Delivering as one

The concept of Delivering as One was recommended in the report of the United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence –Delivering as One.  The “One UN” initiative, as it is commonly called, aims to ensure that the UN family delivers in a more coordinated way at country level. The objective is to ensure faster and more effective development operations and accelerate progress to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Environmental sustainability is one of five programming principles for this assistance at the country level. UNEP’s expertise and support are key to making the environment an integral part of the work of UN country teams. UNEP ensures that the environment and UNEP activities at the country level are integrated in UN country team 5-year UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

At the regional level, UNEP is a member of the UN Development Group for Asia and Pacific that coordinates regional support to UN Country Teams. UNEP also participates in the regional Peer Support Group that provides hands-on support to UN Country Teams preparing their UNDAF.

In 2009, UNEP participated in the preparation of UNDAFs for Indonesia, China, Maldives and Cambodia. The 2010 UNDAF roll out countries are: Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh, Mongolia and Laos.