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.

The Board recognized the importance of the campaign, took note of its expected outcomes and invited organizations of the United Nations system to contribute to the campaign in the areas of their comparative advantage. The Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women and the Inter Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality were, in concert with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee and other relevant actors, invited to report back and provide updated information to the High-level Committee on Programmes on the progress made in the implementation of the campaign.