Towards More Coherent United Nations System Support To Africa

A number of reports with a regional focus on the Millennium Development Goals have been issued by the United Nations Regional Commissions.

This 2009 report prepared by Papa Louis Fall and Mohamed Mounir Zahran seeks to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the existing system-wide cooperation framework, drawing on and sharing lessons learned, as well as identifying best coordination practices and methods of collaboration with regard to the United Nations system support to Africa. Given the multitude of organizations involved in this respect and the plethora of relevant mandates and programmes, increased coherence is crucial for eliminating overlaps and duplication of work, thus ensuring the efficient use of available resources.

The report contains 17 recommendations – 14 addressed to the executive heads of the United Nations system organizations and 3 for consideration by their governing bodies – aimed at enhancing coordination, cooperation and coherence of the United Nations system support to Africa at the global, regional, subregional and country levels.

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Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development

Global issues

Community development; Education and training; Job creation and enterprise development