The UNDESA Under-Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on the Development Cooperation Forum serves to advance dialogue with key stakeholders on the objectives and agenda of the preparatory process for the Forum. The Advisory Group meets on an ad hoc basis and is chaired by the Under-Secretary-General. Members serve in their personal capacities. The Advisory Group assists with the following tasks:
- Position the DCF by suggesting how to foster coherence between the policy agenda of the Forum and other related fora;
- Ensure analytical standards by promoting high quality substantive inputs and strong involvement of senior staff and networks of their respective institutions in the preparation and organization of the Forum. In addition, the members will help in coordinating the substantive contributions of different institutions and networks;
- Garner participation by fostering ownership of key stakeholders of the Forum's objectives and strategies and by suggesting ways to ensure the DCF is a truly participatory and inclusive initiative;
- Promote advocacy and networking by raising awareness of the Forum's objectives, agenda and preparatory process among various stakeholders and networks.