Joint Programme Factsheet
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Fund Dates

  • Start Date: 2 March 2020
  • End Date: 1 March 2023


Key Documents



This Joint Programme responds to emerging public health needs of children and youth and contributes to the resilience of the most vulnerable communities, targeting women, girls, and disaster-prone or affected areas. It aims to reinforce the national response in the areas of drug demand reduction and cancer care services for children and youth, the mainstreaming of women’s empowerment across economic and social policies, and the strengthening of disaster risk management. The Joint Programme will be implemented by UNICEF, WHO, UNODC, UNDP and UNFPA and include three specific outputs/results:

  1. Evidence-based and tailor-made drug use prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and social reintegration programmes, tools, and guidelines for children and adolescents are adapted, improved, and piloted (UNODC, UNICEF and WHO)
  2. Access for child cancer patients to life-saving pharmaceutical products is obtained (WHO)
  3. Supportive local and national level environments for the resilience of women, youth and the most vulnerable communities are strengthened through economic empowerment and disaster preparedness (UNDP and UNFPA)


The Steering Committee of the JP, co-chaired by the UN Resident Coordinator and a representative from the European Union, will provide strategic guidance for coherent and coordinated project implementation. The SC will include the senior Programme Managers of all UN signatories of the Joint Programme Document (UNODC, UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA and UNDP), the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, the Government and Donor representatives. The Steering Committee will review and endorse the JP annual work plans and progress reports. The SC will meet every 12 months.

Administrative Agent

Funding for the Joint Programme/Multi Donor Trust Fund utilizes a pass-through funding mechanism. Under this modality, Participating UN Organizations agree to channel funds for the Joint Programme through the Administrative Agent. The MPTF Office serves as the Administrative Agent (AA) of the Joint Programme and is AA is responsible for concluding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Participating UN Organizations  and Standard Administrative Arrangements (SAAs) with donor, as well as for the receipt, administration, and management of contributions from donors; disbursement of funds to the Participating UN Organizations; and consolidation of financial reports produced by each of the Participating UN Organizations and provision of these reports to the donor. 

Convening Agent

Under this Joint Programme, the Office of the Resident Coordinator in Iran (UN RCO) will play the role of Convening Agency, provide support and be accountable for the coordination of programmatic activities  and submitting the consolidated narrative report to the MPTFO and the Steering Committee (SC). A Joint Coordination Unit (JCU) will be established with the membership of designated technical officers of all Participating UN Organizations and chaired by the Convening Agent. The JCU will act as the SC Secretariat and will be responsible for operational and programmatic coordination, including coordination with JP partners, compilation of annual work plans, monitoring of annual targets and reporting to the SC, and potential resource mobilization.

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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Contributions from Donors 4,816,443  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 9,137  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   4,825,580
Transferred to Participating Organizations 4,756,318  
Refunds from Participating Organizations -6,050  
Administrative Agent Fee 0  
Direct Cost 0  
Bank Charges 4  
Other 48,164  
Total use of funds   4,798,436
Balance with Administrative Agent   27,144
As a percentage of deposits   0.6%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 4,756,318  
Total resources   4,756,318
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 2,588,152  
Refunds from Participating Organizations -6,050  
Total expenses     2,594,202
Balance with Participating Organizations   2,162,115
As a percentage of transfers   45.5%
Total Balance of Funds   2,189,260
As a percentage of deposits   45.5%
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