Global Initiatives

At the global level, the UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) serves as a high-level forum for joint policy formation and decision-making. It guides, supports, tracks and oversees the coordination of development operations in 162 countries and territories.

One of the UNSDG’s main data systems—UN INFO—digitizes the UN Country Teams’ Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (previously UN Development Assistance Frameworks), currently covering approximately 40 results frameworks (as of October 2019) with more to come. The digitized results frameworks and joint work plans showcase activities, update data on results indicators and extract crucial information to improve coordination, accountability and transparency.

Regional Teams

At the regional level, the UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG)—agencies, funds and programmes working on development—work to support countries and territories to achieve the 2030 Agenda, addressing key challenges that transcend country borders such as health and environment.

The UN Development Coordination Office (DCO) serves as the secretariat for the UNSDG at the regional and global levels. At the regional level, five UN DCO Regional Directors and their teams in Panama, Addis Ababa, Amman, Istanbul and Bangkok provide the UN Resident Coordinators in country with regional-specific support, with a secretariat role for the regional UN Sustainable Development Group.