In 2020, mutually reinforcing global health, economic, and social crises warned us that we can no longer solve problems as isolated, quasi-independent points in separate social and ecological spheres. The needs of the Member States and vulnerable populations across the globe have become more dire and complex than ever before, and demand concerted action.
Organizations are transforming to become more flexible, agile, and proactive in order to adapt to the current disruptions to society. All are having to innovate, invest in new ways of working and creating value, and take new risks to prepare themselves for uncertain futures. Above all, they are recognizing that resilience cannot be achieved by a single organizational entity, but only among a broad ecosystem of collaborators.
Cepei analyzed the available UN documents on the regional reform, and conducted three (virtual) experts meetings, consulted the regional Agencies Funds and Programs (AFPs) offices, the Regional Commissions (RCs), and interviewed (virtual) UN Staff, states, civil society, academia, and think-tanks in the five regions.