Noted with appreciation the progress made against the objectives set in the HLCM Strategic Plan 2013-2016.
Recognized the value of the work done to redesign modern operational and management models, to deliver savings, to provide higher quality services, and to promote a culture of working together.
Committed to accelerate and scale up implementation of the Strategic Plan, in line with the directions provided by CEB to meet the Executive Heads’ common ambition to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of UN organizations, through more adaptive and agile business models.
Requested HLCM Networks to work with increased urgency in conjunction with UNDG Business Operations Working Group and Regional/Country Offices piloting the Business Operations Strategy, to consider solutions for common operational approaches in any critical business processes in the areas of finance, procurement, HR and travel, highlighting the degree of feasible and desirable harmonization (full, partial and none), and present proposals to improve the present status and remove any impediments for discussion at the next HLCM.
Requested the HLCM Secretariat to develop more comprehensive, yet simple, framework to monitor progress against the Strategic Plan, with indicators of achievement, presented in an appealing and engaging way.
Requested the HLCM Secretariat to ensure that work towards the development of the next Strategic Plan starts in a timely manner, focusing on innovative solutions while being informed by the experiences and progress related to the 2013-2016 Plan, and takes into due consideration complementarity with the work-plans of the other pillars of the CEB.