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Review of UN-Habitat's Participation in the Delivering as One UN Initiative

Review of UN-Habitat's Participation in the Delivering as One UN Initiative

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The review covers the opportunities and challenges of UN-Habitat's participation in the Delivering as One (DaO) United Nations Initiative, and makes recommendations for a more rational, coherent and effective participation. UN-Habitat is currently active in six pilot DaO countries: Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Vietnam. The review was requested by the UN General Assembly, for consideration by Member States, and conducted by two independent consultants during the period from March to June 2011. A key finding of the review is that effective participation of UN-Habitat in joint programming has the potential to enhance its visibility and sharpen its comparative image. It also finds that establishment of National Urbanisation Committees or National Urban Forums with membership drawn from the Government, civil society groups and the private sector will be important to position the urban agenda at country level, and that UN-Habitat Headquarters should streamline its structure and working modality to enable it to "deliver as one".
The review covers the opportunities and challenges of UN-Habitat's participation in the Delivering as One (DaO) United Nations Initiative, and makes recommendations for a more rational, coherent and effective participation. UN-Habitat is currently active in six pilot DaO countries: Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Vietnam. The review was requested by the UN General Assembly, for consideration by Member States, and conducted by two independent consultants during the period from March to June 2011. A key finding of the review is that effective participation of UN-Habitat in joint programming has the potential to enhance its visibility and sharpen its comparative image. It also finds that establishment of National Urbanisation Committees or National Urban Forums with membership drawn from the Government, civil society groups and the private sector will be important to position the urban agenda at country level, and that UN-Habitat Headquarters should streamline its structure and working modality to enable it to "deliver as one".

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This is a review of UN-Habitat’s participation in
the ‘Delivering as One’ (DaO) initiative in pilot
countries of Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan,
Rwanda, Tanzania and Vietnam. The DaO is
an approach following the recommendations
contained in the Secretary-General’s High-
Level Panel on UN-system-wide coherence
in the areas of development, humanitarian
assistance and environment (November 2006).
The recommendations build on five pillars:
One Leader, One Programme, One Budgetary
Framework, ‘One Communication Strategy’ and
where appropriate One Office. Under these pillars,
DaO approach is expected to create system-wide
capacity to coherently addressing cross-cutting
issues such as sustainable development, poverty
reduction, gender equality and human rights,
inclusively, at country level.

The review covers the current opportunities and
challenges of UN-Habitat’s participation in the
DaO, and makes recommendations for a more
rational, coherent and effective participation. It
was requested by the UN General Assembly, for
consideration by Member States, and conducted
by two independent consultants: Mr. Mathias
Hundsalz and Mr. Antonio Yachan during the

period from March to June 2011 (Annex I: Terms
of Reference).

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