United Nations Development Group Blogs and Country Stories on 2030 Agenda

UNDG Blogs and Country Stories on 2030 Agenda

The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) publishes a wealth of blog and country stories for all of the organisation's priority areas including the 2030 Agenda, linked below:

Blogs and country stories on 2030 Agenda

Organisational Background

The UNDG unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies, departments, and offices that play a role in development. Since 2008, the UNDG has been one of the three pillars of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination, the highest-level coordination forum of the United Nations system.

At the regional level, UNDG Asia-Pacific provides strategic guidance and technical support to Resident Coordinators (RCs) and UN Country Teams in their efforts to provide coherent and effective support to Member States to achieve the 2030 Agenda. The mandated core functions as stated in the Terms of Reference of the UNDG Asia-Pacific include:

  • Ensuring coherence of technical support to RCs and UN Country Teams
  • Quality support and advice  to RCs and UN Country Teams of UN Development Assistant Framework/UN Programme
  • Performance management of RCs and UN country teams
  • “Trouble shooting” in difficult country situations, dispute resolutions, etc.

The UNDG Asia-Pacific consists of 22 member UN entities: FAO, ILO, OCHA, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNIDO, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO: Asia and the Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in Jakarta, UNFPA, UNHABITAT, UNHCR, UNICEF: Regional Office for South Asia, East-Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, UN Women, UNODC, UNOPS, WFP, WHO: South East Asian Regional Office, Western Pacific Region, and UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP).