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Issues discussed included: Dialogue with FICSA, CCISUA and the United Nations International Civil Servants Federation; Security and safety of staff; HLCM Plan of Action for the Harmonization of Business Practices; Senior Management Leadership Programme; HLCM Networks; Outcome of the CEB review and strengthening of the CEB secretariat.


Action on Safety and Security,Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN)

The Committee:

Welcomed the report of the Steering Committee on Safety and Security and of its Operational Working Group on the Strengthening of the United Nations Security Management System (CEB/2009/HLCM/2), including its recommendations, and requested the HR and Finance & Budget Networks to urgently address the specific recommendations and issues relevant to them.  In particular, the HLCM requested the HR Network to address the issues raised in the report concerning rules governing compensation in the event of service-related death, injury, or illness.

Action on HLCM plan of action for the Harmonization of Business Practices; HLCM Work Plan; and Coordination with UNDG on Management Issues

The Committee:

Took note of the progress report on the fund raising campaign for the Business Practices Funding Proposal, as well as of the funding and launch of the first project (Common Framework to deal with Suspect Vendors); and endorsed the tentative list of priorities among the projects currently included in the Plan, as outlined in document CEB/2009/HLCM/7.

Expressed appreciation to the Government of New Zealand for its generous contribution and for the confidence placed in the Committee in taking forward this initiative.

Requested the Business Practices Steering Committee and the HLCM Networks to carry out a review of all the projects included in the Plan of Action, with a view to assessing their relevance and priority in light of the changed financial context, and to refining their expected outcomes, timelines and projected resource requirements, also based on the feedback already received from the donor community.