In addition, the Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement (FAFA) between the European Commission and the United Nations was signed in 2003 and updated in 2018. This cooperation agreement calls on the two organisations to review ongoing cooperation and future work plans in order to take stock and further improve cooperation on an annual basis and/or, if necessary, if necessary. These regular meetings of senior officials (SOMs) take place under the political and strategic supervision of the WHO Director-General, WHO Regional Director for Europe and the European Commissioner for Public Health. In the coming months, a more concrete plan will be developed, with projects and steps of cooperation. Overall, the agreement aims to ensure that the Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement (FAFA), signed in 2003, is the overall framework for the contributory agreements signed between the EU and UNDP. The partnership is defined as part of the Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement (FAFA) signed by the European Commission and IFAD in September 2004. Since then, the EU has made more than 500 million euros available to IFAD. A relationship of trust, rigour and common vision has developed. The exchange of letters of 14 December 2001 sets out the framework for cooperation between the European Commission and WHO, as well as their objectives, priorities, areas of cooperation, procedures, activities and practical modalities of implementation.

It facilitates administrative cooperation by standardising contractual terms and committing to rely on UN audit, control, accounting and contracting procedures. This agreement applies to all directorates-general of the European Commission and all United Nations contracting organisations. The decision document, which governs fruitful cooperation between the United Nations and the Commission, is the financial and administrative framework agreement known as the Nbspfa. This document was adopted by the Commission in 2003 and revised in 2014. FaFA establishes a general legal framework for all agreements between the Commission and UN agencies. In addition, its 15 articles define the objectives, principles and modalities of cooperation between the two parties, as well as the role of the European Commission in assessing and verifying measures. In the preamble, you will find a list of all the UN agencies that complied with this agreement in 2003: since then, FAFA has been adapted twice, in 2014 and 2018, to accept changes in the respective regulatory frameworks of the organizations. You can find the latest version here. The agreement linked a number of priority areas, including: the strategic partnership between WHO and the European Commission has consolidated and extended in recent years to the commitment to the promotion and improvement of human health in the European region and around the world. OCHA – Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs During the fourth High-Level Forum on the Effectiveness of Development Assistance in Busan, the EU and UNDP also endorsed the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (for which UNDP is the OECD secretariat).

UNDP and the EU are represented on the Global Partnership Steering Committee. Putting Research into Use for Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture and Resilience (PRUNSAR) is currently one of the most important AR4D programs in progress. It has a budget of almost $40 million, mainly from the European Union, of which $8 million is a ifAD contribution.