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The present report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCP, HLCM, UNDG); a discussion on The Rule of Law at the National and International Levels; Briefing by Mr. Michel Jarraud on UN-Water.


Action on UN-Water

The Secretary-General, on behalf of the Board, thanked Mr. Jarraud for his briefing. He noted that the General Assembly was planning a special event in conjunction with World Water Day on 22 March 2013 and urged UN-Water to closely coordinate with concerned parties.

Action on Management Issues

CEB took note of progress and endorsed the conclusions of HLCM at its twenty-fourth session. Executive Heads: Affirmed their moral obligation to exercise their duty of care and to accelerate progress in ensuring comprehensive, sensitive, coordinated and consistent support to staff affected by critical incidents in the line of duty, as well as to their families; Stated their intent to build an organizational culture of care and compassion with respect to survivors and affected families.

Action on the Rule of Law

The Board thanked the Deputy Secretary-General for his briefing. It welcomed an initiative to enhance coherence and coordination among United Nations system organizations on the rule of law and supported the integration of the rule of law in the post-2015 development agenda. The Board requested HLCP to take up this issue at its twenty-fifth session.