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


Action on Data Revolution

The Board endorsed the proposed United Nations system approach to the data revolution and agreed that: UNICEF and the World Food Programme would lead Initiative 1; the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the Secretariat, together with other interested agencies, would lead Initiatives 2 and 3; and the Office of Information and Communications Technology of the Secretariat, with the support of the CEB secretariat would lead Initiative 4. Furthermore, the Board agreed that, as a next step, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs would administer a survey and conduct consultations on the vision of CEB member organizations for realizing the potential for a data revolution. The information collected would be used to create a more comprehensive United Nations system response to the data revolution to be presented to the Board at a future session.