United Institutions Development
The development of the United Institutions is guided by and aligned with established global frameworks, international instruments and global development goals including, inter alia, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Sendai framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Agenda for Humanity, United Nations resolutions on the UN peacebuilding architecture and sustainable peace, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. It is based on extensive research, development, analysis and consultations with international organizations, non-governmental organizations, international coalitions, the United Nations, the Governor's Office of the State of New York; the Mayor's Office of the City of New York; the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; the New York City Economic Development Corporation, civic organizations; and leading global real estate services firms; as well as endorsements from heads of organizations within the international community and the local community.
The United Institutions is a not-for-profit development led by the United Institutions Foundation (UIF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established for the purpose of administrating and coordinating the UI development process; with Jones Lang LaSalle, a global investment management firm, serving as exclusive broker.
Development of the United Institutions has included over ten years of research, development and consultations, including inter alia, strategic planning; program development; financial planning; project development; functional requirements; strategic and institutional framework development; platform and infrastructure development, component design; public affairs; stakeholder consultations; partnership development; business incentives development; operations; service delivery; real estate development; location selection; and state and municipal government consultations.
The draft United Institutions Global Strategic Framework was completed in 2017. The framework establishes the mission, mandate, comparative advantage, strategic goals, functions and services of the United Institutions; its thematic coverage; operational area and constituents; as well as its institutional framework and composition. The framework sets out the rationale, requirements and key considerations for the new institution, defines the strategic role it will fulfill within the international architecture and identifies its functional relationship with existing institutions, mechanisms and decision making processes at international, regional and national levels.
The implementation phase of the United Institutions will be managed and overseen by a joint United Institutions Development Partnership, a high-level executive board, and a steering committee comprised of implementation partners, constituents and representatives from the public, private and civil sectors, at national, regional and international levels.