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
Peter Lundberg of Sweden serves as the UN Resident Coordinator to Montenegro as of 1 January 2021. Previously, he served as the Regional Head for Development Cooperation for Middle East and North Africa at the Swedish Embassy in Amman, and before that he worked as the United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator of Nigeria, responding to the Lake Chad Crisis in northeastern parts of the country.
Mr. Lundberg has devoted more than 25 years to public, diplomatic, humanitarian and development service. Prior to joining the UN System in 2016, he worked with the Swedish government and with non-government organizations i.e. the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement in Ethiopia, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Jordan and several other countries focusing on planning and delivering services to people.