Resident Coordinators System

RC System


We, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, are committed to support the resident coordinator system and the new generations of the United Nations Country Teams to expand the UN policy support to Member States.

We will do so by leveraging our multidisciplinary expertise and mandates to reinforce the Secretary-General’s thought leadership on emerging issues and to provide substantive and strategic guidance to the resident coordinators’ and the United Nations country teams’ to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

UN DESA’s multidisciplinary expertise and mandates cover the following areas:

WHAT we offer

Technical guidance and support on:

  1. Data and Statistics for Evidence-based Policy
  2. Policy Coherence
  3. Social Policy for Sustainable Development and Inclusion to Leave No One Behind (LNOB)
  4. Public Institutions and Integrated & Inclusive Approaches for the Implementation of 2030 Agenda
  5. Means of Implementation


As the UN Secretariat entity mandated to support the review of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), including through the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), we also provide guidance and support for the preparation of the VNRs.


HOW we deliver


We provide our support through knowledge networks, technical advisory services, online and in-person training workshops, seminars/webinars, and longer-term capacity development projects at the request of Member States and resident coordinators, and in collaboration with the UN country teams and other UN and non-UN partners.

WHERE do we work


As the Secretariat of inter-governmental and inter-agency processes focused on countries in special situation, we prioritize and provide tailored support to the specific needs of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS).