United Nations reform and the International Labour Organization: Questions and Answers

United Nations reform is a process of improving and revitalizing the way the United Nations (UN) and its specialized agencies, funds and programmes work and fulfil the duties foreseen in the United Nations Charter and the Follow up to all United Nations Conferences, Agreements, Treaties, Conventions, and Goals. The objective is to enhance the United Nations’ role and relevance in the international arena by increasing policy coherence, effectiveness and efficiency, while eliminating duplication among its agencies. The UN reform process started in the 1990s, when the term used was “Strengthening of the United Nations”. UN reform gained further momentum following the 2005 UN World Summit, which reaffirmed the Millennium Development Goals and the need for streamlining the work of the United Nations and its specialized agencies.