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CEB: Secretary of CEB and Director of the CEB Secretariat 13.08.2018

Ms. Simona Petrova was appointed Secretary of CEB by the Secretary-General on 8 June 2018. She continues to perform her duties as Director of the CEB Secretariat.

CEB: Frontier issues 12.06.2018

The importance of scientific and technological innovation for meeting many sustainable development challenges and for accelerating human progress is widely noted throughout the 2030 Agenda. CEB and its subsidiary machinery have been monitoring a selection of “frontier issues” to ensure the that United Nations system is positioned to provide timely and informed support and advice to Member States in today's quickly evolving technological context. Notably, a June 2017 survey provided insight into the nature and scale of some of the more progressive activities UN organizations are pursuing to both help manage the opportunities and risks of emerging technologies and direct them towards mandate delivery and more broadly to the achievement of the SDGs.

CEB: Ms. Audrey Azoulay 19.10.2018

Audrey Azoulay, born on 4 August 1972 in La Celle-Saint-Cloud (France) took office as Director-General of UNESCO on 15 November 2017 for a four-year term.

CEB: Mr. David Beasley 13.06.2017

In a public service and business career that spans more than four decades, David Beasley, a former governor of the US state of South Carolina, has worked across political, religious and ethnic lines to champion economic development, education, interfaith cooperation and humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable – not just within the United States, but across the globe.

CEB: Mr. António Vitorino 11.10.2018

António Vitorino of Portugal became the latest Director General of IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency. Mr. Vitorino succeeds veteran United States diplomat William Lacy Swing, who served two five-year terms as Director General.

IOM Director General António Vitorino, 61 (DOB 12 January 1957), is a former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs (1999-2004) and Portugal’s former Minister of the Presidency and National Defence (1995-1997). He has also enjoyed a distinguished career in Portugal as a lawyer as well as in electoral politics.

CEB: Peace and Conflict Prevention 18.09.2018

 With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, Member States agreed to a comprehensive and far-reaching set of universal and inter-linked sustainable development goals and targets, with the imperative of leaving no one behind.  The 2030 Agenda provides an integrated framework for action aimed at markedly improving the lives of the world’s people, protecting the Earth’ natural resources, as well as fostering peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

CEB: Ms. Grete Faremo 27.02.2017

 Ms. Grete Faremo joined UNOPS as Executive Director in August 2014. Before this appointment, Ms. Faremo held various senior-level positions for the Government of Norway.  Most recently, she was Minister of Justice and Public Security; a role she held for two years. During her first appointment as Minister of Justice, Ms. Faremo initiated negotiations between Schengen member countries and Norway on security and free movement in Europe, which culminated in the Nordic Schengen Agreement, signed in 1996 by the Governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

CEB: Mr. Christian Friis Bach 04.01.2016

On 9 July 2014, the Secretary-General appointed Mr Christian Friis Bach of Denmark as the next Executive Secretary of UNECE.

Mr Bach brings to the position a combination of deep knowledge in international economy and development affairs coupled with innovative and results-oriented leadership.

CEB: Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl 27.07.2016

Appointed by the UN Secretary-General in November 2013, Pierre Krähenbühl became UNRWA Commissioner-General on 30 March 2014. As Commissioner-General, he serves at the level of Under-Secretary-General. A Swiss national born in 1966, Mr. Krähenbühl has 25 years of experience in humanitarian, human rights and development work.

CEB: Conclusions 23.02.2017

Throughout 2014, under the leadership of the Secretary-General as Chair of CEB, the Board contributed to efforts by the UN system to enhance coordination and coherence across a range of programmatic, management and operational issues in support of inter-governmental mandates and priorities.

CEB: Coordination between the Chief Executives Board and other jointly financed bodies 23.02.2017

CEB and the Joint Inspection Unit continued to collaborate, particularly during the preparation of reports by the Joint Inspection Unit with a system-wide focus. During 2014, consultations between the Joint Inspection Unit and the CEB took place on a regular basis. For example during the drafting of the JIU report on a "System-wide review of results-based management - phase II" the CEB Secretariat shared all the documentation, training material and tools produced by the Results-Based Management Community of Practice of the High-Level Committee on Management.

CEB: Improving transparency and accountability 23.02.2017

Continuing the direct and substantive dialogue between CEB and Member States, as called for by General Assembly resolutions 64/289 and 69/17, to enhance and strengthen the Board’s transparency and accountability, remained a priority in 2014. Three formal briefings on the work of CEB by the CEB Secretariat to the Economic and Social Council were held in June, July and December 2014.

CEB: Implementing the International Public Sector Accounting Standards 23.02.2017

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), twenty-one organizations across the United Nations system have completed IPSAS implementation successfully and obtained unqualified audit opinions on their first and subsequent IPSAS-compliant financial statements.

CEB: Improving and innovating administrative and management functions of the United Nations system 23.02.2017

The High-level Committee on Management strategic plan for 2013-2016 identifies harmonization and simplification of business practices as a core activity. In this context, the plan focuses on common and shared services, including improved common procurement practices, and other initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the United Nations system.

CEB: Enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of United Nations operational activities for development 23.02.2017

Coherent implementation of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of United Nations operational activities continued to be of highest priority to the United Nations Development Group. As called for in General Assembly resolution 67/226, the United Nations Development Group has systematically increased its focus on South-South and triangular cooperation.

CEB: Facilitating United Nations system action on climate change 23.02.2017

In line with the growing momentum for climate action, the UN system has stepped up its efforts to support Member States in addressing climate change, identified by Member States in General Assembly resolution 68/212 as “one of the greatest challenges of our time”.  The High-Level Committee on Programmes, through its Working Group on Climate Change, expanded its efforts in 2014 to make the UN system’s climate-related expertise and services more accessible to Member States and other partners.

CEB: Adressing cybercrime and cybersecurity 23.02.2017

As the global community continued to face challenges related to cybercrime and cybersecurity, the inter-agency mechanisms continued to address the impact of these challenges. Within the UN system, internal coordination efforts related to cybersecurity deepened in 2014 with both High-Level Committees of the CEB agreeing to take specific steps to ensure a secure internal technology environment. UN system organizations agreed to coordinate activities in areas such as coping with cyberthreats and avoiding duplication of cybersecurity activities.

CEB: Promoting youth employment 23.02.2017

Adopted by the General Assembly in 1995, the World Programme of Action for Youth provides the policy framework and practical guidelines for national action and international support to improve the well-being of young people around the world. Member States have repeatedly requested the United Nations system to continue its coordination towards a more coherent, comprehensive and integrated approach to youth development, most recently in General Assembly resolution 68/130.

CEB: Strengthening policy coherence and coordination 23.02.2017

In 2014, CEB pursued a number of initiatives for advancing policy coherence and programmatic coordination, in particular in the areas of youth employment, cybercrime and cybersecurity, and climate change. Those system-wide activities were carried out in response to intergovernmental mandates, including General Assembly resolutions 68/130, 68/243, 68/212.

CEB: Contributing to a "New Urban Agenda" 23.02.2017

The General Assembly in its resolution 67/216 encouraged the United Nations system to effectively contribute and actively participate in the third UN conference on housing and sustainable urban development (Habitat III) to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2016, as well as the preparatory process leading up to it.  The conference is expected to result in the reinvigoration of the global commitment to housing and sustainable urban development and the implementation of a “New Urban Agenda.”  Cities are engines

CEB: Coordinating United Nations system-wide support in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda 23.02.2017

As the international community became increasingly engaged in with the formulation of a new development framework, the General Assembly in its resolution 69/17 emphasized the key role to be played by CEB in ensuring coordinated United Nations system-wide support in the preparation of and follow-up to the post-2015 development agenda, in accordance with relevant intergovernmental mandates.

CEB: Accelerating the implementation of the Millenium Development Goals 23.02.2017

With the 2015 deadline to meet the Millennium Development Goals on the horizon, CEB had decided, at its second regular session of 2012, to include a review of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals at each of its forthcoming sessions through 2015, beginning at its first regular session of 2013, with a view to helping to accelerate progress within countries that experience difficulties achieving one or more of the goals.

CEB: Promoting system-wide preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits 23.02.2017

Throughout 2014, CEB responded to calls by the General Assembly for system-wide coordination in the follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits, including the Millennium Summit and the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries, as well as in the preparation of the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, and the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Pursuant to Economic and Social Council resolution 2008 (LX), the present report provides an overview of the annual work of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

CEB: إدماج حقوق الإنسان في عمل منظومة الأمم المتحدة 23.02.2017

أعادت الوثيقة الختامية لمؤتمر الأمم المتحدة للتنمية المستدامة المعقود في ريو دي جانيرو، البرازيل، في حزيران/يونيه 2012، المعنونة ”المستقبل الذي نريد“ (قرار الجمعية العامة 66/288، المرفق)، التأكيد على أهمية احترام حقوق الإنسان لكفالة التنمية المستدامة والسلام والأمن وسيادة القانون.

CEB: دعم الدول الجزرية الصغيرة النامية 23.02.2017

في منطقة البحر الكاريبي والمحيط الهادئ والمحيط الأطلسي والمحيط الهندي والبحر الأبيض المتوسط وبحر الصين الجنوبي، هناك 38 بلدًا تنتمي إلى مجموعة متميزة من الدول هي الدول الجزرية الصغ

CEB: المضي قدمًا في تنفيذ برنامج عمل اسطنبول لصالح أقل البلدان نموًا للعقد 2011-2020 على نطاق المنظومة 23.02.2017

تعترض أقل البلدان نموًا، وهي المجموعة الأفقر ضمن البلدان النامية، صعوبات اقتصادية واجتماعية وبيئية فريدة من نوعها.

CEB: تنسيق الدعم على نطاق المنظومة في الإعداد لخطة التنمية لما بعد عام 23.02.2017

في عام 2013، لم تؤكّد الدول الأعضاء التزامها بتكثيف الجهود للتعجيل بتحقيق الأهداف الإنمائية للألفية فحسب، بل أكّدت أيضًا عزمها على صياغة خطة متينة للتنمية لما بعد عام 2015، استنادا

CEB: التعجيل بتنفيذ الأهداف الإنمائية للألفية 23.02.2017

حشدت الأهداف الإنمائية للألفية جهودًا غير مسبوقة على الصعيد العالمي لتلبية احتياجات أشد الناس فقرًا في العالم. بيد أنه على الرغم من المكاسب الكبيرة المحققة، ما زالت بلدان عديدة تكافح من أجل تحقيق هدف أو أكثر من الأهداف الإنمائية بحلول الموعد المستهدف عام 2015.

CEB: تعزيز اتساق السياسات وتنسيقها 23.02.2017

تابع مجلس الرؤساء التنفيذيين عام 2013 عددًا من المبادرات الهادفة إلى تعزيز الاتساق بين السياسات والتنسيق البرنامجي، ولا سيما في مجالات الهجرة الدولية والتنمية، والشباب، وحقوق الإنس

CEB: تعزيز عملية إعداد المؤتمرات ومؤتمرات القمة التي تعقدها الأمم المتحدة ومتابعتها على نطاق المنظومة 23.02.2017

 خلال عام 2013، استجاب مجلس الرؤساء التنفيذيين لدعوات الجمعية العامة من أجل التنسيق على نطاق المنظومة في الإعداد للمؤتمرات ومؤتمرات القمة التي تعقدها الأمم المتحدة ومتابعتها، بما ف

CEB: أولاً - مقدّمة 23.02.2017

عملاً بقرار المجلس الاقتصادي والاجتماعي 2008 (د-60)، يقدّم هذا التقرير لمحة عامة عن العمل السنوي الذي يضطلع به مجلس الرؤساء التنفيذيين في منظومة الأمم المتحدة المعني بالتنسيق.

CEB: التقرير السنوي 23.02.2017

توجز تقارير الاستعراض العام السنوية لمجلس الرؤساء التنفيذيين التطورات الرئيسية الحاصلة في التعاون المشترك بين الوكالات خلال السنة.

CEB: Membres 23.02.2017

Le CCS est composé des 31 organisations membres du système des Nations Unies : l'Organisation des Nations Unies, qui est représentée par son Secrétaire général, en qualité de Président du CCS ; 15 organismes spécialisés ; 12 fonds et programmes des Nations Unies et 3 organisations connexes.

CEB: UN System Side Events at COP21 23.02.2017

The UN system organized sixteen joint UN system side events and technical briefings at COP21. The events highlighted the UN system’s work on climate action in a range of thematic areas, including climate finance, innovations, health, food security and transport.Download PDF.

CEB: One UN Exhibit Area at COP20 23.02.2017

For the first time, a joint “One UN Exhibit Area” will be organized at COP20, allowing delegates to explore the UN system’s expertise and services in key thematic areas, including Sustainable Energy, Industry, Green Investment, Education, Climate Science, Human Mobility and National Policies for Climate Action. 

CEB: UN System Side Events at COP20 23.02.2017

The UN system will organize eleven joint UN system side events and technical briefings at COP20. The events will highlight the UN system’s work on climate action in a range of thematic areas, including climate finance, innovations, health, food security and transport. In addition, there will be a UN high-level event, organized by WMO. 

CEB: Paris Climate Change Conference - December 2015 23.02.2017

Governments met in Paris from 30 November until 11 December 2015 to reach a new climate change agreement that aims to keep global average temperature rise below 2°C. During the 21st Conference of Parties to UNFCCC in Paris (COP 21), the UN system, through the  the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change,  organized sixteen joint UN system side events and technical briefings. The events highlighted the UN system’s work on climate action in a range of thematic areas, including climate finance, innovations, health, food security and transport.

CEB: SIDS 13.07.2017

During the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, UN Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon, as Chair of the CEB, will host a high-level event on "The UN system partnering for the people of SIDS". The event builds on the joint CEB statement to the Conference that was endorsed by the Board in May 2014.

CEB: إدماج حقوق الإنسان في عمل منظومة الأمم المتحدة 23.02.2017

أعادت الوثيقة الختامية لمؤتمر الأمم المتحدة للتنمية المستدامة المعقود في ريو دي جانيرو، البرازيل، في حزيران/يونيه 2012، المعنونة ”المستقبل الذي نريد“ (قرار الجمعية العامة 66/288، المرفق)، التأكيد على أهمية احترام حقوق الإنسان لكفالة التنمية المستدامة والسلام والأمن وسيادة القانون.

CEB: تعزيز اتساق السياسات وتنسيقها 23.02.2017

CEB: دعم الدول الجزرية الصغيرة النامية 23.02.2017

في منطقة البحر الكاريبي والمحيط الهادئ والمحيط الأطلسي والمحيط الهندي والبحر الأبيض المتوسط وبحر الصين الجنوبي، هناك 38 بلدًا تنتمي إلى مجموعة متميزة من الدول هي الدول الجزرية الصغ

CEB: المضي قدمًا في تنفيذ برنامج عمل اسطنبول لصالح أقل البلدان نموًا للعقد 2011-2020 على نطاق المنظومة 23.02.2017

تعترض أقل البلدان نموًا، وهي المجموعة الأفقر ضمن البلدان النامية، صعوبات اقتصادية واجتماعية وبيئية فريدة من نوعها.

CEB: تنسيق الدعم على نطاق المنظومة في الإعداد لخطة التنمية لما بعد عام 23.02.2017

في عام 2013، لم تؤكّد الدول الأعضاء التزامها بتكثيف الجهود للتعجيل بتحقيق الأهداف الإنمائية للألفية فحسب، بل أكّدت أيضًا عزمها على صياغة خطة متينة للتنمية لما بعد عام 2015، استنادا

CEB: التعجيل بتنفيذ الأهداف الإنمائية للألفية 23.02.2017

حشدت الأهداف الإنمائية للألفية جهودًا غير مسبوقة على الصعيد العالمي لتلبية احتياجات أشد الناس فقرًا في العالم. بيد أنه على الرغم من المكاسب الكبيرة المحققة، ما زالت بلدان عديدة تكافح من أجل تحقيق هدف أو أكثر من الأهداف الإنمائية بحلول الموعد المستهدف عام 2015.

CEB: تعزيز عملية إعداد المؤتمرات ومؤتمرات القمة التي تعقدها الأمم المتحدة ومتابعتها على نطاق المنظومة 23.02.2017

 خلال عام 2013، استجاب مجلس الرؤساء التنفيذيين لدعوات الجمعية العامة من أجل التنسيق على نطاق المنظومة في الإعداد للمؤتمرات ومؤتمرات القمة التي تعقدها الأمم المتحدة ومتابعتها، بما ف

CEB: أولاً - مقدّمة 23.02.2017

عملاً بقرار المجلس الاقتصادي والاجتماعي 2008 (د-60)، يقدّم هذا التقرير لمحة عامة عن العمل السنوي الذي يضطلع به مجلس الرؤساء التنفيذيين في منظومة الأمم المتحدة المعني بالتنسيق.

CEB: 结论 23.02.2017

为使联合国系统能够交付成果,应对国际社会面临的全球性挑战,必须就各类方案、管理和业务问题采取有效和协调一致的行动,为履行政府间任务规定提供支持。2013年,首协会在秘书长领导下,推动联合国系统努力以连贯一致和协调的方式携手开展工作。

CEB: 行政首长理事会与其他共同出资机构之间的协调 23.02.2017

首协会继续通过其附属机构为公务员制度委员会和联合检查组的进程作出贡献。管理问题高级别委员会人力资源网在有意义地参与公务员制度委员会历届会议方面有着悠久的历史。2013年,人力资源网同意为公务员制度委员会对联合国共同制度整套报酬办法的全面审查提供协助,人力资源网的共同主席作为联络小组的一个组成部分参与其中,为制订全面审查的详细工作计划提供支持。此外,人力资源网还参与了委员会关于规定离职年龄的讨论。首协会还继续协助联合检查组确定联合检查组工作方案中可能对全系统产生影响的相关事项。

CEB: 提高透明度和改进问责制 23.02.2017

根据大会第68/20号决议第5段及方案和协调委员会第五十三届会议报告(A/68/16)第232段,一年来,行政首长理事会通过与会员国的一系列正式和非正式交流,进一步努力与会员国沟通和互动。这些交流包括首协会秘书处就首协会的工作于2013年2月、5月、7月和12月向经济及社会理事会作了4次正式通报。此外,还于2013年6月向方案和协调委员会通报了首协会的主要活动。2013年2月5日,管理问题高级别委员会副主席就统一业务做法作了非正式通报。

CEB: 实施国际公共部门会计准则 23.02.2017

自联合国系统于2006年通过管理问题高级别委员会(CEB/2006/3)采用国际公共部门会计准则(公共部门会计准则)以来,  已有21个组织成功完成了公共部门会计准则的实施工作,其中10个组织已公布了2012年12月31日终了年度第一份符合公共部门会计准则的财务报表,并于2013年获得无保留审计意见。在以往年份采用公共部门会计准则的11个组织公布的符合公共部门会计准则的财务报表则继续获得无保留审计意见。定于2014年采用该准则的3个组织都取得了重大进展,达到了几个重要的里程碑,实施公共部门会计准则的计划均已步入正轨。这些成果证明,联合国系统有能力采用并持续遵守公共部门会计准则,从而提高财务报告的质量、提高透明度和加强问责制。

联合国全系统的公共部门会计准则项目的重点已经从实施公共部门会计准则转向支持持续遵守公共部门会计准则和确保实现公共部门会计准则的效益。此类实施后活动有些面临挑战。各组织继续通过双边互动或通过会计标准工作队交流和利用经验教训。2013年,工作队委托四个专题重点小组处理下列专题:实施公共部门会计准则的惠益和经常性费用;内部控制说明;就不动产、厂场和设备的库存和使用年限提交报告;以及确认非交换收益。这四个专题重点小组由工作队的成员牵头,并由联合国全系统公共部门会计准则项目工作组提供支持。

CEB: 改善联合国的业务模式 23.02.2017

管理问题高级别委员会2013-2016年战略计划将统一和简化业务做法定为高委会的核心工作之一。在这方面,战略计划的侧重点是共同和共享服务、改进共同采购做法以及采取其他举措提高联合国系统的效率和效力。在这一优先领域采取的行动与关于四年度全面政策审查的大会第67/226号决议的任务规定相一致,即实现业务运作合理化、建立机构间框架、提供共同支助服务和加强采购合作。在信息和通信技术网主持下推出的企业资源规划系统互操作性可行性研究也属于这一优先领域,是对四年度全面政策审查相关规定做出的直接回应。

在共同金库事务方面正在采取多项举措,在银行服务、投资(包括风险管理)、外汇和付款四个重点领域继续取得切实成果。目前正同与联合国有业务往来的四家最大银行谈判,以达成全球协定,通过增强规模效应提高效益。还在业务量大、费用高的国家启动了谈判新的共同银行业务协议的工作。

管理问题高级别委员会财务和预算网启动了制定运营费用共同定义的项目,同时充分考虑到联合国系统各组织的不同业务模式,这是对四年度全面政策审查这方面任务规定的的直接回应。

CEB: 人力资源管理的现代化 23.02.2017

管理问题高级别委员会人力资源管理议程的总体目标是继续发展国际公务员队伍,使其成为独立、中立、高技能、积极肯干的资源,以满足国际社会不断变化的要求。2013年,管理问题高级别委员会继续重点实施联合国系统各组织在2012年通过的《关于适用联合国薪给和津贴共同制度的组织间工作人员调动、暂调或借调的组织间协定》。具体而言,高委会审查了目前的机构间人员流动做法,以找出瓶颈和相应的解决办法,并为此设立了机构间工作组。工作组将提出具体措施,为总部和外地的组织之间调动、暂调和借调建立坚实的法律和程序框架。

CEB: 改进和创新联合国系统的行政和管理职能 23.02.2017

管理问题高级别委员会在2013年3月举行的第二十五届会议上核准了高委会2013-2016年战略计划,其中概述了高委会及其各网络未来3至5年的优先目标。大会在关于四年度全面政策审查的第67/226号决议中规定的任务是管理问题高级别委员会战略计划的关键推动因素。管理问题高级别委员会战略计划旨在协助会员国兑现承诺,通过重新设计和落实行政和管理职能,加强联合国系统的实际作用、一致性、效力、效率、问责制和信誉,使联合国系统各组织在执行方案任务时适应能力更强并且更加灵活。

CEB: 提高联合国发展方面的业务活动的效力、效率、连贯性和影响力 23.02.2017

根据大会关于联合国系统发展方面业务活动四年度全面政策审查的第 67/226号决议,联合国发展集团最优先的事项是确保在全系统内连贯一致地执行四年度全面政策审查,同时坚定地重视高影响领域。联合国发展集团商定了联合国发展集团第一个关于四年度全面政策审查的共同行动计划,若干联合国实体调整了本实体的新战略计划,使其与四年度全面政策审查在时机和内容上保持一致。

CEB: 促进联合国系统应对气候变化的行动 23.02.2017

促进应对气候变化的行动在会员国以及秘书长的议程上占据重要位置。2013年,联合国系统通过方案问题高级别委员会的气候变化工作组加紧工作,以促进联合国全系统在气候变化相关活动上的协调一致。

CEB: 应对网络犯罪和网络安全 23.02.2017

 

CEB: 促进关于青年的协调行动 23.02.2017

大会于1995年通过的《世界青年行动纲领》为采取国家行动和提供国际支持,以便改善世界各地青年的福祉提供了政策框架和实践准则。

CEB: 促进国际移徙与发展 23.02.2017

大会第67/219号决议认识到国际移徙与发展之间重要和复杂的相互关系以及必须应对移徙给原籍国、过境国和目的地国带来的挑战和机遇,决定于2013

CEB: 将人权纳入联合国系统的工作 23.02.2017

2012年6月在巴西里约热内卢召开的联合国可持续发展大会的题为“我们希望的未来”的成果文件(

CEB: 加强政策一致性和协调性 23.02.2017

2013年,首协会采取一些举措,推进政策一致性和方案协调性,特别是在国际移徙与发展、青年、人权、网络犯罪和网络安全以及气候变化等领域。这些全系统活动是根据各项政府间任务规定而展开的,并以方案问题高级别委员会通过的战略远景为指导,该战略远景概述了需要在联合国系统内审议的一系列新出现的问题(见CEB/2013/1,附件三)。

CEB: 支持小岛屿发展中国家 23.02.2017

加勒比、太平洋和大西洋、印度洋、地中海和中国南海有38个国家属于这个特殊的小岛屿发展中国家群体。大会和经济及社会理事会多份决议已经确认,必须审查和加强联合国系统对小岛屿发展中国家的支持的效力、一致性和协调性。

CEB: 推进联合国全系统实施《2011-2020十年期支援最不发达国家行动 纲领》 23.02.2017

最不发达国家是发展中国家中最贫穷的群体,面临独有的经济、社会和环境脆弱性。

CEB: 协调联合国全系统在拟订《2015年后发展议程》方面提供的支持 23.02.2017

2013年,会员国申明不仅承诺加紧努力,以加速实现千年发展目标,而且决心拟订一个强有力的《2015年后发展议程》,该议程将借鉴千年发展目标奠定的基础。

CEB: 加快实现千年发展目标 23.02.2017

千年发展目标促使全球做出前所未有的努力来满足世界上最贫困人口的需求。然而,尽管已经取得诸多成绩,许多国家仍然在竭力到2015年目标日期前实现一个或多个目标。

CEB: 促进联合国各次主要会议和首脑会议的全系统筹备工作及后续行动 23.02.2017

2013年,首协会回应了大会对联合国各次主要会议和首脑会议筹备工作及后续行动进行全系统协调的要求,这类会议包括千年首脑会议、《2015年后发展议程 》《伊斯坦布尔支援最不发达国家行动纲领》和第三届小岛屿发展中国家问题国际会议。为支持这些会议,首协会编制了联合材料,并加强了联合国全系统执行会议成果方面的一致性。

CEB: 导言 23.02.2017

根据经济及社会理事会第2008(LX)号决议,本报告概括介绍了联合国系统行政首长协调理事会(首协会)的年度工作情况。报告还对大会在其第64/289号决议第4(b)段对全系统一致性所提要求做出了回应,即在提交经济及社会理事会而且方案和协调委员会也予以审阅的年度概览报告中列入关于首协会工作的适当信息,以期推动更有效的对话。本报告所述期间为2013年。

CEB: Совершенствование и модернизация административных и управленческих функций системы Организации Объединенных Наций 23.02.2017

На своей двадцать пятой сессии в марте 2013 года Комитет высокого уровня по вопросам управления утвердил свой стратегический план на 2013–2016 годы, в котором излагаются приоритетные задачи Комитета и его сетей на следующий период от трех до пяти лет. К числу основных движущих факторов стратегического плана Комитета высокого уровня по вопросам управления относятся мандаты, определенные Генеральной Ассамблеей в ее резолюции 67/226 по вопросу о четырехгодичном всеобъемлющем обзоре политики.

CEB: Повышение эффективности, действенности, слаженности и отдачи от оперативной деятельности Организации Объединенных Наций в целях развития 23.02.2017

В соответствии с резолюцией 67/226 Генеральной Ассамблеи о четырехгодичном всеобъемлющем обзоре политики в области оперативной деятельности в целях развития системы Организации Объединенных Наций Группа Организации Объединенных Наций по вопросам развития уделяла первостепенное внимание вопросу обеспечения согласованного проведения четырехгодичного всеобъемлющего обзора политики в области оперативной деятельности в целях развития системы Организации Объединенных Наций в рамках всей системы с особым упором на сферы деятельности с высокой отдачей.

CEB: Повышение политической согласованности и улучшение координации 23.02.2017

В 2013 году КСР осуществлял ряд инициатив по повышению политической согласованности и программной координации, в частности по вопросам международной миграции и развития, молодежи, прав человека, киберпреступности и кибербезопасности, а также изменения климата. Эти общесистемные мероприятия проводились в соответствии с межправительственными мандатами и с учетом одобренного Комитетом высокого уровня по программам стратегического видения, в котором изложен широкий круг новых вопросов, заслуживающих рассмотрения в системе Организации Объединенных Наций (см. CEB/2013/1/annex III.)

CEB: Поддержка общесистемной подготовки конференций и встреч на высшем уровне Организации Объединенных Наций и последующей деятельности по их итогам 23.02.2017

На протяжении 2013 года КСР откликался на призывы Генеральной Ассамблеи к обеспечению общесистемной координации в рамках подготовки конференций и встреч на высшем уровне Организации Объединенных Наций и последующей деятельности по их итогам, включая Саммит тысячелетия, повестку дня в области развития на период после 2015 года, Стамбульскую программу действий для наименее развитых стран и третью Международную конференцию по малым островным развивающимся государствам.

CEB: Aplicación de las Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad del Sector Público 23.02.2017

Desde la adopción de las IPSAS  en 2006 por el sistema de las Naciones Unidas a través del Comité de Alto Nivel sobre Gestión (CEB/2006/3), 21 organizaciones han completado con éxito la aplicación de esas normas, y 10 de ellas publicaron sus primeros estados financieros conformes con las IPSAS correspondientes al año terminado el 31 de diciembre de 2012 y en 2013 obtuvieron opiniones de auditoría sin reservas. Las 11 organizaciones que adoptaron las IPSAS en años anteriores siguieron obteniendo opiniones de auditoría sin reservas sobre sus estados financieros conformes con las IPSAS.

CEB: Mejoramiento de los modelos institucionales de las Naciones Unidas 23.02.2017

En el plan estratégico del Comité de Alto Nivel sobre Gestión para 2013-2016 se determina la armonización y simplificación de las prácticas institucionales como actividad básica del Comité. En este contexto, el plan se centra en los servicios comunes y compartidos, la mejora de las prácticas de adquisición común, así como otras iniciativas para mejorar la eficiencia y la eficacia del sistema de las Naciones Unidas.

CEB: Modernización de la gestión de los recursos humanos 23.02.2017

El objetivo general del programa del Comité de Alto Nivel sobre Gestión en relación con la gestión de los recursos humanos consiste en seguir desarrollando la administración pública internacional como un recurso independiente, neutro, altamente calificado y dedicado para atender las necesidades cambiantes de la comunidad internacional.

CEB: Facilitación de la labor del sistema de las Naciones Unidas sobre el cambio climático 23.02.2017

La labor de promoción en lo que respecta al cambio climático es una de las prioridades de los Estados Miembros y también el Secretario General. El sistema de las Naciones Unidas, por conducto del Grupo de Trabajo sobre el Cambio Climático del Comité de Alto Nivel sobre Programas, intensificó su labor en 2013 para facilitar la coordinación y la coherencia en todo el sistema de las Naciones Unidas en lo que respecta a las actividades relacionadas con el cambio climático.

CEB: La ciberdelincuencia y la seguridad cibernética 23.02.2017

La interdependencia de la sociedad moderna acelera el comercio, abre amplias oportunidades para el desarrollo y conecta a las personas de todo el mundo en un grado sin precedentes. Sin embargo, las mismas tecnologías de las que dependen a diario los gobiernos, las empresas privadas y una creciente proporción de la población también entrañan riesgos para la seguridad y la intimidad.

