The UN in Lesotho

Lesotho has been a member of the United Nations since she gained her independence in 1966. Since then, the United Nations in Lesotho has been an impartial and trusted partner in Lesotho, supporting the Government of Lesotho comprised of eight resident and eighteen non-resident UN agencies. The Resident Coordinator leads the UN Country Team (UNCT) and ensures that the UN agencies support the national development priorities in three strategic priorities.

UNCT Retreat, 2019

Priorities

  1. Accountable Governance, Effective Institutions, Social Cohesion and Inclusion.

  2. Sustainable Capital Development.

  3. Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth for Poverty Reduction.

The Sustainable Development Goals in Lesotho

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Lesotho: