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: the agreement has linked a number of priority areas, including: a more concrete plan, which outlines the projects and stages of cooperation, will be developed in the coming months. Overall, the agreement aims to have the Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement (FAFA) signed between the European Commission and the United Nations in 2003 and updated in 2018. 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 Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement (FAFA), signed in 2003, forms the general framework for the contribution-specific agreements signed between the EU and UNDP. The « Joint Action Plan for Visibility » between the EU and the United Nations (2006) builds on FAFA and underlines the joint commitment to communicate the results of the EU-UNDP partnership to ensure transparency of European taxpayers` money and promote global solidarity.
The partnership between UN humanitarian organisations and the European Commission builds on their common goal of achieving and alleviating the suffering of the world`s most vulnerable people in the event of a crisis. As the world`s largest humanitarian donor, the European Union (the European Commission and all EU Member States) is an important partner of the United Nations in fulfilling its mandate to coordinate humanitarian aid and help people recover from crises. Similarly, the widespread presence of UN organisations in almost all regions of the world in crisis ensures comprehensive coverage of the most urgent humanitarian needs that enable the EU to quickly reach humanitarian aid where it is most important. This website is organised as a permanent portal for ECHO`s partners, in order to allow for simple and user-friendly coverage of the rules and procedures in force, including within the framework agreement with the Commission and the applicable terms and conditions. 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.