CEB: Promoción de medidas coordinadas relativas a los jóvenes 23.02.2017

El Programa de Acción Mundial para los Jóvenes, aprobado por la Asamblea General in 1995, proporciona el marco normativo y directrices prácticas para la acción nacional y el apoyo internacional destinados a mejorar el bienestar de los jóvenes en todo el mundo. Los Estados Miembros han solicitado reiteradamente al sistema de las Naciones Unidas que siga coordinando su labor encaminada a aplicar un enfoque más coherente, amplio e integrado para el desarrollo de los jóvenes. Como ejemplo más reciente cabe citar las resoluciones de la Asamblea General 66/121 y 68/130.

CEB: Contribución al ámbito de la migración internacional y el desarrollo 23.02.2017

Reconociendo la importante y compleja interrelación que existe entre la migración internacional y el desarrollo, así como la necesidad de ocuparse de los problemas y las oportunidades que presenta la migración para los países de origen, tránsito y destino, la Asamblea General, su resolución 67/219, decidió celebrar un diálogo de alto nivel sobre la migración internacional y el desarrollo los días 3 y 4 de octubre de 2013.

CEB: Integración de los derechos humanos en la labor del sistema de las Naciones Unidas 23.02.2017

El documento final de la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Desarrollo Sostenible, celebrada en Río de Janeiro (Brasil) en junio de 2012, titulado “El futuro que queremos” (resolución 66/288 de la Asamblea General, anexo), reafirmó la importancia del respeto de los derechos humanos para el desarrollo sostenible, la paz y la seguridad y el estado de derecho.

CEB: Apoyo a los pequeños Estados insulares en desarrollo 23.02.2017

El grupo, bien diferenciado, que constituyen los pequeños Estados insulares en desarrollo está formado por 38 países del Caribe, el Pacífico y el Atlántico, el Océano Índico, el mar Mediterráneo y el mar de China Meridional. La necesidad de examinar y mejorar la eficacia, la coherencia y la coordinación del apoyo que presta el sistema de las Naciones Unidas a los pequeños Estados insulares en desarrollo ha sido reconocida por la Asamblea General y el Consejo Económico y Social en varias resoluciones. En la más reciente de ellas, la resolución 68/238, párrs.

CEB: Promoción de avances en la ejecución del Programa de Acción de Estambul en Favor de los Países Menos Adelantados para el Decenio 2011-2020 en todo el sistema de las Naciones Unidas 23.02.2017

Los países menos adelantados, que representan el grupo más pobre de los países en desarrollo, se enfrentan a una serie de vulnerabilidades económicas, sociales y ambientales que les son exclusivas. El compromiso de la Junta de los Jefes Ejecutivos para la Coordinación para con esos países y la ejecución del Programa de Acción de Estambul se derivan del hecho de que la Junta hiciera suya una declaración de apoyo a la Cuarta Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Países Menos Adelantados, celebrada del 9 al 13 de mayo de 2011 en Estambul (Turquía).

CEB: Coordinación del apoyo del sistema de las Naciones Unidas en los preparativos para la agenda para el desarrollo después de 2015 23.02.2017

En 2013, los Estados Miembros afirmaron no solo su compromiso de intensificar los esfuerzos por acelerar el cumplimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio, sino también su determinación de elaborar una agenda para el desarrollo después de 2015 que se levante sólida sobre los cimientos que sentaron los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio.

CEB: Agilización del cumplimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio 23.02.2017

Los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio impulsaron a nivel mundial una labor sin precedentes para cubrir las necesidades de los más pobres. Sin embargo, pese a los logros sustanciales, muchos países tienen dificultades para cumplir uno o más objetivos antes de la fecha meta de 2015.

CEB: Введение 23.02.2017

В соответствии с резолюцией 2008 (LX) Экономического и Социального Совета в настоящем докладе представлен общий обзор работы Координационного совета руководителей (КСР) системы Организации Объединенных Наций за год.

CEB: Conclusiones 23.02.2017

La adopción de medidas efectivas y coordinadas en cuestiones programáticas, operacionales y de gestión en apoyo de los mandatos intergubernamentales es esencial para que el sistema de las Naciones Unidas obtenga resultados que permitan hacer frente a los retos globales que la comunidad internacional tiene ante sí.

CEB: Coordinación entre la Junta de los Jefes Ejecutivos y otros órganos financiados conjuntamente 23.02.2017

La Junta de los Jefes Ejecutivos, por conducto de sus órganos subsidiarios, sigue contribuyendo de manera sustancial a los procesos de la CAPI y la Dependencia Común de Inspección.

CEB: Mejora de la transparencia y la rendición de cuentas 23.02.2017

En respuesta al párrafo 5 de la resolución 68/20 de la Asamblea General y al párrafo 232 del informe del Comité del Programa y de la Coordinación sobre su 53º período de sesiones (A/68/16), la Junta de los Jefes Ejecutivos siguió intentando interactuar y comunicars

CEB: Mejoramiento de las funciones administrativas y de gestión del sistema de las Naciones Unidas e innovaciones en ese ámbito 23.02.2017

En su 25° período de sesiones celebrado en marzo de 2013, el Comité de Alto Nivel sobre Gestión aprobó su plan estratégico para 2013-2016, en que se describen los objetivos prioritarios del Comité y sus redes para los próximos tres a cinco años. Entre los principales impulsores del plan estratégico del Comité de Alto Nivel sobre Gestión figuran los mandatos establecidos por la Asamblea General en su resolución 67/226 sobre la revisión cuadrienal amplia de la política.

CEB: En 2013, la Junta de los Jefes Ejecutivos para la Coordinación llevó a cabo una serie de iniciativas encaminadas a promover la coherencia normativa y la coordinación programática, en particular en las esferas de la migración internacional y el desarrollo, 23.02.2017

En respuesta a la resolución 67/226 de la Asamblea General sobre la revisión cuadrienal amplia de la política relativa a las actividades operacionales del sistema de las Naciones Unidas para el desarrollo, el GNUD asignó la máxima prioridad a garantizar la aplicación coherente de dicha revisión en todo el sistema, haciendo un fuerte hincapié en las esferas de alto impacto.

CEB: Aumento de la eficacia, la eficiencia, la coherencia y las repercusiones de las actividades operacionales de las Naciones Unidas para el desarrollo 23.02.2017

En respuesta a la resolución 67/226 de la Asamblea General sobre la revisión cuadrienal amplia de la política relativa a las actividades operacionales del sistema de las Naciones Unidas para el desarrollo, el GNUD asignó la máxima prioridad a garantizar la aplicación coherente de dicha revisión en todo el sistema, haciendo un fuerte hincapié en las esferas de alto impacto.

CEB: Fortalecimiento de la coherencia y coordinación de políticas 23.02.2017

En 2013, la Junta de los Jefes Ejecutivos para la Coordinación llevó a cabo una serie de iniciativas encaminadas a promover la coherencia normativa y la coordinación programática, en particular en las esferas de la migración internacional y el desarrollo, los jóvenes, los derechos humanos, la ciberdelincuencia y la seguridad cibernética y el cambio climático.

CEB: Fomento de la preparación y el seguimiento de las conferencias y cumbres de las Naciones Unidas a nivel de todo el sistema 23.02.2017

A lo largo de todo 2013, la Junta de los Jefes Ejecutivos para la Coordinación respondió a los llamamientos de la Asamblea General a la coordinación a nivel de todo el sistema en la preparación y el seguimiento de las conferencias y cumbres de las Naciones Unidas, incluida la Cumbre del Milenio, la agenda para el desarrollo después de 2015, el Programa de Acción de Estambul en Favor de los Países Menos Adelantados y la Tercera Conferencia Internacional sobre los Pequeños Estados Insulares en Desarrollo.

CEB: Introducción 23.02.2017

De conformidad con la resolución 2008 (LX) del Consejo Económico y Social, el presente informe ofrece una sinopsis de la labor anual realizada por la Junta de los Jefes Ejecutivos para la Coordinación.

CEB: Informe sinóptico anual de la Junta de los Jefes Ejecutivos del Sistema de las Naciones Unidas para la Coordinación correspondiente a 2013 23.02.2017

El presente informe ofrece una sinopsis de los principales acontecimientos relativos a la cooperación interinstitucional en el marco de la Junta de los Jefes Ejecutivos del Sistema de las Naciones Unidas para la Coordinación en 2013. En el informe se ponen de relieve las principales actividades de la Junta de los Jefes Ejecutivos para la Coordinación destinadas a fomentar un enfoque coherente de los asuntos normativos, operacionales y de gestión a fin de mejorar la coordinación de todo el sistema de las Naciones Unidas en apoyo a los órganos intergubernamentales.

CEB: Rapport annuel d’ensemble du Conseil des chefs de secrétariat des organismes des Nations Unies pour la coordination pour 2013 23.02.2017

Le présent rapport récapitule les principales activités de coopération interorganisations relevant du mandat du Conseil des chefs de secrétariat des organismes des Nations Unies pour la coordination (CCS) menées en 2013. Il revient sur les principales activités que le Conseil a engagées pour favoriser une approche cohérente dans les domaines stratégique, opérationnel et administratif, l’objet étant d’intensifier la coordination des initiatives prises à l’échelle du système des Nations Unies et contribuer ainsi à l’action des organes intergouvernementaux.

CEB: Cybercriminalité et cybersécurité 23.02.2017

Dans la société moderne, tout se tient, ce qui a pour effet d’accélérer le commerce, d’ouvrir de vastes possibilités au développement et de rendre les individus de tous les pays interdépendants, comme jamais auparavant. Toutefois, les mêmes technologies dont les gouvernements, les entreprises du secteur privé et une proportion croissante de la population mondiale dépendent chaque jour sont porteuses de risques en matière de sécurité et de respect de la vie privée.

CEB: Promotion de mesures coordonnées en faveur des jeunes 23.02.2017

Le Programme d’action mondial pour la jeunesse, adopté par l’Assemblée générale en 1995, propose un plan directeur et des orientations concrètes pour une action à mener au niveau national et pour l’obtention de l’appui de la communauté internationale aux fins de l’amélioration du bien-être des jeunes partout dans le monde.

CEB: Contribuer aux migrations internationales et au développement 23.02.2017

Consciente des corrélations importantes et complexes qui existent entre les migrations internationales et le développement et de la nécessité de faire face aux problèmes que posent les migrations pour les pays d’origine, de transit et de destination, l’Assemblée générale, dans sa résolution 67/219, a décidé de teni

CEB: Prise en compte des droits de l’homme dans l’action menée par le système des Nations Unies 23.02.2017

Le document final de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le développement durable tenue à Rio de Janeiro (Brésil) en juin 2012, intitulé « L’avenir que nous voulons » (résolution 66/288 de l’Assemblée générale, annexe), a réaffirmé l’importance que revêt le respect des droits de l’homme

CEB: Conclusions 23.02.2017

Il est indispensable de coordonner de manière efficace les activités touchant la programmation, la gestion et les aspects opérationnels de l’exécution des mandats confiés par les organes intergouvernementaux aux organismes des Nations Unies si l’on veut que le système puisse obtenir des résultats qui répondent aux enjeux mondiaux. En 2013, le Conseil, sous la direction du Secrétaire général, a contribué à l’action menée par les organismes pour agir ensemble dans la cohérence et la concertation.

CEB: Coordination entre le Conseil des chefs de secrétariat et les autres organismes à financement conjoint 23.02.2017

Le Conseil, par l’entremise de ses organes subsidiaires, prend une part active aux travaux tant de la CFPI que du CCI.

CEB: Accentuer la transparence et le respect du principe de responsabilité 23.02.2017

Donnant effet aux dispositions du paragraphe 5 de la résolution 68/20 de l’Assemblée générale, et comme le Comité du programme et de la coordination le lui a demandé au paragraphe 232 de son rapport sur les travaux de sa cinquante-troisième session (A/68/16), le Conseil des chefs de secrétariat a continué, tout au long de la période à l’étude, d’échanger et de communiquer avec les États Membres par des voies aussi bien officielles qu’informelles.

CEB: Améliorer les fonctions administratives et de gestion du système des Nations Unies et innover en la matière 23.02.2017

À sa vingt-cinquième session, en mars  2013, le Comité de haut niveau sur la gestion a approuvé son plan stratégique pour 2013-2016, définissant ses objectifs prioritaires et ses réseaux pour les trois à cinq années à venir. Parmi les principaux aspects de ce plan stratégique, on peut citer les activités prescrites par l’Assemblée générale dans sa résolution 67/226 sur l’examen quadriennal complet.

CEB: Renforcement de l’efficacité, de l’efficience, de la cohérence et de l’impact des activités opérationnelles des Nations Unies en faveur du développement 23.02.2017

En réponse à la résolution 67/226 de l’Assemblée générale sur l’examen quadriennal complet des activités opérationnelles de développement du système des Nations Unies, le GNUD a déterminé qu’il était primordial d’assurer une mise en œuvre cohérente de l’examen quadriennal complet dans l’ensemble du système en insis

CEB: Renforcement de la cohérence et de la coordination des politiques 23.02.2017

En 2013, le CCS a poursuivi la mise en œuvre d’un certain nombre d’initiatives visant à améliorer la cohérence des politiques et la coordination des programmes, en particulier dans les domaines des migrations internationales et du développement, de la jeunesse, des droits de l’homme, de la cybercriminalité et de la cybersécurité, ou encore des changements climatiques.

CEB: Préparatifs et suite donnée, à l’échelle du système, aux conférences et réunions au sommet des Nations Unies 23.02.2017

Tout au long de la période à l’étude, le Conseil, comme l’Assemblée générale l’en a prié, s’est employé à coordonner les activités menées par les organismes des Nations Unies dans le cadre des préparatifs des conférences et réunions au sommet des Nations Unies et des mesures prises pour y donner suite : suivi du Sommet du Millénaire des Nations Unies, établissement du programme de développement pour l’après-2015, exécution du Programme d’action d’Istanbul en faveur des pays les moins avancés et préparatifs de la troisième Conférence internationale sur les petits États insulaires en développ

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Le présent rapport récapitule les principales activités de coopération interorganisations relevant du mandat du Conseil des chefs de secrétariat des organismes des Nations Unies pour la coordination (CCS) menées en 2013. Il revient sur les principales activités que le Conseil a engagées pour favoriser une approche cohérente dans les domaines stratégique, opérationnel et administratif, l’objet étant d’intensifier la coordination des initiatives prises à l’échelle du système des Nations Unies et contribuer ainsi à l’action des organes intergouvernementaux.

CEB: Strengthening the international civil service 23.02.2017

Since 1997, executive heads of organizations of the system that participate in the common system of pay and benefits have followed with keen interest developments in regard to the Secretary-General’s proposal for a review and strengthening of ICSC. They welcomed the decision of the General Assembly in its resolution 57/285 to launch a panel on the strengthening of the international civil service.

CEB: United Nations system Network on Rural Development and Food Security 23.02.2017

The United Nations system Network on Rural Development and Food Security is a global partnership for tackling development challenges at the country level. Established in 1997 by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (now CEB), it brings together key actors for the achievement of the shared goals of food for all and rural poverty reduction. Comprising 20 United Nations organizations, the Network is an inter-agency mechanism for follow-up to the World Food Summit (1996) and World Food Summit: five years later (2002) and supports the International Land Coalition.

CEB: United Nations system Standing Committee on Nutrition 23.02.2017

The United Nations system Standing Committee on Nutrition is a partnership among United Nations organizations, Governments and NGOs, with the mandate to strengthen worldwide efforts to fight malnutrition. The Standing Committee analyses trends and raises awareness on nutrition issues, galvanizes action at the global, regional and national levels against malnutrition and promotes cooperation among United Nations agencies and partner organizations in support of national efforts to end malnutrition.

CEB: Collaborative work among United Nations food agencies: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme 23.02.2017

Within the United Nations system, three Rome-based United Nations organizations — the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) — complement and reinforce each other’s activities to address the immediate and long-term challenges of fighting hunger and achieving food security. FAO provides technical expertise and policy guidance. IFAD provides loans and grants to help the rural poor to overcome poverty and gain the means to achieve food security.

CEB: Fostering inter-agency collaboration in information and communication technology 23.02.2017

The system’s ability to develop greater coherence in ICT policy advice and programme support within the framework of its development agenda depends in many ways on its ability to create, manage and share information and knowledge across the system more efficiently and effectively. Knowledge, information and data are the system’s principal assets and a main source of its comparative advantage.

CEB: Bridging the digital divide 23.02.2017

The key objective of achieving a comprehensive and coherent United Nations system approach to ICT as a source of economic and social progress is being considerably advanced by the World Summit on the Information Society. Individually and collectively, including through the International Telecommunication Union-led High-level Summit Organizing Committee, organizations of the system are actively engaged in aligning their programmes with the outcome of the Geneva phase of the World Summit.

CEB: Pursuing United Nations system oversight 23.02.2017

CEB member organizations continued to participate actively in the review and follow-up of specific recommendations emanating from oversight reports by the Joint Inspection Unit, the Board of Auditors and the Office of Internal Oversight Services. Priority attention is given to maintaining the highest levels of transparency and accountability, strict compliance with established rules and regulations and enhancing the capacity of the United Nations system for oversight and audit.

CEB: Improving financial resources management 23.02.2017

Inter-agency collaboration in the financial and budgetary areas has received renewed attention in the work of CEB through the Finance and Budget Network of the High-Level Committee on Management. The focus has been on:

CEB: Enhancing human resources management 23.02.2017

CEB also continued to provide oversight, through the High-Level Committee on Management and its Human Resources Network, of staff management policies and practices across the system with a view to promoting best practices, harmonization and administrative simplification. Issues addressed included:

CEB: Safeguarding staff security and safety 23.02.2017

A main concern of the United Nations system continued to be the strengthening of system-wide security policies and infrastructures. CEB, through its High-Level Committee on Management, endorsed the new unified security management system. It reiterated its view that security, a prerequisite for programme delivery, is a core responsibility of Member States and should be funded centrally under the United Nations regular budget.

CEB: Increasing the effectiveness and coherence of United Nations system activities at the country level 23.02.2017

Coherence in the delivery of services by organizations of the United Nations system at the country level, particularly in the context of achieving the Millennium Development Goals, was high on the agenda of CEB during the year, and is expected to remain so in the follow-up to General Assembly resolution 59/250 on the triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development, and the September 2005 High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly.

CEB: Strengthening system-wide support for Africa and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development 23.02.2017

Since 2001, CEB has continued to give high priority to engendering and extending effective and coordinated support for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). Its main objective has been to provide policy guidance to ensure that United Nations system support for NEPAD remains responsive to the needs of Africa. During 2004, the High-Level Committee on Programmes, on behalf of CEB, undertook an in-depth examination of the system’s support for NEPAD in the broad context of the implementation of the Millennium Declaration.

CEB: Inter-agency collaboration against hunger 23.02.2017

The following information on existing mechanisms to coordinate the fight against hunger has been included in the present report in response to a request by the Committee for Programme and Coordination at its forty-fourth session.

CEB: Curbing transnational organized crime 23.02.2017

When it first took up the issue of transnational organized crime, in April 2003, CEB recognized the need for strengthening collective action by the United Nations system in confronting the threats posed by transnational organized crime. Two basic considerations underlay this conclusion. First was that transnational organized crime, while not a new phenomenon, had grown in strength and severity over the last decade, benefiting from technological innovations and establishing new links with terrorism.

CEB: Preventing and managing armed conflict 23.02.2017

An increasingly important focus of inter-agency work is to enhance the system’s support for an effective response by the international community to the Secretary-General’s call for a strategic shift from a culture of reaction to a culture of prevention. This requires a collective approach to conflict prevention and calls for a deeper understanding of the causes of tensions within and between nations. It also implies a sustained system-wide effort to effectively integrate a conflict-prevention perspective in development programmes at the country level.

CEB: Bridging the digital divide and fostering inter-agency collaboration in information and communication technology 23.02.2017

CEB and its High-Level Committees have continued to address ICT from two interrelated vantage points: first, the coherence of the policy advice that the system provides to countries in setting comprehensive, forward-looking strategies to harness information and communication technology for economic and social progress, and second, the imperative for the system to capitalize on the unprecedented opportunity that ICT offers the organizations of the United Nations system for the creation, sharing and management of knowledge.

CEB: Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: United Nations system contribution to the 2005 comprehensive review of the implementation of the Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017

In 2004, CEB began to consider its contribution to the preparations for the 2005 comprehensive review of the implementation of the Millennium Declaration. It decided that a special report focusing on the impact of the Millennium Declaration on the workings of the system and on the quality of the support that the system is extending to Member States would serve as a useful contribution to the 2005 review.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Since 2001, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has built its policy agenda around the themes identified in the Secretary-General’s first report on the implementation of the Millennium Declaration (A/56/326). In that report, the Secretary-General set out a broad road map for the follow-up process and proposed two topics on which the process might focus each year, leading to a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Declaration in 2005.

CEB: Statement of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination on the multilateral round of negotiations under the Doha Development Agenda and the sixth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference (Hong Kong, China, 13-18 December 2005) 23.02.2017

We, the Executive Heads of the organizations of the United Nations system, reconfirm our support for the Doha Development Round, which has placed development at the heart of the multilateral trading system. We are resolved to work closely with the World Trade Organization to ensure the success of its forthcoming Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong, China, as a stepping stone towards the conclusion of the round in 2006.

CEB: Inter-agency collaboration in information and communication technology 23.02.2017

Information and communication technology plays a critical role in almost every operational and management aspect of the United Nations system (see also paras. 24 and 25 above on knowledge-sharing). In 2004, CEB adopted the United Nations system ICT strategic framework to strengthen system-wide coordination of this critical area.

CEB: Coordinating United Nations system response to the threat of avian influenza 23.02.2017

CEB coordinated the United Nations system response to the threat of avian influenza and took the lead in the preparation of internal administrative guidelines for handling a pandemic situation. The guidelines, developed by the Human Resources Network for New York-based staff, were adopted as a general framework for staff in the field and other headquarters locations. A summary of the administrative guidelines was incorporated into the overall United Nations system pandemic planning and preparedness guidelines, issued by the Office of the United Nations System Influenza Coordinator.

CEB: Enhancing human resources management 23.02.2017

In addressing human resources issues, CEB, HLCM and its Human Resources Network continued to engage in a dialogue with representatives of staff bodies (the Federation of International Civil Servants’ Associations and the Coordinating Committee for International Staff Unions and Associations of the United Nations System) and the International Civil Service Commission.

CEB: Enhancing financial resources management 23.02.2017

Inter-agency collaboration in the financial and budgetary areas has continued through the Finance and Budget Network of HLCM. During the period under review, the Network addressed a number of important issues, including the single audit principle. In this context, HLCM agreed on the following policy statement (see CEB/2005/5, para. 41):

CEB: Enhancing governance and accountability 23.02.2017

HLCM considered follow-up to the recommendation in the Summit Outcome for a review of governance and oversight mechanisms within the United Nations system. It agreed that inputs into the external study being conducted in response to the request of the Summit and overseen by the steering committee established by the Secretary-General would distinguish between issues of governance, which would cover only the United Nations and its funds and programmes, and auditing, investigation and related oversight functions, which would cover the United Nations specialized agencies as well.

CEB: Staff security and safety 23.02.2017

Ensuring the safety and security of the United Nations system staff and reducing the vulnerability of its personnel deployed across the world, particularly those in conflict or highly insecure areas, remain key concerns of CEB.

CEB: Migration 23.02.2017

With its cross-cutting political, economic and social impacts, the increasing international movement of people touches upon the mandates of many of the United Nations system’s specialized agencies, programmes and funds. Organizations carry out a wide variety of activities that contribute to improving the outcomes of international migration and to assist Governments in addressing international migration issues.

CEB: Employment 23.02.2017

Acknowledging the critical importance of productive employment and decent work in lifting people out of poverty, HLCP, in July 2005, selected employment as one of the priority issues on the inter-agency agenda. This decision was reinforced by the 2005 World Summit Outcome, which identified the goals of full and productive employment and decent work for all, including for women and young people, as a central objective of relevant national and international policies and national development strategies in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

CEB: Inter-agency collaboration against hunger 23.02.2017

At its forty-fifth session, the Committee for Programme and Coordination invited CEB to continue to monitor the effective coordination of system-wide efforts against hunger and poverty and recommended that CEB include in its next annual overview report information on progress being achieved and problems being encountered by the relevant inter-agency mechanisms.

CEB: United Nations System Staff College 23.02.2017

 

The presence of a common vision is a primary condition for achieving coherence and is critical to the system’s progress in advancing common goals in the development area, including its linkages to peace and security. The United Nations System Staff College is an integral part of the effort to develop such a vision and of rooting it in a shared understanding of, and common approaches to, programmatic and management practices across the system.

CEB: Fostering inter-agency collaboration in knowledge management and knowledge sharing 23.02.2017

In the past year, both HLCM and HLCP have reiterated their commitment to pursue a common strategy to more effectively share knowledge across the system. While extensive capacity to leverage knowledge resources already exists within many United Nations system organizations, the ability of the system as a whole to share knowledge is a critical condition to significantly advance overall policy and programmatic coherence. With these considerations in mind, CEB, through its High-level Committees, has established an inter-agency task force to shape a system-wide knowledge-sharing strategy.

CEB: Promoting gender mainstreaming 23.02.2017

At the 2005 World Summit, Member States resolved to take measures to promote gender equality, eliminate pervasive gender discrimination and promote the mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in all political, economic and social spheres. As part of this commitment, the World Summit called on the Secretary-General and all decision-making bodies to take further steps in mainstreaming a gender perspective in United Nations policies and decisions.

CEB: Increasing the effectiveness and coherence of United Nations system activities at the country level 23.02.2017

In the Summit Outcome, Member States reaffirmed their commitment to the global partnership for development set out in the Millennium Declaration, the Monterrey Consensus and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation. They further stressed that each country must take primary responsibility for its own development, and that the role of national policies and development strategies is critical in the achievement of sustainable development. Such national efforts should be complemented by supportive global programmes, measures and policies.

CEB: The High-level Panel on United Nations System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance and the Environment 23.02.2017

The Summit invited the Secretary-General to develop proposals for “more tightly managed entities in the field of development, humanitarian assistance and the environment” (General Assembly resolution 60/1). Accordingly, in February 2006, the Secretary-General set up the High-level Panel on United Nations System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance and the Environment to undertake a study on United Nations system-wide coherence, with the participation of the Chairs of HLCP and the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in an ex officio capacity.

CEB: Themes 23.02.2017

Inter-agency collaboration against hunger; Employment; Migration;

CEB: Cross-cutting issues 23.02.2017

Promoting gender mainstreaming; Fostering inter-agency collaboration in knowledge management and knowledge sharing; United Nations System Staff College.

CEB: System-wide coherence 23.02.2017

The High-level Panel on United Nations System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance and the Environment; Increasing the effectiveness and coherence of United Nations system activities at the country level.

CEB: One United Nations system: the way forward 23.02.2017

In One United Nations, the organizations of the system committed themselves to a more unified, purposeful United Nations system working towards shared goals in a common endeavour to maximize the impact of their support to Member States. The setting up of the High-level Panel on United Nations System-wide Coherence is timely. It dovetails with the system’s own efforts and comes at a time of renewal and change within the system.

CEB: Management in the United Nations system 23.02.2017

Staff security and safety; Enhancing governance and accountability; Enhancing financial resources management; Enhancing human resources management; Coordinating United Nations system response to the threat of avian influenza; Inter-agency collaboration in information and communication technology.

CEB: Coordinating follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society 23.02.2017

The concluding phase of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-led World Summit on the Information Society took place in Tunis in November 2005. A main objective of the process was to chart future directions in areas critical to bridging the digital divide. The outcomes of the Tunis phase, along with the earlier phase in Geneva in 2003, present a vision of an inclusive information society, which would harness information and ICTs to empower individuals, communities and nations to achieve their full potential.

CEB: Follow-up to the 2005 World Summit Outcome 23.02.2017

At its fall 2005 session, immediately following the 2005 World Summit, CEB focused its discussion on the implications of, and follow-up to the 2005 World Summit Outcome. The Secretary-General stressed that the Summit Outcome should be seen as a call to action — for Member States, civil society and other stakeholders, and the United Nations system as a whole. Its implications for the United Nations system were clear: the system had been challenged to be more effective and efficient across the breadth of its agenda and to demonstrate greater coherence. The bar had been set high.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

The United Nations system is unique in the range and coverage of its structures and mandates and in the diversity of the means of action that are at its disposal. These characteristics can be a unique source of strength in addressing the increasingly complex and interrelated challenges that the international community is facing.

CEB: Establishment of a United Nations system-wide evaluation mechanism 23.02.2017

The United Nations Evaluation Group had prepared a proposal for the joint High Level Committee on Programmes-High-level Committee on Management spring session 2007 concerning the establishment of a United Nations system-wide evaluation mechanism linked to CEB to fill the current gap concerning evaluation of system-wide processes. It was stressed that such a mechanism must be independent in order to be credible and must at the same time meet the priority needs of its stakeholders.

CEB: United Nations System Staff College 23.02.2017

The Board addressed the establishment of a new curriculum and business plan for the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) on the basis of preparations by the High Level Committee on Programmes and the High-level Committee on Management. It was noted that a strong Staff College designed to nurture a common staff culture rooted in common values was essential in sustaining the effort towards system-wide coherence.

Three main areas of concentration for the work of the College had been identified:

CEB: Results-based management 23.02.2017

CEB agreed that results-based management was a key part of the effort to reform the business practices of institutions throughout the United Nations system. It decided to expand its analysis of the subject to include the related issue of performance management, in order to review the incentives that existed within the system to enhance performance.

CEB: Gender equality and gender mainstreaming 23.02.2017

The issue of gender equality and gender mainstreaming was considered by all executive heads as an area in which insufficient progress had been made and further change was required. To that end, the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women presented the Board at its fall 2006 session with a proposed system-wide policy on gender equality and a strategy on gender mainstreaming.

CEB: United Nations Convention against Corruption 23.02.2017

CEB agreed to study further the applicability of the principles and standards of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in order to combat corruption and strengthen institutional integrity and respond to demands for accountability system-wide. The Board requested the High Level Committee on Programmes and the High-level Committee on Management and its relevant networks to be actively engaged in pursuing the matter further with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, with a view to establishing a concrete proposal for CEB.

CEB: Senior Management Network 23.02.2017

In line with the earlier discussion of CEB, the Senior Management Network and its Leadership Development Programme had been launched. The key objective of those initiatives was to inculcate among senior officials a new corporate culture to further system-wide coherence. Senior Management Network membership would initially consist of approximately 600 to 1,000 senior staff. The Board highlighted the need to strengthen the competencies and training of staff.

CEB: United Nations security management system 23.02.2017

The Board reviewed the financing of the United Nations security management system and the pending agreement on the cost-sharing formula for the system. The Board noted that the only outstanding matter in that regard was the concurrence of the World Bank on the formula on the basis of further information to be provided by the United Nations. CEB expected a full agreement would be forthcoming on that important issue shortly.

