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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. In view of RCs working in increasingly complex political and development settings, Mr. Feltman underlined the need for the entire system to support them and expressed DPA’s commitment to do its part within the UNDG.
The UNDG welcomed the following UN entities as new UNDG observers: UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), UN Volunteers (UNV), International Trade Centre (ITC), and the UN research and training institutes: UN University (UNU), UN System Staff College (UNSSC), UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).
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. Issues discussed were 2016 ECOSOC Operational Activities Segment and Second Phase of the ECOSOC Dialogue on the Longer-term Positioning of the UNDS, Briefing on recent and ongoing work of the ASG Advisory Group, UNDG key messages for a strategic 2016 QCPR, Theory of Change for the UNDS to function as a system for relevance, strategic positioning and results, Universality and the 2030 Agenda, UNDG conflict and development analysis tool, 2016 UNDG work plan, AOB.
The UNDG Chair, Ms. Helen Clark, opened the second UNDG meeting of 2016 by noting that the midpoint of the year presented a timely opportunity for the UNDG to reflect on the results achieved to date and to determine the priorities for the second half of the year. The UNDG Chair noted that the UNDG had been pursuing two overarching priorities - supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and driving system-wide reform through implementation of the 2012 QCPR and by working with Member States in the context of the ECOSOC Dialogue on the preparations for the 2016 QCPR and the longer-term positioning of the UN development system.
The UNDG Chair, Helen Clark, opened the third UNDG meeting of 2016 by extending a special welcome to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as a new member of the UNDG. Issues discussed were Briefing on mid-term status of UNDG work plan, Summary presentation of 2015 UNDG Results Report, Preparations for the 2016 QCPR, Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development, UN Business Operations Strategy (BOS) Guidance, UN Leadership Model, AOB.
The UNDG Chair, Helen Clark, opened the first UNDG meeting of 2017 by noting that this would be her last meeting as UNDG Chair. Ms. Clark noted she had advised the Secretary-General that she would be leaving UNDP, and hence also her role as UNDG Chair, at the end of her second term in April. Issues discussed were UNDG follow-up to the 2016 QCPR, New UNDG strategic priorities and updating global UNDG working arrangements, UNDG Joint Fund for the 2030 Agenda, UNDG Cost-sharing of the Resident Co-ordinator system, Guidance for UNDG endorsement, AOB.
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.
The UNDG Chair, Ms. Helen Clark, opened the second UNDG meeting of 2016 by noting that the midpoint of the year presented a timely opportunity for the UNDG to reflect on the results achieved to date and to determine the priorities for the second half of the year. Issues discussed were “The UN We Want for the SDGs” - UNDG Proposals for the 2016 QCPR and the ECOSOC Dialogue on the Longer-term Positioning of the UNDS, UNDG position paper: The Role of UN Business Operations for Enhanced Programme Delivery under the SDGs, Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs) Plan of Action for Headquarters 2016-2017, UNDG Logo Usage Policy.
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.
The UNDG Chair, Helen Clark, opened the first UNDG meeting of 2014 by welcoming Kanni Wignaraja as the new Director of UN DOCO and William Harris as the new representative of UNEP in the UNDG.
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.
Issues discussed at the session: Update on QCPR implementation process; Update on Delivering as One Standing Operating Procedures; UNDG engagement on the post-2015 agenda; UNDG work plan 2013-2014 / QCPR Action Plan.
Following the World Summit of 2005, where the need for UN reform was given new impetus, the Secretary-General appointed the High-Level Panel on System-Wide Coherence in 2006. In the report, entitled Delivering as One, the panel presented a series of recommendations aimed (amongst other issues) at strengthening the UN’s work in partnership with host governments, the UN’s focus on results, and creating unified UN Country Teams, with the capacity to coherently address cross-cutting issues.
Issues discussed at the session: Challenges facing UNCTs regarding the implementation of country-level strategy to address Global Food Crisis; Update on Delivering as One initiatives; UNDG Statement of Purpose; UNDG Working Groups – Priorities for 2008.
Issues discussed at the session: UNDG review of RC system funding modalities; Update on the development of standard operating procedures for Delivering as One; Draft management response to the Independent Evaluation of Delivering as One.
Issues discussed at the session: Establishment of a dedicated mechanism on human rights mainstreaming; Package of UNDAF guidance and support; Addendum to 2nd Guidance Note on Country Reporting on the MDGs; Project proposals on Green UN Houses in the Delivering as One pilot countries.
Issues discussed at the session:Feedback from UNDG Advisory Group meeting; Feedback from UNDG members on implementation of the UNDG strategic priorities; issues and challenges for the UNDAF rollout in the regions; Issues and challenges on the implementation of the UNDG work plan; Results-based Management Handbook.
Issues discussed at the session: Outcome of the High Level Plenary Meeting on the MDGs and UNDG follow-up; Implementation of the UNDG strategic priorities and work plan for 2010-2011; Preparations for High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Korea in 2011.
Issues discussed at the session: Guidance Note on Mainstreaming Environmental Sustainability; Guidelines for Harmonized UN Procurement at the Country Level; Report on the implementation of the Expanded Delivering as One Funding Window; UNDG MDG Task Force.
Issues discussed at the session:Guidance note on UNDAF Action Plan; Strengthened support to UNDAF roll out countries; RC Talent Management; Capacity requirements for RC offices in post crisis countries; Comprehensive Framework for Action on Food Security (CFA).
Issues discussed at the session: Proposed UNDG Strategic Priorities for 2010-201; ICT guidelines and scale up plan for common ICT at country level; Deployment of Cost Savings from Operational Activities into Country Programmes; Guidance Note on Establishing Multi-Donor Trust Funds.
