United Nations Development Group Delivering Together for Development
UNDG Chair and Advisory Group

The Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) chairs the UNDG. The UNDG Chair reports to the Secretary-General and the CEB on progress in implementing the group’s work plan, and on the management of the Resident Coordinator System. The Administrator of one of the specialized agencies functions as a vice chairman on a rotational basis.

The UNDG meets regularly in full and through working groups. It has also established an Advisory Group of 14 UNDG members, some of whom participate on a rotational basis. The Advisory Group provides the UNDG Chair with advice and guidance on managing the operational dimensions of the UNDG and the Resident Coordinator system. This group convenes at the level of heads of agencies and at the Assistant Secretary-General/Assistant Director-General level.

UNDG Advisory Group Membership

Non-rotational

  • FAO
  • ILO
  • UNDP
  • UNESCO
  • UNFPA
  • UNHCR
  • UNICEF
  • UNIDO
  • UN Women
  • WFP
  • WHO

Rotational
(for a period of one year, as of 1 January 2013)

  • UNAIDS (representing OHCHR and UNODC)
  • UN-Habitat (representing UNDESA, UNEP, and UNCTAD)
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (representing all five Regional Commissions)

Archives/Meetings

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Final summary of action points - Advisory Group Meeting 3 July 2014
July 2014
UNDG Advisory Group Meeting - Background Documents - Nov 2013
November 2013
UNDG Advisory Group Meetings - Action Points
UNDG Chair Speeches and Letters

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Joint letter from Helen Clark and Robert Orr regarding the SG's Climate Change Summit
August 2014
A joint letter that Helen Clark and Robert Orr sent to Resident Coordinators in support of the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Summit on 23 September 2014.
Joint Letter signed by Valerie Amos and Helen Clark on the World Humanitarian Summit
May 2014
This initiative of the Secretary-General also comes at an opportune time to maximize system-wide synergies within a forward-looking agenda for Post-2015, with widespread recognition that the humanitarian landscape has changed tremendously and that humanitarian action will need to adapt as needed, to be more effective to keep pace with a rapidly changing context that demands inclusive partnerships and new innovative approaches to optimize how the UN works on the ground.
Remarks - Delivering as One Conference - Tirana, June 2012
June 2012
Remarks by UNDG Chair Helen Clark on Delivering as One
21 February 2012
Consultations with Delivering as One pilot and voluntary adopter countries: Report from and follow-up to the IV High Level Intergovernmental Conference on Delivering as One in Montevideo.
Helen Clark: ECOSOC Dialogue and Panel Discussion
Remarks for Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group on the occasion of the ECOSOC Dialogue with Executive Heads of Funds and Programmes “The future of operational activities for development of Funds and Programmes: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats” and ECOSOC Panel discussion: “Strengthening the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator: role of accountability frameworks, resources and results reporting.” Friday, 15 July 2011
Helen Clark: Remarks to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)
16 April 2011
Helen Clark: Remarks on to the Development Committee
16 April 2011
Helen Clark: Remarks on "Delivering As One: Follow-Up to Hanoi"
7 February 2011
Remarks by Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme at the Joint Session of the Executive Boards of UNDP, UNFPA, and UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women, and WFP on “Delivering As One: Follow-Up to Hanoi’. 7 February 2010
Remarks by the UNDG Chair, Helen Clark, on UN Reform
February 2011
Remarks by the UN Development Group Chair, Helen Clark on “How to push for reform at the HQ-level.” On the occasion of the Lunch on Friends of UN Reform: Delivering as One and Beyond. Tuesday, 1 February 2011, 1:15-2:45 pm
Helen Clark: Wilton Park Conference on "Future of the UN Development System"
18 November 2010
Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and UNDG Chair--On the occasion of the Wilton Park Conference on “Future of the UN Development System”
Briefing by Helen Clark, UNDG Chair-Reports of CEB High-Level Committees
November 2010
CEB second regular session for 2010
Statement by Helen Clark: Safeguarding the economic recovery for development
9 October 2010
Written Statement by Rt. Hon. Helen Clark Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the United Nations Development Group At International Monetary and Financial Committee Twenty-Second Meeting Washington, D.C. – October 9th, 2010
Statement by Helen Clark: Building resilience to crises: inclusive growth and development
9 October 2010
Written Statement by Rt. Hon. Helen Clark Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the United Nations Development Group At the Development Committee Eighty-Second Meeting Washington, D.C. – October 9, 2010
Helen Clark's Speech - June 2009 UNDG Meeting
June 2009
Dialogue with the Executive Heads of UN Funds and Programs
12 July 2010
Address by Helen Clark Chair of the UN Development Group and UNDP Administrator. ECOSOC. 12 July 2010.
Remarks of UNDG Chair on the International Donors' Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti
March 2010
UNDG Chair Speech - UN Summit on the MDGs
June 2010
Helen Clark: Statement at the UNDP RBLAC Cluster Meeting
3 November 2009
Remarks by Helen Clark, Administrator of United Nations Development Programme the occasion of the 2009 Annual Cluster Meeting of Resident Representatives/Resident Co-ordinators from UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. Tuesday 3 November 2009, Santiago, Chile
UNDG Chair on new UNDAFs and regular reviews of existing UNDAFs
21 October 2009
Letter of UNDG Chair, Helen Clark, to Resident Coordinators and UN Country Team members on changing the relevance and quality of the next generation of UNDAFs; reviewing ongoing UNDAFs; and ensuring the right capacities are in place to deliver on the UNDAFs.
Remarks of Helen Clark, UNDG Chair, 12 Oct. 2009 UNDG Meeting
12 October 2009
Helen Clark spoke about decisions on the guidance note on mainstreaming environmental sustainability in country analyses and UNDAFs, and on common country procurement. The UNDG Chair also discussed UNDG’s role in meeting development challenges, specifically the Millennium Development Goals, exploring opportunities to strengthen UNDG coordination, further strengthening of the resident coordinator system and responding to the system-wide coherence solution.
Statement of Helen Clark, UNDG Chair, 2009 Annual Cluster Meeting of Resident Coordinators from Asia and the Pacific
8 October 2009
Statement of Helen Clark, UNDG Chair, Meeting of UNDG Asia-Pacific Team and Resident Representatives/Resident Coordinators
7 October 2009
Helen Clark met with the UNDG Asia Pacific group and spoke about better coordination of the UN development system being pursued at all levels of the UNDG.
Challenges for the Resident Coordinator System Going Forward
by: Helen Clark
16 July 2009
Statement of Helen Clark, Chair of the United Nations Development Group, Dialogue session at the Operational Activities Segment, Economic and Social Council
Statement by UNDG Chair Helen Clark at 8 June inter-governmental consultations on System-wide Coherence
8 June 2009