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Why is the UN implementing Umoja?

Umoja will enhance accountability, transparency and internal controls for all types of resources. It will help improve decision making and planning capabilities by providing up-to-date and accurate reports and data. Additionally, Umoja will enable managers to exert tighter financial planning and controls and ensure compliance with public sector standards such as IPSAS.

The Umoja solution represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the United Nations to:

  • Upgrade its technology, tools and practices to those appropriate for the 21st century
  • Comply or exceed international industry standards (e.g. IPSAS)
  • Streamline fragmented administrative processes, to allow Managers and Staff to focus on value-added work rather than red-tape;
  • Unify multiple IT and computer systems and platforms to avoid delays, waste and frustration.