UN Entities in Zimbabwe

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

    Chimimba David Phiri, Sub Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa and Representative in Zimbabwe

    FAO leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

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  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

    IAEA is the world’s centre of cooperation in the nuclear field. It works with members of states and partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.

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  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

    IFAD is a specialized agency that finances agricultural development projects primarily for food production in developing countries.

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  • International Labour Organization (ILO)

    Hopolang Phororo, Director

    ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards.

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  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)

    Lily Sanya, Chief of Mission

    IOM is an inter-governmental organization that works to ensure the humane and orderly migration.

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  • International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

    Chali Tumelo, Area Representative

    ITU is the specialized agency of the United Nations which is responsible for information and communication technologies.

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  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS)

    Girmay Haile, Country Director

    UNAIDS is an innovative partnership that leads the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

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  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

    Katherine Liao, Regional Representative a.i.

    OHCHR oversees major programs in protecting human rights and implementing international rights agreements.

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  • UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

    UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy.

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  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

    Dr. Mohamed Ayoya, Representative

    UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. 

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  • United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)

    Alaa Abboud, Security Advisor
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  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

    Georges van Montfort, Country Director

    UNDP is the United Nations’ global development network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

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  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

    Hubert Gijzen, Regional Director and Representative to SADC

    UNESCO works to build peace, eradicate poverty and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

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  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

    Delhpine Serumaga, Representative

    UN Women coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and supports the Government and Civil Society to design laws, policies, programmes and services to set global standards for achieving gender equality.

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  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

    Robert Tibagwa, Representative

    UNHCR is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and resolve refugee challenges. 

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  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

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  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Tich Mushayandebvu, Head of Operations

    UNIDO is a specialized agency whose mandate is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries. 

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  • United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)

    Bishow Parajuli, Director
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  • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

    UNOPS acts as a service provider to various actors in the development, humanitarian and peacekeeping arenas. 

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  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

    UNODC is the global leader in the fight against illicit drugs, international crime and terrorism.

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  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

    Yu Yu, Country Representative a.i

    UNFPA seeks to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the people of Zimbabwe especially women and young people through promoting universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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  • United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

    UNV contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.

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  • Universal Postal Union (UPU)

    Gladys Mutyavaviri, Regional Advisor

    UPU is a specialized agency of the United Nations which is responsible for coordinating postal development activities worldwide.

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  • World Food Programme (WFP)

    Eddie Rowe, Country Director and Representative

    WFP is the food aid arm of the United Nations system.

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  • World Health Organization (WHO)

    Dr. David Okello, Representative

    WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. 

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