Governance of the UN-REDD Programme from 2008-2015 was carried out through several mechanisms:

The UN-REDD Programme Policy Board provided overall leadership for the Programme and set its strategic direction. In line with the UN-REDD Programme Strategy, it decided on and monitored how the Programme’s budget was spent. Representatives from UNEP, UNDP, FAO, three donors, nine REDD+ partner countries (three from each region), civil society and indigenous peoples all sat on the Board, while observers were also invited to take part.

The Strategic Group was made of up of a senior-level representative of each cooperating UN agency (FAO, UNDP, UNEP) and provides strategic guidance to the Programme.

The Management Group was made up of a senior management level representative from each cooperating UN agency. It ensured that the goals and objectives of the Programme were met through active, participatory and well-coordinated engagement by the agencies.

The UN-REDD Programme Secretariat, located in Geneva, Switzerland, is made up of different units from the three UN agencies that participate in the UN-REDD Programme. During the 2008-2015 phase of the UN-REDD Programme, its Secretariat supported the Policy Board by organizing meetings, producing reports, monitoring how its decisions were carried out and ensuring that policies and strategies decided by the Policy Board are adhered to.  The Secretariat furthermore acted as a central point of contact for the Programme and liaised with other REDD+ initiatives, as well as existing and potential donors. The Secretariat led the Programme’s strategic planning and the development and management of reporting, monitoring and evaluation frameworks. It was also tasked with raising awareness of and championing the UN-REDD Programme and responding to requests for information from external partners. The Programme’s Communications and Knowledge Management work was furthermore facilitated and coordinated by the Secretariat during this period

UNDP’s Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) Office served as the Administrative Agent during the Programme's 2008-2015 phase, dealing with the administrative side of relations with donors. The participating UN organizations (FAO, UNDP and UNEP) were accountable during this period for the funds received from the Administrative Agent.


Information on the UN-REDD Programme's 2016-2020 governance structure is available here.


For more information on the UN-REDD Programme's former 2008-2015 governance structure, please visit the following pages:





Key contacts

Ms. Mihaela Secrieru (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Programme Management Officer, UN-REDD Programme Secretariat

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