Strategic Advisory Group
The Strategic Advisory Group, chaired by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and Chair of the UNSDG, provides leadership and strategic direction to the Fund. Strategic Advisory Group membership is comprised of representatives from fifteen Member States (rotational), and observers from the private sector and civil society. The Strategic Advisory Group is the overarching high-level mechanism that will provide leadership, vision and strategic direction.
Operational Steering Committee
Under the direction of the Strategic Advisory Group, the Operational Steering Committee ensures effective and efficient management and coordination of operational and technical aspects of the Joint SDG Fund. The Operational Steering Committee will ensure that the Joint SDG Fund remains fast and light and able to respond to country needs through Resident Coordinators and UNCTs, in a timely way. The Operational Steering Committee and secretariat draws on the technical expertise from across the UNDS.
The Operational Steering Committee is chaired by UNDP – UNFPA, WFP, UNICEF and ILO are its members. DCO and the MPTFO act as observers and ex-officio members.
The Fund will be administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), responsible for Fund design and set-up, maintenance of the Fund account, receipt of donor contributions, and disbursement of funds upon instructions from the Operational Steering Committee, and provision of periodic consolidated reports.
The Participating UN Organizations (PUNOs)
Participating UN Organizations are responsible for providing inputs to the review of concept notes and full project proposals, and for implementing activities set forth in approved proposals.