The UN Organizational Resilience Management System (ORMS) was approved by the General Assembly in June 2013, under A/RES/67/254, as the emergency management framework for the Organization. The UN system deals with crises on a daily basis. The ORMS aims to assist UN entities to build resilience by aligning and harmonizing preparedness efforts to enhance the Organization’s ability to continuously deliver its mandates.

ORMS - Maintenance, Exercise and Review (ME&R) Regime

The Organizational Resilience Management System (ORMS) cannot be considered reliable unless it has been exercised and subject to constant improvement, and tested to ensure emergency management procedures are consistent with business priorities and policy. To this end, staff implementing the ORMS must also be trained and able to work as a team under crisis conditions. The Organization must also demonstrate due diligence toward the management of identified risks. These objectives are achieved through the implementation of a formal Maintenance, Exercise and Review (ME&R) programme, which will be embedded in the Organization’s work processes.