Established by

UN agencies


Strategic Planning

Year established


Lead agency


(2017-2018 period) Doreen Bogdan-Martin (ITU) and Jean Yves Le-Saux (UNESCO)

The UNSPN was set up in 2007 as an informal network of strategic planning and results-based management practitioners across the UN System. The group has held 9 annual meetings since. It is composed by more than 130 members from about 40 organizations

  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and good practice experiences
  • Promote innovation and joint initiatives
  • Encourage common UN application of practices
  • Facilitate partnerships and capacity development including training initiatives
  • Explore mechanisms to provide strategic thinking on UN wide planning issues
  • Chair: Chairpersonship will be by rotation among members.
  • Secretariat: The Secretariat will be housed by one or several agencies and will support the Chair(s) by rotation among members.
  • Duration/Rotations: The Chair/Secretariat will be for a one year term and rotation will be at annual meeting of the network.
  • Work-Plan and deliverables: The annual meeting will explore a thematic area (of common interest/priority among UN partners) to bring together experience sharing and facilitate strategic thinking in the particular area.
  • Communications/webpage: A membership e-group and fileshare and/or web space for the SPN will be developed & updated regularly. This will provide information on events, database of key documents and serve as the knowledge sharing platform