The General Assembly, in resolution 72/305, decided that the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), through its strengthened Operational Activities for Development Segment will serve as a platform to ensure accountability for, and acceleration of, system-wide performance and results in relation to the 2030 Agenda and provide guidance to and overall coordination of the United Nations development system.
The Segment will provide guidance that is evidence-based and include objectives, priorities and strategies in the United Nations system support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and of the policies formulated by the General Assembly, including the quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR). It will review progress in the implementation of mandates contained QCPR, and will exercise oversight on implementation of the resolution on repositioning of the United Nations development system
The Segment will reinforce the linkages between policy and operational functions while continuing to focus on improving the overall impact of operational activities for development of the United Nations system in support of issues relating to national development priorities. The segment will address cross-cutting and coordination issues related to operational activities for development.The Segment will continue to provide improved overall coordination and guidance on operational activities for development, on a system-wide basis, to the governing bodies of the United Nations development system, in keeping with the mandates of the QCPR.