The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is one of the three pillars of the UN Chief Executives Board. Within the CEB structure, UNDG deals with operational activities for development with a focus on country-level work. The following reports were submitted to the CEB at its regular sessions.

Report of UNDG meeting (February 2015, New York)

The UNDG Chair, Ms. Helen Clark, opened the first UNDG meeting of the year by highlighting that 2015 would be a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda by finding synergies across the big global processes and outcomes around the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, the Third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, the Special Summit on Sustainable Development in New York, and the Climate Change COP21 in Paris.

Report of UNDG meeting (June 2015, New York)

The UNDG Chair, Ms. Helen Clark, opened the second UNDG meeting of the year by announcing that the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) had joined the UNDG as an observer, and welcoming Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs. The UNDG Chair expressed her appreciation for the ongoing support DPA had been providing to Resident Co-ordinators, including through their support peace and development advisers in RC offices.

Report of UNDG meeting (October 2015, New York)

The UNDG Chair, Ms. Helen Clark, opened the third UNDG meeting of the year by recognizing Ms. Flavia Pansieri who will be retiring from her position as Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights and Vice-Chair of the UNDG at the end of the year. The members of the UNDG joined the UNDG Chair in thanking Ms. Pansieri for her leadership and contributions within the UNDG and throughout her accomplished UN career.

Report of UNDG meeting (February 2016, New York)

The UNDG Chair, Ms. Helen Clark, opened the first UNDG meeting of the year by introducing Mr. Amir Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director of WFP, in his new role as UNDG Vice-Chair as of 1 February 2016. The UNDG Chair noted that in his dual capacity as UNDG Vice-Chair and Co-Chair of the UNDG Sustainable Development Working Group, Mr. Abdulla would help ensure that the UNDG further advances the integration agenda and working across the entire UN Charter with focus on how the UN system can best engage together in order to support and deliver on sustainable development results.

Report of UNDG meeting (September 2013, New York)

Issues discussed at the session: Follow-up to ECOSOC Operational Activities Segment, including way forward for developing a comprehensive QCPR monitoring and reporting framework; Standard Operating Procedures for Delivering as One; Update on Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation; UNDG engagement on the post-2015 agenda; Update on UNDG engagement on post-2015 agenda; Update on UNDG Human Rights Mainstreaming Mechanism (HRM) key activities; UNDG Gender Equality Marker Guidance Note.

Further Information

Please note that UNDG maintains its own website, on which you may find more detailed information relating to country-level coordination and development activities: http://www.undg.org