The High-Level Committee on Programmes convenes biannual sessions that are summarized in meeting reports.  Each report contains the list of participants, summary of discussions and decisions taken.  Annexes include presentations and draft proposals discussed during the meeting.

Report of 36th session (October 2018, Rome)

Conclusions of the Thirty-sixth Session of the High-Level Committee on Programmes (IFAD Headquarters, Rome): Issues discussed at the session: Impact of Frontier Technologies on Developing Countries; Artificial Intelligence - Capacity Development for Developing Countries; Future of Work; Future of Learning and Education; Drug Policy; Strategic Foresight: toward a shared vision for supporting the SDGs in an uncertain future; Summary of Information Items: Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries; UN-Water, UN-Energy, and UN-Oceans; and Progress Update on the Shared Framework for Action on Equality and Non-Discrimination, and on Urbanization and Sustainable Development.

Report of 35th session (April 2018, New York)

Conclusions of the Thirty-firth Session of the High-Level Committee on Programmes (UN Headquarters, New York). Issues discussed at the session: UN Engagement on Frontier Technologies; Frontiers Issues, focusing on Artificial Intelligence, Future of Work, Future of Learning and Education, and Future of Food; Policy Dialogue with the Youth Envoy and the “Young UN”; and Summary of Information Items: Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries.

Report of 34th session (September 2017, Geneva)

Conclusions of the Thirty-fourth Session of the High Level Committee on Programmes (ILO Headquarters, Geneva). Issues discussed at the session: Horizon-Scanning of Emerging Issues (with a focus on frontier issues in the domain of technology): Artificial Intelligence, Cyberspace, Biotechnology, and New Weaponry; Deeper Examination of Select Focus Areas/Nexuses of Emerging Challenges: Future of Food, Future of Work; UN System Capacity to Address Emerging Challenges: Risk, Prevention, and Resilience; and Summary of Information Items: Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries, UN-Water, UN-Energy, and UN-Oceans.

Report of 33rd session (March 2017, New York)

Conclusions of the Thirty-third Session of the High Level Committee on Programmes (UN Headquarters, New York) Issues discussed at the session: Risk, Prevention, and Resilience; Cross-Pillar Linkages and Coherence; Climate Change; UN System Leadership Framework; Scoping Discussion -System-Wide Strategic Coherence as Key Driver for Addressing Global Challenges; Summary of Information Items-Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries.

Report of 32nd session (September 2016, New York)

Conclusions of the Thirty-Second Session of the High Level Committee on Programmes (UN Headquarters, New York, 29 and 30 September 2016) Issues discussed at the session: Risk, Prevention, and Resilience; UN System Leadership Model in the Post-2015 Era; Cross-Pillar Linkages and the 2030 Agenda; Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development; Follow-up to the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants; and Summary of information Items: Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Report of 31st session (March 2016, Geneva)

Issues discussed at the session: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Disaster Risk Reduction; Climate Change; World Humanitarian Summit; Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development; Promoting Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies, Preventing Conflict; Support to the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and Summary of information Items: Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Report of 30th Session (October 2015, New York)

Issues discussed at the session: Climate Change; Human Rights: Inequalities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Promoting Peaceful, and Inclusive Societies, Preventing Conflict, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Disaster Risk Reduction; Youth Employment; and Summary of information Items: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Report of 28th Session (October 2014, New York)

Issues discussed at the session: Post-2015 development; Youth Employment; Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction; Twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Plat form for Action; Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and policies on Information; New United Nations urban agenda; Climate Change; Small Island Developing States and Summary of Information Items.

Report of 26th Session (October 2013, Geneva)

Issues discussed at the session: Towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda; CEB Review of MDG Implementation; Promoting the Rule of Law; Advancing the Common Agenda: Disaster Risk Reduction, Oceans, Cybercrime and Cyber Security; Implications of Internal and International Migration; Demographic  Dynamics: Youth, The World of 7 Billion; Migration and Development; Implementation of HLCP and CEB Decisions; UN Activities in Combating Drugs and Organized Crime; Cybersecurity/Cybercrime; Climate Change; Review by CEB of MDG Implementation; UN System-wide Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of

Report of 24th Session (October 2012, New York)

Issues discussed at the session: Sustainable Development: Follow up to the Rio +20; United Nations system contribution to the post-2015 development agenda; The World at 7 Billion and Beyond; Climate Change; Cybersecurity and cybercrime; Quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR) and “Delivering as one”; High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.