The Chief Executives Board reviewed recent developments concerning the rights of person with disabilities in the light of the adoption by the General Assembly, in its resolution 61/106 of 13 December 2006, of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto. Given the wide scope of the Convention, including measures to protect and promote human rights through social development, one of the most challenging aspects of its implementation was the coordination of actors, policies and programmes. To ensure that there were no gaps in the implementation of the Convention, it was important to secure the support of the full United Nations system. In order to address that danger, CEB mandated the time-bound inter-agency support group that it had established to prepare a system-wide strategy in support of the implementation of the Convention.