UNDP and the UN System

ALternative text for imagesPaolo Balladelli, UN Resident Coordinator Designated Offciial & UNDP Resident Representative – Angola

The Resident Coordinator (RC) system encompasses all organizations of the United Nations dealing with operational activities for development. The RC system aims to bring together the different UN agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities at the country level. Resident Coordinators, who are managed through UNDP, lead UN country teams in more than 160 countries and are the designated representatives of the Secretary-General for developmental activities. Working closely with national governments, Resident Coordinators and country teams advocate the interests and mandates of the UN drawing on the support and guidance of the entire UN family. The role and functionality of the Resident Coordinator system is described in a statement issued by the Administrative Committee on Coordination in 1995.

The Resident Coordinator's Office


The Resident Coordinator’s Office provides support to the Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team. It facilitates day-to-day collaboration, joint initiatives, and implementation of the UN Programme for Reform.

The Resident Coordinator’s Office organizes monthly coordination meetings, ensures that pertinent UN information flows to all UN agencies operating in Angola, monitors the efficient functioning of the joint UN interagency teams and, as a priority task, supports the CCA/UNPAF preparation and follow-up processes as key instruments of the Secretary-General's program of Reform.

In Angola, as in the majority of the developing countries, the Resident Representative of UNDP is the designated Resident Coordinator of the UN System. The Resident Coordinator is dircetly assisted by the Resident Coordinator's Office (RCO). At present, Mr. Paolo Balladelli, is the UNDP Resident Representative and the Resident Coordinator of the UN System's Operational Activities for Development in Angola.

UN agencies in Angola