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