Established by

UN agencies


Monitoring & Evaluation

Year established


Lead agency


Marielza Oliveira (UNDP)

The UNSPN is set up as an informal network of units with the main responsibility for strategic planning and results based management in each UN organization (taken here to mean the multiple organizational forms in the UN systems- funds, programmes, specialized agencies, UN Secretariat departments and affiliated organizations).

  • Promote innovation and joint initiatives
  • Encourage common UN application of practices
  • Facilitate partnerships and capacity development including training initiatives
  • Explore mechanisms to provide strategic thinking on UN wide planning issues
  • Chair: Chairpersonship will be by rotation among members.
  • Secretariat: The Secretariat will be housed by one or several agencies and will support the Chair(s) by rotation among members.
  • Duration/Rotations: The Chair/Secretariat will be for a one year term and rotation will be at annual meeting of the network.
  • Work-Plan and deliverables: The annual meeting will explore a thematic area (of common interest/priority among UN partners) to bring together experience sharing and facilitate strategic thinking in the particular area.
  • Communications/webpage: A membership e-group and fileshare and/or web space for the SPN will be developed & updated regularly. This will provide information on events, database of key documents and serve as the knowledge sharing platform