May 2019
Resident Coordinator System

Report of the Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group on the Development Coordination Office

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In its landmark resolution 72/279, the General Assembly decided to fundamentally transform the development coordination system of the United Nations to better respond to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a reinvigorated, empowered and independent resident coordinator system at its helm. In the resolution, the General Assembly also requested the Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group to present a comprehensive report on an annual basis, including on the operational, administrative and financing aspects of the activities of the newly established Development Coordination Office, to the Economic and Social Council at its operational activities for development segment.

The present report is the first such report. It should be seen as a transitional update, coming only a few months after the establishment of a reinvigorated resident coordinator system on 1 January 2019 and the related transformation of the Development Operations Coordination Office into the Development Coordination Office, a stand-alone coordination office within the Secretariat.