2023 ECOSOC Operational Activities for Development Segment

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This GPW Round Up #6 – 2023 ECOSOC Operational Activities for Development Segment: Financing for effective UN Development System & Country Teams – features a selection of perspectives from the sessions held in May 2023.

Sustainable Development is one of the three pillars of the United Nations, yet the recent Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) and the consensus from the recently concluded High-Level Political Forum highlighted the dangerous lack of progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The ECOSOC Operational Activities for Development Segment addressed ways to improve the effectiveness of the UN Development System, including focus areas such as the UN Resident Coordinators system and UN Country Teams. Many Member States and UN resident coordinators identified deficient funding as a main challenge to securing results on sustainable development.

This Round Up #6 features statements from Member States and UN agencies, including UN resident coordinators in countries. The selection highlights difficulties faced by country teams, as well as some good practices from coordination between country teams and Member States.

This Round Up has been prepared by GPF in collaboration with students from Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs at The New School.

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