U.N. General Assembly Approves Plan To Reform U.N. Development System

Devex: U.N. approves reforms for a more transparent, efficient system
“The United Nations General Assembly approved a new reform strategy that offers the ‘most ambitious and comprehensive transformation of the U.N. development system in decades,’ U.N. [Secretary-General] Ant√≥nio Guterres said Thursday. The plan for management reform will formally launch in January 2019, with the aim of simplifying policies and procedures, and synthesizing U.N. positions of authority…” (Lieberman, 6/1).

U.N. News: Countries back ‘ambitious and comprehensive’ reform of U.N. development system
“…The reform process will mean significant changes to the setup, leadership, accountability mechanisms and capacities of the whole U.N. development system; ensuring it meets national needs not only for implementing the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], but also in meeting the climate change commitments made through the 2015 Paris Agreement…” (5/31).