Joint United Nations Framework to Support the Transition in Yemen, 2012-2014

30 Mar 2012

The Joint UN Framework was elaborated to respond in an integrated manner to the crisis and anticipated transition in Yemen. The Framework represents the support of the United Nations to the political transition in Yemen, which
includes the Secretary-General’s good offices as well as the agencies, programmes, funds and departments of the United Nations. The Framework aims to complement the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan 2012, and to bridge the gap between that plan and the longerterm United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Yemen (which covers 2012- 2015 but was formulated before the events of 2011). The Joint UN Framework therefore aims to maximise the effectiveness of UN assistance in Yemen’s anticipated transition, drawing on Joint UN Framework Yemen - Final 30 Mar 2012 the capacity, expertise and position of the various UN agencies, funds and programmes to help bring about a peaceful and inclusive transition. The Joint UN Framework can also serve as a basis for mobilising resources from development partners interested to support Yemen’s transition.

The UN agencies, funds and programmes that operate in Yemen cover a wide spectrum of programmatic areas, from emergency and humanitarian assistance to capacity building and development. This in-country capacity also benefits from strong global and regional support provided by the respective organisations’ headquarters and regional offices. Although the Joint UN  Framework takes advantage, primarily, of this existing in-country capacity, it will
also rely on a wide network of implementing partners, such as international non-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, bilateral cooperation agencies, state and nonstate organisations, community-based organisations, and the private sector.

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