CEB: Confidentiality of internal audit reports 23.02.2017

The High-level Committee on Management reviewed current practices within the system for sharing information contained in internal audit reports through its finance and budget network. In that regard, initial criteria that could serve to guide the exercise were under consideration with a view to establishing a common approach to disclosure of information contained in internal audit reports.

CEB: Harmonization of United Nations system business practices 23.02.2017

Extensive discussions had taken place within the High-level Committee on Management on harmonization and reform of business practices. The approach taken to the reform of business practices in the United Nations system was to be driven by programme priorities rather than by bureaucratic considerations and would be based on clear business logic and demonstrated system-wide benefits, concentrating on areas of harmonization and reform within the purview of executive heads.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

CEB reviewed current economic and social trends in African development and the serious problems that many African countries continued to face in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and recalled its earlier decision to place African development as a regular item on its agenda.

CEB: Support to African development 23.02.2017

CEB reviewed current economic and social trends in African development and the serious problems that many African countries continued to face in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and recalled its earlier decision to place African development as a regular item on its agenda. 

CEB: Food security theme groups at the country level 23.02.2017

Recognizing the importance of substantive thematic coordination in responding to the needs and priorities of partner countries, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) informed CEB that the three organizations had decided to combine their complementary capacities and comparative advantages within food security theme groups at the country level.

CEB: International migration and development 23.02.2017

CEB took up the issue of international migration and development on the basis of an initial assessment of the implications for the system, as discussed by the General Assembly at the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development; CEB would seek to identify the steps needed to work towards greater policy coherence and programmatic and operational coordination in that area. In that regard, an effort by the Global Migration Group to improve the knowledge base through an inventory of available data sources in each of its member organizations was supported.

CEB: Emerging issues on the agenda of the Chief Executives Board 23.02.2017

Support to African development and Climate change.

CEB: Other programme matters 23.02.2017

International migration and development and Food security theme groups at the country level.

CEB: Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries 23.02.2017

CEB also addressed the outcome of the midterm review by the General Assembly of the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010. CEB highlighted the need to make every effort to accelerate the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action as a major integral part of the drive towards meeting the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.

CEB: Aid-for-trade 23.02.2017

The Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration created a new WTO aid-for-trade work programme to complement the conclusion of the Doha Development Round. WTO had, in that regard, been mandated to monitor and evaluate aid-for-trade so as to create more incentives through greater transparency in honouring commitments, meeting needs, improving effectiveness and reinforcing mutual accountability. With the onset of the implementation phase of that initiative, the full involvement of the United Nations system was required.

CEB: Employment and decent work 23.02.2017

CEB addressed the issue of employment and decent work both in an initial preparatory discussion at its fall 2006 session and on the basis of further preparation by the High-level Committee on Programmes at its spring 2007 session in the light of increasingly strong political support for addressing full employment and decent work for all. That support had been manifested at high-level international gatherings in various regions, such as the African Union Extraordinary Summit on Employment and Poverty Alleviation and the Fourth Summit of the Americas.

CEB: “One United Nations” at the country level 23.02.2017

CEB considered that a principal determinant of the United Nations system’s image in donor as well as recipient countries was its work at the country level. The system could not, therefore, afford to be perceived as a disparate group of competing organizations. CEB members should instead strive to work as a coherent  system devoted to bringing its diverse capacities to bear, in a concerted way, on the priorities defined by developing countries. How best to harness the limited resources available to United Nations organizations to maximize their impact remained a major challenge.

CEB: Review of the functioning of the United Nations system Chief Executives Board for Coordination 23.02.2017

At its October 2006 retreat and in the framework of broader discussions on the reform of the United Nations, CEB began a reflection on the future challenges facing the multilateral system, as well as the need to improve system-wide coherence. In the course of a wide-ranging discussion, the central importance and potential of CEB as an instrument for improving coherence across the system was underlined. Executive heads agreed that a new opportunity existed to undertake a more ambitious approach to strengthening the relevance and functioning of CEB.

CEB: Cross-cutting issues 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, the High Level Committee on Programmes and the High-level Committee on Management continued the innovative practice of joint meetings that they had begun in 2006 in order to address cross-cutting issues from both a programme and a management perspective. Those meetings were intended to address major emerging issues relevant to the work of both committees that were of importance across the work of the United Nations system.

CEB: Management issues 23.02.2017

CEB continued its consideration of management issues in a more integrated and concrete fashion over the 2006/07 period with the support of its High-level Committee on Management. The Committee and its networks had recently given considerable time and attention to the subject of management harmonization and reform within the competence of United Nations system executive heads, with the aim of sharing information, avoiding duplication of efforts, identifying successful experiences as benchmarks and setting common directions for future work.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

Over the 2006/07 period, CEB addressed a number of emerging and important programme issues with system-wide implications. Those included issues that required the development of a coordinated response from the United Nations, such as international migration and development, the midterm review of the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries, and the cross-cutting issue of employment and decent work.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

A consistent focus of the work of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) over the years has been to capitalize on the unique legitimacy and combined strengths of the organizations of the United Nations system, in order to maximize the system’s responsiveness to the requirements of Member States and the international community.

CEB: Work methods of the Chief Executives Board 23.02.2017

As a result of the CEB review and the integration of the United Nations Development Group into the CEB structure, a process of consultations to ensure an alignment of the work programmes and respective responsibilities of the three CEB pillars — the High-Level Committee on Management, the High-Level Committee on Programmes and the United Nations Development Group — was also begun during the reporting period.

CEB: Triennial comprehensive policy review 23.02.2017

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).

CEB: Evaluation 23.02.2017

At its 2007 spring session, the Chief Executives Board endorsed the recommendation for an evaluation of the eight pilot projects carried out at the country level under the One United Nations initiative and gave the United Nations Evaluation Group the task of establishing the substantive parameters and process for the evaluation. In response to that request, the United Nations Evaluation Group envisaged a three-stage process, as follows:

CEB: A climate-neutral United Nations 23.02.2017

On World Environment Day, 5 June 2007, the Secretary-General pledged to explore ways of making the United Nations more climate-friendly and environmentally sustainable and to develop a climate-neutral approach to its premises and operations. The Environment Management Group, under the leadership of the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was, in line with that commitment, given the task of carrying out a study of how best to proceed with making the United Nations climate neutral.

CEB: Enhanced cooperation with inter-agency bodies 23.02.2017

CEB dedicated considerable effort to strengthening its relationship and improving cooperation with other inter-agency mechanisms of the United Nations system, such as the International Civil Service Commission, the representatives of internal audit services of the United Nations system and the Joint Inspection Unit.

CEB: Internal audit reports 23.02.2017

The Board considered issues related to the disclosure of information contained in internal audit reports of United Nations system organizations in the light of the expectation of the international community that the system should be as accountable and as transparent as possible. The Board stressed that it was important for any disclosure policy to incorporate adequate criteria to ensure that the human and legal rights of the staff were respected, especially in connection with information contained in internal audit reports that have to do with investigations.

CEB: Security and safety of staff 23.02.2017

CEB reviewed the general security environment in which the staff of the United Nations system were currently operating and the nature and relevance of emerging threats. The Board issued a statement expressing serious concern over the recent number of violent attacks against humanitarian workers and United Nations staff operating in various regions of the world. It called upon all Member States to renew their commitment to the protection of humanitarian workers and to ensure safe and unhindered access to all people in need, in keeping with international law and humanitarian principles.

CEB: Business practices 23.02.2017

In line with the increasing demands from the international community for efficient and coherent United Nations system operations, the Secretary-General has made the pursuit of effective, transparent and harmonized administrative and management procedures one of his priorities since taking office. The Board’s endorsement of the High-Level Committee on Management initiative to develop a plan of action for the harmonization of business practices in the United Nations system is a concrete step in the advancement of that objective.

CEB: Trade capacity-building 23.02.2017

The Chief Executives Board considered the issue of trade capacity-building in the context of Trade Capacity-Building: Inter-Agency Resource Guide, a publication that was developed by the High-Level Committee on Programmes task force on economic development under the leadership of UNIDO. The guide is available online at the following URL: http://www.unido.org/en/doc/86537.

CEB: UN-Energy, UN-Water and UN-Oceans 23.02.2017

CEB reviewed the progress in the work of UN-Energy, UN-Water and UN Oceans. UN-Energy had established a family of practitioners across the system, produced five publications, and had become poised to play a major role in United Nations system issues management. UN-Energy’s efforts had contributed to the recognition that energy was a fundamental component in any discussion of economic integration, sustainable development and climate change.

CEB: Rights of persons with disabilities 23.02.2017

The Chief Executives Board reviewed recent developments concerning the rights of person with disabilities in the light of the adoption by the General Assembly, in its resolution 61/106 of 13 December 2006, of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto. Given the wide scope of the Convention, including measures to protect and promote human rights through social development, one of the most challenging aspects of its implementation was the coordination of actors, policies and programmes.

CEB: Disaster reduction 23.02.2017

The Board considered the issue of mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into United Nations development policies and practices following a request from the Secretary-General for CEB to take up the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action: 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. In that context, the importance of a coherent United Nations system approach in helping countries to reduce the risk of disasters and in integrating disaster risk considerations into sustainable development strategies was stressed.

CEB: Peacebuilding 23.02.2017

The Board was informed of the implications of the integrated peacebuilding strategies for the United Nations system with the purpose of initiating consideration of how to develop better modalities for United Nations system engagement in the work of the Peacebuilding Commission. The main purpose of the Peacebuilding Commission was to bring together all relevant actors to marshal resources, and to advise on and propose integrated strategies for post-conflict peacebuilding and recovery.

CEB: Aid for trade 23.02.2017

The Board considered the contribution that it could make to the aid-for-trade agenda. The Board was of the view that the United Nations system could help to facilitate the mainstreaming of aid-for-trade into national development strategies, given the work of the United Nations system in trade and its presence on the ground. The Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), at the CEB session of April 2007, suggested creating a CEB cluster on trade and productive capacity.

CEB: United Nations system action plan for the further implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries during the period 2007 2010 23.02.2017

The Chief Executives Board followed up on its decision, at its fall session 2006, that United Nations system organizations would redouble their efforts to accelerate the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action in their respective fields of competence.

CEB: Employment toolkit 23.02.2017

The Chief Executives Board reviewed the progress in the implementation of the Toolkit for Mainstreaming Employment and Decent Work, which was prepared under the leadership of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in close collaboration with all CEB members and was endorsed by the Board at its 2007 spring session. CEB member organizations were in the process of undertaking self-assessments of the employment and decent work outcomes of their policies, programmes and activities.

CEB: Emerging issues on the Chief Executives Board agenda 23.02.2017

The Board reviewed the emerging global food price challenge and agreed on a common strategy in support of developing country governance to confront the crisis. CEB was of the view that the multifaceted challenge needed to be addressed in the short, medium and long term. The United Nations system would, in the short to medium term, cooperate in crisis response, development of emergency safety nets and social protection for the most vulnerable, and on rapid employment and income-generation programmes.

CEB: Other programme matters 23.02.2017

Employment toolkit; United Nations system action plan for the further implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries during the period 2007 2010; Aid for trade; Peacebuilding; Disaster reduction; Rights of persons with disabilities; UN-Energy, UN-Water and UN-Oceans; Trade capacity-building.

CEB: Africa 23.02.2017

CEB continued its consideration of African development and the multidisciplinary response required from the United Nations system given the interdependent nature of the development process in Africa. Board considerations focused on the need for clarity with respect to the various initiatives in the United Nations system on Africa. The Board was of the view that the approach the system was taking should be articulated clearly to Member States and to African Governments in particular.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

At the request of the Secretary-General, the Chief Executives Board, through the High-Level Committee on Programmes, undertook to prepare the United Nations system’s contribution to the meeting of the Conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2007.

CEB: Conclusions 23.02.2017

The period 2007/08 has seen significant progress in enhancing the role and functioning of the CEB as an effective coordinating mechanism of the United Nations system. The review of the CEB that was completed during the reporting period served to consolidate the key coordination functions of operational activities at the country level, that is, the harmonization of management functions and programme coordination under an integrated structure, enabling a comprehensive approach towards United Nations system-wide coordination.

CEB: Cross-cutting issues 23.02.2017

A climate-neutral United Nations; Evaluation; Triennial comprehensive policy review; Work methods of the Chief Executives Board.

CEB: Year-long United Nations system-wide human rights advocacy campaign 23.02.2017

The Chief Executives Board considered a proposal for an initiative, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, for a year-long United Nations system-wide human rights advocacy campaign to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights requested that United Nations organizations situate their own work within the scope of the Declaration and offered the assistance of her office to CEB members in developing their own celebrations and commemorations over the year, to demonstrate that the United Nation

CEB: Operational issues 23.02.2017

The CEB session in Bern, Switzerland, on 28-29 April 2008 marked the first Board meeting with the United Nations Development Group formally reporting as part of the CEB structure. The Board acknowledged with appreciation the progress that had been made in operationalizing the integration of the Group as a third pillar of the CEB framework.

CEB: Management issues 23.02.2017

The Board’s consideration of management issues during the period 2007/08 focused on enhanced coherence in the working modalities of member organizations. Inspired by the ongoing deliberations on system-wide coherence, which highlighted the key role that improved business practices could play in the United Nations system’s ability to deliver better results, a plan of action for the harmonization of business practices in the United Nations system was elaborated under the auspices of the High-Level Committee on Management.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

While Chief Executives Board considered a number of substantive programme issues during the reporting period, the issues of climate change and support to development in Africa featured high on the Board’s agenda. The nature and scope of those issues require that they be addressed through a coordinated and sustained effort that CEB is well positioned to provide.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

The 2007/08 reporting period marked several important events that have contributed to the continuous efforts of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) to further coordination and cooperation among United Nations system organizations on a wide range of programme, management and operational issues. The increasingly vocal calls from the international community for a more effective, coherent and better performing United Nations elevated the Chief Executives Board to new prominence in intergovernmental debates.

CEB: Coordination among pillars of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination 23.02.2017

The networks of the High-level Committee on Management and the working groups of the United Nations Development Group collaborated closely during the reporting period to strengthen the coordination and information-sharing mechanisms between their respective constituencies.

CEB: Collaboration with the Joint Inspection Unit 23.02.2017

With the Joint Inspection Unit having increasingly included issues with system-wide impact in its work programme, the reporting period saw a closer collaboration between CEB and the Unit. A comprehensive CEB-led exercise assisted in the identification of relevant topics for the Unit’s programme of work. CEB also worked closely with the Unit in the preparation of several of its reports, acting as both an expert subject-matter adviser and a facilitator of input from organizations on the content of the report.

CEB: Procurement 23.02.2017

The reporting period marked the first year of existence of the Procurement Network of the High-level Committee on Management. During this period, the Network focused on aligning its inter-agency efforts with those of the Organization at large. The harmonization of procurement processes and practices in support of field offices, with a particular focus on the project offices in delivering-as-one pilot countries, was central to the work of the Network.

CEB: Human resources 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, the Human Resources Network of the High-level Committee on Management made progress in a number of areas, including the finalization of a policy statement on staff with disabilities, the introduction of a questionnaire for the exit interviews of staff members leaving an organization and the launch of a review of the mandatory age of retirement. During the reporting period, the CEB secretariat took over responsibility for the dual career and staff mobility programme, which had previously been implemented by WFP.

CEB: Knowledge-sharing 23.02.2017

With the implementation of the initial phases of a common United Nations system directory, the Information and Communications Technology Network of the High-level Committee on Management, in conjunction with the information and communications technology tasking group of the United Nations Development  Group, took an important step towards greater system-wide knowledge-sharing during the reporting period.

CEB: International Public Sector Accounting Standards 23.02.2017

Recognizing that the introduction of International Public Sector Accounting Standards would place new emphasis on the value of an organization’s assets and thus presented an opportunity to assess potential best practices, particularly with respect to capital budgeting which would facilitate the structuring, financing and monitoring of capital investment activities, and with a view towards addressing greater harmonization in United Nations system budgetary practices, the High-level Committee on Management Finance and Budget Network established a working group during the reporting period to d

CEB: Science and technology 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 62/208 on the triennial comprehensive policy review, the High-level Committee on Programmes endorsed a proposal to amend and expand the terms of reference of the United Nations Group on the Information Society, with a view to giving science and technology more prominence. The Group had originally been established as an inter-agency mechanism for coordinating substantive and policy issues related to the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society.

CEB: Disaster risk reduction 23.02.2017

The Board reviewed the progress made towards mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in the policies and strategies in the United Nations system. Given the growing frequency and severity of natural disasters in recent years, CEB agreed on the need to consider disaster risk reduction as a cross-cutting issue at all levels, and endorsed the following actions by entities of the United Nations system:

CEB: Contribution of the United Nations system to the Economic and Social Council 23.02.2017

The High-level Committee on Programmes considered the possibilities for strengthening the engagement of the United Nations system in the work of the Economic and Social Council, stressing the need to define approaches and develop modalities to engage the organizations of the system in a real dialogue with the Council.

CEB: Campaign to end violence against women and girls 23.02.2017

The Board was informed of the UNite to end violence against women campaign, which had been launched by the Secretary-General on 25 February 2008 with the overall objective of increasing public awareness, political will and resources for preventing and responding to violence against women and girls. The campaign provided a common framework for the United Nations system and its partners to address the scourge of violence at the global, regional and national levels.

CEB: Regional coherence 23.02.2017

The High-level Committee on Programmes considered the item entitled “United Nations coherence at the regional level: synergies and complementarities between the regional coordination mechanism and regional directors’ team” on the basis of a report presented by the United Nations regional commissions, which was released in July 2008 as a contribution to the ongoing discussion and reflection within the United Nations system on improving coherence and delivering as one at the regional level.

CEB: Evaluation-Delivering-as-one 23.02.2017

In April 2007, CEB had endorsed a proposal to establish the substantive parameters and process for a three-phased evaluation of the eight delivering-as-one pilot projects in Albania, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay and Viet Nam. The first outcome of this process, a synthesis report of the assessments conducted by the United Nations Evaluation Group, was before the High-level Committee on Programmes during the reporting period.

CEB: Business practices 23.02.2017

The Board has been active in developing a plan of action for the harmonization of business practices in the United Nations system. The plan proposes initiatives in a number of key areas, covering all of the major management functions of organizations of the United Nations system (i.e., human resources, information communications and technology, finance and budget, and procurement). Its scope is limited to the functions and processes for which responsibility rests within the purview of the authority delegated to the executive heads by their respective governing bodies.

CEB: Security and safety of staff 23.02.2017

The Board expressed serious concern over the increasing safety and security risks faced by United Nations personnel in many parts of the world. Following the release of the report of the Independent Panel on Safety and Security of United Nations Personnel and Premises Worldwide in June 2008, the Secretary-General requested the High-level Committee on Management to undertake a detailed review of the recommendations contained in the Panel’s report and to prepare actionable recommendations and options for a more effective United Nations system-wide security management system.

CEB: Working together in crisis and post-crisis countries 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, the United Nations development system actively promoted the building and strengthening of the relationships between headquarters and country teams in order to enhance coordination in crisis and post-crisis related processes. The United Nations Development Group engaged in both global and country-specific policy decisions by:

CEB: United Nations development system working together 23.02.2017

At its second regular session 2008, CEB endorsed the management and accountability framework for the United Nations development and resident coordinator system, including a functional firewall for the resident coordinator system. The agreement contains a vision to guide the creation of a better-managed and more efficient United Nations development system.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

The CEB initiative launched early in 2007 in response to the global challenge of climate change took more concrete shape during the reporting period, with the identification of focus and cross-cutting areas for coordination and action. The United Nations system increasingly spoke with one voice on this issue, for example, through the statement delivered by the Secretary-General at the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, held in Poznan, Poland, in December 2008.

CEB: Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) 23.02.2017

In its resolution 63/230, the General Assembly considered that a theme for the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty should be “Full employment and decent work for all”. CEB had, through the development of the toolkit for mainstreaming employment and decent work, already made important contributions to promoting United Nations system policy coherence in this area.

CEB: Global financial and economic crisis 23.02.2017

The unfolding global financial and economic crisis, the most severe economic downturn that the global community has experienced in the past 60 years, was at the top of the CEB agenda during the period under review. In a communiqué issued following the CEB session in April 2009, the executive heads emphasized that the social effects of the crisis were already disturbing and could worsen. Unless urgent action were taken, the crisis could have devastating effects for the most vulnerable and voiceless, with growing social insecurity and displacement of people.

CEB: Looking ahead to 2009/10 23.02.2017

During the period under review, CEB continued its efforts at furthering coordination and cooperation among the organizations of the United Nations system on a wide range of programme, management and operational issues. As pointed out by Member States during the consultations on system-wide coherence held by the General Assembly during its sixty-first to sixty-third sessions, coherence is not a goal in itself but a means of improving the delivery of support to those that need it most.

CEB: Other significant issues on the agenda of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination in 2008/09 23.02.2017

Evaluation; Regional coherence; Campaign to end violence against women and girls; Contribution of the United Nations system to the Economic and Social Council; Disaster risk reduction; Science and technology; International Public Sector Accounting Standards; Knowledge-sharing; Human resources; Procurement; Collaboration with the Joint Inspection Unit; Coordination among pillars of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination

CEB: Challenges facing the United Nations system in 2008/09 23.02.2017

Global financial and economic crisis; Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017); Climate change; United Nations development system working together; Working together in crisis and post-crisis countries; Security and safety of staff; Business practices

CEB: Introduction: a coherent response of the United Nations system to global challenges 23.02.2017

The increasing effectiveness of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) to engender common commitments and coherent responses to current challenges, based on collective mandates and responsibilities, was highlighted during the 2008/09 reporting period. During the year, the global community was exposed to multiple financial, economic and social crises, the consequences of which were compounded by vulnerability due to the earlier food and energy crises.

CEB: Collaboration with the Joint Inspection Unit 23.02.2017

The United Nations system took further steps to enhance operational coherence in the area of information and communications technology by building on past projects and charting new territory. Building on the successful pilot of a United Nations system global contact directory, this system became operational during the reporting period, with organizations joining to make their contact information available using the jointly managed secure and sustainable platform.

CEB: Information and communications technology 23.02.2017

The United Nations system took further steps to enhance operational coherence in the area of information and communications technology by building on past projects and charting new territory. Building on the successful pilot of a United Nations system global contact directory, this system became operational during the reporting period, with organizations joining to make their contact information available using the jointly managed secure and sustainable platform.

CEB: Procurement 23.02.2017

In April 2008, the Procurement Network submitted to the High-level Committee on Management a funding proposal as part of the plan of action for the harmonization of business practices in the United Nations system. Funding was received in August 2009 to develop a common policy framework for the sanctioning of unethical vendors. The framework includes mechanisms for information sharing, individual organization decision-making and decision recording.

CEB: Financial management 23.02.2017

In the context of the Plan of Action for Harmonization of Business Practices the Finance and Budget Network’s Working Group on Common Treasury Services had launched its activities. The Working Group set up a web-based knowledge-sharing tool allowing inter-agency discussions on technical treasury-related subjects in its online forum. Preliminary steps have been taken to start the next phase of the group’s activities — a feasibility study to evaluate the potential harmonization opportunities in the treasury area.

CEB: International Public Sector Accounting Standards 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, system-wide support towards implementation of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) had brought important activities to fruition. In particular, an 18-course training suite has been completed and made available to United Nations system organizations, some of which have already started to deliver courses based on the materials provided.

CEB: Human resources 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, the Human Resources Network of the High-level Committee on Management made progress on a number of areas. The review of the mandatory age of separation in the United Nations common system was completed, and the Network presented the document to the International Civil Service Commission at its sixty-ninth session, in July 2009, with a proposal to increase the mandatory age of separation to 62 for those staff members with an entry on duty date prior to 1 January 1990.

CEB: Support to staff in emergency situations 23.02.2017

CEB has emphasized the need to concretize the discussions and deliberations on the United Nations system’s ability to protect its staff — national, international and non-staff personnel — with the lessons learned from the earthquake in Haiti. Furthermore, it has stressed the need to adequately compensate staff and/or their families in the event of service-incurred injuries, illness or death, resulting from both malicious acts and natural events.

CEB: Science and technology 23.02.2017

CEB member organizations reviewed how the United Nations system can best respond to the international attention to science and technology transfer, as reflected in the 2005 World Summit Outcome (see resolution 55/2) and the report of the Secretary-General on the triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system (see General Assembly resolution 62/208).

CEB: Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 63/230 on the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017), a time-bound inter-agency cluster group was set up by the High-level Committee on Programmes in 2008. To enhance the coherence of United Nations system-wide activities in the areas of employment and decent work in the context of poverty eradication, the group prepared a plan of action, which was endorsed by the Committee in 2009.

CEB: Enhancing the contribution of the United Nations system to the Economic and Social Council 23.02.2017

The organizations of the United Nations system work together within the context of the mandates provided to them by Member States and under the direct oversight of their respective governing bodies. CEB and its three pillars aim to ensure overall coherence in the efforts by United Nations system organizations to collectively respond to intergovernmental mandates and system-wide challenges.

CEB: System-wide coherence 23.02.2017

General Assembly resolution 63/311 on system-wide coherence covers a number of areas of significance for the ongoing work of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) and its three Committees. The Board’s work to enhance harmonization of business practices is, in this regard, expected to have a significant impact on streamlining administrative practices of United Nations system organizations, thereby helping ease the administrative burden on programmes.

CEB: Working together in crisis, post-crisis and transition countries 23.02.2017

In response to a request made by the Secretary-General’s Policy Committee on 23 July 2008, recommendations were developed for enhanced capacity of resident coordinators in crisis and post-crisis countries. These recommendations were approved by the United Nations Development Group on 2 June 2009 and by the Secretary-General’s Policy Committee on 1 December 2009. During the reporting period, several million dollars were raised for this initiative, and the first allocations were made in early 2010 to seven countries.

CEB: United Nations development system working together 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, the management and accountability system of the United Nations development and resident coordinator system, including the functional firewall of the resident coordinator system, started its implementation. There are indications that the key guidance and operational tools put in place during 2008 are leading to positive results at the country level. Progress has been reported in a number of areas to further deepen the principle of mutual accountability in the delivery of development results.

CEB: Harmonization of business practices 23.02.2017

CEB continues to lead the efforts towards the simplification and harmonization of business practices. The endorsement in the third quarter of 2007 of the High-level Committee on Management plan of action for the harmonization of business practices in the United Nations system, and the launch in October 2008 of a campaign to raise funds to implement the Plan marked a significant shift from ad hoc to systematic pursuit of coherent working modalities in the United Nations system.

CEB: Security and safety of staff 23.02.2017

In the face of a rapidly changing world and rising global vulnerability, the United Nations system needs to have in place the most flexible and efficient management systems possible to continue to deliver on its mandates. CEB, through its High-level Committee on Management, has therefore, during the reporting period, continued its work to develop a more effective United Nations security management system in the context of serious emerging challenges to security and safety.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, the United Nations system has intensified its work on climate change through the CEB Climate Change Action Framework, which was launched at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali in 2007. The efforts of the United Nations system leading up to the Conference of the Parties in Copenhagen in December 2009 demonstrated how organizations of the United Nations system are aligning their diverse areas of expertise and capacity to assist countries in adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.

CEB: Supporting progress towards the Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

Ten years have passed since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration and the historical commitment to cut extreme poverty by half through the implementation of eight measurable and time-bound goals. In spite of significant achievements in a number of countries, progress remains uneven, and billions of people still struggle to meet their basic needs.

CEB: United Nations system response to the global financial and economic crisis 23.02.2017

Since the unfolding of the global financial and economic crisis, CEB has taken special measures to enable a rapid United Nations system response. Starting in October 2008, the Board and the High-level Committee on Programmes initiated a review and analysis of the impact of the crisis and identified the major challenges facing the international community in meeting the needs of the world’s most vulnerable. Bearing in mind the multidimensional nature of the crisis, the Board adopted nine Joint Crisis Initiatives  in the first months of 2009.

CEB: Looking ahead 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, CEB and its three pillars have made advances in the coordination and coherence of the United Nations system on system-wide issues. The Board also devoted increasing attention to operational issues at the country level and to alignment of the work of the United Nations system at the global, regional and country levels.

CEB: Other significant issues on the agenda of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination in 2009/10 23.02.2017

System-wide coherence; Enhancing the contribution of the United Nations system to the Economic and Social Council; Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017); Science and technology; Support to staff in emergency situations; Human resources; International Public Sector Accounting Standards; Financial management; Procurement; Information and communications technology; Collaboration with the Joint Inspection Unit.

CEB: Major challenges addressed by the United Nations system in 2009/10 23.02.2017

United Nations system response to the global financial and economic crisis; Supporting progress towards the Millennium Development Goals; Climate change; Security and safety of staff; Harmonization of business practices; United Nations development system working together; Working together in crisis, post-crisis and transition countries;

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

During 2009/10, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) continued its ongoing efforts to align the strengths of the United Nations system in support of countries’ efforts to deal with the challenges confronting the international community. Throughout the reporting period, CEB has played a key role in ensuring a coherent approach by the United Nations system in addressing the needs of the international community and delivering as one at the global, regional and country levels.

CEB: International Public Sector Accounting Standards 23.02.2017

The adoption of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) was recommended by the High-level Committee on Management to improve the quality, comparability and credibility of financial reporting across the United Nations system. In 2006, the General Assembly, by its resolution 60/283, approved the adoption of IPSAS by the United Nations. IPSAS are independently developed financial reporting standards that are considered best practice for public sector entities.

CEB: International migration and development 23.02.2017

Attention to international migration at the global, regional and national levels has been increasing since the holding in 2006 by the General Assembly of the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.

CEB: Population issues 23.02.2017

Population dynamics and demographic transformations are among the key challenges facing the international community and have major implications for sustainable development, in particular with regard to food security, use of natural resources and consumption of energy. During the reporting period, the United Nations system has increased its efforts to be more effective in advocating for and assisting countries in addressing challenges arising from changing population patterns.

CEB: Information and communications technology 23.02.2017

The Information and Communications Technology Network commenced a project, funded by the High-level Committee on Management Plan of Action and led by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, to establish common standards and benchmarks for information and communications technology services and investments. That project will allow organizations to calculate their total cost of information and communications technology services, and in a manner that will provide for benchmarking of those services.

CEB: Financial management 23.02.2017

The Finance and Budget Network has completed the first stage of a project, due to be completed, on common treasury services. The project, which is funded by the High-level Committee on Management Plan of Action and led by the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Health Organization (WHO), will provide detailed estimates of savings and specific proposals for harmonization in the area of treasury operations, with a focus on banking services, payments, currency management, investment management, external costs and fees and risk management.

CEB: Human resources 23.02.2017

The Human Resources Network completed two projects focusing on harmonization that are funded by the High-level Committee on Management Plan of Action. The first, a comparative analysis and review of the human resource management policies and practices of the organizations of the United Nations system, contains recommendations on recruitment and selection processes, performance management and job grading and classification.