Issues discussed at the session: UNDG strategic priorities; High-level UNDG-MDG Task Force; MDG acceleration framework; Delivering as One; Harmonization of UN efforts at the country level.
Issues discussed at the session: The high level HLCM-UNDG mission; UN Country Teams; Harmonization of business practices; UNDAF.
Issues discussed at the session: The UNDG Working Mechanism Conveners’ Retreat of 19 May, including key priorities for 2011; UNDG Working Mechanisms; Implementation of the UNDG strategic priorities by the Regional UNDG Teams for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia; MDTF study on operational effectiveness.
Issues discussed at the session: Preparations for the QCPR; Accelerating MDG achievement and preparations for Rio +20; Effective development cooperation: Follow-up to Montevideo and Busan, including the new deal for engagement in fragile states; UNDG Work Plan for 2010-2012.
Issues discussed at the session: Implementation of the UNDG strategic priorities - evidence; UN Development System performance on Aid Effectiveness; UNCT’s engagement in national policy dialogue; Mainstreaming of normative and rights-based agendas in UNDAFs.
Issues discussed at the session: Implementation of the QCPR; UNDG strategic priorities 2013-2016 and UNDG work plan 2013; Standard Operating Procedures for Delivering as One; UNDG Review of RC system funding modalities.
Issues discussed at the session: Global economic crisis; Progress achieved by the UNDG; Implementation Plan for the Management and Accountability Framework; Operational Document for the Expanded ‘Delivering as One’ Funding Window.
This note consolidates the support offered by the UN system under each of the nine Joint Crisis Initiatives, proposed by HLCP and endorsed by CEB on 5 April 2009, and provides contact details of focal points making the available resources easily accessible for UNCTs.
Bookmarks tagged with United Nations Development Group
The UNDAF is the strategic programme framework for the UNCT. It describes the collective response of the UNCT to the priorities in the national development framework - priorities that may have been influenced by the UNCT’s analytical contribution. Its high level expected results are called UNDAF outcomes. These show where the UNCT can bring its unique comparative advantages to bear in advocacy, capacity development, policy advise and programming for the achievement of MD/MDG related national priorities.
The UNDG Toolkit was created for improved functioning of the UN development system at the country level. It provides a comprehensive structure to support countries in planning and implementing the change effort required to improve development impact and increase efficiency of the UN development system. It is a repository of the guidance, lessons learned and tools deriving from the experiences of the eight “Delivering as One” pilot countries, and from the experiences of UN Country Teams (UNCTs) that have pursued efforts to become more coherent.
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) exists in 136 countries, covering all of the 180 countries where there are United Nations programmes. The UNCT encompasses all the entities of the UN system that carry out operational activities for development, emergency, recovery and transition in programme countries.
RC Online is a facility under the UNDG RC Talent Management Initiative, providing information and resources for Resident Coordinators, RC pool candidates and all other interested stakeholders. The purpose of RC Online is to provide information and raise awareness on the Resident Coordinator position to better attract, retain and develop potential candidates to lead the UN system at country level
The UN Development Group (UNDG) unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, agencies, departments, and offices that play a role in development. The group’s common objective is to deliver more coherent, effective and efficient support to countries seeking to attain internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.
The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is an instrument for UN reform, created by the Secretary General in 1997, to improve the effectiveness of UN development operations at the country level. The UNDG brings together the operational agencies working on development. The Group is chaired by the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of the Secretary General.
The key role of Regional UNDG Teams (formerly known as “Regional Directors Teams”) is to provide leadership, strategic guidance and support to Resident Coordinators (RCs) and UN Country Teams (UNCTs) for the achievement of country level results.
Effective coordination of humanitarian action in the field hinges upon good leadership. The Resident Coordinator is key to the efficacy of a coordinated humanitarian system at country level, particularly in the case of natural disasters whether or not he becomes Humanitarian Coordinator. To support the RC or HC, a well-functioning support system needs to be in place, both at the country- and global level.
Since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration by all member states of the United Nations in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)—which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015—form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.
The Resident Coordinator (RC) system encompasses all organizations of the United Nations system dealing with operational activities for development, regardless of their formal presence in the country. The RC system aims to bring together the different UN agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities at the country level.
The 2013 Human Development Report – “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World” – will be launched on 14 March in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.
The UNDAF is the strategic programme framework that describes the collective response of the UN system to national development priorities. The General Assembly, in the 2007 Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system (TCPR), encourages the UN development system to intensify its collaboration at the country and regional levels towards strengthening national capacities, in support of national development priorities, through the common country assessment, when required, and the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).
This handbook development exercise was spearheaded by the Results-based Management (RBM) Task Team of the United Nations Development Group working group on programming issues.
CEB Mechanisms tagged with United Nations Development Group
Coordinated jointly by the UNDG and the Executive Committee on Humanitarian Affairs (ECHA), the WG unites the development, political, peace building, peacekeeping, and humanitarian actors of the UN system to develop policies, guidelines and methodological approaches that support countries in post-crisis transition settings.
The WG develops policies, guidelines and tools to improve the quality and effectiveness of UN country team programme collaboration which better supports national efforts to achieve internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.
The WG assists country offices on harmonizing and simplifying business operations at the county level.
The Working Group on Joint Funding, Financial and Audit Issues develops guidance and oversight mechanisms in cases of joint agency funding for country teams, such as in multi-donor trust funds and joint programmes.
Working Group on Resident Coordinator System Issues develops tools and guidance focused on strengthening the skills, effectiveness and accountability of Resident Coordinators (RC) and the managers and staff of UN country teams.
CEB Country-Level Themes
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