Resident UN Agencies

Assistant Represenative FAO
Arben Kipi
Assistant Represenative FAO

Founded in 1945, the Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is present in over 130 countries worldwide including

Albania. It has a global budget of USD 2.6 billion for the 2016-17 period.
Making sure people everywhere have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives:  this is the heart of FAO’s work.
The Organization’s strategic objectives dovetail with and support the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. FAO works closely with countries and partner institutions to promote achievement of the Goals at country level. >> read more ...

Limya Eltayeb
Resident Representative
UNDP Albania

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. Last year, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to continue the work of the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. >> read more ...

Manuela Bello Head of office

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA supports reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries – home to more than 80 per cent of the world’s population

UNFPA in Albania is one of the 17 UN agencies, funds and programmes, participating in the 5-year the Programme of Cooperation for Sustainable Development agreed with the Government of Albania. The Programme is well aligned with the Albanian National Strategy for Development and Integration and it reflects national development priorities and international commitments, along with United Nations norms and standards. >> read more ...

Pablo Zapata Representative

UNHCR works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. UNHCR provides vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to.UNHCR strive to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle.

During times of displacement, we provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. >> read more ...

Roberto De Bernardi Representative UNICEF Albania
Roberto De Bernardi
UNICEF Albania

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children’s rights and enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children.

We are aiming at supporting the Government of ALBANIA in aligning its legal framework, policies and practices for children with international standards and best practices to achieve realization of child rights. >> read more ...

Michele Ribotta
Country Representative
UN Women Albania

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment: >> read more ...

Dr. Raul Gonzalez-Montero
WHO Representative
and Head of Country Office
in Albania

The WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) is one of WHO’s six regional offices around the world.

It serves the WHO European Region, which comprises 53 countries, covering a vast geographical region from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, with over 880 million people. WHO/Europe staff are public health, scientific and technical experts, based in the main office in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 3 technical centres and in country offices in 29 Member States.

Underlying values and core functions of WHO, all the member states of WHO in the European Region share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. >> read more ...

Alma Jani
Head of Office
IOM Albania

IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 166 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. >> read more ...