UNDP and the UN
UNDP is central to the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), a network that spans 165 countries and unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies and other bodies working to advance sustainable development. The UNDP Administrator serves as Chair, providing strategic leadership, vision and oversight and setting priorities for the UNDG and its various working mechanisms.
UNDP has a critical advisory role in driving the development agenda, based on Member States’ priorities and country context and plays an important role in fostering coordination within the UN system at country level, including management of the UN Resident Coordinator system. UNDP participates in 66 “Delivering as One” initiatives, providing country-level support for implementation to reduce transaction costs and duplication of efforts while enhancing cost-effectiveness.
UNDP also reinforces joint action on development in such forums as the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations.