The United Nations in Montenegro

UN Eco House - Podgorica, Montenegro
Photo: © UN Montenegro / Miloš Vujović

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Montenegro is composed of 18 UN organisations – 10 resident and 8 regionally-based UN agencies – with UN Resident Coordinator coordinating the collaborative efforts of UNCT. Working in the areas of human rights and sustainable development, the UN team brings the latest knowledge and specialised expertise to support Montenegro in achieving Sustainable Development Goals and accomplishing its national priorities, primarily EU integration. 

UN’s strategic support to Montenegro is articulated through the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027, a five-year strategic document jointly developed by the Government and UN team, which paves the way for country’s achievement of Agenda 2030 – a strong driver of EU accession process. The Cooperation Framework outlines three priority areas of UN’s support to the country:

  • Inclusive Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability; 
  • Human capital development, reducing vulnerability, and social inclusion; and 
  • Social cohesion, people-centred governance, rule of law and human rights.

In order to Leave No One Behind, the UN Country Team merges comparative advantages of different UN organisations to provide tailor-made support to the country in addressing the needs of its population, with special focus on the most vulnerable, disadvantaged or those who are at risk of social exclusion, such as children, people with disabilities, women, refugees, stateless persons, migrants, elderly, people in remote areas, etc. 


National development vision

By 2027, Montenegro has reduced multidimensional and income poverty and accelerated progress towards sustainable, resource-efficient, and innovation-based economy, with improved state of the environment and increased respect for human rights, social justice, and inclusion of the most vulnerable.


The Sustainable Development Goals in Montenegro

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 Montenegro: