United to Reform. Better results for everyone. Everywhere.

A new management paradigm for the Secretariat and a United Nations that empowers managers and staff, simplifies processes, increases transparency and improves on the delivery of our mandates.

News & Updates

02 April 2019

To establish a dialogue with heads of entity who received enhanced delegated authority from the Secretary-General on 1 January 2019, the Under-Secretaries-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC) and for Operational Support (DOS) co-chaired two regional briefings, with support from their Assistant Secretaries-General in late January. At the time of the workshops, most heads of entity had accepted their delegation of authority via an online portal.

11 March 2019

Business Transformation and Accountability (BTA)—a critical pillar of the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC)—is a shining example of innovative transformation afforded by the new management paradigm.

27 February 2019

The launch of the new Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC) on 1 January 2019 was a critical step in the path to make the Secretary‑General’s vision for a nimbler, more responsive United Nations a reality.

28 January 2019

The vision for management reform is to improve programme delivery by aligning responsibility for mandate implementation with the authority to manage resources, simplifying the administrative policy framework of the Secretariat, and moving decision-making closer to the point of delivery.

What we do

The Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance serves the United Nations globally to drive organizational excellence through innovation, accountability and solutions. Amongst others, the department oversees and is responsible for:

  • intergovernmental and interagency relations
  • internal administration of justice
  • communications and outreach on management-related topics and initiatives
  • programme planning, finance and budget
  • human resources
  • business transformation and accountability
  • Umoja, the enterprise resource planning project
  • information and communications technology


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