UN Agencies in Syria

In this section you can find a selection of UN agencies working in Syria.

UN Country Team

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) encompasses all the entities of the UN system that carry out operational activities for development, emergency, recovery, and transition in program countries. In Syria, the UNCT ensures inter-agency coordination and decision-making at the country level.

To visit the website of UNCT Syria, click here.

UNDP Syria

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) works in helping to develop policies, leadership skills and institutional capabilities to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. In Syria, UNDP works on early recovery interventions to mitigate internal and external displacement through strengthening the resilience of the most affected populations inside the country.

To visit the website of UNDP Syria , click here.


The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) contributes to principled and effective humanitarian response through coordination, advocacy, policy, information management and humanitarian financing tools and services

To visit the website of UNOCHA Syria, click here.


The United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) supports the Secretary-General and his envoys, as well as UN political missions in their efforts to prevent and resolve conflict. In the case of Syria, the Department backs the UN-led talks in Geneva aiming at a credible political settlement in line with Resolution 2254.

To visit the website of UNDPPA Syria, click here.


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is the UN Agency responsible to protect the rights of asylum-seekers. UNHCR in Syria conducts operations to respond to the humanitarian needs of an increasing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees and host communities.

To visit the website of UNHCR Syria, click here.

IOM Syria

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues and to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems. IOM in Syria provides humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

To visit the website of IOM Syria, click here.


The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) works to provide a framework for the formulation of sectoral policies and to support economic and social development in the region. UNESCWA has published a number of reports and policy papers on the socio-economic consequences of the Syrian crisis.

To visit the website of UNESCWA Syria, click here.