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News & Updates

01 November 2019

The United Nations Secretariat has adopted a new 10-year Climate Action Plan aimed at transforming its operations to achieve a 45 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and sourcing 80 per cent of electricity from renewable energy by 2030. The plan is aligned with the United Nations system sustainability management strategy (2020-2030) and the recommendations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

30 August 2019

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Catherine Pollard of Guyana as the next Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance.  She will succeed Jan Beagle of New Zealand to whom the Secretary-General is deeply grateful for her extraordinary work in management reform in the United Nations system and 40 years of dedicated service to the Organization.

25 July 2019

Advancing the Secretary-General’s “zero tolerance” vision, and priority agenda to address sexual harassment in the workplace,  a Model Code of Conduct has been developed to prevent harassment, including sexual harassment, at UN system events.

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.

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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