CEB took note of the progress made and endorsed the report on the twenty-ninth session of the High-level Committee on Management, including its approval of the occupational health and safety framework.
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.
The final report of the meeting of the United Nations Development Group was formally cleared by members of the Group after the CEB session and was subsequently shared electronically with and endorsed by the Board.