An overview of the key results achieved by the UN in the UAE in 2020 in support of sustainable development and the COVID19 response.
The United Nations in the United Arab Emirates is pleased to present the 2020 Annual Results Report which captures the important work of the UN Country Team with and in the United Arab Emirates.
This report presents highlights of the UN’s cooperation with the UAE in 2020 and the collective actions of all UN entities working in the United Arab Emirates. The report also shows results of the collaboration among the UN Country Team (UNCT), UAE Government and partners, and the alignment of these efforts in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Marking its 75th anniversary, the year 2020 was also unprecedented in the history of the United Nations. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed international cooperation around the world, testing both global solidarity in the face of the public health crisis, and the ability of the multilateral system to organize a coordinated response to contain, mitigate, and facilitate a recovery post-pandemic. This has strengthened the cooperation between the UN and the UAE and enabled the UNCT to achieve its annual targets by exploring innovative mechanisms to ensure business continuity and respond to emerging challenges.
“Building a more sustainable future for all by 2030 through advancing the SDGs remains the focus of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in the UAE, with emphasis on leveraging capacities and expertise, to introducing innovative solutions to persistent development challenges in the UAE, and around the world.” – Dr. Dena Assaf, UN Resident Coordinator for the UAE