CEB: Procurement 23.02.2017

The inter-agency Procurement Network completed the first project funded under the Plan of Action, led by UNDP, which resulted in a Model Policy Framework for Vendor Eligibility for system-wide use. The procedure, which has been reviewed and approved by the inter-agency legal advisers, allows for the introduction of a common decision mechanism for the handling of suspect vendors. The Model Framework, which responds to the need for improved transparency, accountability and effectiveness in procurement, was approved by CEB at its spring 2011 session.

CEB: Country-level business practice harmonization 23.02.2017

To more fully identify bottlenecks in business practices at the country level, the Chairs of the United Nations Development Group and the High-level Committee on Management commissioned a high-level joint mission during the second quarter of 2010.

CEB: Security and safety of staff 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, there was a major achievement with regard to the security and safety of staff. As of 1 January 2011 the Security Phase System was replaced by an improved Security Level System. The launch of the Security Level System resulted from the effort led by the High-level Committee on Management, in close coordination with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security, to redesign the United Nations Security Management System.

CEB: Harmonization of business practices 23.02.2017

The General Assembly, in its resolution 64/289, on system-wide coherence, encouraged the United Nations system to continue its efforts to harmonize business practices. CEB supported system-wide efforts to achieve significant progress in that area during the reporting period, both at the country and headquarters levels.

CEB: Management issues 23.02.2017

Harmonization of business practices; Security and safety of staff; International Public Sector Accounting Standards.

CEB: Working together in crisis, post-crisis and transition countries 23.02.2017

 In response to General Assembly resolution 62/208, the United Nations Development Group continued to provide direct technical assistance to the implementation of post-disaster and post-conflict needs assessments, strengthening the effectiveness of its methodology as a common platform for joint planning and response to crisis and post-crisis situations. During the reporting period, the assessments were held in Yemen, through which a recovery plan, “joint initiative for Saada”, was prepared.

CEB: Roll-out of the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks and development of common country programme documents 23.02.2017

On behalf of CEB, the United Nations Development Group is providing dedicated support to roll-out United Nations Development Frameworks in response to General Assembly resolution 62/208, which encourages the funds, programmes and specialized agencies of the United Nations development system to intensify collaboration to achieve more effective use of their expertise, resources and actions towards strengthening national capacities, in accordance with national priorities and development plans.

CEB: Disaster risk reduction 23.02.2017

Deeply concerned about the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March 2011 and the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, CEB considered the issue of disaster risk reduction at its spring 2011 session. The situation in Japan has given rise to calls to reassess the international emergency response framework and the nuclear safety regime as well as ways to ensure the highest possible standards to safeguard health, food supply and the environment.

CEB: Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries 23.02.2017

The United Nations system attaches highest importance to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on 9-13 May 2011. It is deeply engaged in supporting Member States to achieve an ambitious and strong outcome with concrete global partnership deliverables and commitments that will positively affect the lives of 880 million people in 48 countries.

CEB: Sustainable energy and biodiversity 23.02.2017

CEB has highlighted the centrality of sustainable energy to the global debate on climate change and sustainable development. UN-Energy, which was established by the High-level Committee on Programmes in 2003, along with the Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change, had identified two key goals for 2030: to ensure access to modern energy services for all and to reduce energy intensity by 40 per cent.

CEB: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 23.02.2017

At its spring 2011 session, CEB acknowledged the interlocking set of economic, social and environmental crises facing the world and the need for decisive action to accelerate sustainable development efforts. It recognized that the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) was a major opportunity for the United Nations system to lend its unified and coherent support to Member States in both organizing and delivering on the sustainable development agenda.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

The annual report of CEB for 2009/10 (E/2010/69) detailed the measures that had been taken by the United Nations system since 2007 to Deliver as One on climate change. While welcoming those efforts, Member States encouraged CEB to go beyond preparations of the United Nations system to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

CEB: Follow-up to the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

CEB strongly welcomed the Outcome of the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals at its sixty-fifth session, held in New York in September 2010. CEB agreed to examine how best to bring together the different policy strands in an integrated approach to contribute to the urgent action required over the coming years in supporting individual country efforts to reach the Goals.

CEB: Conclusion 23.02.2017

Effective and coordinated action across a wide range of issue areas is essential if the United Nations system is to deliver results that address the global challenges that confront the international community. The Chief Executives Board, the apex coordination mechanism of the United Nations system under the leadership of the Secretary-General, strives to ensure that the system aligns its collective strengths to meet the mandates established by Member States.

CEB: United Nations development system working together 23.02.2017

Roll-out of the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks and development of common country programme documents; Update on the implementation of the management and accountability system, including on the comprehensive review; Working together in crisis, post-crisis and transition countries.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

Follow-up to the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals; Climate Change; United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development; Sustainable energy and biodiversity; Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries; Disaster risk reduction.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

During 2010/11, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) intensified its efforts to align the strengths and expertise of its member organizations to respond to the mandates of Member States in a coordinated and effective manner. The adoption by the General Assembly of its resolution 64/289 has been an important directive for the United Nations system in further strengthening the coherence of its system-wide efforts, as detailed in the present report.

CEB: Crisis, post-crisis and transition countries 23.02.2017

Since the adoption of the 2007 triennial comprehensive policy review, substantial progress has been made in developing the necessary policy frameworks to strengthen the effectiveness of United Nations operations in support of countries in transition from relief to development. Those frameworks, which include policy on the integration of efforts, are set out in the report of the Secretary-General on peacebuilding in the immediate aftermath of conflict (A/63/881-S/2009/304).

CEB: Management and accountability system 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, the United Nations Development Group commissioned an independent review of the implementation of the management and accountability system in order to identify ways to improve, strengthen and accelerate its implementation. The independent review recognized that much progress had been made and noted a marked improvement in the culture of working and delivering results together.

CEB: United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks 23.02.2017

General Assembly resolution 62/208 called on the United Nations system to strengthen interdepartmental and inter-agency coordination to ensure an integrated, coherent and coordinated approach to assistance at the country level. Towards this end, the United Nations Development Group continued to provide dedicated support to country preparations of United Nations Assistance Development Frameworks during the reporting period.

CEB: Follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals Summit and preparations for the post-2015 framework 23.02.2017

The 2010 High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals resulted in a global action agenda for reaching the Goals by 2015, and recommitted all actors to accelerate progress towards that end. The meeting’s outcome document provided the strategic guidance for the work of the United Nations system in supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

CEB: Harmonization and simplification of business practices at the global level 23.02.2017

As the work of the High-level Committee in Management more broadly focuses on corporate management policies, the Committee, through its plan of action for the harmonization of business practices, is funding several initiatives with global impact.

CEB: Harmonization and simplification of business practice at the country level 23.02.2017

CEB, in particular through its plan of action for the harmonization of business practices, has increased its focus on country level harmonization in response to findings of the high-level joint mission conducted in 2010 by the United Nations Development Group and the High-level Committee on Management to identify bottlenecks in business practices at the country level. The annual report of CEB for 2010/11 (E/2011/104) provided information on the outcome of the mission.

CEB: Safety and security of staff 23.02.2017

CEB attaches highest importance to the issue of staff safety and security. Through the High-level Committee on Management and under the leadership of the Department of Safety and Security of the United Nations Secretariat, CEB has continued to make consistent progress on issues relating to staff safety and security with the active engagement by all members of the Inter-Agency Security Management Network. As of 1 January 2011, the new security level system has been operational.

CEB: International Public Sector Accounting Standards 23.02.2017

The United Nations system is increasingly using International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) as an instrument to improve the quality of financial reporting, thereby increasing transparency and accountability. Twenty-four organizations of the United Nations system are now implementing IPSAS (with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS being the latest implementing organization). Thirteen organizations, with adoption dates ranging from 2012 to 2014, are currently in the process of IPSAS implementation.

CEB: Harmonization and simplification of business practices 23.02.2017

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/289 on system-wide coherence, the United Nations system is encouraged to continue its efforts to harmonize and simplify business practices through common strategies and operations with a view to generate cost savings and reduce administrative and procedural burdens. The harmonization and simplification of business practices continued to be a key priority of the Board during the reporting period.

CEB: Disaster Risk Reduction 08.02.2018

Reducing disaster risk is fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015, aims to protect peoples’ lives and livelihoods from disasters. In April 2016, CEB adopted a revised “UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience” to guide the UN system's support to implementing the Sendai Framework and the broader 2030 Agenda

CEB: Human rights 23.02.2017

CEB addressed the issue of human rights at its fall 2011 session and, subsequently, took concrete steps to strengthen the integration of human rights into its work and that of its subsidiary bodies at its spring 2012 session. In addition to peace and security and economic and social progress, human rights is one of the three pillars and core areas of work of the Organization as enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.

CEB: Gender equality and the empowerment of women 23.02.2017

The entities of the United Nations system individually and collectively made significant progress towards mainstreaming gender equality and the empowerment of women into the normative and operational work of the United Nations. In response to Economic and Social Council agreed conclusions 1997/2, CEB endorsed in October 2006 the United Nations system policy on gender equality and the empowerment of women as a means to accelerate gender mainstreaming within the policies and programmes of the United Nations system.

CEB: UN-Oceans, UN-Water, UN-Energy 23.02.2017

Through its thematic inter-agency networks, UN-Oceans, UN-Water and UN‑Energy, CEB addressed key sectoral concerns of sustainable development at its fall 2011 session and spring 2012 session.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

Climate change remains a major concern for Member States and the United Nations system. The United Nations Secretary-General also identified climate change as a priority area in his five-year action agenda. The Board continued to support system-wide efforts in this area by focusing on the need for continued and enhanced inter-agency collaboration and coherence. To this end, CEB addressed climate change in its fall 2011 and spring 2012 sessions.

CEB: Preparations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 23.02.2017

Member States have stated repeatedly that sustainable development was a key element of the overarching framework for United Nations activities and have called upon the United Nations system to take action to ensure the effective implementation of and follow-up to the sustainable development commitments, programmes and time-bound targets. At its fall 2011 session and spring 2012 session, CEB underscored that sustainable development, with its interlinked economic, social and environmental pillars, remained a top priority for the United Nations system.

CEB: Strengthening United Nations coordination for sustainable development challenges ahead 23.02.2017

In follow-up to decisions taken by the General Assembly inviting organizations of the United Nations system to increase their efforts in strengthening coordination and coherence when providing input to a number of forthcoming intergovernmental meetings and conferences, CEB addressed the issue of joint contributions by the United Nations system organizations to the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development to be held by the General Assembly in 2013, and the extension of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014.

CEB: Accelerating the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues into the work of United Nations system organizations 23.02.2017

CEB addressed the issue of mainstreaming cross-cutting issues into the work of its member organizations by developing concrete tools, instruments and processes with regard to gender mainstreaming, human rights and disaster risk reduction, in support of intergovernmental decisions calling for coordinated system-wide actions in those areas.

CEB: Strengthening United Nations system support for sustainable development 23.02.2017

Supporting Member States in their efforts to advance economic growth, social development and environmental sustainability in an integrated manner has been of paramount concern for CEB and is a centrepiece of the Secretary-General’s five-year action agenda.

CEB: Conclusions 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, CEB, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, has made significant progress in taking effective and coordinated action on a wide range of programme, management and operational issues in support of intergovernmental mandates to ensure that the United Nations system collaborates closely on issues of system-wide concern.

CEB: Coordination between the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination and other jointly financed bodies 23.02.2017

Member States have consistently supported continuous cooperation between CEB and other jointly financed coordination bodies. In 2011, the CEB secretariat continued its increasingly active and regular interactions with those bodies, in particular with the Joint Inspection Unit and the International Civil Service Commission.

CEB: Management issues 23.02.2017

Harmonization and simplification of business practices; International Public Sector Accounting Standards; Safety and security of staff.

CEB: United Nations development system working together 23.02.2017

Follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals Summit and preparations for the post-2015 framework; United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks; Management and accountability system; Crisis, post-crisis and transition countries.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

Strengthening United Nations system support for sustainable development; Accelerating the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues into the work of United Nations system organizations; Strengthening United Nations coordination for sustainable development challenges ahead.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Pursuant to resolution 2008 (LX) of the Economic and Social Council, the present report provides an annual overview of the work of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) for the period covering the Board’s fall 2011 session and spring 2012 session, held in October 2011 and April 2012, respectively.

CEB: Information and communications technology 23.02.2017

Agencies of the United Nations system continue to work towards the harmonization of ICT services, at both the country and headquarters levels. Analysis performed as part of the report of the Secretary-General on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review (A/67/93-E/2012/79) indicates that shared ICT infrastructure introduced into several programme countries has begun to show results in terms of efficiencies.

CEB: Human resources and safety and security of staff 23.02.2017

Responding to the call for improved harmonization in human resources (resolution 62/208, para. 121; and resolution 64/289, para. 45), the High-level Committee on Management launched a pilot project on harmonization of the recruitment process in the field. This project is expected to streamline processes and improve mobility for national and general service staff, and also responds to calls for action in the area of human resources from the lessons learned from the “Delivering as one” pilots.

CEB: Financial management 23.02.2017

A harmonization of business practices project on treasury services, focusing on foreign exchange and launched in 2011, came to maturity in 2012 and reported over $20 million in savings from better exchange rates through collaboration, directly benefiting programmatic delivery by increasing the amount of local currency available to implement programmes. Furthermore, additional work in treasury services in the area of common banking was initiated in late 2012.

CEB: Procurement 23.02.2017

A project on harmonization of procurement in the field, which was completed in 2012, delivered inter-agency procurement guidelines and identified elements in organizations’ policies and procedures that required alignment to ensure that collaboration in the field could be optimized.

CEB: International Public Sector Accounting Standards 23.02.2017

Eight organizations (International Civil Aviation Organization, International Maritime Organization, International Telecommunication Union, Pan American Health Organization, UNESCO, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization, and World Meteorological Organization) in addition to WFP, which has been IPSAS-compliant since 2008, were targeting IPSAS implementation as of 2010.

CEB: Harmonization and simplification of business practices 23.02.2017

The harmonization and simplification of business practices in the United Nations system continued to be a key priority of the Board during the reporting period, pursuant to General Assembly resolutions 62/208, 63/311 and 64/289 as well as Economic and Social Council resolution 2011/7, in which the United Nations system was encouraged to continue its efforts to harmonize and simplify business practices through common strategies and operations with a view to generating cost savings and reducing administrative and procedural burdens.

CEB: Effective deployment of knowledge and know-how 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 62/208, the United Nations Development Group continued to strengthen system-wide knowledge management to facilitate the contribution of United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies, including non-resident agencies, to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework and other planning frameworks and mechanisms.

CEB: Crisis, post-crisis and transition countries 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 62/208, significant progress has been made in developing the necessary policy frameworks to strengthen the effectiveness of United Nations operations in support of countries in transition from relief to development.

CEB: Management and accountability system 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 62/208 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2011/7, the United Nations Development Group continued to ensure that the functioning of the resident coordinator is participatory, collegial and accountable.

CEB: United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 62/208, in which the Assembly called for an integrated, coherent and coordinated approach to United Nations assistance at the country level, the United Nations Development Group continued to provide targeted support to country preparations of United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks. With the support of regional United Nations Development Group teams, new Frameworks were rolled out in 15 countries in 2012.

CEB: Advancing coherence in thematic clusters 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, CEB reviewed progress in the work of the thematic networks UN-Energy, UN-Water and UN-Oceans. In 2012, all three inter-agency bodies prepared substantive contributions to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and its preparatory process, including by preparing a number of flagship reports and joint thematic publications on key issues related to water, energy and oceans.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

Climate change continues to be among the key challenges facing the international community. Responding to the relevant provision in the Cancun Agreements (FCCC/CP/2010/7/Add.1, decision 1/CP.16), CEB, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, has been working actively to enhance inter-agency collaboration on climate change. The issue continued to feature high on the agenda of the High-level Committee on Programmes in 2012.

CEB: International migration and development 23.02.2017

Since the holding of the first high-level dialogue on international migration and development by the General Assembly in 2006, attention to the issue of international migration and development has grown.

CEB: Demographic dynamics 23.02.2017

With the recent passage of the 7 billion world population milestone, the challenges and opportunities brought about by population dynamics and demographic transformation have received heightened attention. In 2012, CEB enhanced its efforts in supporting Member States to address changing population patterns and their implications for poverty eradication and sustainable development.

CEB: Strengthening policy coherence and coordination 23.02.2017

Policy coherence among the organizations of the decentralized United Nations system of specialized expertise and operational experience is a key success factor for increasing efficiency and improving development outcomes. Advancing policy coherence and programmatic coordination is a key function of CEB, which is systematically carried out by the High-level Committee on Programmes on behalf of the Board.

CEB: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 23.02.2017

In paragraph 27 of its resolution 64/236 on the implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the General Assembly called upon the United Nations system, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, to ensure inter-agency coherence and participation in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and its preparatory process.

CEB: Millennium Summit 23.02.2017

Agencies across the United Nations system support Member States in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and CEB has worked to ensure a coordinated United Nations system approach in the follow-up to the Millennium Summit since 2000.

CEB: System-wide preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits 23.02.2017

Responding to calls by the General Assembly for system-wide coordination in the preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits, CEB through its subsidiary machinery, consistently develops joint contributions as inputs to those meetings and systematically promotes collaboration and coherence in follow-up actions by the United Nations system.

CEB: Strengthening coordination at the country level 23.02.2017

United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks; Management and accountability system; Crisis, post-crisis and transition countries; Effective deployment of knowledge and know-how

CEB: Quadrennial comprehensive policy review of United Nations operational activities for development 23.02.2017

In preparation of General Assembly resolution 67/226 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of United Nations operational activities for development, the United Nations Development Group worked in close collaboration with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the Secretariat to ensure that the deliberations of Member States were thoroughly informed by solid evidence and the collective advice of the United Nations development system.

CEB: Improving transparency and accountability 23.02.2017

The General Assembly, most recently in its resolution 67/236, called upon CEB to increase its transparency and accountability to Member States, and the Board has responded in a variety of ways to this mandate. Interactions and dialogue between the CEB secretariat and Member States was carried out through formal presentations and informal briefings on the work of the Board by its Secretary to the Committee for Programme and Coordination and the Economic and Social Council.

CEB: Conclusions 23.02.2017

In 2012, CEB, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, has made further progress in taking effective and coordinated action on a wide range of programmatic, management and operational issues in support of intergovernmental mandates to ensure that the United Nations system collaborates closely and effectively on issues of system-wide concern.

CEB: Coordination between the Chief Executives Board and other jointly financed bodies 23.02.2017

Member States have consistently called for continuous cooperation among the jointly financed bodies (see General Assembly resolutions 64/262 and 65/270 and the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination (A/66/16)), and in 2012 the Board and its secretariat have responded in substantial ways through contributions to the processes of both the International Civil Service Commission and the Joint Inspection Unit.

CEB: Advancing system-wide coordination on management issues 23.02.2017

Harmonization and simplification of business practices; International Public Sector Accounting Standards.

CEB: United Nations development system working together 23.02.2017

Quadrennial comprehensive policy review of United Nations operational activities for development; Strengthening coordination at the country level.

CEB: Ensuring system-wide coherence on programme issues 23.02.2017

System-wide preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits; Strengthening policy coherence and coordination.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Pursuant to resolution 2008 (LX) of the Economic and Social Council, the present report provides an overview of the annual work of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB). It also responds to the request by the General Assembly, in paragraph 4 (b) of its resolution 64/289 on system-wide coherence, to include appropriate information on the work of the Board in its annual overview report to the Economic and Social Council, which is also studied by the Committee for Programme and Coordination, in order to promote more effective dialogue.

CEB: Conclusions 23.02.2017

Effective and coordinated action across programmatic, management and operational issues in support of intergovernmental mandates is essential in order for the United Nations system to deliver results that address global challenges facing the international community. In 2013, CEB, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, facilitated the United Nations system efforts to work together in a coherent and coordinated manner.

CEB: Coordination between the Chief Executives Board and other jointly financed bodies 23.02.2017

Through its subsidiary bodies, CEB continues to substantially contribute to the processes of both ICSC and the Joint Inspection Unit.

CEB: Improving transparency and accountability 23.02.2017

In response to paragraph 5 of General Assembly resolution 68/20 and paragraph 232 of the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination on its fifty-third session (A/68/16), CEB made further efforts to interact and communicate with Member States through a series of formal and informal exchanges with Member States organized in the course of the year.

CEB: Implementing the International Public Sector Accounting Standards 23.02.2017

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.

CEB: Improving United Nations business models 23.02.2017

The High-level Committee on Management strategic plan for 2013-2016 identifies harmonization and simplification of business practices as a core activity of the Committee. In this context, the plan focuses on common and shared services, improved common procurement practices, and other initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the United Nations system.

CEB: Modernizing human resources management 23.02.2017

The High-level Committee on Management human resources management agenda has, as its overarching goal, the continued development of the international civil service as an independent, neutral, highly skilled and engaged resource to meet the ever-changing requirements of the international community.

CEB: Improving and innovating administrative and management functions of the United Nations system 23.02.2017

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.

CEB: Enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of United Nations operational activities for development 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 67/226 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of United Nations operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the United Nations Development Group placed the highest priority on ensuring coherent implementation of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review across the system with a firm focus on high-impact areas.

CEB: Facilitating United Nations system action on climate change 23.02.2017

Promoting action on climate change features high on the agenda of Member States as well as the Secretary-General. The United Nations system, through the High-level Committee on Programmes Working Group on Climate Change, intensified its work in 2013 to facilitate United Nations system-wide coordination and coherence on climate change-related activities.

CEB: Addressing cybercrime and cybersecurity 23.02.2017

The interconnected nature of modern society accelerates commerce, opens vast opportunities for development and connects individuals across the globe on an unprecedented scale. However, the same technologies that Governments, private-sector enterprises and a growing proportion of the world’s population depend upon every day also bring risks for security and privacy.

CEB: Contributing to international migration and development 23.02.2017

Acknowledging the important and complex interrelationship between international migration and development, and the need to deal with the challenges and opportunities that migration presents to countries of origin, transit and destination, the General Assembly, in its resolution 67/219, decided to hold a High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development on 3 and 4 October 2013.

CEB: Strengthening policy coherence and coordination 23.02.2017

In 2013, CEB pursued a number of initiatives for advancing policy coherence and programmatic coordination, in particular in the areas of international migration and development, youth, human rights, cybercrime and cybersecurity, and climate change.

CEB: Supporting Small Island Developing States 23.02.2017

There are 38 countries in the Caribbean, the Pacific and the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and the South China Sea that belong to the distinct group of small island developing States. The need to review and enhance the effectiveness, coherence and coordination of United Nations system support for small island developing States has been recognized by the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council in various resolutions.

CEB: Advancing UN system-wide implementation of the Programme of Action for the LDCs (2011-2020) 23.02.2017

The least developed countries, representing the poorest group of developing countries, face unique economic, social and environmental vulnerabilities. The commitment of CEB to least developed countries and to the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020 (Istanbul Programme of Action) followed from the Board’s endorsement of a statement of support to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, held from 9 to 13 May 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.

CEB: Coordinating United Nations system-wide support in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda 23.02.2017

In 2013, Member States affirmed not only their commitment to intensify efforts to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals but also their determination to craft a strong post-2015 development agenda that would build on the foundations laid by the Millennium Development Goals.

CEB: Accelerating implementation of the Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

The Millennium Development Goals galvanized an unprecedented global effort to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Yet, despite substantial gains, many countries are struggling to meet one or more of the goals by the target date of 2015. With the Millennium Development Goal deadline rapidly approaching, CEB decided at its second regular session of 2012 to include a review of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals at each of its forthcoming sessions through 2015.

CEB: Promoting system-wide preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits 23.02.2017

Throughout 2013, CEB responded to calls by the General Assembly for system-wide coordination in the preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits, including the Millennium Summit, post-2015 development agenda, Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries, and the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States. In support of those conferences and summits, CEB developed joint contributions and enhanced United Nations system-wide coherence in the implementation of conference outcomes.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Pursuant to Economic and Social Council resolution 2008 (LX), the present report provides an overview of the annual work of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

CEB: Advancing UN system-wide implementation of the Programme of Action for the LDCs (2011-2020) 23.02.2017

The least developed countries, representing the poorest group of developing countries, face unique economic, social and environmental vulnerabilities. The commitment of CEB to least developed countries and to the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020 (Istanbul Programme of Action) followed from the Board’s endorsement of a statement of support to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, held from 9 to 13 May 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.

CEB: Conclusions 23.02.2017

Effective and coordinated action across programmatic, management and operational issues in support of intergovernmental mandates is essential in order for the United Nations system to deliver results that address global challenges facing the international community. In 2013, CEB, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, facilitated the United Nations system efforts to work together in a coherent and coordinated manner.

CEB: Improving United Nations business models 23.02.2017

The High-level Committee on Management strategic plan for 2013-2016 identifies harmonization and simplification of business practices as a core activity of the Committee. In this context, the plan focuses on common and shared services, improved common procurement practices, and other initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the United Nations system.

CEB: Modernizing human resources management 23.02.2017

The High-level Committee on Management human resources management agenda has, as its overarching goal, the continued development of the international civil service as an independent, neutral, highly skilled and engaged resource to meet the ever-changing requirements of the international community.

CEB: Improving and innovating administrative and management functions of the United Nations system 23.02.2017

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.

CEB: Enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of United Nations operational activities for development 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 67/226 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of United Nations operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the United Nations Development Group placed the highest priority on ensuring coherent implementation of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review across the system with a firm focus on high-impact areas.

CEB: Facilitating United Nations system action on climate change 23.02.2017

Promoting action on climate change features high on the agenda of Member States as well as the Secretary-General. The United Nations system, through the High-level Committee on Programmes Working Group on Climate Change, intensified its work in 2013 to facilitate United Nations system-wide coordination and coherence on climate change-related activities.

CEB: Addressing cybercrime and cybersecurity 23.02.2017

The interconnected nature of modern society accelerates commerce, opens vast opportunities for development and connects individuals across the globe on an unprecedented scale. However, the same technologies that Governments, private-sector enterprises and a growing proportion of the world’s population depend upon every day also bring risks for security and privacy.

CEB: Promoting coordinated action on youth 23.02.2017

The World Programme of Action for Youth, adopted by the General Assembly in 1995, provides the policy framework and practical guidelines for national action and international support to improve the well-being of young people around the world.

CEB: Contributing to international migration and development 23.02.2017

Acknowledging the important and complex interrelationship between international migration and development, and the need to deal with the challenges and opportunities that migration presents to countries of origin, transit and destination, the General Assembly, in its resolution 67/219, decided to hold a High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development on 3 and 4 October 2013.

CEB: Strengthening policy coherence and coordination 23.02.2017

In 2013, CEB pursued a number of initiatives for advancing policy coherence and programmatic coordination, in particular in the areas of international migration and development, youth, human rights, cybercrime and cybersecurity, and climate change.

CEB: Supporting Small Island Developing States 23.02.2017

There are 38 countries in the Caribbean, the Pacific and the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and the South China Sea that belong to the distinct group of small island developing States. The need to review and enhance the effectiveness, coherence and coordination of United Nations system support for small island developing States has been recognized by the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council in various resolutions.

CEB: Coordinating United Nations system-wide support in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda 23.02.2017

In 2013, Member States affirmed not only their commitment to intensify efforts to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals but also their determination to craft a strong post-2015 development agenda that would build on the foundations laid by the Millennium Development Goals.

CEB: Accelerating implementation of the Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

The Millennium Development Goals galvanized an unprecedented global effort to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Yet, despite substantial gains, many countries are struggling to meet one or more of the goals by the target date of 2015. With the Millennium Development Goal deadline rapidly approaching, CEB decided at its second regular session of 2012 to include a review of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals at each of its forthcoming sessions through 2015.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Pursuant to Economic and Social Council resolution 2008 (LX), the present report provides an overview of the annual work of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

CEB: Membership 16.02.2017

The Membership of the CEB consists of the 31 Organizations of the United Nations system. The United Nations Organization which is represented by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as Chair of CEB; 15 Specialized Agencies; 12 Funds and Programmes of the United Nations Organization and 3 Related Organizations.

CEB: Migration and development activities since the 2006 High- level Dialogue 23.02.2017

With rapid urbanization, economic crises and other transformations in recent years that cause changes in lifestyles and diets in many parts of the world, FAO is particularly challenged to help policymakers and practitioners find new ways of assuring food security and agricultural stability and growth. Since 2006, the Organization has engaged in a range of different activities, including those described in this section.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP15 23.02.2017

The United Nations Secretary‐General and the Executive Heads of several UN system organizations participated in an interactive discussion on UN system’s efforts to address climate change.

CEB: CEB Adaptation side event: COP15 23.02.2017

This event showcased good practices and resources developed by the system in key areas of adaptation such as integrated land and water management, disaster risk reduction, food security and data collection and analysis within the broader framework of development planning, knowledge sharing and partnership building.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP16 23.02.2017

The United Nations Secretary-General, Chair of the United Nations Chief Executives Board, hosted the high-level side event on addressing climate change as a means for countries to reach their development goals.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP17 23.02.2017

Parties to the Convention and United Nations system leaders shared experiences, highlighted best practices and identified further needs for implementation of the Cancún Agreements.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP18 23.02.2017

This High-level event, co-hosted by the UN Secretary-General, as Chair of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) and the State of Qatar, showcased people-centered sustainable solutions to the challenge of climate change.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP19 23.02.2017

This high-level event brought together UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN system leaders to make the case for innovative solutions for climate action. The event showcased how governments, the private sector, NGOs, and local communities - with the support of the UN - can partner to scale up and implement proven solutions to climate challenges that lead to economic and social progress and protect the environment.

CEB: Conclusion: The international system working as one 23.02.2017

This publication draws attention to the impressive array of programmes and initiatives in the area of migration and development by UN entities, IOM and their partners, often carried out in collaboration with governments and civil society. The impetus behind the book – the call of the CEB in 2012 to UN organizations and their partners for a Recommendations and Outcomes document on migration to support the preparations for the 2013 HLD – provided a timely opportunity to both take stock of and strengthen the cooperation and coordination among key entities dealing with migration.

CEB: Looking towards the 2013 High-level Dialogue 23.02.2017

The importance of the 2013 HLD for the Special Session of the General Assembly on  the  ICPD  beyond  2014  and  the  Post-2015  UN  Development  Agenda,  was recently underscored in the resolution “New Trends in Migration: Demographic Aspects,” adopted by the Fourty-sixth Session of the Commission on Population and Development.30 The resolution makes provision for a broad range of elements related to migration and development and calls upon the GMG and other stakeholders, within their respective mandates, to strengthen their collaboration and cooperation in the area of international migrat

CEB: Beyond the Global Migration Group 23.02.2017

The larger group of UN organizations and other partners mandated by the CEB in 2012 to prepare the Recommendations and Outcomes paper on migration for the HLD reflects the ever-widening interconnectedness between migration and other fields of public policy – a crucial fact for the post-2015 development agenda discourse.

