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Leadership means many things to many people. And a diverse range of leadership models is promoted by institutions and academics around the world. But what does it mean to be a UN leader ? This paper sets out a model of UN leadership that is grounded in the United Nations Charter, the norms and standards of the Organization as contained in its treaties and declarations, its core mandate to promote peace and security, protect human rights, address humanitarian needs, and advance economic and social progress and development, in the current and future imperatives of the sustainable development agenda, and in the UN policy framework constructed to advance those imperatives and to deliver results.


Comparing Leadership Challenges Civil Service vs. Private Sector

This is the second in a series of three white papers that compare leadership challenges among military, civil service, and private sector leaders. The first paper compares military vs. civil service, the second examines civil service vs. private sector, and the third looks at military vs. private sector.



This roadmap for localizing the SDGs has been drawn up by the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, UNDP and UN Habitat to support cities and regions to deliver the 2030 Agenda.


Global Leadership Forecast 2014 | 2015

This Global Leadership Forecast 2014 | 2015 is the seventh report since Development Dimensions International (DDI) began this research in 1999. The current report—a joint effort of DDI and The Conference Board—includes survey responses from 13,124 leaders; 1,528 global human resource executives; and 2,031 participating organizations.


The Millennium Development Goals Report

As we reach the end of the MDG period, the world community has reason to celebrate. Thanks to concerted global, regional, national and local efforts, the MDGs have saved the lives of millions and improved conditions for many more. The data and analysis presented in this report prove that, with targeted interventions, sound strategies, adequate resources and political will, even the poorest countries can make dramatic and unprecedented progress. The report also acknowledges uneven achievements and shortfalls in many areas. The work is not complete, and it must continue in the new development era.


From the MDGs to Sustainable Development for All

This Report strives to illuminates how in practice, the SDGs can best be applied to this end. It draws from the lessons in over 50 recent National MDG Reports, written by governments and stakeholders directly involved in the MDGs, and in many cases –transitioning to the SDGs.


2018 SDG Index and Dashboards Report

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards Report provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The annual report shows how leaders can deliver on their promise and it urges countries not to lose the momentum for important reforms. It is produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung.


Data for Development: A Needs Assessment for SDG Monitoring and Statistical Capacity Development

This report is the result of seven months of work by a broad coalition of data for development experts, working in consultation with specialists from across the United Nations and academic institutions. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) brought the group together in October 2014, recognizing the need for a clear estimate of the scale of resources required for statistical capacity development in the context of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals and in advance of the Financing for Development (FFD) Conference in July 2015.


Mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This Reference Guide for Mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was created by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) to assist UN Country Teams in helping Member States with adapting the global SDGs to national contexts1 . This updated version includes new tools and country examples of mainstreaming and guidance for countries affected by conflict and fragility. The UNDG is a consortium of 32 UN agencies created by the Secretary General in 1997 to improve the effectiveness of UN development activities at the country level. The Reference Guide is a product of the UNDG’s new MAPS approach for Mainstreaming-Acceleration-Policy Support. Under MAPS, UN agencies provide coordinated support to Member States in implementing the 2030 Agenda.



How to finance the 2030 Agenda at the country level has emerged as a key issue since world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015.This guidebook responds to increased country-level demand for support on financing the 2030 Agenda. It is intended to be an “entry point” for advice and information on financing for sustainable development, and the tools and services that UNDP offers in this space.