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"The aims of the reform are clear: To focus more on people and less on process. To become more nimble and effective. And to build a workplace of equality, diversity and integrity."

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres


Development Reform

Peace and Security Reform

Management Reform

Development

  • Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on the repositioning of the United Nations development system, May 2018 (A/RES/72/279) 1 June 2018

  • Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 20 December 2017: Operational activities for development of the United Nations system (A/RES/72/236) 18 January 2018

  • Report of the Secretary-General on repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: our promise for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet (A/72/684–E/2018/7) 21 December 2017

  • Quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development (QCPR)
  • United Nations Development Group (UNDG)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: ensuring a better future for all (A/72/124–E/2018/3) 11 July 2017

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, 2018 (A/73/63–E/2018/8) 19 January 2018

FAQs

Management

  • Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on shifting the management paradigm in the United Nations (A/RES/72/266B) 5 July 2018
  • Report of the Secretary-General on shifting the management paradigm in the United Nations: comparative assessment of human resources structures (A/73/366)
  • Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on shifting the management paradigm in the United Nations (A/RES/72/266)
  • Report of the Secretary-General: progress report on the accountability system in the United Nations Secretariat (A/72/773)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on shifting the management paradigm in the United Nations: Ensuring a better future for all (A/72/492)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on shifting the management paradigm in the United Nations: improving and streamlining the programme planning and budgeting process (A/72/492/Add.1)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on shifting the management paradigm in the United Nations: implementing a new management architecture for improved effectiveness and strengthened accountability (A/72/492/Add.2)
SG introduction of reforms to the Fifth Committee (4 December 2017)
Townhall meetings (videos)
Letters

Peace and Security

  • Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 20 December 2017: Restructuring of the United Nations peace and security pillar (A/RES/72/199)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on revised estimates relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2018–2019 related to the peace and security reform (A/72/772)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on restructuring of the United Nations peace and security pillar (A/72/525)
  • Resolution adopted by the General Assembly  on 5 July 2018: Special subjects relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2018-2019 (A/RES/72/262 C)
  • Change and Continuity in the reform of the UN's Peace and Security Work - DPPA newsletter