CEB: The GMG and the GFMD — looking for synergies 23.02.2017

The State-led GFMD29  has, from the outset, offered a focus and reference point for the actions of the GMG, mostly by engaging individual GMG members in thematic preparatory and follow-up work on its round tables and/or promoting partnerships on policy- and process-related issues through its Civil Society Days, Common Space panels and Platform for Partnerships. The GFMD has also challenged the capacity of the GMG to respond to migration and development issues as a group.

CEB: Global Migration Group – towards coordination, consensus and coherence 23.02.2017

The GMG has achieved a measure of interdisciplinary collaboration in recent years that could not have been foreseen, or been possible, a decade ago. It has led to a more open, constructive and congenial climate for inter-agency debate and exchange on migration and development, and has encouraged the adoption of more coherent, comprehensive and better-coordinated approaches to international migration among States and their non-State partners.15

CEB: Tracing global cooperation on migration from 1994 to 2013 23.02.2017

The year 1994 was a defining moment in the recent history of multilateral cooperation on migration.6 The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo produced the first comprehensive agenda and call for global action to deal with international migration.

CEB: Inter-agency perspectives on migration and development 23.02.2017

The 2013 High-level Dialogue offers a timely opportunity to take stock of the mandates and work of the United Nations and its partners in the migration (and development) field since the first HLD.  It also marks an important occasion to discuss how migration may be integrated into the post-2015 United Nations development agenda.

To prepare their proposed recommendations and outcomes on migration for the 2013 HLD, as requested by the CEB, the relevant international entities were asked to complete a questionnaire covering the following areas:

CEB: UN System side events: COP19 23.02.2017

At COP19, the UN system organized a series of joint UN system side events on a range of topics relevant to the conference. The events focused on a number of action areas, including the economics of climate mitigation; climate smart agriculture and UN-REDD; capacity building for climate finance; ocean acidification; climate smart cities; and mapping population vulnerabilities, building resilience and reducing climate risk; and mobilizing stakeholder support for 2015 climate agreement.

CEB: Warsaw Climate Change Conference - November 2013 23.02.2017

During the 19th Conference of Parties to UNFCCC at Warsaw, the UN system highlighted actions in support of countries’ efforts to address climate change challenges and explored innovative and sustainable climate solutions. Through a series of events, UN agencies and partners demonstrated how the UN system assists countries in taking actions that yield economic, social, environmental and long-term developmental benefits.

CEB: Dr. Carissa F. Etienne 23.02.2017

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne was elected Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) by the Member States of the Organization on 19 September 2012 and began her five-year term on 1 February 2013. From March 2008 until 1 November 2012, Dr. Etienne served as Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

CEB: Health 23.02.2017

Countries supported to develop and enforce gender- sensitive laws and policies that promote and protect the health of all young people; Countries’ efforts supported to improve the capacity of health systems to universal coverage of gender-sensitive and age- appropriate health services to young people.

CEB: Comprehensive Sexuality Education 23.02.2017

Support efforts to provide young people with evidence-based comprehensive sexuality education.

CEB: Education 23.02.2017

Strengthen the capacity of Countries to develop high quality inclusive education, learning and training policies and programmes for young people; Influencing the global agenda in inclusive, gender sensitive and quality education for young people.

CEB: Political Inclusion 23.02.2017

Young people’s participation in inclusive political processes and democratic practices supported.

CEB: Civic Engagement 23.02.2017

Young people’s effective inclusive civic engagement at local, national, regional and global levels promoted.

CEB: Entrepreneurship 23.02.2017

Support institutional reforms for and enabling environment conducive to youth entrepreneurship, including access to markets, finance and other resources; Strengthen mechanisms for promoting youth entrepreneurship, in particular for young women.

CEB: Employment 23.02.2017

Enhance national capacity to develop gender- sensitive strategies for decent work for youth; Support the improvement and enforcement of rights at work for youth and implement employment and skills development programmes to ease the transition of disadvantaged youth to decent work.

CEB: UN System-wide Action Plan on Youth 30.05.2017

In April 2013 the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) endorsed a System-wide Action Plan on Youth (Youth-SWAP)  as a framework to guide youth programming for the UN system.

CEB: CEB Joint Crisis Initiatives (JCI's) 30.05.2017

At the CEB first regular session 2009, Executive Heads adopted a Communiqué endorsing nine Joint Crisis Initiatives and emphasizing the need to assist countries and the global community to confront the crisis, accelerate recovery, and build a fair and inclusive system of globalization based on sustainable economic, social and environmental development for all.

CEB: What We Do 15.06.2016

The CEB provides broad guidance, coordination and strategic direction for the system as a whole in the areas under the responsibility of executive heads. Focus is placed on inter-agency priorities and initiatives while ensuring that the independent mandates of organizations are maintained.

CEB: Reports of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination 31.08.2016

The Annual Overview Report of the Chief Executives Board summarizes major developments in inter-agency cooperation during the year. The Chief Executives Board Regular Session Reports are produced twice a year following the first and second regular session meetings of the executive heads of the member organizations of the CEB.

CEB: Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka 23.02.2017

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013 and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position, having devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government and civil society, and with the private sector, and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa.

CEB: UN system side events: COP18 23.02.2017

p>The breadth and coherence of United Nations system activities was reflected in several Side Events at COP18/CMP8.  The side events gathered a number of agencies under a thematic focus and demonstrated how the United Nations system responds to country needs and supports implementation of climate action at global, regional, national and local levels, given the urgent need to accelerate action on adaptation and mitigation.

CEB: Doha Climate Change Conference - November/December 2012 23.02.2017

During the 18th Conference of Parties to UNFCCC at Doha, the UN system focused on modalities under the umbrella of the CEB Climate Change Action Framework. These activities brought together a number of agencies under various thematic focus areas, and demonstrated the UN system’s collective capacity to support countries in the implementation of climate action.

CEB: Coordination between the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination and other jointly financed bodies 23.02.2017

Member States have consistently supported continuous cooperation between CEB and other jointly financed coordination bodies. The CEB Secretariat has continued its increasingly active and regular interactions with those bodies, in particular with the Joint Inspection Unit and the International Civil Service Commission.

CEB: Reports of the Inter-Agency Committee on Sustainable Development (IACSD) 15.06.2016

IACSD was established by the ACC following the Earth Summit (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development--UNCED) which was held in Rio in 1992. The IACSD is mandated to identify major policy issues relating to the follow-up of UNCED and advise ACC on ways and means of addressing them so as to ensure effective co-operation and coordination of the UN system in the implementation of Agenda 21.

CEB: Reports of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) 15.06.2016

The Administrative Committee on Coordination was renamed the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its 2001 session.On 21 September 1946, at the request of ECOSOC [Resolution 13 (III) ], the Secretary-General established the ACC...

CEB: Climate-Neutral UN: Next steps 23.02.2017

Further refine the UN climate neutral strategy, in particular, agreeing on methodological issues where a common approach is needed.

CEB: Progress made as of late 2008 23.02.2017

The majority of UN system organizations have now designated climate neutral focal points. Eight of them have established internal task forces to address climate neutrality within their organization, while ten have designated a "senior-level champion" to drive the process.

CEB: National level 23.02.2017

The UN system, collectively through the UN Development Group (UNDG), is developing means to improve support and collaboration on climate change activities at the country level.

CEB: Regional level 23.02.2017

Guided by regional and subregional priorities and challenges, and within the framework of the Regional Coordination Mechanism convened by the UN Regional Commissions, consultations are being held to decide on selected focus areas for collaborative and coherent UN support to climate-related actions at the regional and subregional levels.

CEB: Global level 23.02.2017

UNFCCC provides the central global forum for normative work on climate change. The mandates it issues, together with relevant mandates issued by other intergovernmental bodies across the UN system, set the goals and standards towards which multilateral action on climate change aims.

CEB: Enabling environments 23.02.2017

Transforming markets through testing, development and establishment of new technologies; promoting the development of markets for energy efficient technologies and development of International Standards on Energy Management.

CEB: Technology information 23.02.2017

Databases on climate-related technologies/IPRs in public domain and technology transfer projects and environmentally sound technologies

CEB: Technology needs and needs assessments 23.02.2017

Support to countries in preparation of their Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) reports; development of energy indicators for a sustainable development methodology that facilitates identifying options and potential for technology transfer in the energy sector;

CEB: Funding and operational activities 23.02.2017

Assisting developing countries in their effort to reduce emissions from REDD through the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility by building capacities for REDD activities and testing a program of performance based incentive payments in pilot countries...

CEB: Assistance with national planning and capacity building 23.02.2017

Development of a strategic framework for action on forests and climate change through the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) to assist countries in using forests...

CEB: Data collection, information sharing and capacity building 23.02.2017

Development of the Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), a comprehensive data collection on the state of the world"s forests scheduled for release in 2010.

CEB: Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) 23.02.2017

The FCPF provides a global partnership forum for developing and industrialized countries to build capacity for REDD while piloting and testing performance-based incentives in 30 countries (25 of which already selected).

CEB: UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) 23.02.2017

The UN-REDD Programme includes the following key activities: at international level, promoting coherence across REDD initiatives, facilitating the exchange of national experiences...

CEB: Support to pilot innovative sources of finance and market mechanisms 23.02.2017

Development of a voluntary global financial mechanism/portfolio approach/forest financing framework for all types of forests to support the implementation of the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests and the achievement of the Global objectives on Forests.

CEB: Support to leverage private sector investment in activities addressing climate change 23.02.2017

Facilitating finance sector engagement in climate mitigation by building financier capacity and awareness, lowering the costs and barriers of initial transactions, and supporting the development of new financial products that accelerate adoption of climate technologies and markets.

CEB: Support for development and access to carbon markets 23.02.2017

Developing the capacity of low-income countries to access the CDM through the Nairobi Framework

CEB: Support for access to financing by developing countries 23.02.2017

Strengthening national capacity in developing countries to assess investment and financial flows to address climate change.

CEB: Capacity Building in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries 23.02.2017

UN-REDD Programme

Cooperating agencies: FAO, UNDP, UNEP, World Bank Group

CEB: Capacity Building in Technology Transfer 23.02.2017

Supporting education, training, information exchange, best practices and national strategy initiatives related to the development and applications of renewable energy adapted to local needs and facilitating access to state-of-the-art technologies.

CEB: Capacity Building in Finance/Mitigation 23.02.2017

Assisting developing countries to improve their level of participation in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); building the foundation for pro-poor ecosystem service markets to achieve impacts of scale in Africa.

CEB: Capacity Building in Adaptation 23.02.2017

Providing advisory services on how to mainstream climate change considerations into development decision-making, including for the achievement of the MDGs in the LDCs and other countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America;

CEB: Overall Capacity Building 23.02.2017

Capacity development for national policy makers in addressing climate change-related challenges; regional and sub-regional preparatory workshops for climate change negotiators from developing countries, including SIDS and LDCs, on the UNFCCC Bali Road Map;

CEB: Operational activities in key sectors and support for adaptation at the local level 23.02.2017

Scaling up sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa within the TerrAfrica framework; Pan-African Land Policy Framework; MENARID umbrella programme for sustainable management of the drylands of the Middle East and North Africa region; decreasing vulnerability to climate variability in African river basins;

CEB: Institutional frameworks 23.02.2017

Development of a Global Climate Change Adaptation Network consisting of a series of selected ground facilities, national and regional centres and an international support group of technical institutions;

CEB: Streamlining and scaling up financial and technological support 23.02.2017

Integrating climate change risks into development planning and programming and UN system country operations; exploring insurance schemes; special emphasis on support for the rural poor in Africa and on reducing vulnerability in Sub-Saharan Africa.

CEB: Enhancing knowledge sharing 23.02.2017

Improving the linkage of climate data to global early warning and early action networks that build capacities in developing countries, provide consequential policy options, and strengthen humanitarian preparedness and response systems.

CEB: Support for national planning for adaptation 23.02.2017

Assistance to Least Developed Countries with National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs); assistance to African countries in launching integrated and comprehensive approaches to adaptation; studies on the socioeconomic and demographic impact of climate change on countries and cities;

CEB: Emergency information on climate-sensitive socio-economic parameters 23.02.2017

UN system organizations are supporting a number of specific emergency information and response systems on climate-sensitive socio-economic parameters related to agriculture, food insecurity and vulnerability, animal and plant pests and diseases, natural disasters.

CEB: Climate predictions, warnings and services: 23.02.2017

Climate/weather data management enables forecasts and the development and promotion of world climate impact assessment and response strategies, with climate hazards early warning systems, including regional flood alert systems and drought monitoring centres, in order to build the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.

CEB: Monitoring of climate impacts and vulnerability 23.02.2017

Monitoring reports, analysis and assessments provide valuable information on various climate-sensitive parameters and resources, such as: crop and food supply;marine and forest biomass resources;water resources;human settlements and related infrastructure...

CEB: Observations and monitoring of the climate system 23.02.2017

The Global Climate Observing System consolidates and makes available to countries information on essential climate variables collected through global atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial observation systems that use in-situ, satellite and other remote sensing technologies.

CEB: Rationale for action 23.02.2017

Observable trends of ongoing climate change and current projections indicate increasingly severe negative impacts on all countries, with the most severe impacts disproportionately affecting the poorest countries with the weakest capacity for climate resilience. Equally, within countries, climate change is disproportionately affecting the poor and vulnerable in society.

CEB: The CEB climate change action framework 23.02.2017

Under the leadership of the secretary-general of the United Nations, the United Nations system chief executives board for coordination (CEB) has initiated a process of aligning its strengths to achieve a coordinated action-oriented approach to climate change.

CEB: Technology and innovation 23.02.2017

In the present crisis, technology, innovation and creativity will be critical in creating opportunities for economic renewal leading to a more innovative, eco friendly and sustainable world

CEB: Monitoring and analysis 23.02.2017

There is an urgent need to take swift and synchronized actions to improve existing global monitoring and reporting systems using economic, financial and sustainability indicators, based on but not limited to official statistics

CEB: Support through UNDG 30.05.2017

At its 18th session (17-18 September 2009) HLCP reviewed progress made under the decentralized leadership of the JCIs on the basis of progress reports and JCI templates by the lead agencies.

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CEB: Box 2.8: Addressing the urbanization of poverty 23.02.2017

Achieving the MDGs, particularly the goal of halving poverty by 2015, requires that poverty reduction programmes give more attention to urban areas. According to UN estimates, virtually all population growth expected in the world during 2000-2015 will be concentrated in urban areas, and the urban population will rise from 2.8 billion in 2000 to 3.8 billion in 2015. The global population is expected to increase at an annual rate of less than 1 percent per annum, or 0.84 percent over the next fifteen years.

CEB: Box 2.30: Inter-agency collaboration on economic development 23.02.2017

The slow progress made by some countries and regions in poverty eradication and sustainable development underscores the need for the UN system to give renewed emphasis to enhancing policy coherence and operational coordination in support of accelerated economic development. Under the auspice of CEB/HLCP, work is underway on a UNIDO initiative to elaborate an MDG-based common agenda for collaborative work among organizations of the UN system working in the field of economic development.

CEB: Box 2.29: The Regional Inter-agency Coordination and Support Office 23.02.2017

Enhanced cross-sectoral collaboration holds much promise in mainstreaming a number of crosscutting issues, such as HIV/AIDS, gender and human rights. One notable example of crosssectoral collaboration among organizations of the UN system in Southern Africa is the Regional Inter-agency Coordination and Support Office (RIASCO), a platform established for innovative programming on food security, HIV/AIDS and the humanitarian crisis.

CEB: Box 2.28: Partnerships for sustainable development of Small Island Developing States 23.02.2017

In preparation for the International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Mauritius (10-14 January 2005), the United Nations compiled a list of multi-stakeholder initiatives and partnerships, including various UN system organizations, that support the sustainable development of SIDS.

CEB: Box 2.27: Working for the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action 23.02.2017

Following the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries in Brussels (May 2001), CEB expressed the system’s commitment to make an effective, concerted contribution to the implementation and monitoring of the Conference’s outcome.

CEB: Box 2.26: Partnerships with civil society 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Network on Rural Development and Food Security, promoted by FAO, IFAD and WFP, combines the exchange of best practices among network members with country-level theme groups.

CEB: Box 2.25: Financing the development goals 23.02.2017

The Financing for Development Office of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs works in full and extensive collaboration with the major stakeholders to prepare analytical reports on the follow-up process to the International Conference on Financing for Development...

CEB: Box 2.24: Cooperation on commodities 23.02.2017

The International Task Force on Commodities provides a comprehensive and systematic consultative framework, which enables the sharing of information and the use of complementary expertise among key actors involved in reviewing the commodity situation and in operating commodity markets.

CEB: Box 2.23: The Doha Development Agenda 23.02.2017

At the Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar, in November 2001, Trade Ministers adopted a Ministerial Declaration setting out a broad work programme for the WTO for the coming years. Known as the Doha Development Agenda,...

CEB: Box 2.22: Coordinating responses to natural disasters 23.02.2017

The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) builds on the achievements of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction and facilitates disaster reduction efforts worldwide.

CEB: Box 2.21: Coordinating responses to climate change 23.02.2017

The 2001 assessment report of the WMO-UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that, if carbon dioxide levels are not significantly reduced, the Earth’s average temperature will rise by as much as 5.8 degrees centigrade by 2100.

CEB: Box 2.20: Collaboration on energy 23.02.2017

An inter-agency network on energy, UN-energy promotes coherence in the UN system’s activities in the field of energy as an integral part of CEB’s effort to provide a multi-disciplinary response to WSSD and to the Millennium Summit.

CEB: Box 2.19: Managing forests and combatting deforestation 23.02.2017

With its resolution 2000/35, ECOSOC created a unique mechanism to support the work of the intergovernmental United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF): the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF).

CEB: Box 2.18: Mobilizing the UN system for freshwater resources 23.02.2017

The sustainable management of freshwater resources has long constituted an international goal from the Mar del Plata Action Plan of the 1977 UN Conference on Water to the Millennium Summit, and to the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development.

CEB: Box 2.17: Working together for environmental sustainability 23.02.2017

The Environmental Management Group (EMG), established by the UN General Assembly in 1999 and led by UNEP, is identifying and addressing environmental and human settlements issues that require enhanced cooperation among UN organizations and with non-UN actors.

CEB: Box 2.16: Addressing the triple crisis of AIDS, food security and governance 23.02.2017

Organized in the framework of CEB’s High Level Committee on Programmes by eleven organizations of the UN system, and under the leadership of UNAIDS and WFP, a task group collaborated in 2003 on the preparation of a system-wide strategy ...

CEB: Box 2.15: Responding to HIV and AIDS: Joint UN approaches in action 23.02.2017

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, exemplifies the shared commitment of the UN system to addressing one of the gravest challenges facing humanity. Composed of ten co-sponsoring organizations (UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, WHO, UNESCO and the World Bank),

CEB: Box 2.14: Global and regional initiatives to improve maternal and newborn health 23.02.2017

The global Safe Motherhood Initiative was launched in 1987 in response to high levels of maternal deaths in the developing world. A great deal has since been learned about effective and affordable strategies for saving women’s lives during pregnancy and childbirth and about the linkages between maternal and newborn well-being.

CEB: Box 2.13: Reducing child mortality through immunization 23.02.2017

Outstanding progress has been made towards eradicating polio, reducing measles mortality and eliminating maternal and neo-natal tetanus, through such innovative partnerships as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the Measles Initiative and the Global Partnership for Eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus.

CEB: Box 2.12: Inter-agency collaboration on gender equality and empowerment of women 23.02.2017

The Inter-agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a system-wide network of Gender Focal Points which promotes gender equality and empowerment of women throughout the system.

CEB: Box 2.11: Education for All 23.02.2017

UNESCO is mandated to coordinate EFA partners and to maintain the momentum of collaboration (Dakar Framework for Action, 2000, paragraph 19). A number of initiatives have been set in motion to generate sustained global commitment and support for country level efforts to implement EFA

CEB: Box 2.10: Nutrition and the MDGs 23.02.2017

In its 5th Report on the World Nutrition Situation (March 2004), the Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) makes the case that reducing malnutrition is central to achieving the MDGs, citing evidence that links nutrition to a range of other development outcomes.

CEB: Box 2.9: Combatting hunger and poverty 23.02.2017

The three Rome-based United Nations organizations, FAO, WFP and IFAD, are working with a common vision and complementary mandates to end hunger and poverty.

CEB: Box 2.7: Coordinated inter-agency action in support of special social groups 23.02.2017

Coordinated inter-agency action is essential to improve the situation of special social groups. Inter-agency collaboration has been significant in the lead up to the adoption of the 2002 Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing;

CEB: Box 2.6: Decent work and a fair globalization 23.02.2017

In response to the request from the General Assembly (A/RES/55/2412) to “elaborate a coherent and coordinated international strategy on employment,” ILO developed the Global Employment Agenda.

CEB: Box 2.5: The Copenhagen commitments to eradicate poverty 23.02.2017

The Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action adopted at the 1995 World Summit for Social Development emphasized the eradication of poverty as an ethical, social, political and economic imperative.

CEB: Box 2.4: Tracking progress on the MDGs 23.02.2017

Monitoring progress towards the MDGs at the global level requires the collaboration of international agencies and close consultation with national experts and statisticians.

CEB: Box 2.3: United Nations Development Group: Coordinating UN country-level support for the Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017

The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is one of four Executive Committees established by the Secretary-General in the main areas of UN work, with the others focusing on peace and security, humanitarian affairs and economic and social affairs.

CEB: Box 2.2: The “Three Ones” 23.02.2017

The wide international agreement reached around three core principles to improve coordination of national responses to HIV/AIDS, known as the “Three Ones,” exemplifies a successful effort towards harmonization of donor policies, in the spirit of the Rome Declaration on Harmonization, the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Monterrey Consensus.

CEB: Box 2.1: The Follow-up to Monterrey 23.02.2017

The Monterrey Consensus established a sustained intergovernmental follow-up process in both the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council. In addition to considering different financing issues on the annual agenda of its Second Committee, the Assembly, every two years, now hosts a two-day High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development.

CEB: Box 1.2: Values and principles of the Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017

In the Millennium Declaration, Heads of State and Government reaffirmed their faith in the United Nations and its Charter as indispensable foundations of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. Recognizing their collective responsibility to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity at the global level, they stressed that certain fundamental values are essential to international relations in the twenty-first century.

CEB: Box 1.1: UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) 23.02.2017

In 1946, the UN Secretary-General established the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC), at the request of the Economic and Social Council, to supervise the implementation of the relationship agreements between the UN and the specialized agencies. Over the following decades, as the system grew, ACC became the central body for coordination of the activities and programmes of the organizations of the UN system.

CEB: Box 5.4 The Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review of Operational Activities for Development 23.02.2017

The UN system can only succeed in its mission to help countries implement the goals of the Millennium Declaration if its delivery of services at the country level is well managed, using all its resources and expertise.

Recognizing the need to build on progress underway to ensure a coherent, effective response to country needs, the CEB held a one-day retreat in October 2004, to consider further steps needed to maximize the collective impact and involvement of the UN system as a whole.

CEB: Box 5.3 Report of the Panel of Eminent Persons on UN-Civil Society Relations 23.02.2017

Given the rapidly changing international environment—particularly the spread of social movements accompanying the information revolution—the Panel of Eminent Persons on UN-Civil Society Relations called for the United Nations to become more attuned and responsive to citizens’ concerns and enlist greater public support.

CEB: Box 5.1 Working together on the information society 23.02.2017

CEB member organizations collaborated closely in the ITU-led preparatory and follow-up processes for the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in Geneva on 10-12 December 2003. Their contributions were coordinated through the High-Level Summit Organizing Committee (HLSOC) led by ITU. At the second phase of the Summit in Tunis, the HLSOC is expected to monitor implementation of the Geneva Action Plan by organizations of the UN system and report on those efforts to the Summit process.

CEB: Box 5.2 Knowledge sharing and information technology in support of the MDGs 23.02.2017

Work is underway within the framework of CEB to forge new directions and establish new channels for exchanging ideas and knowledge within the UN system. Underpinning these efforts is a UN System Information and Communication Technology Strategic Framework developed by the ICT Network of CEB. Building on past evaluations of ICT opportunities in the system, this Strategic Framework represents a collaborative initiative geared towards the improvement of communication channels and the development of common ICT infrastructure elements across organizations of the UN system.

CEB: Box 4.4 Working together on transition in Liberia 23.02.2017

After 14 years of devastating civil war in Liberia, a peace agreement was signed in August 2003. A national transitional government was established and urgent reconstruction needs were identified by organizations of the UN system, together with the World Bank and other partners.

CEB: Box 4.3 Peacebuilding and development in East Timor 23.02.2017

When violence erupted immediately after the vote for independence in September 1999, more than two-thirds of East Timor’s 800,000 people fled or were forcibly displaced from their homes. Nearly four-fifths of the infrastructure and public buildings were destroyed, along with much of agriculture.

CEB: Box 4.2 Curbing transnational crime 23.02.2017

With UNODC as the focal point, four multi-agency task forces were established under the auspices of CEB to identify and elaborate: links between ongoing conflicts and organized crime (UNODC, UNICEF, UNDPA, UNDP, DPKO, WFP, OCHA and UNRWA); collaborative interventions to counter trafficking in human beings and the smuggling of migrants, including responses to the vulnerability of trafficking victims to HIV/AIDS (IOM, UNHCHR, UNHCR, ILO, UNODC and UNICEF);

CEB: Box 4.1 Coordination on early warning and preventive action 23.02.2017

The UN Interdepartmental Framework for Coordination on Early Warning and Preventive Action (“Framework Team”) brings together the various parts of the UN system to devise strategies for consolidating peace, building on national and civil society efforts in the field. The Framework Team has been instrumental in initiating and coordinating early preventive action among a large number of UN bodies.

CEB: Box 3.2 Electoral assistance 23.02.2017

The electoral assistance provided by the UN system can be grouped into three categories: technical assistance; the organization and conduct of elections; and observation or monitoring of elections and participation, where elections are expected to play a significant role in the peacebuilding phase of political negotiations. While technical assistance tends to be provided in politically stable contexts, the organization and conduct of elections takes place almost exclusively in post-conflict conditions.

CEB: Box 3.1 Protecting the rights of the vulnerable 23.02.2017

Gender. Collaboration across the UN system on gender has grown in the context of system-wide preparations for the Beijing Conference and its aftermath. The focus has been on the advancement of women and on implementing the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. (See also Box 2.12, Inter-agency collaboration on gender equality and empowerment of women.)

CEB: Reports of Predecessor Bodies 23.02.2017

Until October 2001, when the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) decided, as part of the reform of its working methods, that coordination should be pursued through more informal and flexible mechanisms rather than formal subsidiary bodies, the mandate of the Organizational Committee (OC) was to ensure the most effective organization of the work of ACC and its subsidiary bodies.

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CEB: Mr. Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo 07.02.2018

Ambassador Azevêdo holds degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Brasilia and in international relations from the Intstituto Rio Branco, the graduate school of international relations and diplomacy run by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations. He joined the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1984.

His first diplomatic posting was to Washington in 1988. He subsequently served in the Brazilian embassy in Montevideo before being assigned to the Permanent Mission of Brazil in Geneva in 1997.

CEB: Mr. Yukiya Amano 23.02.2017

Mr. Yukiya Amano is the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The IAEA is an intergovernmental organization based in Vienna and is the global center for cooperation in nuclear applications, energy, science and technology. Established in 1957 as the world´s "Atoms for Peace" under the aegis of the United Nations family, the Agency works with its Member States and partners to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.

CEB: Mr. Kitack Lim 23.02.2017

Mr. Lim was born in Masan, Gyeongsangnam-do, one of the major port cities in the Republic of Korea. He majored in nautical science at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU), Busan, graduating in 1977. He worked on ships as a Korean naval officer and for Sanko Shipping Co.

CEB: Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif 15.01.2018

Following the nomination by the Secretary-General, the General Assembly, on 22 December 2017, elected Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

CEB: Mr. Yury Fedotov 23.02.2017

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Mr. Yury Fedotov of the Russian Federation Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV) on 9 July 2010. He holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Before that, Mr. Fedotov served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Court of St. James's in London for five years.

CEB: Dr. Natalia Kanem 07.02.2018

On 3 October 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Dr. Natalia Kanem as Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

Dr. Kanem brings to the position more than 30 years of strategic leadership experience in medicine, public and reproductive health, social justice and philanthropy. She started her career in academia with the Johns Hopkins and Columbia University schools of medicine and public health.

CEB: Ms. Henrietta Fore 03.01.2018

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Ms. Henrietta Fore as UNICEF Executive Director after consultation with UNICEF’s governing board.

CEB: Mr. Filippo Grandi 23.02.2017

Filippo Grandi became the 11th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on 1 January 2016. He was elected by the UN General Assembly to serve a five-year term, until 31 December 2020.

CEB: Mr. Erik Solheim 23.02.2017

Following an extensive career focusing on environment and development in government and international organizations, Erik Solheim was elected to become Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on May 13, 2016. Prior to joining UNEP, Solheim was the chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). As head of the DAC, which is the main body of the world’s development donors, Solheim emphasized the role of private sector and tax in development finance, spearheading the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership and the Addis Tax Initiative. Solheim also focused on the need to channel more aid to least-developed countries, and bring new members and partners to the DAC.

CEB: Mr. Achim Steiner 03.10.2017

Achim Steiner became UNDP Administrator on 19 June 2017 and will serve for a term of four years. The United Nations General Assembly confirmed his nomination on 19 April 2017, following his nomination by Secretary-General António Guterres.

As UNDP Administrator, Mr. Steiner also chairs the UN Development Group, which unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies and other bodies that work to support sustainable development.

CEB: Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi 27.02.2017

Mukhisa Kituyi, of Kenya, who became UNCTAD's seventh Secretary-General on 1 September 2013, has an extensive background as an elected official, an academic, and a holder of high government office. He also has wide-ranging experience in trade negotiations, and in African and broader international economics and diplomacy.

CEB: Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili 03.01.2018

Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili is Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) since 1 January 2018 after being elected by the 22nd Session of UNWTO General Assembly.

He was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Kingdom of Spain, the Principality of Andorra, the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Kingdom of Morocco and Permanent Representative of Georgia to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) up to December 2017.

CEB: Mr. Li Yong 23.02.2017

Mr. LI Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has had an extensive career as a senior economic and financial policy-maker. As Vice-Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank for a decade, Mr. LI was involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies, and in supporting sound economic growth in China.

CEB: Gilbert F. Houngbo 07.04.2017

Gilbert F. Houngbo became the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 1 April 2017.  Born and raised in rural Togo, Houngbo has spent more than 30 years working to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, with extensive experience in political affairs, international development, diplomacy and financial management.

CEB: Mr. Francis Gurry 23.02.2017

Francis Gurry began his WIPO career in 1985, initially in the Development Cooperation and External Relations Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. He was instrumental in establishing the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in 1994 and subsequently in developing the highly successful Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

CEB: Mr. Petteri Taalas 03.10.2018

Professor Petteri Taalas was elected as WMO Secretary General in May 2015 for a four-year term 2016-19. Taalas has PhD from Helsinki University in 1993. He has studied meteorology, international development, physics and physical chemistry. Taalas has served as a professor, head of research and scientist 1986-2002 dealing with climate change, air pollution and satellite based observing technologies.

