UN Reform: The link to the "nexus" and what it means for non-UN actors
The third session of the learning stream on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, jointly organized by ICVA and PHAP took place on 8 June. This session explored the various UN reforms that are currently being rolled out in relation to the "nexus" – the repositioning of the UN development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda, the restructuring of the UN peace and security pillar, and the shifting of the management paradigm in the UN. You can watch the recording below.
Focus: To provide NGOs (and others interested stakeholders) with an overview about the UN reforms in relation to the nexus, and the implications for NGOs and humanitarian action.
Senior Director, Strategic Coordination and Support
World Food Programme
Lebada, Ana Maria. “An Annotated Guide to the UN Secretary-General’s Reform Proposals”. IISD, January 2018.
Lebada, Ana Maria. “UN Secretary-General Presents 12 Priorities for 2018”. IISD, February 2018.
ICVA, "The “New Way of Working” Examined: An ICVA Briefing Paper," International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), September 2017.
Bernstein, Tanja. “Reforming the United Nations’ Peace and Security Pillar”. Centre for International Peace Operations, 2017.
Cliffe, Sara. “The SG’s report of UN Development System reform - 5 key ideas and 5 questions”. Centre on International Cooperation, 10 July 2017.
ICVA & PHAP, Topic Five – The New Way of Working: What is it? What does it mean for NGOs?, ICVA-PHAP Learning Stream on Humanitarian Coordination, webinar recording on YouTube, 5 October 2017.
Report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, “Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: ensuring a better future for all.” General Assembly Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), July 2017.
Jenks, Bruce and Jennifer Topping. “Financing the UN Development System: Pathways to Reposition for Agenda 2030”. Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and United Nations MPTF Office, September 2017.
Baumann, Max-Otto. “Reforming the UN Development System: Can North and South Overcome their Political Differences in Making the UN fit for Purpose?” German Development Institute, July 2016.
- Community of Practice: Humanitarian Principles in Practice
As part of the learning stream on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, this event will be the third session of five live interactive online learning events that ICVA and PHAP will be organising in the coming months. The purpose of these sessions is to provide NGOs and aid workers with a stronger understanding of the efforts to overcome the divide between the humanitarian, development, and – when appropriate – peace communities.