|In line with the mandate given to the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) by the Secretary General in 1997, to improve the effectiveness of UN development at the country level, UN organizations working for Iraq have also developed policies and procedures that allow the varying UN agencies to work together and analyse the issues that affect Iraq, plan support strategies, implement support programmes and monitor results. This is achieved through the Cluster system by agencies that are best situated in terms of experience, resources and expertise to lead that cluster and implement projects/programmes on behalf of the cluster they lead or are a member of.
The UN Country Team also believe that the policies, guidelines and procedures implemented to support the cluster approach will improve the quality and effectiveness of UN Country Team programme collaboration, particularly in support of Iraqi national efforts to implement the Millennium Declaration and achieve the Millennium Declaration Goals.
The United Nations Country Team — the family of UN Organisations involved in Iraq — consists of 21 UN Funds, Programmes, Agencies, Offices and Departments coordinated by United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Other organisations who are implementing partners with the UN Country team in Iraq are: