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Divisions within the United Nations Department of Economic & Social Affairs

Together with its Capacity Development Office, UN DESA works through its 9 divisions, each of which brings a special set of expertise, tools and approaches to provide capacity development support to Member States in implementing and monitoring progress towards the 2030 Agenda and other relevant global policy frameworks.

 

The Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development provides support to the work of the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development…

The Division targets its capacity development towards translating decisions of UN intergovernmental bodies related to sustainable development into actual policies and actions on the ground…

The Division studies population dynamics and monitors demographic trends and policies worldwide. Population estimates and projections on fertility, mortality, international migration, urbanization, and population size and structure are widely used by various entities…

The Division focuses on the role, functioning and capacities of public institutions, especially in relation to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Capacity development activities undertaken by the Office aim at enabling Member States to implement their commitments and agreements on Financing for Development, in particular in the area of domestic resource mobilization….

The Division provides capacity development support to governments in devising multidisciplinary operational strategies that promote equitable social and economic development…

The Division compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities, and supports countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems….

The Division leads UNDESA’s capacity-development and policy-advisory activities on economy-wide issues and on methodologies to integrate the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development…

The Forum is the focal point on all forest policy and forest-based sustainable development issues. It carries out its forest financing activities through the UNFF Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network…

Mission Statement

UN DESA partners on capacity development to support Member States in building integrated, evidence-based, inclusive and well-funded national strategies and plans to achieve sustainable development that ensure no one is left behind.