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.
Members: Spain, Sweden, EU, Netherlands, Switzerland, Egypt, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Chile, and Uzbekistan.
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 UN Joint SDG Fund. The Operational Steering Committee will ensure that the UN Joint SDG Fund remains fast and light and able to respond to country needs through Resident Coordinators and UNCTs, in a timely way. The following UN entities are currently providing the technical leadership against the seven SDG transformations stipulated in the Fund Strategy 2023-2026:
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
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.