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Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism


The Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM), mandated by ECOSOC in Resolution 1998/46, was established to improve coordination among the work programmes of United Nations entities at the regional level. It promotes increased cooperation and collaboration among United Nations regional entities and their development partners in addressing regional development issues. The RCM is chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General and convened by the Executive Secretary of ESCAP as mandated by ECOSOC, to report on regional coordination of United Nations programmes in Asia and the Pacific.

The RCM consists of two tiers: (1) executive-level meetings to interpret and implement policy-level consensus on opportunities for increased regional cooperation and (2) Thematic Working Groups to promote improved regional cooperation on specific operational and programmatic issues.