Better results for everyone. Everywhere.
Our promise for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet. The 2030 Agenda requires bold changes to the UN development system (UNDS) for the emergence of a new generation of country teams, centred on a strategic UN Development Assistance Framework and led by an impartial, independent and empowered resident coordinator.
Amina J. Mohammed (UN Deputy Secretary-General) on the Reform of the UN Development System.
A Decade of Action to Deliver the SDGs
“It was about us becoming fit for purpose to carry the 2030 Agenda. This is a whole of society pitch to try to make everyone’s life matter and be included in the development process.”
Repositioning the UN development system
The primary instrument for planning and implementation of the UN development activities at country level in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Provides clear and unambiguous framework for management, oversight responsibilities and accountability lines within the UNDS at the global, regional and country levels.
Maximize programmatic gains through efficient and high-quality back-office operations and bring about change in the culture of our corporate business operations from risk-averse compliance to risk-informed service as well as introducing client satisfaction measurement for all services.
Development Reform Resources
- The Business Innovations Strategic Results Group (BIG) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group is tasked with building on the Secretary-General’s broader reform measures to ensure we have more efficient UN country teams operations, so that more resources are allocated to development programmes and less to administrative structures.
- The Business Operations Strategy (BOS) is a framework guiding UN business operations at the country level. The BOS facilitates the strategic planning, management, monitoring, and reporting of the UNCT’s joint support to programme delivery through common business operations.
- The Development Coordination Office (DCO) has been included in the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list of Official Development Aid (ODA)-eligible organizations. The Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF) has been established to receive, consolidate, manage and account for all contributions and financial transactions of the new RC system, in a transparent and effective way. Visit the SPTF portal to view in real-time all commitments, contributions and expenditures recorded for the fund.
A new vision for the resident coordinator
The Voices of Reform series continues with more Resident Coordinators sharing their views, hopes, and experiences on the impact of reform.
“Reform is not an end in itself. The purpose of reform is simple and clear: to best position the United Nations to deliver on humanity’s boldest agenda: the sustainable development goals.
To better serve people:
People in need. People with hope. People who look to us to help improve their lives and also to improve our world at a time of spiraling challenges and rapid, dramatic change. ”
UN Secretary-General António Guterres