UN Office in Brussels
The UN/UNDP office in Brussels maintains, nurtures and develops the partnership between the UN and the institutions of the European Union. The Director of the UN/UNDP Office in Brussels is designated by the United Nations Secretary-General as his representative in Brussels and is also accredited to the Government of Belgium.
In his capacity of representative of the Secretary-General, the Director supports the Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General and the UN Secretariat in fostering their partnerships with the EU institutions. Additionally, the UN/UNDP office plays a proactive role in bringing together some 25 UN agencies, funds and programmes represented in Brussels to act as a coherent team and speak with one voice in European fora in relation to policy and advocacy with the EU, as well as in more operational matters as appropriate, thereby strengthening the unitary voice and image of the UN collective presence in Brussels.
In this context, the Director of the UN/UNDP office in Brussels promotes joint advocacy and outreach activities, as well as on operational matters, by:
- facilitating the response of the UN in Brussels to EU institutions and policies as well as to European Commission draft financial instruments, evaluations, or development strategies;
- helping strengthen the visibility of the UN’s collective presence in Brussels through publications and outreach;
- providing support to different departments at UN Headquarters.