CEB: Mr. Bishar Abdirahman Hussein 23.02.2017

Bishar Abdirahman Hussein was elected director general of the UPU International Bureau on 10 October 2012 during the 25th Universal Postal Congress in Doha.

His four-year mandate as the head of the United Nations specialized agency for postal services began on 1 January 2013.

CEB: Mr. Houlin Zhao 23.02.2017

Houlin Zhao was elected ITU Secretary-General at the 19TH Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Korea, in October 2014. He took up his post on 1 January, 2015.

Born in 1950 in Jiangsu, China, Mr Zhao graduated from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and holds an MSc in Telematics from the University of Essex in the UK.

CEB: Ms. Fang Liu 19.10.2018

Fang Liu is the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), having been appointed for a three-year term beginning August 2015.

CEB: Dr. Jim Yong Kim 23.02.2017

A physician and anthropologist, Dr. Kim has dedicated himself to international development for more than two decades, helping to improve the lives of under-served populations worldwide. Dr. Kim comes to the Bank after serving as President of Dartmouth College, a pre-eminent center of higher education that consistently ranks among the top academic institutions in the United States. Dr. Kim is a co-founder of Partners In Health (PIH) and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization (WHO).

CEB: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 02.10.2017

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, from Ethiopia, took office on 1 July 2017. His five key priorities for the Organization are universal health coverage; health emergencies; women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health; health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO.

CEB: Mr. José Graziano da Silva 19.10.2018

José Graziano da Silva has worked on issues of food security, rural development and agriculture for over 30 years. In 2001 he led the team that designed Brazil’s "Zero Hunger" (Fome Zero) programme. In 2003, he was charged with its implementation by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who named him Special Minister of Food Security and the Fight against Hunger.

Between 2003 and 2010, the “Zero Hunger” programme helped lift 28 million people out of extreme poverty. It also inspired a new set of public policies aimed at promoting economic and social development in Brazil.

CEB: Mr. Guy Ryder 19.10.2018

Guy Ryder has some thirty years of experience in the world of work, most of it at the international level. During that time he has occupied positions of leadership at the global level and been called upon to manage complex processes of change and situations of considerable political sensitivity in all regions of the world.

CEB: Mr. António Guterres (Chair of CEB) 23.02.2017

Antonio Guterres served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015 , heading one of the world's foremost humanitarian organizations wi th nearly 10,000 staff working in 125 countries.

CEB: Ms. Christine Lagarde 19.10.2018

Born in Paris in 1956, Christine Lagarde completed high school in Le Havre and attended Holton Arms School in Bethesda (Maryland, USA). She then graduated from law school at University Paris X, and obtained a Master’s degree from the Political Science Institute in Aix en Provence. After being admitted as a lawyer to the Paris Bar, Christine Lagarde joined the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie as an associate, specializing in Labor, Anti-trust, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

CEB: Executive Heads 04.05.2018

Participation in the Chief Executives Board includes the Executive Heads of the United Nations, its 12 Funds and Programmes, the 15 Specialized Agencies, and 3 Related Organizations.  Under the chairmanship of the United Nations Secretary-General, the Executive Heads meet twice a year to consider policy and management issues impacting organizations of the United Nations system.

CEB: Adaptation 23.02.2017

The UN system's work in this area is governed by the stipulations of COP decision 1/CP.10 and the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change.

CEB: Reports of the Organizational Committee (OC) 23.02.2017

The membership of OC consisted of representatives of the participating organizations of ACC. OC received directives from and reported directly to ACC. It met twice a year, two to three weeks before the ACC session and immediately following it.

CEB: Resolution 13 III 15.06.2016

United Nations Economic and Social Council 13 (III) Co-ordination Committee Resolution of 21 September 1946

CEB: Terms of Reference 19.02.2013
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The underlying premise in the creation of the ACC (predecessor of the CEB) was that an institutional mechanism was needed to draw the disparate parts of a decentralized system of specialized bodies - each with its own constitution, mandate, governing bodies and budgets - into a cohesive and functioning whole.

CEB: Who We Are 16.02.2017

The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) comprises 31 Executive Heads of the United Nations and its Funds and Programmes, the Specialized Agencies, including the Bretton Woods Institutions (The World Bank and IMF), and Related Organizations - the WTO, the UNOPS and the IAEA.

CEB: About the Chief Executives Board 21.06.2013

The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) is the longest-standing and highest-level coordination forum of the United Nations system. It meets biannually and is chaired by the UN Secretary-General.

CEB: Press Releases and Communiques 15.06.2016

Press Releases and communiques issued by the United Nations System Chief Executives Board (CEB) for Coordination

CEB: Non-Member Organizations 19.02.2013
CEB: UN System Newsfeeds 12.11.2013
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CEB: Confidence Schemes and Scams 23.03.2013

The Chief Executives Board (CEB) Secretariat is aware of various schemes, being circulated via e-mails, from the Internet web sites, falsely stating or implying that they are issued by or associated with the CEB.

These schemes may seek to extract money and in some cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence. Such schemes are fraudulent. The schemes have no connection whatsoever with the Chief Executives Board (CEB), its Secretariat nor the organizations it represents.

New schemes are appearing with increasing frequency.

CEB: Credits 11.11.2013

CEB: Press Resources 25.06.2013

This section contains press releases, statements, briefings to member states, interviews and guidance notes which have been issued by the United Nations System Chief Executives Board (CEB) for Coordination through the years.

CEB: Briefings to Member States 19.02.2013

The CEB is committed to enhance the transparency of its activities through its regular reports and briefings to the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly.

CEB: Sub-Committees reporting through the IACSD 15.06.2016

The Subcommittee on Water Resources is the focal point for United Nations system-wide coordination in the area of water resources; in particular the implementation of the Mar del Plata Action Plan adopted by the United Nations Water Conference in 1977 and interrelated provisions of Chapter 18 of Agenda 21 as well as other mandates from intergovernmental bodies.

CEB: Consultative Committee on Programme and Operational Questions (CCPOQ) 15.06.2016

Interagency coordination on substantive questions related to operational and programmatic issues was carried out by the Consultative Committee on Programme and Operational Questions. CCPOQ was formed by the fusion of CCSQ (OPS) and relevant functions of CCSQ (PROG).

The CCPOQ coordinated the follow-up, within the system, to major UN conferences and summits, common approaches at the field level, including the overall functioning of the Resident Coordinator System and enhanced system-wide collaboration in the development and application of common programming instruments.

CEB: Consultative Committee on Administrative Questions (CCAQ) 15.06.2016

The Consultative Committee on Administrative Questions advised the ACC on policy issues relating to the management and administration of the organizations of the UN system.  The work of the Committee was carried out by two components:

the Consultative Committee on Administrative Questions (Personnel and General Administrative Questions); and the Consultative Committee on Administrative Questions (Financial and Budgetary Questions).

Since January 2002, inter-agency coordination is carried out by the High-Level Committee on Management and its networks.

CEB: Organizational Committee 15.06.2016

The Organizational Committee’s mandate was to ensure the most effective organization of the work of ACC and its subsidiary bodies. The Committee monitored developments and trends in the international environment for critical issues that required coordinated and complementary responses by the UN system.

CEB: Member Organizations 16.02.2017

The Membership of the CEB includes the United Nations; 15 Specialized Agencies established by intergovernmental agreements; 3 Related Organizations; and 12 Funds and Programmes created by the United Nations General Assembly. IOM is the newest member to join the CEB.

CEB: Reports of the CEB and its Mechanisms 28.03.2018

The United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) is the main instrument for supporting and reinforcing the coordinating role of the United Nations intergovernmental bodies on social, economic and related matters. It carries out its role through a reporting structure that supports, in turn, its two high-level mechanisms.

CEB: CEB Statements 14.07.2016

Statements and Joint Statements of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board (CEB) for Coordination

CEB: Briefings to Member States 05.08.2016

The CEB is committed to enhancing the transparency of its activities through its regular reports and briefings to the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly.

CEB: United Nations System Publications on Climate Change 15.06.2016
CEB: CEB Publications 18.11.2016
CEB: Agreements between Specialized Agencies and the United Nations 23.02.2017

In 1946, ECOSOC tasked the UN Secretary General with establishing a standing committee of administrative officers of the specialized agencies for improved coordination with the UN. This page presents the agreements entered into between the UN and the specialized agencies, which in turn define the membership of the CEB.

CEB: Results: Vacancy Advertisement & Selection Process 15.06.2016
CEB: Results: HR Policies and Practices 15.06.2016
CEB: Publications 19.02.2013
CEB: UN System Surveys 19.02.2013

Every year several surveys are carried out on topics related to finance and budget, human resource management and information technology. These surveys are conducted either by technical networks or by UN organizations. UN system organizations themselves remain accountable for the responses provided within these reports. Access to this section is restricted to registered members.

CEB: Reports: Legal Network 19.02.2013
CEB: Results: Human Resources 15.06.2016
CEB: Results: Procurement 15.06.2016
CEB: Results: Information, Communication and Technology 15.06.2016
CEB: Results: Financial Statistics Database 15.06.2016

The CEB Website provides a unique ability to make available to the UN system, and to the public, total revenue and expense data for the UN system.  The Financial Database and Statistics Reporting project was established to improve the transparency of this data while reducing the burden to all UN agencies in the collection of this data.  The project has been expanded to include first level reporting by DESA for Operational Activities for Development, including Humanitarian Assistance.

Timeframe:    Implemented by December 2012

CEB: Results: Finance and Budget 19.02.2013
CEB: Results: Common Treasury Services 15.06.2016

The project was pursuing creation of a web‐based knowledge sharing tool for treasury practitioners in the UN system and was envisaging rollout of a feasibility study for a harmonized approach to treasury services within the UN system. Its objectives were to institutionalise best treasury management practices in the UN system and to explore the establishment of common treasury management services for UN system organizations. The initial aim was to improve the level of consistency and harmonization of practices and procedures governing treasury services across the UN system.

CEB: Web Guide 19.02.2013

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CEB: Results: Common ICT Costing Standards 15.06.2016

This initiative has sought to harmonize ICT investment decision making through the establishment of a common framework to calculate ICT operational costs and the setting of benchmarks for ICT services.

Timeframe: Implementation by February 2012

Anticipated Benefits and Results

CEB: Results: ICT in the Field 15.06.2016

This initiative is building on the 2010 experience in Tanzania and Mozambique where common ICT services were established with the objective to implement the country-level component of the recommendations resulting from the data communications study.

CEB: Results: Vendor Eligibility 15.06.2016

This project seeks to introduce a common communication platform for the UN procurement community to facilitate knowledge-sharing regarding the suitability of vendors to act as official UN suppliers.  It promotes the view that the United Nations system of organizations shall not conduct business with vendors that have been identified and confirmed to be doing business in an unethical and/or corrupt manner. Currently there is no common policy framework and very few organizations have a formal policy for dealing with vendor sanctions.

CEB: Results: Procurement in the Field 15.06.2016

This initiative builds on the work that has been done in the “Delivering as One” countries of Tanzania and Mozambique in the area of harmonized procurement at the local level.

To lay the groundwork for the potential savings in this area, the HBP Plan of Action is funding a project led by UNICEF to put the required tools in place.

Time-frame: Implemented by December 2012 Anticipated

Benefits & Results

CEB: Results & Benefits of Inter-agency Coordination 19.02.2013
CEB: Chief Executives Board Regular Session Reports 15.06.2016

The Chief Executives Board Regular Session Reports are produced twice a year following the first and second regular session meetings of the executive heads of the member organizations of the CEB. The page presents reports from the High-Level Committee on Programmes, the High-Level Committee on Management and the United Nations Development Group. Reports summarize discussions of issues of system-wide concern and decisions taken.

CEB: Chief Executives Board Annual Overview Reports 15.06.2016

The Annual Overview Report of the Chief Executives Board summarizes major developments in inter-agency cooperation during the year. The report focuses on key system-wide policies and operational and management activities undertaken by the three pillars of CEB: the High-level Committee on Programmes, the High-level Committee on Management and the United Nations Development Group, in promoting inter-agency coordination on matters of system-wide concern.

CEB: Agenda 27.06.2013

The Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) and its three high level committees advance coordination and cooperation on a range of programmatic, management and operational issues facing UN system organizations. CEB agenda is developed in response to inter-governmental mandates, emerging issues and challenges faced by the UN system, in preparation and follow-up to international conferences and at the request of member states.

CEB: Privacy Policy 19.02.2013

At the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) we strive to provide services to better serve our public. We recognize that privacy is an important issue, so we design and operate our services with the protection of your privacy in mind. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we may gather when you use the CEB web site. The following principles apply to information we ask for and that you provide, that individually identifies you, such as your name, physical address or email address.

CEB: Disclaimer on Use of Maps 19.02.2013

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CEB: CEB Website Linking Policy 19.02.2013

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CEB: Disclaimers 19.02.2013

This website is maintained by CEB Secretariat.

In addition to presenting its own content, this website serves as a portal to web sites of the United Nations, its funds and programmes, and specialized agencies. It also includes links to key projects and initiatives and to various joint programmes of the UN System. These web sites are administered by their respective organizational units. Questions and/or comments regarding them should be addressed directly to their appropriate site administrator using the contact form provided.

CEB: How has the CEB made the UN system more efficient and better value for donors? 19.02.2013

In March 2011, the High Level Committee on Management (HLCM), which is the highest management body of the CEB (the members of which are listed on the right of this page), asked all members to come up with measures that could be implemented with the aim to improve operational efficiency and cost avoidances.

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CEB: First Regular Session Report (May 2018, London) 25.07.2018

This report summarizes discussions held on: the state of the world; the socio-economic implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda; and fostering innovation in the United Nations system. The Board also reviewed measures to further advance gender party, and discussed progress in addressing sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, issuing a joint statement on the subject. Finally, the Board endorsed the reports of the Board's Committees: HLCM (35th session) and HLCP (35th session).

CEB: Note to Correspondence and CEB Statement on Addressing Sexual Harassment within the Organizations of the UN System (3 May 2018) 18.07.2018

In this statement, UN leaders reiterate their firm commitment to uphold a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment, to strengthen victim-centered prevention and response efforts, and to foster a safe and inclusive working environment.

CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2017, New York) 29.03.2018

The present report provides an overview of inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in 2017. The report highlights the key activities of the Chief Executives Board in fostering a coherent approach to policy, management and operational matters so as to enhance United Nations system-wide coordination in support of intergovernmental mandates.

Document reference: E/2018/48
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2017, New York) 01.03.2018

This report summarizes discussions held on: the state of the world; implications of frontier technologies on the work of the UN system; and proposals by the Secretary-General on reform in the areas of management, peace and security, and repositioning of the UN development system. The Board also endorsed the reports of the Board's Committees: HLCM (34th session) and HLCP (34th session), as well as the Analytical Framework on Risk and Resilience.

CEB: CEB Survey on Frontier Issues: Summary of Responses 09.02.2018
CEB: Compendium of Responses to the CEB Survey on Frontier Issues 09.02.2018
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2017, Geneva) 07.07.2017

This report summarizes discussions held on: the state of the world; the future of multilateralism; and the reform of the United Nations development system. The Board also endorsed the reports of the Board's Committees: HLCM (33rd session), HLCP (33rd session) and UNDG, (22 February 2017 meeting), as well as the United Nations system strategic approach on climate change action and the United Nations system leadership framework.

Document reference: CEB/2017/1
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2016, New York) 08.06.2017

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in 2016.

Document reference: E/2017/55
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2016, New York) 22.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees: HLCM, HLCP and UNDG, and issues of system-wide concern: Pathways towards a sustainable, low-carbon and resilient future: United Nations system climate action and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Document reference: CEB/2016/2
CEB: UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience: Towards a Risk-informed and Integrated Approach to Sustainable Development 30.05.2017
CEB: Urbanization and Sustainable Development: A United Nations System Input to a New Urban Agenda 16.09.2016

 

 

CEB: CEB common principles to guide the UN system’s support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 12.06.2017

The UN system is committed to an integrated and coordinated approach to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – through multi-sectoral and cross-institutional approaches; in diverse country settings; across development/humanitarian/human rights/peace and security pillars; through greater linkages between normative and operational aspects of the UN system’s work; through vertical integration between national, subnational, regional and global levels; through collaborative and integrated business solutions and a global workforce; and in the way UN Country Teams operate together.

CEB: Annex 09.08.2016
CEB: Rising to the challenge 09.08.2016

It is now widely agreed that more ambitious action on climate change is vital to human progress in the twenty-first century. At the same time, many other political, economic, social and environmental

CEB: Empowering governments to act 09.08.2016

In addition to UN-wide coordination in the above sectors, most of which are climate sensitive and sources of significant emissions, the UN system collaborates on providing an enabling environment
for taking climate action. Resources, science, technology, education and training, capacity development, partnerships, and data and information are all essential to empowering countries to take action on all climate-related sectors. They also make countries more effective in their pursuit of sustainable development.

CEB: Foreword by the UNSG 09.08.2016

More than any other institution or organization in the world, the United Nations has been at the forefront of efforts to address climate change. The UN has been a leader in assessing the state of the science through the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
It has brought countries together through the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and is currently working to negotiate a universal and meaningful climate agreement.
And it is working with countries on strategies, policies and projects to promote a low-carbon economy.

CEB: Preface 09.08.2016

This brochure has been jointly written and produced by some 40 United Nations (UN) specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change. The brochure has one simple purpose: to show Governments and the public how the diverse entities of the UN system work together to support ambitious international action on climate change.

CEB: CEB Statement of Commitment: Bringing the UN system together to support conflict prevention and peacebuilding within the broader 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (27 April 2016) 08.02.2018

In this statement of commitment on preventing conflict and peacebuilding, CEB members affirmed their commitment to intensifying cooperation and collaboration across peace and security, human rights, humanitarian and development areas of UN efforts with the aim of preventing and addressing the root causes of violent conflicts, promoting human rights and the rule of law, promoting education and a culture for peace, building resilience, and sustaining peace.

CEB: CEB Statement of Commitment: Putting the imperative to combat inequalities and discrimination at the forefront of UN efforts to support implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (27 April 2016) 08.02.2018

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CEB: CEB Joint Statement to the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) (27 April 2016) 30.05.2017

In this statement to Habitat III, CEB committed to promoting and supporting policies for achieving sustainable and equitable urban development in order to strengthen the contribution of urbanization to economic growth and employment creation, and pledged their collective support to Member States in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2015, New York) 03.08.2016

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees: HLCM, HLCP and UNDG; Briefings on UN-Water, Open consultation process on overall review of the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society outcomes (WSIS+10), and System-wide action plan for ensuring a coherent approach to achieving the ends of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Issues of system-wide concern: Climate Change; and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development .

Document reference: CEB/2015/2
CEB: One UN Exhibit Area at COP21 03.12.2015
CEB: CEB Statement on Climate Change-COP21 27.06.2017

In advance of the holding of COP21 in Paris in Dec 2015, CEB Principals issued a joint statement on climate change, committing their entities to provide coherent support to member states in their efforts to combat climate change in the context of sustainable development.

CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2015, Paris) 15.06.2016

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees; HLCM, HLCP and UNDG; Briefings on UN-Water, Beijing +20, UN Research and Training Institutes, Human Security; Issues of system-wide concern: The Data Revolution and Climate Change.

CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2015, Paris) 15.06.2016

This report covers: The first regular session of CEB for 2015.

CEB: Ms. Simona Petrova (Director, CEB Secretariat) presentation to ECOSOC on the CEB Annual Overview Report for 2013 15.06.2016

Presentation of the Annual Overview Report of the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination for 2013.

CEB: Ms. Simona Petrova (Acting Secretary, CEB Secretariat) presentation to ECOSOC on the CEB Annual Overview Report for 2014 15.06.2016

Presentation of the Annual Overview Report of the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination for 2014.

CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2015, New York) 23.02.2017

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in 2014.

Document reference: E/2015/71
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2014, Washington D.C.) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees; HLCM, HLCP and UNDG; Briefings on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime, UN-Water, the Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board, Drugs and Crime, and the World Summit on the Information Society; Issues of system-wide concern: The Data Revolution and Accountability, and a special session on the UN response to the Ebola Crisis.

Document reference: CEB/2014/2
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change (Spanish version) 23.02.2017
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change 23.02.2017

This brochure, jointly written and produced by the nearly 40 UN specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change, provides examples of how the diverse entities of the UN system work together and with partners to support ambitious action on climate change.

CEB: CEB Statement to the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (20 November 2014) 27.03.2017

This CEB Statement reaffirms the UN system's shared commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.  It underscores the need for the post-2015 agenda to be bold and ambitious and foster the transformation of gender relations by tackling the root causes of gender inequality.

CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change (Spanish version) 23.02.2017
CEB: One UN Exhibit Area at COP20 (pdf version) 23.02.2017
CEB: UN System Side Events at COP20 (pdf version) 23.02.2017
CEB: Statement of the Secretary-General for the Third International Conference on SIDS at the CEB High-level Side Event 30.05.2017
CEB: Statement of the Prime Minister of Samoa at the CEB High-level Side Event 30.05.2017
CEB: Statement of the Secretary-General at the CEB High-level Side Event 30.05.2017
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change 15.06.2016

This brochure, jointly written and produced by the nearly 40 UN specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change, provides examples of how the diverse entities of the UN system work together and with partners to support ambitious action on climate change.

CEB: CEB High-level Side Event: Programme 30.05.2017
CEB: CEB joint statement to the Third International Conference on SIDS (08 May 2014) 23.02.2017

In this Joint Statement, CEB members commit to partnering with SIDS in implementing an agenda that aims to promote the well-being of current and future generations, eradicate poverty in all its forms, and ensures inclusive growth that targets inequality, while protecting and managing the natural and cultural resource base of our planet.

CEB: First Regular Session Report (May 2014, Rome) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees; HLCM, HLCP and UNDG; Briefing on UN-Water; Issues of system-wide concern: financing for sustainable development; Other matters (United Nations Environment Assembly; Climate Summit)

Document reference: CEB/2014/1
CEB: Annexe: Récapitulation de la suite donnée aux conclusions et recommandations figurant dans le rapport du Comité du programme et de la coordination sur les travaux de sa cinquante-troisième session (A/68/16) 23.02.2017

Le Comité a réaffirmé l’importance qu’il y a à atteindre les objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement et s’est félicité de ce que le Conseil examine périodiquement les progrès accomplis sur la voie de ces objectifs au niveau des pays ainsi que de l’appui qu’il fournit aux États Membres (par. 230).

Document reference: E/2014/69 Annexe
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2006, Geneva) 23.02.2017

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its fall 2005 and spring 2006 sessions.

Document reference: E/2006/66
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2013, New York) 23.02.2017

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in 2012.

Document reference: E/2014/69
CEB: Annual Overview Report (May 2014, New York) 23.02.2017

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in 2013.

Document reference: E/2014/69
CEB: Annual Overview Report (May 2014, New York) 15.06.2016

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in 2013.

Document reference: E/2014/69
CEB: CEB Statement on the review of the common system compensation package by the ICSC (21 November 2013) 23.02.2017

The CEB during its Second Regular Session Report (November 2013, New York) adopted the CEB statement on the ICSC review of the common system compensation package. Member organizations of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) reiterate their strong commitment and expectation to engage in a constructive dialogue with the International Civil Service Commission in the context of its review of the conditions of service for United Nations system staff.

CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2013, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Briefing by Mr. Michel Jarraud, Chair of UN-Water; Briefing by Kandeh Yumkella, Chair of UN-Energy; Discusssions on issues of system-wide concern: cybersecurity/cybercrime; Other Matters: Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.

Document reference: CEB/2013/2
CEB: CEB Statement to the Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs (19 May, 2011) 23.02.2017

During the CEB First Session held in April 2011, the board adopted the CEB statement to the Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs underscoring the system’s commitment of support to LDCs and a new programme of action for the next 10 years and focusing on productive capacity.

Document reference: CEB/2011/1/annex
CEB: ASG KIM Won-Soo’s briefing to ECOSOC on the CEB Second Regular Session 2013 (December 2013) 23.02.2017

Informal briefing and exchange of views with ECOSOC on the outcome of the 2013 Second Regular Session of the CEB held in New York, USA.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP19-Press Release 23.02.2017

Efforts to address climate change need to be vastly scaled up, UN leaders told participants at the Warsaw Climate Conference today, and promised that UN agencies would ratchet up their work to help reduce emissions and guide adaptation efforts.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP19-Event Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: World Health Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: The World Bank 23.02.2017
CEB: World Meteorological Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: World Intellectual Property Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: Universal Postal Union 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Institute for Training and Research 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Children's Fund 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Populations Fund 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Environment Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Development Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Human Settlements Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: UN Women 23.02.2017
CEB: Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations regional commissions 23.02.2017
CEB: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 23.02.2017
CEB: NGO Committee on Migration 23.02.2017
CEB: International Organization for Migration 23.02.2017
CEB: International Maritime Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: The International Labour Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: International Fund for Agricultural Development 23.02.2017
CEB: International Civil Aviation Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 23.02.2017

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)1 is a UN specialized agency mandated to lead international efforts to defeat hunger and achieve food security for all.

CEB: The international system working as one 23.02.2017

The global discourse on migration has shifted significantly in recent years with the increase in knowledge and awareness about the multifaceted nature of human mobility and its potential to benefit development at the human, social and economic levels.

CEB: Foreword 23.02.2017

Human mobility is a fact of life. People have always migrated to adapt to, or escape from, difficulties and disasters, or spurred by curiosity and dreams of a better life. What has brought particular attention to migration in recent years is the scale and complexity of movements, touching almost all countries around the world, catalysed by speed of information flow and means of transportation, and the increasing awareness of the countless developmental opportunities and challenges which mobility offers to migrants, their families, communities and societies at large.

CEB: Preface 23.02.2017

International migration is as old as human history and continues to define and reshape nations, cultures and the day-to-day life of many millions of people. It would be wrong to assert that its impact has always been benign, particularly for indigenous populations, but today it is also increasingly evident that migration consistently benefits countries of destination and origin, as well as migrants themselves. 

CEB: International Migration and Development: Contributions and Recommendations of the International System 23.02.2017

This book showcases the mandates and work of 28 UN organizations and related international entities engaged with international migration issues.  It offers unique insights into the growing coherence of action among these key players and includes a set of recommendations and outcomes for the 2013 High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.

CEB: UN System-wide Action Plan on Youth Survey Results 23.02.2017

The results of the survey identified young people’s development priorities and confirmed many of the approaches adopted by the UN system to promote youth development. The survey results served as input to develop the System‐wide Action Plan on Youth.

CEB: World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) 23.02.2017

The World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) provides a policy framework and practical guidelines for national action and international support to improve the situation of young people. It contains proposals for action, aiming at fostering conditions and mechanisms to promote improved well-being and livelihoods among young people.

CEB: Youth-SWAP Commitments and Measures 23.02.2017

The Youth-SWAP has five overarching goals related to the thematic areas: Employment and Entrepreneurship; Protection of rights and civic engagement; Political Inclusion; Education, including comprehensive sexuality education; H

CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2013, Madrid) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees; HLCM (endorsement of the Committee’s report and Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 (Annex I); HLCP (endorsement of the report of HLCP, including the UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction and the System-wide Plan for Action on Youth. The Board also endorsed the Strategic Vision of the Committee (Annex III); UNDG (endorsement of the UNDG report and the UNDG Strategic  Priorities for 2013-2016 (Annex II).

Document reference: CEB/2013/1
CEB: ASG Thomas Stelzer’s briefing to ECOSOC on the CEB First Regular Session 2013 (May 2013) Q&As 23.02.2017
CEB: ASG Thomas Stelzer’s briefing to ECOSOC on the CEB First Regular Session 2013 (May 2013) 23.02.2017

Informal briefing and exchange of views with ECOSOC on the outcome of the 2013 First Regular Session of the CEB held in Madrid, Spain.

CEB: COP 18: Intervention by President, World Water Council 23.02.2017
CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP18-Event Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: ACC Statement on the Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 53/192 (12 March 1999) 23.02.2017

ACC notes the progress made in strengthening the role of the United Nations system in providing support to national efforts of recipient countries through more effective development cooperation, greater efficiency and impact.

CEB: Coordinated UN System Action on Climate Change 23.02.2017

The United Nations system Chief Executives Board (CEB), under the leadership of the Secretary-General, initiated a process to align the strengths of all organizations of the UN system in coordinated action to meet the challenges of climate change.

CEB: A/61/203/Corr-2 23.02.2017

Budgetary and financial situation of organizations of the United Nations system

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the statistical report of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination on the budgetary and financial situation of the organizations of the United Nations system

Corrigendum

Table 5, heading
The heading of the table should read Percentage assessments (2006)

Document reference: A/61/203/Corr-2
CEB: A/61/203/Corr-1 23.02.2017

Budgetary and financial situation of organizations of the United Nations system

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the statistical report of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination on the budgetary and financial situation of the organizations of the United Nations system

Corrigendum
The titles of document A/61/203 should read as above.

Document reference: A/61/203/Corr-1
CEB: A/53/647/Corr.1 23.02.2017
Document reference: A/53/647/Corr.1
CEB: A/47/593 (1st) 23.02.2017

This is the first of a series of statistical reports to be issued by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC), at the request of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions. With a few modifications, it contains the statistical information previously included in the reports submitted by the Advisory Committee to the General Assembly under the agenda item on administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations with the specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Document reference: A/47/593
CEB: A/47/593/Corr.1 23.02.2017
Document reference: A/47/593/Corr.1
CEB: A/47/746 (2nd) 23.02.2017

This is the second in a series of statistical reports by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) on the budgetary and financial situation of organizations of the United Nations system. As indicated in the first report (A/41/593 and Corr.1), this series contains with a few modifications the statistical information previously included in the reports submitted by the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions to the General Assembly under its agenda item on administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations with the specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency. For reasons given in the first report, both the first and the second documents in the series are being submitted to the General Assembly at its current session.

Document reference: A/47/746
CEB: A/49/588 (3rd) 23.02.2017

This is the third report of its kind to be presented by the Administrative Committee on Coordination. Taking account of comments made during the discussion on the previous report (A/47/746), additional detailed data concerning assessed and voluntary contributions by State have been included to replace data that have, in the past, been provided to the Committee on Contributions. For this reason, data in tables 4 and 8 exceptionally cover the period 1991-1993.

Document reference: A/49/588
CEB: A/51/505 (4th) 23.02.2017

The present report is the fourth of its kind to be presented by the Administrative Committee on Coordination.

Document reference: A/51/505
CEB: A/51/505/Corr.1 23.02.2017
Document reference: A/51/505/Corr.1
CEB: A/55/525 (6th) 23.02.2017

The present report is the sixth of its kind to be presented by the Administrative Committee on Coordination.

