UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR SYSTEM


Mandate

The RC System encompasses all organizations of the UN System dealing with operational activities for development at country level, regardless of their formal presence. The RC System facilitates the alignment of the UN System operational activities for development with national ownership, plans and priorities, to improve the effectiveness of the overall contribution of the UN system and to coordinate with other sources of development assistance. The Resident Coordinator system works to bring together different UN Agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities at the country level.

Role

The UN Resident Coordinator in a country is the designated representative of the Secretary-General and aims to bring together different resident and non-resident UN agencies, funds and programmes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities at a country level. Working closely with national governments, Resident Coordinators advocate for the interests and mandates of the UN while drawing on the support and guidance of the entire United Nations family.

The important role of the RC in responding to national needs and priorities will include supporting the Government’s efforts for a coordinated, multidisciplinary response aimed at  implementation and monitoring of assistance strategies and programmes.  In providing coherent support, the RC supports the outcomes of global conferences, poverty reduction and sectoral strategies and use of common programming tools.The RC plays a central role at the country level in making possible the coordination of UN operational activities for development, including in countries with complex development or coordination challenges, so as to improve the UN’s response to national priorities.  In so doing, the RC acts in an impartial manner on behalf of the RCS as a whole.

Functions

The RC assumes overall coordination responsibility of the UN System operational activities for development. The RC is specifically accountable for: (1) reporting on UNCT results to government, (2) achieving agreed RC results drawn from UN Country Team work plan, and (3) implementing the guidance note on RC/UNCT working relations. The RC has the authority to fulfill effectively his/her role as team leader of the UNCT, although UNCT and:

  • Is accountable to the UN System at global level;

  • Is ultimately responsible for ensuring a strategic and focused programme that draws on the range of UN System organizations’ mandates and expertise, through an inclusive consultation process with the UN Country Team members;

  • Leads and supports all members of the UNCT to develop conducive ways to effectively manage and coordinate the range of agency specific roles, including leadership roles, in the context of the UNCT agenda and work plan;

  • Facilitates resource mobilisation for the UN system, to fill the resource gaps in the UNDAF or any ‘One Programme’ that might exist.

Annual Reports of the UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia

The Resident Coordinator Annual Report (RCAR) is an essential element of the accountability and results framework for UN operational activities. The RCAR provides an opportunity for UN Country Teams (UNCTs), under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator, to review their collective results, share good practices in support of national development plans and priorities, share lessons learned in coordination and common programming; improve their planning process and identify the support they need from Headquarters and Regional Directors Teams.

2010 Workplan Results Table (pdf)

2009 Workplan Results Table (pdf)

2008 Workplan Results Table (pdf)

2007 Workplan Results Table (pdf)

2006 Workplan Results Table (pdf)

2005 Workplan Results Table (pdf)

 

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