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Global Initiatives

At the global level, the UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) serves as a high-level forum for joint policy formation and decision-making. It guides, supports, tracks and oversees the coordination of development operations in 162 countries and territories.

One of the UNSDG’s main data systems—UN INFO—digitizes the UN Country Teams’ Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (previously UN Development Assistance Frameworks), currently covering approximately 40 results frameworks (as of April 2021) with more to come. The digitized results frameworks and joint work plans showcase activities, update data on results indicators and extract crucial information to improve coordination, accountability and transparency.

Regional Teams

At the regional level, the Regional Collaborative Platforms (RCP) unites all UN entities working on development for the 2030 Agenda, addressing key challenges that transcend country borders such as health and environment. The RCP is chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General and co-chaired by two vice-chairs from the Regional Economic Commissions and the United Nations Development Programme.