Regional Collaborative Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations

As a result of the reforms led by the United Nations Secretary-General, the Regional Collaborative Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean (RCP LAC) was established in November 2020, replacing the Regional Coordination Mechanism and the United Nations Sustainable Development Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNSDG LAC).

The overall objective of the RCP LAC is to provide a light and agile United Nations development system which is demand-driven and results-oriented to ensure coordination, collaboration and the best use of United Nations expertise and assets at the regional level. The RCP LAC brings together leadership, accountability and clarity to United Nations development system goals, activities and results in the region and amplifies United Nations country teams’ support at the national level in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving the SDGs.

The RCP LAC is chaired by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are the Vice-Chairs. The RCP LAC is composed of 24 United Nations entities, across the three United Nations pillars represented at the level of Regional Directors. A Joint Secretariat encompassing ECLAC, UNDCO, UNDP, was also established to provide support to the members of the platform.

Members of the RCP LAC are:

eclac

ECLAC

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

undp

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

dppa

DPPA

Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

fao

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

ifad

IFAD

International Fund for Agricultural Development

ilo

ILO

International Labour Organization

iom

IOM

International Organization for Migration

ocha

OCHA

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ohchr

OHCHR

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

paho-who

PAHO | WHO

Pan American Health Organization | World Health Organization

unaids

UNAIDS

United Nations Program on HIV / AIDS

undco

UNDCO

United Nations Development Coordination Office

undrr

UNDRR

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

unep

UNEP

UN Environment Programme

unesco

UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

unfpa

UNFPA

United Nations Population Fund

un-habitat

UN-HABITAT

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

unhcr

UNHCR

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

unido

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

unodc

UNODC

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

unicef

UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund

unops

UNOPS

United Nations Office for Project Services

un-women

UN-WOMEN

United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women

wfp

WFP

World Food Programme