|RC System in Saudi Arabia|
At the country level, UNDP’s Resident Representative typically also serves as the Resident Coordinator (RC) for the entire United Nations system. Resident Coordinators are the designated representatives of the UN Secretary-General for development operations in a country. The Resident Coordinator System (RCS) aims to bring together the different UN agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities at the country level. It encompasses all organizations of the United Nations system dealing with development, regardless of their formal presence in the country. The RCS is funded and managed by UNDP. The Resident Coordinator leads the UN Country Team (UNCT). The Resident Coordinator and Country Team advocate the interests and mandates of the UN drawing on the support and guidance of the entire UN family. Apart from supporting the RCS, a UNDP country office can represent other UN agencies in the country and provide central administrative support to other UN agencies.
The UNCT in Saudi Arabia is composed of UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR, WHO, FAO, World Bank & IFC. Currently, Dr. Riyad Al Ahmad (Jordan) is the UN Resident Coordinator, and UNDP Resident Representative.
To ensure that the work of UN agencies in the country is synergized, and aligned with national priorities, RCS utilizes certain mechanisms. The key mechanisms and documents of the RCS include:
Currently, the UNCT is embarking towards the implementation of the CCSF (2011- 2015). The CCSF is an UNDAF-like document that serves as the operational framework for development activities in the country.