Document reference: A/55/525
CEB: A/57/265 (7th) 23.02.2017

The present report on the budgetary and financial situation of organizations of the United Nations system is the only system-wide source of these statistics. Until 1991, the report, in a slightly modified format, was produced by the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions and was included in its annual reports on administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations with the specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Document reference: A/57/265
CEB: A/59/315 (8th) 23.02.2017

The present report on the budgetary and financial situation of organizations of the United Nations system is the only system-wide source of these statistics. Until 1991 the report, in a slightly modified format, was produced by the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions and included in its annual reports on administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations with the specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Since 1991, six biennial reports were produced under the auspices of the Administrative Committee on Coordination.

Document reference: A/59/315
CEB: A/63/185 (10th) 23.02.2017

The present note by the Secretary-General transmits to the General Assembly the statistical report of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination in the budgetary and financial situations of the organizations of the United Nations system, the only system-wide report on these statistics.

Document reference: A/63/185
CEB: A/65/187 (11th) 23.02.2017

The present note by the Secretary-General transmits to the General Assembly the statistical report of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination on the budgetary and financial situation of the organizations of the United Nations system, the only system-wide report on these statistics.

Document reference: A/65/187
CEB: Annex 23.02.2017

Collaborative initiatives and actions by the organizations of the United Nations system to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration.

CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2012, New York) Videoconference 23.02.2017

The present report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCP, HLCM, UNDG); a discussion on The Rule of Law at the National and International Levels; Briefing by Mr. Michel Jarraud on UN-Water.

Document reference: CEB/2012/2
CEB: La crisis financiera mundial y su impacto en las tareas del sistema de la ONU 23.02.2017

Face à l‟éventualité que la communauté internationale affronte l‟une des menaces financières, économiques et sociales les plus sérieuses de notre temps, le Conseil des Chefs de Secrétariat des Organismes de l‟Organisation des Nations Unies pour la coordination (CCS) s‟est réuni pour analyser les divers aspects pertinents et se mobiliser pour prendre des mesures afin de faire face à l‟impact de la crise dans les domaines du travail de chacun de ses membres.

CEB: ACC statement on staff security (6 October 1997) 23.02.2017

The organizations of the United Nations system are now working closer to the front lines of conflict or even inside conflict zones, as well as in volatile and politically complex situations. This is reflected in the casualties that the United Nations system has suffered in the last year.

Document reference: ACC/1997/2/Add.1 Annex III
CEB: CEB joint statement to Rio +20 (17 April 2012) 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Chief Executives Board (CEB) met on 14-15 April to discuss Rio+20 and adopted an important joint declaration Conference that notably supports the adoption of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Document reference: CEB/2012/1 Annex
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2012, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); System-wide action plan on gender equality and the empowerment of women; Review of the Board’s role and functioning (second phase); Final preparations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Institutional Integrity Initiative; Nomination of a new Chair of the High-level Committee on Management.

Document reference: CEB/2012/1
CEB: ASG Thomas Stelzer’s briefing to ECOSOC Coordination Segment (July 2012) 23.02.2017

Presentation of the annual overview report of the CEB pursuant to agenda item 7 (a) - "Coordination, programme and other questions" of ECOSOC Coordination Segment 2012

CEB: ASG Thomas Stelzer’s briefing to ECOSOC Coordination Segment (July 2011) 23.02.2017

Presentation of the annual overview report of the CEB pursuant to agenda item 7 (a) - "Coordination, programme and other questions" of ECOSOC Coordination Segment 2011.

CEB: ASG Thomas Stelzer’s briefing to CPC (June 2011) 23.02.2017

Introductory remarks on the annual overview report of the CEB to the 51st Session of the Committee for Programme and Coordination of the United Nations.

CEB: ASG Thomas Stelzer’s briefing to ECOSOC on the CEB Spring session 2011 (April 2011) 23.02.2017

Informal briefing and exchange of views with ECOSOC on the outcome of the 2011 spring session of the CEB held in Nairobi, Kenya.

CEB: ASG Thomas Stelzer’s briefing to ECOSOC (October 2009) 23.02.2017

ECOSOC discussion on the coordinated response of the United Nations system in the follow-up to and implementation of the Outcome of the Conference on the World Economic and Financial Crisis and its Impact on Development

CEB: Opening Remarks by the United Nations Secretary‐General 23.02.2017

Opening Remarks by the United Nations Secretary‐General: Interactive Dialogue with Executive Heads of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB)

CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2012, New York) 15.06.2016

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) covering the period 2011/12.

Document reference: E/2012/67
CEB: Common CEB statement on the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (29 October 2011) 15.06.2016

During the CEB Second Session held in October 2011, the Board endorsed, in principle, the CEB statement to the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The statement was subsequently submitted as an input to the Conference preparatory process on 1 November 2011.

CEB: ACC statement to the Commission on Sustainable Development (29 March 1995) 15.06.2016

The Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) reaffirms its commitment to Agenda 21 and to support for the Commission on Sustainable Development.

It wishes to reiterate that new and additional financing remains a critical condition for the successful implementation of Agenda 21.

Document reference: E/CN.17/1995/31
CEB: CEB Press communiqué on the Global Financial and Economic Crisis (Paris, France 05 April 2009) 15.06.2016

The communiqué was adopted by the Executive Heads at the CEB spring session retreat held in Paris on 5 April 2009, emphasizing the need to assist countries and the global community to confront the crisis, accelerate recovery, and build a fair and inclusive system of globalization based on sustainable, economic, social and environmental development for all, while facing the future in a spirit of conviction of the need for transformational change.

CEB: CEB Press communiqué: Unified United Nations response to the global food price challenge (29 April 2008) 15.06.2016

Following the conclusion of the first regular session of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) for 2008, chaired by the Secretary-General, held at the Universal Postal Union (UPU) headquarters in Bern, on 28 April 2008.

Executive heads exchanged views on current developments, including the rise in global food prices, and staff security and safety. Following its deliberations on global food prices, the Chief Executives Board issued a communiqué on a unified United Nations response to the global food price challenge,

Document reference: CEB/2008/1
CEB: ACC statement on its decision on United Nations Staff Security and Safety (ACC/1999/20) 15.06.2016

We, the Executive Heads members of ACC, decide: that a comprehensive approach needs to be fully and urgently implemented and concerted action taken to ensure the security and safety of staff, including local staff, in all duty stations;

Document reference: ACC/1999/20 (Annex I)
CEB: ACC statement of commitment for action to eradicate poverty (22 June 1998) 15.06.2016

Executive heads of the organizations of the United Nations system reaffirm that poverty eradication – a main underlying theme of recent global conferences – is a key international commitment and a central objective of the United Nations system.

They commit themselves collectively to undertaking a renewed effort to coordinate policy approaches and give new impetus to  ollaborative actions by the United Nations organizations and agencies in this crucial area.

Document reference: E/1998/73
CEB: ACC joint statement on strengthening United Nations machinery for drug control (06 May 1998) 15.06.2016

We, the executive heads of the organizations and agencies of the United Nations system, are pleased to take this opportunity to bring to the attention of the General Assembly our shared commitment to reduce and prevent the illicit production, sale, demand, trafficking and distribution of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, to strengthen sustainable development and to achieve better allocation of resources.

Document reference: A/S-20/3
CEB: ACC statement on universal access to basic communication and information services (15 September 1997) 15.06.2016

At the General Assembly, 52nd session: The Secretary-General, in his capacity as Chairman of the Administrative Committee on Coordination, transmitted to the General Assembly at its fifty-second session the statement on universal access to basic communication and information services, adopted by the Committee at its session in April 1977, with a view to seeking the endorsement of the Assembly.

Document reference: A/52/354
CEB: CEB statement of purpose: The UN system at the forefront of efforts to address climate change (16 December 2009) 15.06.2016

The CEB statement of purpose was issued during the UN Climate Change conference (COP15/CMP5) in Copenhagen, December 2009. The United Nations system, as the most inclusive multilateral institutional framework for policy and action, has an essential role to play in supporting the international community's efforts to combat climate change, especially those of developing countries.

CEB: Note by the Secretary General Corrigendum (20 November 1996) 15.06.2016
Document reference: A/C.5/51/25/Corr.1
CEB: ACC Press release: ACC endorses general thrust of Secretary-General's report on Africa (31 October 1998) 15.06.2016

The Executive Heads of the United Nations Funds and Programmes and Specialized Agencies, and of the Bretton Woods Institutions unanimously endorsed the general thrust of the Secretary-General's report on "The Causes of Conflict and the Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development on Africa".

Document reference: ECOSOC/5805
CEB: ACC statement on the status of women in the secretariats of the United Nations system (13 April 1995) 15.06.2016

The members of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) reaffirm their strong commitment to ensuring that the advancement of women is a policy priority within the organizations of the common system and to taking necessary measures to improve the status of women in their respective secretariats.

Document reference: A/C.5/49/62
CEB: ACC Press release: Statement of commitment for Action to Eradicate Poverty (20 May 1998) 15.06.2016

Executive Heads of the organizations of the United Nations system reaffirm that poverty eradication - a main underlying theme of recent global conferences - is a key international commitment, and a central objective of the United Nations system. They commit themselves collectively to undertake a renewed effort to concert policy approaches and give new impetus to collaborative actions by the United Nations organizations and agencies in this crucial area.

Document reference: ECOSOC/5759
CEB: ACC statement on Women 2000: Gender equality, development and peace in the twenty-first century (07 June 2000) 15.06.2016

We, the Executive Heads of the organizations of the United Nations system, are committed to the full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality as essential for the reduction and eradication of poverty, and the achievement of peace, human rights and sustainable development.

Document reference: A/S-23/8
CEB: CEB statement on Safety and Security of the United Nations System Staff (4 April 2009) 15.06.2016

During the CEB First Session held in April 2009, the board adopted the CEB statement to Member States on the system’s commitment to a strengthened and enhanced system-wide security management system.

Document reference: CEB/2009/1 Annex
CEB: CEB statement on Moving towards a Climate-Neutral United Nations (27 October 2007) 15.06.2016

The CEB endorsed the Statement on moving towards a climate neutral UN, in which it was agreed that the heads of UN agencies funds and programmes would estimate their GHG emissions, undertake efforts to reduce their GHG footprint to the extent possible, and analyze the cost implications and budgetary modalities of purchasing carbon offsets, with the aim of eventually reaching climate neutrality.

Document reference: CEB/2007/2 Annex II
CEB: ACC statement to ECOSOC on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Development (24 May 2000) 15.06.2016

The Executive Heads of the organizations and agencies of the United Nations system reaffirm their statement of 11 April 1997 on “Universal Access to Basic Communications and Information Services”.

As the United Nations system enters a new century, our overarching challenge is to tap more effectively the benefits of globalization for all people in all countries. Information and communication technologies play a key role in our efforts to meet that challenge.

CEB: Summary of Conclusions of the Organizational Committee Geneva, 6, 7, 9 and 10 March 1998 - ACC/1998/2 15.06.2016
CEB: ACC statement on conditions of service and the application of the Noblemaire principle (02 December 1997) 15.06.2016

"In recent years, ACC has repeatedly called upon the General Assembly and the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) to restore the competitiveness of United Nations common system remuneration.

Document reference: A/C.5/52/28
CEB: CEB policy statement: UN system-wide policy on gender equality and the empowerment of women (27 October 2006) 15.06.2016

The UN System-Wide Policy on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was endorsed by the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in October 2006, as a means of furthering the goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment within the policies and programmes of the UN system, and implementing the ECOSOC agreed conclusions 1997/2.1.

Document reference: CEB/2006/2 (Annex I)
CEB: ACC statement on Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of Agenda 21 (01 April 1997) 15.06.2016

Sustainable development remains one of the most important challenges facing humanity as it approaches the twenty-first century.

Yet there is growing concern that failure to accelerate economic growth and development in vast areas of the world, to resolve burning social problems, to correct unsustainable production and consumption patterns and increasing inequity, and to halt deterioration of the environment will irreversibly limit national capacities to respond to future challenges.

Document reference: A/S-19/6
CEB: ACC joint statement on reform processes in United Nations System (11 November 1996) 15.06.2016

The Secretary-General and the executive heads of all the specialized agencies and United Nations programmes and funds, meeting in the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) under the Secretary-General's chairmanship on 25 and 26 October 1996, reviewed the overall direction of ongoing reform processes within the United Nations system, and their implications for the strengthening of the system.

Document reference: SG/SM/6106
CEB: ACC statement on the conditions of service (12 November 1996) 15.06.2016

"The basic tenets of the Charter of the United Nations on the international civil service are unambiguous: 'The paramount consideration in the employment of the staff and in the determination of the conditions of service shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity'

Document reference: A/C.5/51/25
CEB: ACC Press Release: United Nations leaders join forces to meet challenges of globalization (31 October 1998) 15.06.2016

The Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) composed of the Executive Heads of all United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes as well as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), committed themselves to a united effort to tackle development challenges arising from globalization and the adverse effects of the financial crisis.

Document reference: ECOSOC/5803 ECO/7
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (October 2011, New York) 15.06.2016

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Discussion on Human Rights and Development;  ILO report "Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalization"; Independent study on the regional dimension of development and the United Nations sponsored by the regional commissions; World Exposition 2015: “Feeding the planet, energy for life”; Briefing by the Chair of the change management team.

Document reference: CEB/2011/2
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2011, Geneva) 15.06.2016

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) during the period leading to and covering its fall 2010 session and its spring 2011 session.

Document reference: E/2011/104
CEB: ECOSOC Exchange E/5476/Add.12 - 24 May 1974 23.02.2017

Exchange of correspondence between UN and GATT

Document reference: E/5476/Add.12
CEB: GA Resolution 3346(XXIX) - 17 December 1974 23.02.2017

Resolution, including the original text of the agreement

Document reference: GA Resolution 3346(XXIX)
CEB: GA Resolution 1145(XII) - 15 November 1957 23.02.2017

Resolution, including the original text of the agreement

Document reference: GA Resolution 1145(XII)
CEB: GA Supplementary Agreements A/615 - 12 August 1948 23.02.2017

Supplementary Agreements with Specialized Agencies concerning the use of UN Laissez-Passer

CEB: GA Resolution 531(VI) - 20 December 1951 23.02.2017
Document reference: GA Resolution 531(VI)
CEB: ECOSOC Resolution, Draft Agreement 403 (XIII) - 22 August 1951 23.02.2017

ECOSOC Resolution, Draft Agreement between the UN and WMO

Document reference: ECOSOC Resolution, Draft Agreement 403 (XIII)
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/370 Add.1 - 11 October 1947 23.02.2017

Draft Agreement between the UN and ITU - Note by the Secretary-General

Document reference: A/370 Add.1
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/370 - 9 September 1947 23.02.2017

Draft Agreement between the UN and ITU

Document reference: GA Draft Agreement A/370
CEB: GA Draft Agreements A/349 - 2 September 1947 23.02.2017

Draft Agreements between the UN and IBRD and IMF

Document reference: GA Draft Agreements A/349
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/348 Add.2 - 2 October 1947 23.02.2017

Draft Agreement between the UN and WHO - Use by Officials of WHO of UN Laissez-Passer

Document reference: GA Draft Agreement A/348 Add.2
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/348 - 2 September 1947 23.02.2017

Draft Agreement between the UN and WHO

Document reference: GA Draft Agreement A/348
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/347 - 2 September 1947 23.02.2017

Draft Agreement between the UN and UPU

Document reference: GA Draft Agreement A/347
CEB: ECOSOC Decision 1995/322 - 12 December 1995 23.02.2017
Document reference: ECOSOC Decision 1995/322
CEB: GA Resolution 204(III) - 18 November 1948 23.02.2017
Document reference: GA Resolution 204(III)
CEB: ECOSOC Resolution 165 (VII) - 27 August 1948 23.02.2017

ECOSOC Resolution, Draft Agreement between the UN and IMCO (IMO)

Document reference: ECOSOC Resolution 165 (VII)
CEB: ECOSOC Letter E/1995/125 - 30 October 1995 23.02.2017

Letter from the Secretary General to the President of the Economic and Social Council

Document reference: ECOSOC Letter E/1995/125
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/106 - 30 September 1946 23.02.2017

Draft agreement between the UN and ICAO

Document reference: A/106
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/78 – 30 September 1946 23.02.2017

Draft agreement between the UN and FAO

Document reference: GA Draft Agreement A/78
CEB: GA Corrigendum to Draft Agreement A/77 - 12 December 1946 23.02.2017

Corrigendum to the draft agreement (new Article XI) as per decision taken by General Assembly

Document reference: GA Corrigendum to Draft Agreement A/77
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/77 - 30 September 1946 23.02.2017

Draft Agreement between the United Nations and UNESCO as approved by General Assembly Resolution 50(I)

Document reference: GA Draft Agreement A/77
CEB: Agreement - 19 December 1946 - English 23.02.2017

Agreement between the UN and ILO

Document reference: Agreement
CEB: ECOSOC Provisional Summary E/1995/SR.60 - 29 January 1996 23.02.2017

Provisional summary record of the 60th ECOSOC meeting

Document reference: E/1995/SR.60
CEB: GA Resolution 58/232 - 23 December 2003 23.02.2017

Resolution, including the original text of the agreement

Document reference: GA Resolution 58/232
CEB: GA Resolution 50(I) - 14 December 1946 23.02.2017
Document reference: GA Resolution 50(I)
CEB: GA Resolution 49/97 - 30 January 1995 23.02.2017
Document reference: GA Resolution 49/97
CEB: GA Resolution 40/180 - 17 December 1985 23.02.2017

Resolution, including the original text of the agreement

Document reference: GA Resolution 40/180
CEB: GA Resolution 32/107 - 15 December 1977 23.02.2017

Resolution, including the original text of the agreement

Document reference: GA Resolution 32/107
CEB: GA Resolution 124(II) - 15 November 1947 23.02.2017
CEB: Annex: CEB communiqué 23.02.2017

We, the United Nations System Chief Executives, are meeting at a time of the worst global financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930's. What began as a collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage market has quickly spread through global financial markets impacting the real economy, undermining consumer and business confidence and triggering further contraction in demand. World trade is falling and commodity prices have declined sharply. The world faces multiple financial, economic and social crises compounded by vulnerability from earlier food and energy crises.

CEB: The way forward 23.02.2017

A coherent response by the multilateral system to the crisis is an ambitious task. CEB is well placed to mobilize such a response and make it "a source of strength for the system and each of its members, using it as an instrument for the highest level expression of system-wide coherence" as agreed in the CEB review.

CEB: International cooperation for development 23.02.2017

In translating all above policy responses into development action, development policy in itself has to remain true to the values, commitments and objectives proclaimed internationally throughout the last two decades. The fundamental values and principles of development assistance and international cooperation must be honored and applied. Human rights need to be at the center of development assistance. Consistency across all organizations between the normative and the operational, remain crucial. Convergence of policies between the global, regional and national is key for success.

CEB: Humanitarian security and social stability 23.02.2017

Although not necessarily obvious at first sight, with a crisis now hitting the real economy and virtually all spheres of society, the world as a whole could rapidly become a much more dangerous place to live in. This, in turn, could exacerbate the overall impact of the crisis and hamper recovery plans, feeding back more humanitarian, security and social instability and leading the world into a worrying vicious circle.

CEB: Social services, empowerment and protection of people 23.02.2017

Social protection is in urgent need. The economic downturn is already having several implications in the provision of social services and social protection programmes, particularly in developing countries. Fiscal tightness arising from the need for economic stimulus packages to counterbalance the negative effects of financial constraints are already affecting the possibility of weak public structures to face the growing needs for safety nets, and ways of protecting the population from the effects of the major meltdown.

CEB: Food security 23.02.2017

Hunger is on the increase across the developing world with tens of millions more people facing food insecurity and malnutrition. The economic downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis, which brought the total number of hungry close to one billion - one in six persons - and with a child dying of hunger every six seconds. Food prices remain volatile and may spike again as droughts and floods and climate-related events affect harvests.

CEB: Environment 23.02.2017

Facing such an acute economic downturn, there is a real risk that governments, business and other economic actors and multilateral agencies sacrifice their commitment to fight climate change and environmental degradation for economic survival and funding more immediate priori ties.

CEB: Employment, production and aggregate demand 23.02.2017

The intertwined impact of the financial turmoil on decreased consumer and business confidence as well as exports, is ultimately a downward spiral typical of a sustained recession, with less spending and less earning both domestically and internationally feeding back into each other, impacting severely on jobs and incomes. .

CEB: Trade 23.02.2017

International trade is being seriously affected by falling income and decreasing demand, in particular in developed countries. Global trade negotiations are stalled and protectionism is looming. Protectionist moves could trigger a retaliatory spiral which could exacerbate the downward cycle. Resisting protectionism and avoiding an aggravation of the current crisis is an imperative today.

CEB: Finance 23.02.2017

Beyond the various rescue packages put in place to recapitalize distressed banks and stabilize the financial systems as well as the fiscal stimulus to reactivate economic activity, global policy coherence within the multilateral system is also called for in a certain number of other areas of finance.

CEB: The need for an international coordinated response 23.02.2017

The current crisis is global and originates in the developed world. Governments around the world are taking unprecedented action to avert the collapse of the financial system. Much of the focus to date has been on stabilizing financial markets, restoring credit liquidity and reactivating the economy. In a number of developed and emerging economies, financial rescue measures have been complemented with the announcement of aggressive fiscal measures in the form of lower taxes and higher government spending. The amount of the fiscal packages is often without precedent.

CEB: The crisis and its consequences 23.02.2017

The world is in a global financial, economic and social crisis spreading and evolving at high speed. The channels of transmission are very rapid and multiple; from bank credit, finance and capital flows to a fall in demand affecting output, exports and prices, onto exchange rates, current account and fiscal positions. It is impacting upon the real economy and quickly becoming a global jobs crisis. All countries are affected by a severe global downturn characterized as the worst in over 60 years.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

This paper has been prepared for the consideration of CEB by the Chair of HLCP as a result of the discussions held by HLCP at its meeting of 26 and 27 February 2009 on the impacts of the global financial and economic crisis. It reflects a revised version of the Issue Paper 1 prepared by the Chair of HLCP for that discussion, on the basis of a very rich set of contributions provided by CEB member organizations upon request from the Chair of HLCP to the respective Executive Heads. The compendium 2 of contributions received is also available to CEB.

CEB: Foreword 23.02.2017

 As the international community faces one of the gravest financial, economic and social threats in our lifetime, the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has come together to analyze the relevant aspects and mobilize for action to confront the impact of the crisis in the areas of work of each of its members.

CEB: Working together to promote human rights, democracy and good governance 23.02.2017

The Millennium Declaration commits the nations of the world “to promote democracy and strengthen the rule of law, as well as respect for all internationally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to development.” In it, world leaders resolve “to strengthen the capacity of all our countries to implement the principles and practices of democracy and respect for human rights.”

CEB: Working together for poverty eradication and sustainable development 23.02.2017

Economic and social progress is one of the three pillars of action in the framework for international cooperation established by the Millennium Declaration. In that area, the framework fixes specific, time-bound targets and performance measures for poverty eradication and sustainable development.

CEB: The Millennium Declaration is changing the way the UN system works 23.02.2017

Its Charter gives the United Nations Organization a comprehensive mission, encompassing the maintenance of peace and security, the promotion of human rights, and economic and social progress. The mandates of the specialized agencies, UN Programmes and Funds and related organizations—which together with the Organization make up the United Nations system—cover a wide spectrum of concerns and areas for international cooperation.

CEB: Executive Summary 23.02.2017

With this report, the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) aims to contribute to the preparations for the 2005 World Summit, to take place this September in the General Assembly, five years after the adoption of the historic Millennium Declaration. The report provides an  account of how UN organizations are working together to assist countries in achieving the Declaration’s objectives.

CEB: Foreword 23.02.2017
CEB: Annex 23.02.2017

List of acronyms

CEB: Climate-neutral UN 23.02.2017

Following the Secretary-General's urging to “lead by example”, the CEB decided in October 2007 to move towards a climateneutral UN. A UN Climate Neutral Strategy devised through the UN's Environment Management Group provides the framework for doing so.

CEB: Public awareness raising 23.02.2017

The Secretary-General has made it a top priority of his tenure to raise awareness at the highest level of the potential impacts of climate change and the necessity for taking urgent action. He is pursuing that personally, in cooperation with other UN system Executive Heads, as well as through his Special Envoys on Climate Change and other senior UN officials.

CEB: Supporting global, regional and national action 23.02.2017

An effective response to climate changerelated challenges requires actions at the global, regional and national levels. The UN system is using its expertise and resources to ensure planning and delivery of coherent support to countries in their efforts at all three levels.

CEB: Technology transfer 23.02.2017

Technology transfer and development activities by the UN system promote the diffusion and uptake of environmentallyfriendly and climate-friendly technologies and practices towards achieving objectives of mitigation and adaptation at the country level.

CEB: Reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) 23.02.2017

REDD-related activities of the UN system aspire to contribute towards achieving sustainable management of forests that enables the economic, environmental and social goods and services of forests to benefit countries, communities and forest users, while also contributing to global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

CEB: Financing mitigation and adaptation action 23.02.2017

The UN system, including the Bretton Woods Institutions, is assisting developing countries in better leveraging finance from a variety of sources to help them adapt to climate change impacts and undertake nationally appropriate mitigation actions in the context of sustainable development.

CEB: Capacity building 23.02.2017

The United Nations system works to strengthen national institutions and human capacity to better analyze the impacts of climate change, develop courses of action for greater resilience and implement relevant adaptation and mitigation activities.

CEB: Adaptation 23.02.2017

The United Nations system is working to help people and communities in countries, especially those most vulnerable, to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change while continuing to grow and achieve their development goals and aspirations.

CEB: Climate knowledge: science, assessment, monitoring and early warning 23.02.2017

Climate knowledge is the foundation for the development of an effective response to the climate change challenge. The UN system plays a central role in this area, bringing together global resources for observation and analysis of climate change trends. It is committed to reinforcing its efforts to provide sound and unbiased scientific information and climate services to enable evidence-based policy and decision making at all levels.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirmed that anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are having significant and negative impacts on the climate, emphasized the dangers of rising global mean temperatures and associated changes in precipitation patterns and extreme weather events, and provided an assessment of the means and costs of combating climate change.

CEB: Foreword by the UN Secretary-General 23.02.2017

At the 13th session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC in Bali, Indonesia, we met to initiate an ambitious new phase of international cooperation on climate change in the light of compelling scientific evidence. At that time, I spoke of climate change as the “defining challenge of our time”.

CEB: One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change 15.06.2016

CEB’s contribution to the preparatory process of the 2005 World Summit culminated in the publication of "One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change — How the Millennium Declaration is Changing the Way the United Nations System Works", which was launched at the July 2005 session of the Economic and Social Council and was commended by the President of the Economic and Social Council to the Summit.

CEB: CEB/ACC: Annual Overview Report, (June 1993, Geneva) 23.02.2017

The present report was prepared in order to provide the substantive session of the Economic and Social Council for 1993 with up-to-date information on the results of the ACC’s consideration of issues - such as the coordination of humanitarian assistance and the follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - currently before the Council and to inform the session of the outcome of the ACC’s review of its own functioning and methods of work, which was completed at the first regular meeting of ACC in April 1993.

Document reference: E/1993/81
CEB: CEB/ACC: Annual Overview Report, (March 1994) 23.02.2017

The present report brings to the attention of the Committee on Programme and Coordination and of the Economic and Social Council an overview of the activities of ACC since the end of its first regular session of 1993. It outlines the outcome of ACC’s consideration of a number of policy issues, particularly those related to resource flows and financing for development, the World Summit for Social Development, the agenda for development, the follow-up to UNCED and further action taken to enhance the effectiveness of its subsidiary machinery.

Document reference: E/1994/19
CEB: CEB/ACC: Annual Overview Report, (June 1995, Geneva) 23.02.2017

The present report covers the work carried out by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) and its subsidiary bodies in 1994, and endeavours to highlight policy issues requiring attention by Governments and by concerned intergovernmental bodies.

Document reference: E/1995/21
CEB: CEB/ACC: Annual Overview Report, (June 1996, New York) 23.02.2017

During the year, ACC devoted special attention to issues relating to African economic recovery and development and agreed to launch a System-wide Special Initiative on Africa.

ACC also agreed on ways and means of promoting a coherent and coordinated system-wide follow-up to recent international conferences, in particular at the country level. In the same context, ACC reviewed the arrangements being put in place to ensure effective inter-agency coordination in the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development.

Document reference: E/1996/18
CEB: CEB/ACC: Annual Overview Report, (June 1997, Geneva) 23.02.2017

During the year, ACC kept under review ongoing reform processes in the United Nations system and adopted a Joint Statement on reform and strengthening of the United Nations system.

Document reference: E/1997/54
CEB: CEB/ACC: Annual Overview Report (add.), (July 1996, New York) 23.02.2017

The improvements I am seeking to introduce within the United Nations, at both the policy and management levels, must be an integral part of a broader, system-wide effort to adapt priorities and methods of work to a rapidly changing international environment.

During the past year, the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) has reinforced its capacity to address the main policy issues facing the international community, and to promote and organize joint initiatives towards common objectives

Document reference: E/1996/18/Add.1
CEB: CEB/ACC: Annual Overview Report (correc.), (July 1997, Geneva) 23.02.2017

The existing first sentence should be replaced by the following:
The present report covers ACC activities in 1996, before I assumed the office of Secretary-General.

Document reference: E/1997/54/Corr.1
CEB: CEB/ACC: Annual Overview Report, (July 1998, New York) 23.02.2017

Part one of the report highlights the issue of reform, which was a major feature of the experience of many organizations of the United Nations system during the year and which has had significant implications for the work of ACC.

Document reference: E/1998/21
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 1999, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of the work undertaken by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) and its subsidiary bodies in 1998.

Document reference: E/1999/48
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2000, New York) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of the work of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) and its subsidiary bodies in 1999.

Document reference: E/2000/53
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2001, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of developments at the inter-agency level during 2000 coming within the purview of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC).

Document reference: E/2001/55
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2002, New York) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation during the year 2001 within the purview of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

Document reference: E/2002/55
CEB: Annual Overview Report (June 2003, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation during the year 2002 within the purview of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

Document reference: E/2003/55
CEB: Annual Overview Report (June 2004, New York) 23.02.2017

This report provides a broad overview of developments in the interactions among the organizations of the United Nations system. The scope of the report was extended to cover not only activities during 2003, but also the first CEB session of 2004.

Document reference: E/2004/67
CEB: Annual Overview Report (June 2005, New York) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation during 2004/05 within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

Document reference: E/2005/63
CEB: First Session Report (April 1995, Vienna) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on International drug abuse control; Follow-up to the International Conference on Population and Development; Follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; Questions relating to the status of women in the secretariats of the United Nations system; Administrative questions.

Document reference: ACC/1995/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1995, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on African economic recovery and development; Coordinated follow-up to international conferences, including follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; Functioning of ACC: follow-up to the Secretary-General's letter of 27 March 1995; Administrative questions.

Document reference: ACC/1995/23
CEB: First Session Report (April 1996, Nairobi) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the United Nations System-wide Special Initiative on Africa; Coordinated follow-up to international conferences; Functioning of ACC and its subsidiary machinery; Administrative questions; Other matters arising from the work of the ACC machinery requiring the attention of ACC.

