Risk Management Unit

Risk Management Unit

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The Risk Management Unit helps the United Nations, partners and donors, identify and manage risks more effectively.

The RMU is a dedicated team that supports all UN entities working in Afghanistan in helping to operationalise risk management across humanitarian and development programmes and activities. The Head of the RMU reports directly to the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General & Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan (DSRSG/RC/HC).

The RMU provides a unique bridging mechanism which encourages and enables the sharing of risk-related information between UN entities as well as well as partners and donors. The work of the RMU has resulted in greater awareness of risks and more open dialogue regarding risk management, transparency and accountability.


RMU Role Function CIMS

 The RMU has contributed to increased UN-wide recognition of the need to implement effective risk management practices, to improve due diligence, efficiency and effectiveness. This follows increased scrutiny by the international community of humanitarian and development assistance, and the need for improved dialogue, cooperation and information sharing on risk management practices. The RMU risk management methodology, which is based on the ERM ISO31000 standard, and development of tools and systematic approaches to risk assessment, enables more effective and collaborative risk management.

RMU What we do

For more information please contact RMU.af@one.un.org