There are 29 UN agencies operating out of the Pacific with heads of agencies based in the Republic of Fiji, Samoa, and the Federated States of Micronesia. Non-resident agencies include IAEA (Geneva), UN-Habitat (Fukuoka), UNIDO (Bangkok), UNOPS (PNG), and ITC (Geneva). The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) is composed of the heads of UN agencies. In the first nine months of 2021, the UN multi-country
engagement in the Pacific was led by two Resident Coordinators and a UN Country Team (UNCT) linked to two multi-country offices, operating out of Fiji and Samoa. Ten Pacific Island Countries (PICs) were
under the purview of the Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO), including Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), Palau, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and
Vanuatu. The remaining four countries and territories under the Samoa MCO are the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, and Tokelau.
As a result of the 2019 UN Multi-Country Office Review, an agreement was reached to establish a new MCO to facilitate an integrated, effective, and efficient programmatic response specifically tailored to the
needs of all countries in Micronesia. The Multi-Country Office of the UN Resident Coordinator for Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), Nauru, and Kiribati, was
formally established on 01 October 2021, following the appointment of the UN Resident Coordinator.