UNSDG and the 2030 Agenda
United Nations Member States decided to fundamentally transform the development coordination system to better enable the UN teams to support countries to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With a reinvigorated, empowered and independent resident coordinator (RC) system at its helm, the function is fully dedicated to coordinating the development activities of UN entities as of 1 January 2019, helping to ensure sustained social, economic and environmental gains at the national and local levels, while leaving no one behind.
At the heart of this transformation of the United Nations development coordination function are resident coordinators, who are the designated representatives of the Secretary-General for development at the country level. They coordinate the UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) agencies, funds and programmes working on development, also known as the UN Country Teams.