United Nations Coordination
The Resident Coordinator is the designated representative of the UN Secretary – General, leading developing cooperation of the UN System in Bangladesh. Working closely with the Government of Bangladesh and broader development community, the Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team advocate the interests and mandates of the UN system while drawing on the support and guidance of the entire UN family.
The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator (RCO) supports the Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team in coordination roles and functions as mandated by the UN Development Group.
While the UN System’s collective response is outlined in the UNDAF 2012-2016, the UN Country Team operates through annual work plan. The RCO is the substantive Secretariat that drives the RC/UNCT annual work plan, executed through the following mechanism:
- The UN’s cooperation with the broader development community on sectoral, thematic issues (e.g. nutrition, child marriage etc.) national planning processes (e.g. the 7th Five Year Plan) is executed through the Local Consultative Group (LCG).
- Coordination in the area of disaster management including emergency preparedness and response coordination and risk reduction is executed through the LCG DER and cluster mechanism.
- For common positioning, joint messaging and advocacy, the UN System uses internal mechanism of task team/theme group – Youth and Adolescent theme group, Social Protection theme group, CHT task team, Post 2015 task team, Indigenous People task team etc.
- Other core structures are:
- UN Communication & Advocacy Group, an internal structure, promoting UN coherence, UN values and principles, and UN results;
- UNDAF M&E Group, a joint UN and GoB group, to monitor and evaluate UNDAF results;
- Operations Management Team to promote harmonized business operations procedures of the UN.
Some of UN System's collective effort are outlined in: