About Us

IOM, UN Secretariat, UN Women, FAO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNOPS, WFP, and WHO with operational support from UNICC, have joined forces to deliver the UN Partner Portal, designed to bring about a harmonized, efficient and easy collaboration between Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and their UN partners.


The development of the UN Partner Portal draws on decades of successful partnerships between the UN and civil society, consultations with networks of NGOs, as well as best practices in partnership management, to support the harmonisation and simplification of business processes. Benefits include:

  • Learning more about UN partnership processes
  • Registering and creating online profiles once that can be accessed by multiple UN Agencies
  • Viewing partnership opportunities from multiple UN Agencies
  • Submitting concept notes to UN Agencies for funding consideration.


  • CSO partnership opportunities posted by multiple UN Agencies in a single location
  • CSO Partner profiles to alert UN Agencies of CSO field presence
  • Harmonised CSO Partner declaration accepted by all UN Agencies
  • CSO Partner concept notes (both solicited and unsolicited) reviewed by UN Agencies
  • Reduced timelines for CSO partnership selection and processing
  • CSO partnership data and metrics on partnership practices
  • UN Agencies verification and risk profiles of prospective partners
  • Key Partner profile data extraction for UN Agency analysis.

Meeting Our Commitments

The Portal is designed to encourage harmonization within the UN and it is expected that more UN Agencies and their associated Partners will join the Portal in the near future.

The Portal also represents the efforts of UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP to implement the 2016 World Humanitarian Summits' Grand Bargain commitments to reduce duplication and management costs and enhance partnerships with local and national actors.

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