Barbara Crossette reports the current restructuring of the UN may be sidelining UNDP Administrator Steiner, jeopardizing development work. (28/01/2019)

 The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomed nearly two years ago the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator. UNDP then occupied still the central role in the UN development system. Today, former and current officials of UNDP see the possibility of Secretary-General António Guerres’s organizational reform may put UNDP as uncertain if not in peril.

(Source: UN DK)

 The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomed nearly two years ago the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator. UNDP then occupied still the central role in the UN development system. Today, former and current officials of UNDP see the possibility of Secretary-General António Guerres’s organizational reform may put UNDP as uncertain if not in peril.

 Stephen Browne, who has written a forthcoming book titled “UN Reform: Past, Present and Future,” is concerned about the possible sidelining of Steiner. Browne was representative of UNDP in many parts of the world including Africa and a development official at the agency’s headquarters in New York. He is co-director with Thomas G. Weiss of the FutureUN.org project at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center; and a lecturer on UN affairs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

 For Barbara Crossette`s article: “Reform Clouds Darken the Future of the UN Development Program”, see https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#search/passblue/FMfcgxwBVMqVgJBbCNGqFLMjtwbzpbzr

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.