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
Economic Commission for Europe
Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
ASG for Strategic Coordination
USG for Global Communications
Economic & Social Commission for Asia & Pacific
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
World Food Programme
Legal Affairs
Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
Prevention of Genocide
Executive Secretary/United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Project Services
Drugs and Crime/UN Office in Vienna
ASG for Peacebuilding, DPPA
United Nations Children's Fund
Children and Armed Conflict
Operational Support
Trade and Development
Economic and Social Affairs
Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Internal Oversight Services (Observer)
Disaster Risk Reduction
Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Disarmament Affairs
Sexual Violence in Conflict
UN-Habitat & UNON (Acting)
Economic Commission for Africa
Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
Counter-Terrorism Office