Partners and counterparts

UN Partners and counterparts for Sustainable Development in Venezuela 2022
The UN works with a vast network of partners and counterparts throughout the national territory.

United in Communication

The UN works together to bring its messages directly to communities.

107 journalists

trained on food security and nutrition, communication with equity and a gender perspective, gender narratives in sport, risk and security, gender and sexual diversity, and gender identities.

703,000 people

were reached through all UN agencies, funds, and programs’ social media platforms.


Various campaigns were carried out on social media, including gender equality, vaccination, the LGBTIQ+ community, children, adolescents, and youth, and human trafficking.

United in Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

During 2022, the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) strategy focused on expanding and consolidating the PSEA Interagency Network and its participation in the coordination and decision-making spaces of the UN and its partners, the development of personnel abilities, and the coordination with key players.

Mujer y niña leen un tríptico.
© UNFPA/Nayra Gutiérrez

110,700 people

participated in awareness-raising activities on preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

United in Operations

Currently, the UN is in the third year of implementation of the Joint Operations Strategy, with the following results:

  • Three long-term agreements for two years with suppliers that provide logistics services.
  • Approaches with two banking entities to strengthen the UN’s financial services.
  • Consolidating a joint, easily accessible database to harmonize information.
  • Conducting an internal survey to determine the organization’s cultural and labor structure.
UN personnel talking with a community.
© WFP/Lorena García
FAO, UNICEF, and WFP are jointly implementing a pilot program that seeks to increase the resilience of school communities in two municipalities in Falcón State.

Increased operational capacity

In the last three years, the UN in Venezuela has gone from 200 hired professionals to 932 (466 % increase) deployed in 32 offices throughout the territory.

The UNV Program continued to support UN agencies, funds, and programs by recruiting UN volunteers. UNV personnel allowed for rapid field deployment and access to the most remote parts of the country to provide a timely and quality response. One hundred twenty-five new UN volunteers were added to the more than 100 already in service, making up almost 25 % of the UN workforce in Venezuela, mostly young people.

© UNV/Mauro Medina
Yohanna Rondón, national UN volunteer Storekeeper, and Jeiruska Viloria, national UN volunteer Program Associate, both from WFP, coordinating food distribution.
© UNV/Mauro Medina
Mirtha Morales, national UN volunteer Coordinator of the Gender-Based Violence (VBG) area, UNFPA, sharing the violence meter.

Working together for sustainability

The UN in Venezuela promotes spaces for collaboration to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the 17 SDGs, strengthening coordination between social, institutional, and private actors.

+200 companies

working together in the Business Sustainability Forum for education, women and youth employment, the climate change agenda, and human rights in companies.

30 companies

signing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The WEP community contributes to bridging gender gaps in the country.

A joint pilot program between FAO, UNICEF, and WFP

financed by the SDG Fund to strengthen the resilience of communities in two municipalities of Falcón State and contribute to developing an alternative and sustainable food system with the school as its center.

Partnerships creating value

WEPs Venezuela: A basic guide on sexual harassment
In this Guide to the WEPs Community in Venezuela, we give you some keys to building a protocol that promotes an environment free of sexual harassment.
SDG Fund: Strengthening the resilience of school communities in Falcón
In Venezuela, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Program (WFP) are jointly implementing a pilot program that seeks to strengthen the resilience of school communities in two municipalities of Falcón State, in the northwest of the country.

We work for everyone, paying particular attention to these groups so that no one is left behind:

  • Children and adolescents
  • Adults and older adults
  • Youths
  • Indigenous villages
  • Women
  • Female sex workers
  • LGBTIQ+ population
  • People with disabilities
  • Homeless people
  • People in poverty and extreme poverty
  • People living in informal settlements
  • People on the move
  • Inmates
  • People living with HIV and chronic, communicable, and non-communicable diseases
© UNHCR/Carlos Font
UNHCR has delivered wheelchairs, canes, walkers, and kits with personal hygiene products to people with disabilities living in vulnerable situations that have been identified in communities throughout the country.
© FAOVE/Harrison Ruiz
Students practice the production of earthworm humus in the ETA Guacamaya - Capaya Acevedo municipality of Miranda state.
© IOM/Haysariz Alexandra González Lozano
IOM project monitor preparing the registration lists for health care that IOM and its partner are providing in the indigenous community of Paraitepuy de Roraima, Gran Sabana municipality, Bolívar state.
© UNAIDS/Rodolfo Churión
UNAIDS, together with civil society, is implementing a project that enrolls people living with HIV in the health system so that they receive medical attention and antiretroviral treatment.
PAHO/WHO supports the vaccination and health of children and adults in indigenous communities in Venezuela.
© UNDP Venezuela/Lubel Mier y Teran
Female workers of a company in the food sector that is part of the success stories of UNDP Venezuela’s Supplier Development Program.
© UNFPA/Pauline Perez
A 16-year-old Venezuelan girl with Down syndrome receives a Dignity Kit while listening carefully to information to prevent and mitigate gender-based violence in everyday life.
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Marcos Pineda (16 years old) sews in his CECAL (Educational Center for Labor Training) classroom in Guasdualito, Apure State.
© WFP/Marianela González
Warao boy receiving the World Food Program school meals program in Delta Amacuro