A key feature of the UN system’s approach to provision of assistance, whether developmental or humanitarian, is its partnerships. In this context, the UN System in Jordan has over the years established numerous partnerships with a variety of stakeholders including the Government, civil society, private sector, academia, the Royal Family, and international development partners operating in Jordan. These partnerships constitute the foundation upon which the UN System implements its projects and activities.

The UN System cooperates and coordinates with national and international stakeholders in Jordan to ensure alignment of programmes and projects and harmonization of practices where possible to the national priorities of the Government of Jordan.

Some of the key partners of the UN in Jordan are:


The Government of Jordan is the UN’s primary partner for the implementation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). In addition to the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC), our key counterpart in the country, the UN System’s partnerships extends through a wide range of governmental, legislative, judiciary and executive bodies which have all worked with the UN family to ensure the success and sustainability of its support.

Civil Society

The UN System’s relationship and partnership with civil society is indispensable to the UN’s provision of development and humanitarian assistance and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Jordan. The UN System in Jordan, through the work of its agencies, funds, and programmes, maintains open dialogue with civil society organizations and continues to expand to new areas of collaboration pioneering new programmes and projects.

Private Sector

Private sector participation is critical to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, as the private sector plays a key role in fostering growth and employment, and hence alleviating poverty. In recognition hereof, the UN Secretary General has undertaken a major initiative to forge partnerships with the business community to bring sustainable business to developing countries. The Global Compact (GC) launched by the Secretary-General in July 2000 aims to bring UN agencies together with private sector entities, and labour and civil society organizations, to foster action and partnership. In Jordan the UN System launched the Global Compact in 2007 under the patronage of HRH Queen Rania Al Abdullah and in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Talal Abu Ghazaleh Group Int. Today, the GC local network in Jordan comprises over 24 businesses committed to advancing the GC principles, and exploring ways in which business can be involved in poverty eradication including supporting micro-credit schemes, social services, sanitation and healthcare.

The Royal Hashemite Family

The UN System in Jordan has over the years developed a strong and close partnership with the Royal Hashemite Family. Several members of the Royal Family support the work of the United Nations through advocacy on a number of issues including the rights of children, women, and communities.

The UN System in Jordan values the strong and committed relationship it enjoys with the Royal Hashemite Family and extends its sincere appreciation for the support received towards developmental and humanitarian ends.

Donors/International Development Partners

The UN System in Jordan, like in many other countries around the world, has established strong bi-lateral and multi-lateral relationships with donors to support national reform priorities. Key partners and donors to the UN in Jordan include Austria, Canada, Denmark, European Union, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United States, and the United Kingdom.