About the United Nations in India
The United Nations is an international organisation founded in 1945. Currently made up of 193 Member States, the mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.
India is a founding member of the United Nations, signing the UN Charter, along with 50 other countries, on 26 June, 1945.
The United Nations has a long history of close co-operation with the Government of India and today the United Nations system in India includes 26 organisations that have the privilege to serve in the country.
The Resident Coordinator in India
The Resident Coordinator, the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General to the Government, leads the UN Country Team in advocating the mandate of the United Nations, while drawing on the support and guidance of the entire UN family.
United Nations Development Action Framework
In India, as in other countries in the world, our work is guided by the United Nations Development Action Framework or UNDAF, the strategic programme framework that outlines the collective response of the UN system to national development priorities.
The United Nations Development Action Framework (2013-17) was prepared in partnership with the former Planning Commission in close collaboration with government agencies, civil society organisations and the United Nations in India. Since 2015, the United Nations has worked closely with NITI Aayog, the premier policy think tank of the Government of India in 2015, in supporting the country’s national priorities.