A brief ceremony was held at UN Headquarters and in Lebanon to mark the launch of Umoja, with the deployment of Umoja (Foundation) Pilot at the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL). Umoja is a complex, multi-year project aimed at streamlining, modernizing and harmonizing administrative processes throughout the United Nations Secretariat and in field offices. It is to be implemented in successive stages to be known as Umoja Foundation and Umoja Extension.
Yukio Takasu (second from left), Under-Secretary-General for Management, speaking at the UN Headquarters ceremony marking the Umoja launch. On his right is Susana Malcorra, the Secretary-General ‘s Chef de Cabinet.