UN Renewal

Our work in this thematic area strives to strengthen efforts for renewal and change in the United Nations system.

About our work in this thematic area

The UN faces vast challenges in ensuring peace and security, promoting sustainable development, protecting human rights and delivering humanitarian aid. While it is uniquely placed and has legitimacy to address global threats and challenges, a continued leading role of the UN in these areas will require comprehensive changes to the system.

Our work in this thematic area strengthens efforts to renew and promote positive change within the UN system by generating and presenting knowledge, analysis and new ideas to decision makers.  We thereby strive to facilitate discussion and encourage follow on actions.

Thematic priorities

Leadership and management

Stimulating dialogue focused on ethics, integrity, transparency and accountability.

Financing the UN system

Analysing UN funding trends, challenges and opportunities for new approaches to financing development.

Functions of the UN system

Supporting analysis and dialogue on UN repositioning in light of Agenda 2030 and the Sustaining Peace Resolutions.

Leadership and management

Encouraging inspired and principled UN leadership

Through publications and training, our work on leadership and management seeks to inspire constructive dialogue on how to foster visionary and principled leadership in the UN.

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Financing the UN system

Informing UN reform discussions with an annual report on development financing

Since 2015, we have, in partnership with the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, produced an influential annual report on financing of the UN development system.

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Functions of the UN system

Engaging in the operationalisation of the Funding Compact

To support the development of the UN Funding Compact, we contribute to international meetings and produce studies in partnership with the UN Development Cooperation Office.

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