Development Goals in The Gambia

Common priority areas have been identified to leverage the UN Country Team (UNCT) support to poverty eradication, human capital development, and sustainable natural resources and environment management, with good governance as an underpinning value. The UN and its partners are working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 17 interconnected and ambitious Goals, which address the major development challenges faced by people in The Gambia and around the world.

The Sustainable Development Goals in The Gambia

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth's environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in The Gambia. The Resident Coordinator leads the UN Country Team (UNCT) and ensures that the UN agencies support the national development priorities through three UNDAF outcome areas. These are: (i) Governance, Economic Management and Human Rights supporting initiatives aimed at strengthening national institutions responsible for economic and financial management and oversee reforms to guarantee people their human rights; (ii) Human capital development supporting access to education and health care services, improving equitable quality and access to water, sanitation and hygiene, social protection and gender and youth empowerment; and (iii) Sustainable agriculture, natural resources, environment and climate change management covering agricultural production and productivity, food and nutrition security, environmental management, mainstream climate change in environment and disaster risk management. The UN Country Team coordinate their work through joint Work Plans.