This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). The Board also held a private meeting where the Secretary-General reviewed political developments with regard to Iraq following the constitutional referendum, the Middle East, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Latin America. The Board also discussed food security in Africa and natural disaster response, especially the importance of preparedness and capacity.
They Board noted with satisfaction that the Outcome not only reaffirmed the goals and commitments in the Millennium Declaration (General Assembly resolution 55/2) and the internationally agreed development goals emanating from the United Nations summits and conferences, but also highlighted the importance of new provisions in the Outcome concerning elements that were at the centre of the work of many organizations of the system. Executive heads also welcomed the Outcome as a clear statement on the vital importance of multilateral cooperation and the crucial role of the United Nations system.