United Arab Emirates, Natalia Mroz
Key Finding
10
PARTICIPANTS IN DIALOGUES CALLED FOR THE UNITED NATIONS TO INNOVATE IN OTHER WAYS, WITH STRONGER LEADERSHIP AND MORE CONSISTENTLY EXERCISING ITS MORAL AUTHORITY TO UPHOLD THE UN CHARTER THERE ARE CALLS FOR INCREASED ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY AND IMPARTIALITY INCLUDING THROUGH BETTER ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION WITH COMMUNITIES, AS WELL AS STRENGTHENING IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMMES AND OPERATIONS
IN DIALOGUES PARTICIPANTS ARE CALLING FOR THE UNITED NATIONS TO
  1. Foster greater global coordination, collaboration and cooperation not only among Member States, but also through working in partnership with other actors across all areas of the United Nations’ work (in the vast majority of dialogues across all regions)
  2. Increase accountability, transparency within the United Nations, and boost UN impartiality (53 dialogues, 8 regions)
  3. Upgrade the United Nations (43 dialogues, 8 regions)
    • UN Security Council reform that makes the Council more representative and re-considers the veto
    • Bolster peacekeeping efforts, for example, by focusing on conflict prevention and women-led peacebuilding
    • Continue with structural and management reforms, particularly to reduce bureaucracy and boost inter-agency collaboration
    • Create transparent follow-up mechanisms to monitor and evaluate reform implementation
  1. Provide strong leadership and advocate for Member States to cooperate and work together; serve as a moral authority to call on Member States to uphold the principles and values of the UN Charter/agreements administered by UN (42 dialogues in seven regions)
  2. Regularly communicate and engage in dialogue with publics around the world about the UN’s initiatives and programmes, particularly in countries where the UN is most active, and encourage feedback. Engage more through traditional and social media (27 dialogues in seven regions)
  3. Bolster implementation, through improved monitoring, evaluation and review of programmes, adapt programmes and policies so that they are more data and evidence-based, and make better use of research to inform programme design (24 dialogues in six regions)
Uzbekistan, UNDP Uzbekistan
Key Finding #1
The immediate demand for post-COVID-19 recovery is improved access to basic services.