Core elements of reform for the UN development system

The Permanent Missions of Sweden, Viet Nam and Ethiopia to the United Nations and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation invites all Permanent Missions and Permanent Observers and UN staff to a discussion about ‘Core elements of reform for the UN development system’.

Event details

Date:19 May 2014
Venue:Conference Room 8, NLB, UN, New York

The need and demand for multilateral solutions are greater than ever before. The post-2015 development agenda will place new demands on all actors involved with international development, including the UN. This compels the UN development system to transform itself to be more relevant, effective and coherent, able to deal with its own fragmentation, internal competition and inefficiency.

The 2015 outcome document will almost certainly include a paragraph on UN reform. What should this paragraph contain? There are a lot of discussions ongoing within the UN system about effectiveness and fit for purpose. What are the expectations of member states?


Background Paper