United Nations Reforms

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The urgent need for reforms in the United Nations, ongoing Ukraine conflict and developmental issues figured prominently during talks between External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Csaba Korosi.

An overview of the news:

 The crucial hurdle in the way of reforming the United Nations comes from the disunited state of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), said Csaba Korosi, President of the 77th UNGA, in New Delhi on January 30, 2023.

Reform of the United Nations:

On 31 May 2018, the General Assembly unanimously adopted the resolution “Repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system ”.

The landmark resolution contains measures to enhance the capacity of the United Nations Development System (UNDS) to better support countries in implementing the

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  and provides guidance to the Secretary-General and the UNDS on their implementation.

 A new generation of UN Country Teams (UNCTs) and UN Development Nations Assistance Framework (UNDAFs).

A reinvigorated Resident Coordinators (RCs) system with enhanced capacity, leadership, accountability and impartiality.

Common business service and back offices functions.

 A revamped UNDS regional approach to better support work on the field.

 Enhanced transparency and accountability of system-wide results and stronger capacities for system-wide evaluations.

    A system-wide approach to partnerships for the 2030 Agenda.

A Funding compact to deliver on the 2030 Agenda.

   A system-wide strategic document to accelerate the system’s alignment to the 2030 Agenda.

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