Guidance note - Managing Risks in the Field and Decentralized Organizations

In the United Nations system, organizations have diverse mandates, structures and business models that operating with headquarters, regional and country-based settings, or through decentralized set-ups. The implementation of risk management is thus tailored to the specific needs and contexts of each organization, since there is no one-size-fits-all approach to risk management.

This paper is intended to provide non-prescriptive guidance focusing on the following tasks in the context of field operations or decentralized organizations

  • Risk Management, Oversight and Accountability
  • High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM)
  • Common Approaches


  • 2020.HLCM.21 - Managing Risks in the Field and Decentralized Organizations.pdf

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