CEB member organizations were actively engaged in the consultative process to prepare the 2007 triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities of the United Nations development system. The Department of Economic and Social Affairs prepared two reports of the Secretary-General to facilitate deliberations by Member States: (a) an analytical report on the implementation of resolution 59/250 (A/62/73-E/2007/52); and (b) a report with conclusions and recommendations (A/62/253). The extensive consultations with United Nations system organizations undertaken during the writing of those reports resulted in products that were shared by the entire United Nations system.62.    In addition, the directors of the CEB secretariat and the United Nations Development Group Office briefed representatives of the Member States during the triennial comprehensive policy review negotiation process in the fall of 2007. The representatives welcomed the briefings, which assisted them in developing recommendations relating to the CEB, as contained in General Assembly resolution 62/208.

The resolution encouraged the Secretary-General, through the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination and the United Nations Development Group, to make efforts to enhance the coherence, effectiveness and efficiency of the United Nations development system. Its management recommendations contain many links to the plan of action for the harmonization of business practices as described above. To follow up on its implementation, paragraph 141 of resolution 62/208 requested the Secretary-General, after consultation with the funds, programmes and specialized agencies of the United Nations system, to submit a report to the Economic and Social Council, at its substantive session of 2008, on an appropriate management process, containing clear guidelines, targets, benchmarks and time frames for the full implementation of the resolution, that defined results to be achieved through the implementation of the resolution in a format that would allow for adequate monitoring and evaluation of those results, and interdepartmental and inter-agency measures that needed to be set in motion, for the implementation of the resolution.

To ensure joint approaches with respect to the implementation of the resolution 62/208, CEB member organizations complied with that request by actively contributing to the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’s management report on the implementation of General Assembly resolution 62/208 on the triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, which would be submitted to the Economic and Social Council in July 2008.