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United Nations Department of Management

Seldom has the United Nations been called upon to do so much for so many. I am determined to breathe new life and inject renewed confidence into a strengthened United Nations that is effective, efficient, coherent and accountable.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

The Department of Management (DM) provides services to backstop the day-to-day operations of the global United Nations Secretariat.

Its mission is to formulate policies and procedures and provide strategic guidance, direction and support in three broad management areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Finance and Budget
  • Central Support Services

Such support covers areas as diverse as recruitment and staff development, procurement of goods and services, financial management, travel and transportation, archives and facilities management.

In addition, the Department is responsible for overseeing the refurbishment of the historic United Nations Headquarters complex in New York, the Capital Master Plan.

The Department of Management is headed by Under-Secretary-General Mr. Yukio Takasu.

Reform Initiatives

To advance the Secretary-General's vision for a strengthened United Nations firmly anchored in the twenty-first century that is effective, efficient, coherent and accountable, the Department of Management is currently implementing, together with other partners, as appropriate, a number of reform initiatives. Key areas include: