The UN in Albania works closely with the Government and other partners including civil society, academia and the private sector, to fight poverty, strengthen the rule of law, empower women, promote human rights, protect the environment and support economic and social reforms.
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Albania consists of 17 UN agencies, funds and programmes. UN Women leads and coordinates the work of the country team on gender equality and the empowerment of women, under the overall leadership of the resident coordinator.
The UNCT works "as one" to support Albania in achieving the SDGs and Albania’s National Development Goals through a people-centered, rights-based approach for development. This is also outlined the Programme of Cooperation for Sustainable Development 2017-2021. The combined planning framework for all UN organizations in Albania is fully aligned to strategic country priorities.