At its twenty-fifth session in March 2013, the High-level Committee on Management approved its Strategic Plan for 2013-2016, outlining the priority objectives for the Committee and its networks for the next three to five years. Among the key drivers of the High-level Committee on Management strategic plan, are the mandates set by the General Assembly in its resolution 67/226 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review. The High-level Committee on Management strategic plan seeks to contribute to the commitment of Member States to enhance the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and credibility of the United Nations system through the redesign and operationalization of administrative and management functions — so as to make the United Nations system organizations more adaptive and agile in delivering their programmatic mandates.

Implementing the International Public Sector Accounting Standards

Since the adoption of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)  in 2006 by the United Nations system through High-level Committee on Management (CEB/2006/3), 21 organizations have completed their IPSAS implementation successfully, with 10 of them issuing their first IPSAS-compliant financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2012 and obtaining unqualified audit opinions in 2013.