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Recognizing that new United Nations leadership qualities, skills and working methods are needed to meet the challenges of the ambitious and integrated 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations System Leadership Framework was developed under the auspices of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) to establish a common United Nations leadership culture aligned with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The framework is an important contribution in response to the General Assembly’s request in its resolution 71/243 for the United Nations development system to align its staff capacities to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, including by building transformative and empowered leadership.

The framework is not merely a tool for human resources management, but also an important vehicle through which to foster broader cultural change within United Nations system organizations. The leadership qualities outlined in the framework can be embedded in all areas of work of the United Nations system, at all levels and in all functions and locations. Globally, the United Nations System Staff College supports the adoption of the framework and realization of its principles through training and learning events.

The framework features in the Secretary-General’s management reform efforts, through which it will be integrated into all leadership and management staff selection decisions at all levels across the United Nations Secretariat. The Secretary-General also instructs that leadership orientation, training, mentoring and coaching programmes be updated to align with the principles and characteristics laid out in the framework.

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Source : CEB