The United Nations Development Coordination Office and Resident Coordinator System
UN RCS are the cornerstone of a coherent and well-coordinated UN development system capable of delivering integrated support to countries across the SDGs.
The United Nations Development Coordination Office (DCO) serves as the secretariat for the UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) – 34 UN agencies, funds and programmes working on development – at the regional and global level. DCO provides managerial and oversight functions for the Resident Coordinator (RC) system. 131 RCs lead UN Country Teams and coordinate UN support to countries in implementing the 2030 Agenda.
Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)
How we work
The RC system ensures the coordination of all UN organisations dealing with operational activities for development at the country level. The RC is the highest-ranking representative of the UN Development System at the country level. They are supported by a small Team, the RC Office.
... and why
DCO acts as a key conduit for supporting the UN's activities for sustainable development, informing policy, programme and operations on the ground. Its activities are advanced through collective ownership by the UNSDG.
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Work at the heart of the collective effort of the UN system and governments and coordinate the global community’s strategies towards achieving the SDGs.
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