UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM REGIONAL REFORM
We envision a collaborative, innovative, open and effective future for the UN at the regional level
Since 2019 Cepei has provided the UN Secretary General’s Executive Office with practical recommendations for the reform process of the UN development system so that its impact on SDG implementation and recovery from the effects of COVID-19 will be greater in the regions.
“To accelerate progress against these priorities, we have asked for an independent stocktaking and recommendations from the think tank CEPEI, which has accompanied the regional review process, as we continue to roll out our ambitious objectives for the regions. For too long, regional entities of the United Nations were left outside of reforms and efforts to enhance the coherence of the United Nations development system. In many instances, the work of the regional level has also resided outside of system-wide reporting efforts, leading to an accountability gap or turning success stories largely invisible. We are in the process of changing this reality, with more impact and transparency in the way we deploy our regional assets.”
Report of the Secretary-General A/74/73 -E/2019/4, par.105, 24 April 2020
UN regional assets
This regional asset mapping prepared by Cepei with 2019 data on staffing, funding and geographical distribution in the 5 world regions provides a holistic view of the work of the United Nations.