In case you wonder how the United Nations help Montenegro, you are at the right place. The UNDAF Online Hub is a unique platform which takes you on a journey through the complexity of cooperation between United Nations and people of Montenegro. Here, you will easily get the sense of how the Government of Montenegro and the UN Team in the country merge their forces to advance the quality of life of people of Montenegro.


The consultative, participatory and priority-setting process has resulted in the selection of four major result areas, each with a strategic Outcome. Each of these Outcomes corresponds to key national development and human rights priorities. They are also aimed at making the best use of the comparative advantage of the UN organizations and at offering opportunities to build on synergies and complementarities between their respective mandates, operational capacities and competency areas.

  • Igor Lukšić
    The new Integrated UN Programme 2017-2021 evidently recognizes the needs and challenges for the country’s development over the next five years. Together, UN and the Government of Montenegro strive for reaching the highest possible level of synergy.
    Igor Lukšić
    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro
  • Fiona McCluney
    We, the UN in Montenegro, ground our partnership through targeted research and analysis to support evidence based decision making, through drawing on global best practice, through innovation and state of the art communication to promote behavioral change, to help Montenegro achieve long term changes.
    Fiona McCluney
    UN Resident Coordinator in Montenegro
  • Milorad Šćepanović
    The importance of UNDAF is truly substantial, as well as the timing. Our five-year cooperation programme came soon after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
    Milorad Šćepanović
    Director-General for Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro


The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) contains the strategic programme planning framework for collaboration between the UN System and Government of Montenegro for the period 2017–2021. It is closely aligned with national human rights and development priorities and is based on extensive consultations with the Government of Montenegro across all sectors, with local government, national institutions and partners, and with civil society. The UNDAF frames the work of the following resident and regionally based United Nations Organisations: UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR, WHO, ILO, IAEA, UNIDO, UNECE, UNESCO, UNEP, UN Women, UNOPS, FAO, UNODC and UNCTAD.

The UNDAF for Montenegro 2017–2021 is intended to take full advantage of the combined knowledge and resources of the UN System organizations working under the “Delivering as One” modality as of 2010, and sustaining the results of the current Integrated UN Programme 2010–2016. Furthermore, the UNDAF is aligned with the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also particularly framed by the EU accession reform agenda systematically pursued by the Government of Montenegro.

The national context for UN development support is evolving fast as the UN is entering the second decade of its programmatic presence and is building on the results achieved under the first Integrated UN Programme: as a middle-income country with a growing economy Montenegro is committed to sustaining the momentum of reforms in step with the EU accession agenda, which will also frame the UN’s programme. As other – bilateral – development partners have withdrawn or are due to phase out their cooperation, the UN is well-placed as a strategic partner to assist the Government and people of Montenegro in selected areas that match the UN’s particular mandates, competencies and operational capacities.