New challenges, new partners, a new UN development system?
Date: 14-16 May 2012
Place: Wilton Park, Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex- United Kingdom
Organiser: Wilton Park
The conference seeks to make the current UN development system more effective in the context of evolving global challenges and is part of an ongoing and dynamic process towards greater reform.
Using as a point of departure two global perception surveys about UN reform and especially the one just completed, the specific objectives for the Wilton Park event are as follows:
- Consider how to accelerate the Delivering As One process, both at the country and headquarters levels;
- Consider how, structurally and procedurally, the system could become more effective in addressing contemporary development challenges, in the context of the changing aid architecture;
- Consider the evolving role of the BRICS in the UN development system, as funders and partners, and their influence on individual parts of the system;
- Review the evolution of private funding to the UN and the multi-donor multi-partner trust funds which have grown up in the last ten years;
- Review the impact and effectiveness of the UN development system in assisting developing countries to achieve the MDGs, as compared with other public and private development assistance channels; and
- Consider the feasibility and shape of a post-2015 UN development agenda, with appropriate mobilization of a revamped UN Development System.
The programme of this event can be found here.