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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.


Action on International Migration and Development

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.

Action on Review of CEB’s role and functioning (second phase)

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.

Action on Oceans Compact

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.