Integrated mission

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A structurally-integrated mission is a mission (either peacekeeping or political) in which one of the deputy heads of mission simultaneously serves as the resident coordinator, who leads the United Nations country team, and—in some cases—also the humanitarian coordinator, who is responsible for leading and coordinating the efforts of humanitarian organizations (both UN and non-UN). Both peacekeeping and special political missions can be integrated missions.

Integrated missions emerged following the end of the Cold War after the United Nations increasingly found itself called to engage in complex emergencies with political, military, humanitarian and developmental aspects, though the label itself did not emerge until after the issuance of the Brahimi report in 2000.[1]

Cost-sharing arrangement

The salaries and common staff costs for dual/triple-hatted DSRSGs is shared equally between missions and the Resident Coordinator system.[2]

Operational support costs, including official travel, were previously entirely covered by missions but are now covered under the global cost-shared budget as a result of the development system reform.[3]


See also


  1. Eide, Espen Barth et al. Report on Integrated Missions: Independent Study commissioned by the United Nations Executive Committee on Humanitarian Affairs. 2005
  2. A/70/7/Add.48, paragraph 17
  3. General Assembly B resolution 71/272B, Section V