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
Senior Adviser on Policy
Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance
Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management
Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services
Executive Secretary for the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Under-Secretary-General and Head of the Department of Safety and Security
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination
Director-General of the United Nations at Geneva
Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications
Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
High Commissioner for Human Rights
Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Executive Director of the World Food Programme
Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel
Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide
Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services
Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna
Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding
Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
Special Adviser on Africa
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund
Under-Secretary-General for Operational Support
Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations
Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme and Acting Director-General, Nairobi
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office