Devex Reports From U.N. On Reform Plan, UNDP Strategy, Private Sector Involvement In Famine Prevention

Devex: Q&A: U.S. Ambassador Chalet on the U.S. and U.N. reform
“…Last Wednesday, the U.S. Congress confirmed Cherith Norman Chalet, a reform and management expert at the mission for the past 10 years, as the new U.S. representative for U.N. management and reform. … Devex caught up with Chalet on Thursday, on the sidelines of a humanitarian data visualization event co-hosted by the Tableau Foundation, to discuss how the planned U.N. reforms align with the U.S. vision, and where they differ…” (Lieberman, 9/24).

Devex: UNDP Administrator Steiner on U.N. reform, UNDP strategy, and humanitarian aid nexus
“The United Nations Development Programme is busy rolling out its new strategy, with pressure to implement it rapidly as broader U.N. reforms are set to go into effect at the start of 2019, said UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. ‘We need to reinvent the way we think about development, about development partnerships, and cooperation,’ he told Devex Sunday at the Social Good Summit…” (Saldinger, 9/24).

Devex: Tech companies join in effort to help prevent famine
“…In an effort to harness technology to help prevent famines, the World Bank partnered with global technology firms, U.N. agencies, and humanitarian organizations to develop the Famine Action Mechanism, or FAM — the first global mechanism that is dedicated to preventing future famines…” (Cheney, 9/24).