The HLCM Strategic Plan reflects the collective vision of the HLCM membership and intends to leverage its professional talent and expertise to formulate and put forward proposals – several of which are far-reaching – and foster its role as a source of inspiration and a catalyst for action towards UN system-wide management reform.

The Strategic Plan highlights the commonalities and system-wide priorities concerning which there is value in collective discussion and coordinated action through the HLCM, and which can be linked, as appropriate, to internal efforts by individual organizations.

Their implementation by means of the concrete deliverables outlined in the complementary Results Framework, must take due account of the differences between organizations in terms of their business models; how advanced their expertise is in any selected field of management reform; the capacity and specific skills they have in such areas; and, any investments they may have already made.

HLCM Strategic Plan 2017-2020

The drafting of the HLCM Strategic Plan for the period 2017-2020 has been informed by all such discussions and deliberations. The HLCM Strategic Results Paper (CEB/2016/HLCM/3) approved by HLCM at its March 2016 Session and subsequently endorsed by the CEB, identified some priority areas for action in the next period. To ensure full transparency and inclusiveness in the process of developing the new Strategic Plan, all HLCM members have been given the opportunity to further refine priority activities and working methods of the Committee through a survey that was shared in early summer 2016, and through one-to-one consultations.

HLCM Strategic Results 2013-2016

Looking ahead to the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

This report is to highlight the achievements made by the Chief Executive Board’s High Level Committee on Management (HLCM). In the course of the past three years, HLCM has set the directions for the re-design and operationalization of the management functions of the UN System. The work of the Committee has proceeded along the five strategic priorities set out in the Strategic Plan for 2013-2016:

HLCM Strategic Plan 2013-2016

The HLCM Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 aims to contribute to the commitment of Member States to enhance the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and credibility of the United Nations System through the re-design and implementation of administrative and management functions – so as to make the System organizations more adaptive and agile in delivering their programmatic mandates.

The efficiency agenda

Redesigning business models with an emphasis on right-sourcing, common services, and new technologies. New technologies open entirely new horizons to re-shape the operational models of UN organizations: cloud computing; meeting and conference services; compilation and availability of system-wide data and information, etc.

CEB Management Themes