Report on the repositioning of the UN Development System to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

5 July 2017 – In a major step in the ongoing reform of the United Nations, the Secretary-General presented to the Economic and Social Council his report on the repositioning of the UN Development System to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Secretary-General called for bold changes to match the ambition needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. “Far too much of what we do”, he said, “is rooted in the past rather than linked to the future we want”. The Secretary-General also stressed the links between reform of the development system and other main reform efforts involving the peace and security architecture and the Organization’s internal management.
Following his presentation, the Secretary-General expanded on his vision in responding to wide-ranging questions and comments from Member States, and stressed his commitment to continue consultations in preparing the next report in this process, to be presented in December.