The Regional Coordination Mechanism


Members of the regional UN system and staff at the meeting in Geneva on 8-9 May 2018, hosted by UNICEF

The United Nations Regional Coordination Mechanism for Europe and Central Asia (RCM) coordinates the work of the organizations of the UN system at the regional level. It promotes cooperation among United Nations regional entities and their various partners in addressing regional, cross-cutting policy issues and provides regional perspectives to the global level. The RCM is chaired by the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).    

The RCM has been mandated by resolution 1998/46 of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and has held regular inter-agency meetings since 1999.  

The RCM works in close cooperation with the Regional United Nations Development Group for Europe and Central Asia, which focusses on programming, coordination and policy work at the country level.