Document reference: ACC/1996/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1996, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the Review of developments affecting international cooperation and development, and their implications for the United Nations system: strengthening and reform of the United Nations system; Follow-up within the United Nations system to ACC initiatives and decisions: Coordinated follow-up to international conferences and African economic recovery and development; Functioning of ACC and its subsidiary machinery; Administrative questions.

Document reference: ACC/1996/20
CEB: First Session Report (April 1997, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the Review of developments affecting international cooperation and development, and their implications for the United Nations system: Reform and strengthening of the United Nations system, Peace-building; Follow-up, within the system, to ACC initiatives and decisions:Coordinated follow-up to international conferences; United Nations System-Wide Special Initiative on Africa; Universal access to basic communication and information services; The Graça Machel study: impact of armed conflict on children.

Document reference: ACC/1997/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1997, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the relationships between the United Nations system and civil society, including the private sector: handling the global agenda with ; non-State actors; Integrated and coordinated follow-up to recent global conferences (Review of ad hoc inter-agency task forces; Preparations for the observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the five-year review of the Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action; Universal access to basic communication and information services; Administrative questions: staff security.

Document reference: ACC/1997/20
CEB: First Session Report (March 1998, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Review of developments affecting international cooperation and development, and their implications for the United Nations system: poverty eradication; Strengthening and reform of the United Nations system, including the conclusion of the ACC review of the functioning of the inter-agency machinery; Administrative questions: staff security; Peace-building: draft strategic framework on/for Afghanistan; Follow-up to recent ACC conclusions (International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction) .

Document reference: ACC/1998/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1998, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussion on Reform processes under way in the United Nations system; Causes of conflict and promotion of peace and sustainable development in Africa; Culture of peace; Staff security and safety; Meeting with the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission and staff representatives.

Document reference: ACC/1998/20
CEB: First Session Report (April 1999, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the demands placed on national and international systems by the new global environment — Interactions with the private sector; Follow-up to recent ACC conclusions (The Millennium Assembly; The causes of conflict and the promotion of peace and sustainable development in Africa; Recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Environment and Human Settlements to establish an environmental management group; World summit on the information society; Future arrangements for natural disaster reduction; Consultative Committee on Programme and Operations Questions

Document reference: ACC/1999/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1999, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the demands placed on national and international systems by the new global environment; Follow-up to the Beijing Platform for Action and gender mainstreaming; Follow-up to recent ACC decisions (Coordination of United Nations system activities in Africa, HIV/AIDS, Follow-up to global conferences and the Economic and Social Council,  Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace) ; Administrative Questions (Introduction of a second-tier appellate mechanism to enhance the administration of justice in the United Nations system, United Nations staff

Document reference: ACC/1999/20
CEB: First Session Report (April 2000, Rome) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Globalization and the United Nations system: interrelationships between trade and economic, social and environmental dimensions; Information technology; Review of the Administrative Committee on Coordination; Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; Staff security and safety; Follow-up to ACC decisions (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Issues arising from the subsidiary machinery); Other matters (Media guidelines; Recruitment practices; Staff College; Staffing of the Office for Inter-Agency Affairs).

Document reference: ACC/2000/4
CEB: Second Report (October 2000, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the Demands placed on national and international systems by the new global environment; Health and other social implications of globalization; Financing for development; Least developed countries; Review of the Administrative Committee on Coordination; Briefings by members of the Administrative Committee on Coordination; Staff security and safety; Meeting with the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and staff representatives; Follow-up to ACC decisions (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction; HIV/AIDS).

Document reference: ACC/2000/20
CEB: First Session Report (April 2001, Nairobi) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Response by the system to the challenges of globalization in the context of the follow-up to the Millennium Summit of the United Nations; Strengthening system-wide support for the sustainable development of Africa; Reports of the High-Level Committee on Programmes and the High-Level Committee on Management.

Document reference: ACC/2001/4
CEB: Second Report (October 2001, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on System-wide support for Africa and the New African Initiative; Staff security and safety; Dialogue with the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission and staff representatives; Review of the Administrative Committee on Coordination; Briefing on the World Summit on the Information Society.

Document reference: ACC/2001/5
CEB: First Session Report (April 2002, Rome) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Treatment and prevention of diseases, including HIV/AIDS and malaria”; System-wide support for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD); Functioning of HLCP) and Management issues (Education for All; World Summit on the Information Society; Launch of new security training programme).

Document reference: CEB/2002/1
CEB: Second Report (November 2002, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Preventing armed conflict”; Future role of the High-level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) in follow-up to the United Nations Millennium Declaration; Preparations for future discussions on financing for development and strategies for sustainable development) and Management issues (Staff security and safety; Reform of the pay and benefits system; Information and communication technologies; Dialogue with the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission and staff representatives; Secretary-General’s reform initiative).

Document reference: CEB/2002/2
CEB: First Session Report (April 2003, Paris) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Strategies for sustainable development”; Africa’s development and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Management issues (Education for All; World Summit on the Information Society; Launch of new security training programme).

Document reference: CEB/2003/1
CEB: Second Report (October 2003, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to Monterrey: financing for development; HIV/AIDS and its linkages with food security and governance; Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development) and Management issues (Staff security and safety;  Dialogue with staff representatives and the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission).

Document reference: CEB/2003/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2004, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Curbing transnational crime; Bridging the digital divide) and Management issues (Policy on domestic partnerships; Establishment of the Senior Management Service).

CEB: Second Regular Session Report (October 2004, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (2005 review of the United Nations Millennium Declaration: the response of the United Nations system; Information technology: coordinating the policy advice provided to countries and strengthening knowledge management within the system) and Management issues (Staff security and safety; Follow-up to the report of the High-level Panel on the Strengthening of the International Civil Service; Dialogue with staff representatives and the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission).

Document reference: CEB/2004/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2005, Mont Pèlerin) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to the Millennium Declaration; ) and Management issues (Harmonization of Business Practices).

Document reference: CEB/2005/1
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (October 2005, New York) 23.02.2017

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.

Document reference: CEB/2005/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2006, Madrid) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to 2005 World Summit; World Summit on the Information Society; Gender mainstreaming and women, peace and security) and Management issues (Management reform: inter-agency collaboration on accountability and transparency; Accounting standards;  Security and safety of staff; Dialogue with staff representatives).

Document reference: CEB/2006/1
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (October 2006, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Programme issues (Migration and development, Employment and decent work, Least developed countries, Gender equality and gender mainstreaming) and Management issues (Results-based management; United Nations System Staff College).

Document reference: CEB/2006/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2007, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Programme issues (Employment and decent work, Aid for trade, One United Nations at the country level); and Management issues (Harmonization and reform of United Nations System Business Practices).

Document reference: CEB/2007/1
CEB: Second Session Report (October 2007, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Programme issues (Evaluation process for the “one UN” pilot projects, Support to African development, Leading by example: a climate-neutral UN); on Management issues (Harmonization of UN system business practices); and on Other Matters (Advocacy campaign in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights). The Board issued a Statement on "Moving Towards a Climate-neutral UN" annexed to the present report.

Document reference: CEB/2007/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2008, Bern) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG). The Board also held a retreat on the evening of 28 April and on 29 April, where Executive heads exchanged views on current developments, including the rise in global food prices, and staff security and safety.

Document reference: CEB/2008/1
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (October 2008, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Discussion on Climate Change and on Staff Security and Safety; Chairmanship of the High-level Committee on Programmes and the High-level Committee on Management.

Document reference: CEB/2008/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2009, Paris) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Discussion on Staff Security and Safety and on the Review of the functioning of CEB. CEB issued a Statement on Safety and Security of the United Nations System Staff, annexed to the report.

Document reference: CEB/2009/1
CEB: Second Session Report (fr) (October 2009, New York) 23.02.2017

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Document reference: CEB/2009/2
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (October 2009, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM,HLCP,UNDG); Discussion on Staff Security and Safety; and, under Other Matters, Briefing on the CEB Trade and Productive Capacity Cluster and on UPU initiative “Addressing the world – An address for everyone”.

Document reference: CEB/2009/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2010, Vienna) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Discussion on Climate Change-Beyond Copenhagen towards COP16; Cybersecurity; UPU Initiative: "Addressing the world— an address for everyone”; Expo 2010 — Shanghai — "Better city, Better life”.

Document reference: CEB/2010/1
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2010, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Discussion on the newly established entity – UN Women; Chairmanship of the High-level Committee on Management and the High-level Committee on Programmes.

Document reference: CEB/2010/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2011, Nairobi) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Discussion on Disaster Risk Reduction; World Summit on Information Society (WSIS); UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS; Change and Reform Agenda at IFAD; Global Pulse.

Document reference: CEB/2011/1v
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2007, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its fall 2006 and spring 2007 sessions.

Document reference: E/2007/69
CEB: Annual Overview Report (June 2008, New York) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its fall session 2007 and its spring session 2008.

Document reference: E/2008/58
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2009, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its session in October 2008 and its session in April 2009.

Document reference: E/2009/67
CEB: Annual Overview Report (June 2010, New York) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) during the period leading to and covering its fall session 2009 and its spring session 2010.

Document reference: E/2010/69

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CEB: United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) 23.02.2017

UNSCN is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations. The mandate of the UNSCN is to promote cooperation among UN agencies and partner organizations in support of community, national, regional, and international efforts to end malnutrition in all of its forms in this generation. It will do this by refining the direction, increasing the scale and strengthening the coherence and impact of actions against malnutrition world wide, and raise awareness of nutrition problems and mobilize commitment to solve them at global, regional and national levels.

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CEB: In the margins of the CEB Second Regular Session 2013: UNESCO strengthens cooperation with UNWTO 23.02.2017

A new memorandum of Understanding was signed by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, in the margins of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination in New York. The Agreement provides a framework for cooperation in a range of areas, including:

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CEB: Webcast of the CEB high-level event: COP19: UN Secretary-General Closing Remarks 23.02.2017

This webcast features the closing remarks of the UN Secretary-General, Chair of the CEB, during the CEB high-level event.

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CEB: Post-2015 UN report: “The Global Conversation Begins” 23.02.2017

The United Nations presents today, the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.

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CEB: International Organization for Migration 15.10.2018

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. IOM works with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the well-being and human rights of migrants.

CEB: United Nations 12.01.2017

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

CEB: UN Women 14.10.2016

UN Women was established in July 2010 by the General Assembly (res. 64/289) to improve the coordination and coherence of gender equality and empowerment of women, and promote more effective gender mainstreaming across the UN system. It consolidated the work of four UN gender entities: the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of Women, the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women.

CEB: United Nations Human Settlements Programme 14.10.2016

GA res. 32/162 (1977) established the Governing Council of the UN Human Settlements Programme and its Secretariat, the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) (previously known as the UN Centre for Human Settlements). UN-HABITAT, which has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, is charged with coordinating human settlement activities within the UN system and facilitating the global exchange of information on shelter and sustainable urban development.

CEB: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime 14.10.2016

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is the secretariat of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three supplementary protocols on: Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children; Smuggling of Migrants; and illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms. It is also the secretariat of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption. UNODC promotes the ratification and implementation of all of these conventions and protocols through capacity building, training and technical assistance.

CEB: World Food Programme 14.10.2016

The World Food Programme(WFP) was established in 1961 by the General Assembly and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference as the UN System's food aid organisation. The WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

CEB: United Nations Population Fund 14.10.2016

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is a United Nations development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

CEB: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East 14.10.2016

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was established by the General Assembly (GA res. 302 (IV)) on 8 December 1949, following the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. The Agency began operations on 1 May 1950.

CEB: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 14.10.2016

The work of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is humanitarian and non-political. Its principal functions are to provide international protection to refugees and other persons of concern, including stateless people, and to seek durable solutions for them. Protection includes preventing refoulement (the involuntary return of a refugee or a person of concern to a country where he or she may have a well-founded fear of persecution) and ensuring that host countries follow international norms in the treatment of refugees.

CEB: United Nations Environment Programme 14.10.2016

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) was established by GA res. 2997 (XXVII) (1972) following the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. It aims to provide leadership and encourage partnerships in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and people to improve their quality of life, without compromising that of future generations.

CEB: United Nations Development Programme 14.10.2016

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations lead agency for the UN development system. Its objective is to build inclusive, sustainable and resilient societies. It has a presence in 176 countries and territories, and provides expert advice, training and financial support. Special attention is paid to the needs of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and countries emerging from conflict.

CEB: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 14.10.2016

UNCTAD promotes the integration of developing countries into the world economy. Its work aims to help shape policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.

CEB: World Tourism Organization 14.10.2016

UNWTO is the UN's specialised agency in the field of tourism. It provides leadership and support to the tourism sector in the advancement of sustainable policies, practices and actions. Through the promotion and development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, UNWTO endeavours to maximise tourism's contribution to socio-economic growth, job creation, development, environmental conservation, cultural enrichment and international understanding, while minimizing negative social or environmental impacts. It pays particular attention to the interests of developing countries.

CEB: World Trade Organization 14.10.2016

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.

CEB: International Atomic Energy Agency 14.10.2016

The purpose of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to promote and accelerate the contribution atomic energy makes to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world. At the same time, the Agency is charged with ensuring that the assistance it provides is not used to further states' military objectives, and that nuclear material is not diverted to non-peaceful activities.

CEB: United Nations Industrial Development Organization 28.07.2016

The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the UN specialized agency mandated to promote industrial development and international industrial cooperation. The Organization's mission statement is: Partner for prosperity: UNIDO aspires to reduce poverty through sustainable industrial development. we want every country to have the opportunity to grow a flourishing productive sector, to increase their participation in international trade and to safeguard their environment.

CEB: International Fund for Agricultural Development 28.07.2016

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and UN specialised agency dedicated to eradicating poverty in rural areas of developing countries. The Fund was established in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference.

CEB: World Intellectual Property Organization 28.07.2016

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system that rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.

CEB: International Maritime Organization 28.07.2016

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the UN specialised agency responsible for the safety of life at sea, maritime security and the protection of the marine environment through prevention of sea pollution caused by ships. It facilitates cooperation among governments to achieve the highest practicable standards of maritime safety and security, and efficiency in navigation.

CEB: World Meteorological Organization 28.07.2016

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is the successor to the International Meteorological Organization, which was established in 1873. It formally came into existence in 1950 and became a UN specialised agency in 1951.

CEB: International Telecommunication Union 28.07.2016

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was founded in 1865 in Paris as the International Telegraph Union. The 1932 Madrid Plenipotentiary Conference decided the current name, which came into force on 1 January 1934. The ITU is an inter-governmental organization that brings together governments and industry to coordinate the establishment and operation of global telecommunication networks and services.

CEB: Universal Postal Union 28.07.2016

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) was established by the Berne Treaty of 1874 and became a specialised agency of the UN in 1948. Article 1 of the Vienna Constitution 1964 states that the aim of the Union is to secure the organisation and improvements of postal services, promote the development of international collaboration and undertake, as far as possible, technical assistance in postal matters requested by members countries. To this end, the countries that have adopted the Constitution comprise a single postal territory.

CEB: International Monetary Fund 28.07.2016

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organisation of 187 countries that works to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty.

CEB: World Bank Group 28.07.2016

Since inception in 1944, the World Bank has expanded from a single institution to a closely associated group of five development institutions.

CEB: World Health Organization 28.07.2016

Representatives of 61 states adopted the World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution in 1946. The Organization formally came into existence on 7 April 1948 and became a UN specialized agency on 10 July 1948. Article 1 of the Constitution defines the WHO's objective as "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health". The detailed functions are set out in article 2 of the Constitution.

CEB: International Civil Aviation Organization 07.06.2018

The Convention on International Civil Aviation, which provided for the establishment of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), was signed in Chicago in 1944. The Organization came into existence on 4 April 1947 after 26 states had ratified the Convention. Under article 44 of the Convention, the ICAO is charged with developing the principles and techniques of international air navigation, and fostering the planning and development of international air transport to ensure the safe and orderly growth of international civil aviation throughout the world.

CEB: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 28.07.2016

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was established in 1945 to promote the aims set out in article 1, para. 3 of the UN Charter. Its purpose, as stated in article 1 of its Constitution, is to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science and culture.

CEB: Food and Agriculture Organization 28.07.2016

The aim of the Food and Agriculture Organization, as defined in its Constitution, is to: raise levels of nutrition and standards of living; secure improvements in food production and distribution; better the conditions of rural people and; contribute toward an expanding world economy and ensure freedom from hunger.

CEB: International Labour Organization 16.02.2017

The International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded in 1919, its Constitution forming part of the Treaty of Versailles. The ILO became the first specialised agency of the UN in 1946.

CEB: United Nations Children's Fund 14.10.2016

The UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established by the General Assembly (GA res. 57 (I) (1946) to provide emergency assistance to children in war-ravaged countries following World War II. By GA res. 417 (V) (1950), the UN General Assembly charged it with addressing the needs of children in developing countries. GA res. 802 (VIII) (1953) extended UNICEF'S mandate indefinitely, with an emphasis on programmes giving long-term benefits to children everywhere, particularly those in developing countries, and changed the organization's name to the United Nations Children's Fund but retained the UNICEF acronym.

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CEB: Action on Data Revolution 29.06.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 29.06.2017
CEB: Action on Management Issues 29.06.2017
CEB: Action on Operational Activities on Development 29.06.2017
CEB: Action on Accountability 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on the UN System response to the Ebola Crisis 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on the Data Revolution 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on the World Summit on the Information Society 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Cybersecurity/Cybercrime 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Management Issues 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Operational Activities on Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Financing for Sustainable Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on UN-WATER 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Operational Activities for Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Management Issues 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Management Issues 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Cybersecurity/Cybercrime and Policies on Information 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Operational Activities for Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Management Issues 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on UN-Water 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on UN Activities in Combating Illicit Drugs and Organized Crime 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on UNDG Strategic Priorities for 2013-2016 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on HLCM’s Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Regional Dimension of Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Social Protection Floor 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Institutional Integrity Initiative of UNODC 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on the Rule of Law 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Management Issues 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on UN-Water 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Management issues 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on the Functioning of HLCP 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on System-wide support for NEPAD 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Treatment and prevention of diseases, including HIV/AIDS and malaria” 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Management Issues 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Financing for Development and Strategies for Sustainable Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on follow-up to the UN Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Preventing armed conflict” 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Launch of new Security Training Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on World Summit on the Information Society 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Education for all 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Inter-agency Mobility 23.02.2017
CEB: Action from dialogue with ICSC and staff representatives 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on World Summit on Sustainable Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on HIV/AIDS and its linkages with food security and governance 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to Monterrey: Financing for Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Establishment of the Senior Management Service 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Policy on domestic partnerships 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Social Dimension of Globalization 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Bridging the Digital Divide 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Curbing Transnational Crime 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the report of the High-level Panel on the Strengthening of the International Civil Service 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Staff security and safety 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Knowledge Management 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on 2005 review of the United Nations Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Issues 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on follow up to 2005 World Summit Outcome 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Gender mainstreaming and women, peace and security 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on United Nations Tourism Exchange Network (UNTEN) 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on World Summit on the Information Society 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the 2005 World Summit 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on UN Staff College 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Results-based Management 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Gender equality and gender mainstreaming 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Advanced security in the field 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on HLCM 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Employment and Decent Work 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Midterm review of the Brussels Programme of Action for the LDC's 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on International Migration and Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Disclosure of information contained in internal audit reports 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on “One United Nations” at the country level 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Climate Neutral UN 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Harmonization of Business Practices 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on United Nations Conventions against Transnational Organized Crime and Corruption 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on “One United Nations” at the country level 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Aid-for-Trade initiatives 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on employment and decent work 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Climate Change 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Food Security 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on United Nations system staff security and safety 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Cyber-Security/Cyber-Threats 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Human Rights and Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Oceans Compact 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Review of CEB’s role and functioning (second phase) 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on International Migration and Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Strategy for a response and framework for Action in the Arab States 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on "A World of 7 Billion" 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Least Developed Countries(LDC's) 23.02.2017

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HLCM: High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM) 02.08.2017

The High-Level Committee on Management identifies and analyzes administrative management reforms with the aim of improving efficiency and simplifying business practices.

HLCP: High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) 19.05.2017

The High-Level Committee on Programmes promotes policy coherence and system-wide cooperation, coordination and knowledge sharing in strategic programme areas.

CEB: Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) 01.03.2018

The United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) is the main instrument for supporting and reinforcing the coordinating role of the United Nations intergovernmental bodies on social, economic and related matters.

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CEB: United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)  is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations.

CEB: United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) 23.02.2017

UNGIWG was formed in 2000 to address common geospatial issues - maps, boundaries, data exchange, standards - that affect the work of UN Organizations and Member States. UNGIWG also works directly with non-governmental organizations, research institutions and industry to develop and maintain common geographic databases and geospatial technologies to enhance normative and operational capabilities. UNGIWG reports periodically to the UN Chief Executive Board (CEB) on progress made and priority issues.

CEB: Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) 23.02.2017

The Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) was established in September 2002 in order to continue coordination in the statistical sector, which had been done by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) Subcommittee on Statistical Activities prior to 2002.

CEB: UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security 23.02.2017

The UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security is a global partnership approach towards tackling rural development challenges at the country level. Established in 1997 by the UN Administrative Committee on Coordination (today UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination).

Executive Bios tagged with Chief Executives Board for Coordination

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CEB: Ms. Audrey Azoulay 19.10.2018

Audrey Azoulay, born on 4 August 1972 in La Celle-Saint-Cloud (France) took office as Director-General of UNESCO on 15 November 2017 for a four-year term.

CEB: Mr. David Beasley 13.06.2017

In a public service and business career that spans more than four decades, David Beasley, a former governor of the US state of South Carolina, has worked across political, religious and ethnic lines to champion economic development, education, interfaith cooperation and humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable – not just within the United States, but across the globe.

CEB: Mr. António Vitorino 11.10.2018

António Vitorino of Portugal became the latest Director General of IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency. Mr. Vitorino succeeds veteran United States diplomat William Lacy Swing, who served two five-year terms as Director General.

IOM Director General António Vitorino, 61 (DOB 12 January 1957), is a former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs (1999-2004) and Portugal’s former Minister of the Presidency and National Defence (1995-1997). He has also enjoyed a distinguished career in Portugal as a lawyer as well as in electoral politics.

CEB: Ms. Grete Faremo 27.02.2017

 Ms. Grete Faremo joined UNOPS as Executive Director in August 2014. Before this appointment, Ms. Faremo held various senior-level positions for the Government of Norway.  Most recently, she was Minister of Justice and Public Security; a role she held for two years. During her first appointment as Minister of Justice, Ms. Faremo initiated negotiations between Schengen member countries and Norway on security and free movement in Europe, which culminated in the Nordic Schengen Agreement, signed in 1996 by the Governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

CEB: Mr. Christian Friis Bach 04.01.2016

On 9 July 2014, the Secretary-General appointed Mr Christian Friis Bach of Denmark as the next Executive Secretary of UNECE.

Mr Bach brings to the position a combination of deep knowledge in international economy and development affairs coupled with innovative and results-oriented leadership.

CEB: Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl 27.07.2016

Appointed by the UN Secretary-General in November 2013, Pierre Krähenbühl became UNRWA Commissioner-General on 30 March 2014. As Commissioner-General, he serves at the level of Under-Secretary-General. A Swiss national born in 1966, Mr. Krähenbühl has 25 years of experience in humanitarian, human rights and development work.

CEB: Dr. Carissa F. Etienne 23.02.2017

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne was elected Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) by the Member States of the Organization on 19 September 2012 and began her five-year term on 1 February 2013. From March 2008 until 1 November 2012, Dr. Etienne served as Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

CEB: Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka 23.02.2017

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013 and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position, having devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government and civil society, and with the private sector, and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa.

CEB: Mr. Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo 07.02.2018

Ambassador Azevêdo holds degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Brasilia and in international relations from the Intstituto Rio Branco, the graduate school of international relations and diplomacy run by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations. He joined the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1984.

His first diplomatic posting was to Washington in 1988. He subsequently served in the Brazilian embassy in Montevideo before being assigned to the Permanent Mission of Brazil in Geneva in 1997.

CEB: Mr. Yukiya Amano 23.02.2017

Mr. Yukiya Amano is the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The IAEA is an intergovernmental organization based in Vienna and is the global center for cooperation in nuclear applications, energy, science and technology. Established in 1957 as the world´s "Atoms for Peace" under the aegis of the United Nations family, the Agency works with its Member States and partners to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.

CEB: Mr. Kitack Lim 23.02.2017

Mr. Lim was born in Masan, Gyeongsangnam-do, one of the major port cities in the Republic of Korea. He majored in nautical science at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU), Busan, graduating in 1977. He worked on ships as a Korean naval officer and for Sanko Shipping Co.

CEB: Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif 15.01.2018

Following the nomination by the Secretary-General, the General Assembly, on 22 December 2017, elected Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

CEB: Mr. Yury Fedotov 23.02.2017

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Mr. Yury Fedotov of the Russian Federation Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV) on 9 July 2010. He holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Before that, Mr. Fedotov served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Court of St. James's in London for five years.

CEB: Dr. Natalia Kanem 07.02.2018

On 3 October 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Dr. Natalia Kanem as Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

Dr. Kanem brings to the position more than 30 years of strategic leadership experience in medicine, public and reproductive health, social justice and philanthropy. She started her career in academia with the Johns Hopkins and Columbia University schools of medicine and public health.

CEB: Ms. Henrietta Fore 03.01.2018

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Ms. Henrietta Fore as UNICEF Executive Director after consultation with UNICEF’s governing board.

CEB: Mr. Filippo Grandi 23.02.2017

Filippo Grandi became the 11th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on 1 January 2016. He was elected by the UN General Assembly to serve a five-year term, until 31 December 2020.

CEB: Mr. Erik Solheim 23.02.2017

Following an extensive career focusing on environment and development in government and international organizations, Erik Solheim was elected to become Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on May 13, 2016. Prior to joining UNEP, Solheim was the chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). As head of the DAC, which is the main body of the world’s development donors, Solheim emphasized the role of private sector and tax in development finance, spearheading the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership and the Addis Tax Initiative. Solheim also focused on the need to channel more aid to least-developed countries, and bring new members and partners to the DAC.

CEB: Mr. Achim Steiner 03.10.2017

Achim Steiner became UNDP Administrator on 19 June 2017 and will serve for a term of four years. The United Nations General Assembly confirmed his nomination on 19 April 2017, following his nomination by Secretary-General António Guterres.

As UNDP Administrator, Mr. Steiner also chairs the UN Development Group, which unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies and other bodies that work to support sustainable development.

CEB: Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi 27.02.2017

Mukhisa Kituyi, of Kenya, who became UNCTAD's seventh Secretary-General on 1 September 2013, has an extensive background as an elected official, an academic, and a holder of high government office. He also has wide-ranging experience in trade negotiations, and in African and broader international economics and diplomacy.

CEB: Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili 03.01.2018

Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili is Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) since 1 January 2018 after being elected by the 22nd Session of UNWTO General Assembly.

He was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Kingdom of Spain, the Principality of Andorra, the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Kingdom of Morocco and Permanent Representative of Georgia to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) up to December 2017.

CEB: Mr. Li Yong 23.02.2017

Mr. LI Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has had an extensive career as a senior economic and financial policy-maker. As Vice-Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank for a decade, Mr. LI was involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies, and in supporting sound economic growth in China.

CEB: Gilbert F. Houngbo 07.04.2017

Gilbert F. Houngbo became the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 1 April 2017.  Born and raised in rural Togo, Houngbo has spent more than 30 years working to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, with extensive experience in political affairs, international development, diplomacy and financial management.

CEB: Mr. Francis Gurry 23.02.2017

Francis Gurry began his WIPO career in 1985, initially in the Development Cooperation and External Relations Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. He was instrumental in establishing the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in 1994 and subsequently in developing the highly successful Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

CEB: Mr. Petteri Taalas 03.10.2018

Professor Petteri Taalas was elected as WMO Secretary General in May 2015 for a four-year term 2016-19. Taalas has PhD from Helsinki University in 1993. He has studied meteorology, international development, physics and physical chemistry. Taalas has served as a professor, head of research and scientist 1986-2002 dealing with climate change, air pollution and satellite based observing technologies.

CEB: Mr. Bishar Abdirahman Hussein 23.02.2017

Bishar Abdirahman Hussein was elected director general of the UPU International Bureau on 10 October 2012 during the 25th Universal Postal Congress in Doha.

His four-year mandate as the head of the United Nations specialized agency for postal services began on 1 January 2013.

CEB: Mr. Houlin Zhao 23.02.2017

Houlin Zhao was elected ITU Secretary-General at the 19TH Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Korea, in October 2014. He took up his post on 1 January, 2015.

Born in 1950 in Jiangsu, China, Mr Zhao graduated from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and holds an MSc in Telematics from the University of Essex in the UK.

CEB: Ms. Fang Liu 19.10.2018

Fang Liu is the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), having been appointed for a three-year term beginning August 2015.

CEB: Dr. Jim Yong Kim 23.02.2017

A physician and anthropologist, Dr. Kim has dedicated himself to international development for more than two decades, helping to improve the lives of under-served populations worldwide. Dr. Kim comes to the Bank after serving as President of Dartmouth College, a pre-eminent center of higher education that consistently ranks among the top academic institutions in the United States. Dr. Kim is a co-founder of Partners In Health (PIH) and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization (WHO).

CEB: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 02.10.2017

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, from Ethiopia, took office on 1 July 2017. His five key priorities for the Organization are universal health coverage; health emergencies; women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health; health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO.

CEB: Mr. José Graziano da Silva 19.10.2018

José Graziano da Silva has worked on issues of food security, rural development and agriculture for over 30 years. In 2001 he led the team that designed Brazil’s "Zero Hunger" (Fome Zero) programme. In 2003, he was charged with its implementation by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who named him Special Minister of Food Security and the Fight against Hunger.

Between 2003 and 2010, the “Zero Hunger” programme helped lift 28 million people out of extreme poverty. It also inspired a new set of public policies aimed at promoting economic and social development in Brazil.

CEB: Mr. Guy Ryder 19.10.2018

Guy Ryder has some thirty years of experience in the world of work, most of it at the international level. During that time he has occupied positions of leadership at the global level and been called upon to manage complex processes of change and situations of considerable political sensitivity in all regions of the world.

CEB: Mr. António Guterres (Chair of CEB) 23.02.2017

Antonio Guterres served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015 , heading one of the world's foremost humanitarian organizations wi th nearly 10,000 staff working in 125 countries.

CEB: Ms. Christine Lagarde 19.10.2018

Born in Paris in 1956, Christine Lagarde completed high school in Le Havre and attended Holton Arms School in Bethesda (Maryland, USA). She then graduated from law school at University Paris X, and obtained a Master’s degree from the Political Science Institute in Aix en Provence. After being admitted as a lawyer to the Paris Bar, Christine Lagarde joined the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie as an associate, specializing in Labor, Anti-trust, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

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