UN Resident Agencies in Zambia

Food and Agriculture Organization

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was established on 19th September 1978 in Zambia. The main aim of the FAO country office is to assist the Zambian government in developing policies, programmes and projects that help to reduce hunger and malnutrition; to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to use the environmental and natural resources in a sustainable way.

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International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD)

IFAD started its work in Zambia in 1981. Since then IFAD has provided US $ 184.1 million to help finance 12 programmes and project in Zambia. The first projects were designed to cushion rural poor people from the effects of central planning. The primary objective of IFAD's operations in Zambia is to support the commercialization of smallholder agriculture, in particular by creating links between small-scale farmers and suppliers and market intermediaries, and by improving the availability of rural financial services to small-scale farmers.

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International Labour Organisation (ILO)

International Labour Organisation (ILO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations. The ILO Office in Zambia was established in 1968 following an agreement signed between the Government of the Republic of Zambia and the International Labour Office. The Country Office in Lusaka is currently responsible for three countries: Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. The ILO provides its assistance in the areas of labour standards, employment, social protection, social dialogue, and cross cutting issue such as gender equality.

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International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Zambia joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on September 1965. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. The IMF's fundamental mission is to help ensure stability in the international system. It does so in three ways: keeping track of the global economy and the economies of member countries; lending to countries with balance of payments difficulties; and giving practical help to members.

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International Organisation For Migration

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. IOM works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners to promote international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, and health and gender dimensions of migration. IOM activities in Zambia focus on: the voluntary repatriation of refugees to DRC, health promotion and social services to formal and informal labour migrants, counter-trafficking, and technical cooperation and other capacity-building interventions in migration management. Zambia became an IOM Member State in 1992. 

 

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