The UNCT is led by the UN Resident Coordinator as the senior UN official in Sierra Leone. Designated the “One Leader” under the One UN Initiative, the RC takes the lead on common issues that require the UN Country Team to speak with one voice, and presents a common UN position. S/he guides the strategic development and management of the One UN Initiative and promotes joint decisions including all representatives of the participating UN organizations.
The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office provides direct support to the UN Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team, including advisory, technical, organizational and management support. It also helps coordinate the work of non-resident UN organizations. Coordinating development operations promotes more strategic support for national plans and priorities, makes operations more efficient and reduces transaction costs for governments. This helps the UN to be a more relevant and reliable partner for governments.
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