Collective action across all sectors of society is essential to advance national priorities and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This case study examines how the UN Resident Coordinator’s independent and strengthened role as the senior-most official of the UN development system at the country level facilitated the convening of all relevant stakeholders to address critical issues. In Egypt, the support provided to the Government for its Presidency of the 27th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP27) reflects the ability of the reinvigorated Resident Coordinator system to catalyze coherent and streamlined UN action in the support of national needs and priorities.
Leading a UN country team of 26 entities, the UN Resident Coordinator was able to serve as a one-stop shop for the Government, effectively mobilizing relevant capacities from across the entire UN system in response to and aligned with the priorities of the COP27 Presidency. This also ensured more coherent and impactful UN engagement across all levels.