UN Renewal


Our programme on UN development system renewal is premised on the hypothesis that while the world at large has experienced significant developments, especially during the past two decades, the UN development system has not sufficiently transformed or evolved. This programme is designed to serve as a catalyst for renewal of the UN development system and as an advocate for effective multilateral solutions to major challenges at national and international levels.

Two distinct strands of activities characterise the implementation of our work in this area. The first is to gather and disseminate necessary information through studies on relevant topics. The second strand is to serve as a bridge-builder and convener of informal briefings, seminars and consultations with key stakeholders in the UN development system, namely member states, civil society actors and UN development system representatives themselves.Some of the key questions we are addressing within the framework of the programme are: the purpose and functions, the financing, the governance and the partnerships of the UN development system all with the objective of having as effective UN development system as possible.

We aim to deliver a set of recommendations to the UN management on how to realize the renewal of the development system. The aim is to reposition the UN’s development work so that it has a clear value added in all member states.


Updates

Publication

Executive Summary – Financing the United Nations Development System: Current Trends and New Directions

This is the Executive Summary of the annual report on financing the UN Development System produced by the foundation and the UN MPTF Office.

Publication

Financing the United Nations Development System: Current Trends and New Directions

This is the second annual report on financing the UN Development System produced by the foundation and the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office.

Event

Almedalsveckan 2016

We will be hosting six events together with partners at the annual Almedalsveckan in Visby, Gotland.

Blog

What’s in a word?

Bold reform and new thinking is needed if the UN wants to stay on top as the world’s premier global institution.

Publication

From an MDG World to an SDG/GPG World: Why the United Nations should embrace the concept of Global Public Goods

In this Development Dialogue Paper, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation's Senior Advisor Bruce Jenks argues that introducing and implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its...

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UNDS Renewal Resource Collection

  Welcome to the newest section of the UNDS Renewal Programme. This collection of core documents, websites and articles informs our work and the current reform-related...