Senior Management Group

Structure and Objectives

The Senior Management Group (SMG) is a high-level body, chaired by the Secretary-General, which brings together leaders of United Nations departments, offices, funds and programmes. It is a forum for policy related matters, planning and information sharing with respect to emerging challenges and cross-cutting issues.

Through regular meetings – including video conferencing with United Nations offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Rome, Bangkok, Beirut, Addis Ababa, Santiago and Vienna – the Senior Management Group plays a key role in strategically advancing the work of the United Nations.

Current members

The Senior Management Group is chaired by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and includes the following members:


Deputy Secretary-General
Special Adviser on Africa
Economic & Social Commission for Asia & Pacific
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
World Food Programme
UN Development Programme
Human Settlements
Sexual Violence in Conflict
Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide
Safety and Security
UN Office for Project Services
UN Office at Vienna, Drugs & Crime
Political Affairs
Peacebuilding Support
Disaster Risk Reduction
High Commissioner for Refugees
Economic Commission for Africa
Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination
Senior Advisor on Policy
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Field Support
UN Conference on Trade and Development
Peacekeeping Operations
UN Children's Fund
Internal Oversight Services (Observer) (Reports to the General Assembly through the Secretary-General)
Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women
UN Office at Geneva
Global Communications
Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
UN Population Fund
General Assembly Affairs & Conference Management
Children and Armed Conflict
Least Developed Countries, landlocked & small island developing States
Legal Affairs
UN Environment Programme
Economic and Social Affairs
UN Office at Nairobi