The United Nations has been present in Chad since the early 1960s. As impartial partner of confidence, the United Nations supports development and the implementation of national policies to respond efficiently to the development and humanitarian challenges the country is confronted to.
It is organised through the Resident Coordinator system for programmes in development, human rights, and peace-building, while humanitarian assistance is managed by the Humanitarian Coordinator. The role of the Resident Coordinator is to improve collaboration between agencies for a greater consistency, efficiency, and impact of their operations in the country. It also ensures consistency and synergy between humanitarian and development activities by the United Nations. The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) is the basic coordination mechanism for development work and is made up of heads and representatives of agencies and funds.
A total of 10 resident agencies and funds are represented through offices in N’Djamena and inside the country, next to some non resident agencies. There are a total of 10 resident agencies and funds with offices in the N’Djamena and other parts of the country as well as non-resident agencies.