Review of Enterprise Risk Management in the United Nations System (2010)

Review of Enterprise Risk Management in the United Nations System (2010)

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The objective of the study undertaken by the United Nations Joint Inspections Unit was to review enterprise risk management (ERM) policies, practices and experience in the United Nations system, and to identify best practices and lessons learned.


The review aimed to provide balanced information and recommendations in the following areas: (a) the concept of ERM and its relevance to United Nations organizations; (b) an assessment of ERM practices in the United Nations organizations; (c) best practices from the United Nations system and other organizations; (d) basic definitions of some risk management concepts and the methods of implementation; and (e) inter-agency cooperation, coordination and knowledge sharing in the United Nations system.

This study can be located here: Review of enterprise risk management in the United Nations system