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.
The Board welcomed the Committee’s recommendation that UNFPA and IOM be invited to prepare, in collaboration with the Global Migration Group, a set of draft outcomes and recommendations on migration in preparation for the 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development. It proposed that UNFPA and IOM, in collaboration with the Global Migration Group, complete its analysis by January 2013, enabling the High-level Committee on Programmes to provide for system-wide consultation in preparation for the CEB session in the second quarter of 2013.
The Board concurred with the proposal and noted that the UN Secretary-General would write to members outlining the terms of reference for the exercise. Ms. Bokova and Mr. Osotimehin would be consulting the membership in the coming months, with a view to report back to the Secretary-General in the second half of the year. The final outcome of the review would be taken up by the Board at its Spring 2013 session.
The UN Secretary-General requested the HLCP Chair to closely coordinate with all concerned entities, including UNESCO, UNEP, FAO and UN-OLA, to further develop the system-wide compact, identifying options and evaluating risks to determine how far-reaching in ambition the compact could be.