The UNDG serves as a high-level forum for joint policy formation and decision-making. It agrees on the UNDG strategic priorities and work plan and endorses all formal UNDG guidance, policy papers and position statements, in close consultation with the other pillars of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination.
The UNDG Strategic Priorities 2013-2016 intend to maximize the collective impact of the UN development system in delivering effective support to countries through nationally-led and owned development processes.READ MORE
The UNDG became one of the three pillars of the UN system Chief Executives Board for Coordination in 2008 to enhance the coherent development of policies for the UN system in the field of international cooperation. Since then, the UNDG represents the high level committee on country-level operations, next to the two existing Chief Executives Board pillars.READ MORE
The UNDG is chaired by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator on behalf of the Secretary General. Currently, Helen Clark, Administrator of UNDP, chairs the UNDG.READ MORE
The Advisory Group provides the UNDG Chair with advice and guidance on managing the operational dimensions of the UNDG and the Resident Coordinator system. The group convenes at the level of heads of agencies and at the Assistant Secretary-General/Assistant Director-General level. It is conformed by 16 UNDG members and some participate on a rotational basis.READ MORE
The implementation of the UN Development Group strategic priorities and work plan is driven by a core set of working mechanisms – working groups and task teams – with focus on fostering system-wide norms, standards, and policies, as well as operational effectiveness.READ MORE
The UN Development Operations Coordination Office (UN DOCO) is the secretariat of the UNDG providing technical and advisory support to its members. It brings together the UN development system to promote change and innovation to deliver together on sustainable development.READ MORE