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Five ways Timor-Leste is better positioned to address long-term development challenges

I believe that at the end of 2022, as I prepare to complete my five-year term as Resident Coordinator, it is fair to conclude that thanks to the support of our UN country team, Timor-Leste is now better positioned to address its long-term development challenges. Why? 

UN agencies jointly support Indonesia in sustainable ocean development

Indonesia and the ocean – it is one and the same. Wherever you are in Indonesia, the ocean is never far away. Fifty percent of the population live in coastal areas, and a healthy and protected ocean is key to the country’s development and prosperity.

Effective Implementation of Joint Projects in Belize and El Salvador

Role of Coordination: UN Resident Coordinator in Belize and El Salvador, Birgit Gerstenberg

Addressing Fiscal Challenges in Ghana

Role of Coordination: UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Charles Abani

Three Pillars for Success in the Maldives

Role of Coordination: UN Resident Coordinator in Maldives, Catherine Haswell

The Development Coordination Office at a Glance

The Development Coordination Office (DCO) manages and oversees the Resident Coordinator system and serves as secretariat of the UN Sustainable Development Group. Its objective is to support the capacity, effectiveness and efficiency of Resident Coordinators and the UN development system as a whole in support of national efforts for sustainable development. 

DCO is based in New York, with regional teams in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut, Istanbul and Panama, supporting 130 Resident Coordinators and 132 Resident Coordinator’s offices covering 162 countries and territories.

The Development Coordination Office Supports