The Resident Coordinator Office
The United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (UN RCO) operates under the strategic guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator. The Office supports the UN Resident Coordinator and UN Country Team (UNCT) in the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the UN Cooperation Framework (former UNDAF). The Office facilitates mechanisms that ensure full participation of all members of the UNCT in consultations and decision-making processes. In line with priorities of the UN Cooperation Framework, but also mandates of UN agencies, the UN Coordination Office supports coordination of common programming in relation to Agenda 2030, joint programmes and development coordination work.
Within the UN Reform launched by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in early 2019, the UN Resident Coordinator Office is in charge of following responsibilities:
- Strategic planning;
- Development economics;
- Partnerships and development finance;
- Data and results management and reporting;
- Communications and advocacy.
Supported by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, a Human Rights Adviser operates as an integral part of the UN RCO in Montenegro. She provides support to the Resident Coordinator and the UNCT, but also national stakeholders including Government, civil society organisations and national human rights institutions.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Montenegro
Following the end of a three-year mandate of Peter Lundberg on 31 December 2023, the role of UN Resident Coordinator ad interim in Montenegro will be obtained by Vladimir Gjorgjiev, IOM Chief of Mission in Montenegro, until the appointment of the new UN Resident Coordinator.