Statements and Joint Statements of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board (CEB) for Coordination

Note to Correspondence and CEB Statement on Addressing Sexual Harassment within the Organizations of the UN System (3 May 2018)

In this statement, UN leaders reiterate their firm commitment to uphold a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment, to strengthen victim-centered prevention and response efforts, and to foster a safe and inclusive working environment.

CEB Joint Statement to the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) (27 April 2016)

In this statement to Habitat III, CEB committed to promoting and supporting policies for achieving sustainable and equitable urban development in order to strengthen the contribution of urbanization to economic growth and employment creation, and pledged their collective support to Member States in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

CEB Statement of Commitment: Bringing the UN system together to support conflict prevention and peacebuilding within the broader 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (27 April 2016)

In this statement of commitment on preventing conflict and peacebuilding, CEB members affirmed their commitment to intensifying cooperation and collaboration across peace and security, human rights, humanitarian and development areas of UN efforts with the aim of preventing and addressing the root causes of violent conflicts, promoting human rights and the rule of law, promoting education and a culture for peace, building resilience, and sustaining peace.

CEB Statement on the Outcome of the ICSC Compensation Review (5 November 2015)

In this CEB statement on the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) review on the common system compensation package, CEB Member organizations welcome the recommendations of the compensation review of the ICSC that achieve streamlining, simplification and transparency and cost efficiencies, and highlight three areas where the proposed package could be further improved.

Statement of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination on Climate Change (24 November 2015)

In this Joint Statement, issued ahead of the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21), CEB members commit their entities to providing strong and coherent support to Member States in addressing climate change as an integral part of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

CEB Statement to the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (20 November 2014)

This CEB Statement reaffirms the UN system's shared commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.  It underscores the need for the post-2015 agenda to be bold and ambitious and foster the transformation of gender relations by tackling the root causes of gender inequality.

CEB joint statement to the Third International Conference on SIDS (08 May 2014)

In this Joint Statement, CEB members commit to partnering with SIDS in implementing an agenda that aims to promote the well-being of current and future generations, eradicate poverty in all its forms, and ensures inclusive growth that targets inequality, while protecting and managing the natural and cultural resource base of our planet.

CEB Statement on the review of the common system compensation package by the ICSC (21 November 2013)

The CEB during its Second Regular Session Report (November 2013, New York) adopted the CEB statement on the ICSC review of the common system compensation package. Member organizations of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) reiterate their strong commitment and expectation to engage in a constructive dialogue with the International Civil Service Commission in the context of its review of the conditions of service for United Nations system staff.

Common CEB statement on the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (29 October 2011)

During the CEB Second Session held in October 2011, the Board endorsed, in principle, the CEB statement to the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The statement was subsequently submitted as an input to the Conference preparatory process on 1 November 2011.

CEB statement of purpose: The UN system at the forefront of efforts to address climate change (16 December 2009)

The CEB statement of purpose was issued during the UN Climate Change conference (COP15/CMP5) in Copenhagen, December 2009. The United Nations system, as the most inclusive multilateral institutional framework for policy and action, has an essential role to play in supporting the international community's efforts to combat climate change, especially those of developing countries.

CEB statement on Moving towards a Climate-Neutral United Nations (27 October 2007)

The CEB endorsed the Statement on moving towards a climate neutral UN, in which it was agreed that the heads of UN agencies funds and programmes would estimate their GHG emissions, undertake efforts to reduce their GHG footprint to the extent possible, and analyze the cost implications and budgetary modalities of purchasing carbon offsets, with the aim of eventually reaching climate neutrality.

CEB policy statement: UN system-wide policy on gender equality and the empowerment of women (27 October 2006)

The UN System-Wide Policy on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was endorsed by the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in October 2006, as a means of furthering the goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment within the policies and programmes of the UN system, and implementing the ECOSOC agreed conclusions 1997/2.1.

ACC statement on Women 2000: Gender equality, development and peace in the twenty-first century (07 June 2000)

We, the Executive Heads of the organizations of the United Nations system, are committed to the full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality as essential for the reduction and eradication of poverty, and the achievement of peace, human rights and sustainable development.

ACC Statement on the United Nations 10-year Programme on Girls’ Education (7 April 2000)

The Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) notes the progress made in basic education over the decade and, at the same time, registers that there is a need for the United Nations system to redouble its efforts so that this basic human right can be met. In registering this concern the ACC emphasized the role of basic education as a key component of poverty reduction and of human and economic development.

ACC statement to ECOSOC on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Development (24 May 2000)

The Executive Heads of the organizations and agencies of the United Nations system reaffirm their statement of 11 April 1997 on “Universal Access to Basic Communications and Information Services”.

As the United Nations system enters a new century, our overarching challenge is to tap more effectively the benefits of globalization for all people in all countries. Information and communication technologies play a key role in our efforts to meet that challenge.

ACC joint statement on strengthening United Nations machinery for drug control (06 May 1998)

We, the executive heads of the organizations and agencies of the United Nations system, are pleased to take this opportunity to bring to the attention of the General Assembly our shared commitment to reduce and prevent the illicit production, sale, demand, trafficking and distribution of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, to strengthen sustainable development and to achieve better allocation of resources.

ACC statement of commitment for action to eradicate poverty (22 June 1998)

Executive heads of the organizations of the United Nations system reaffirm that poverty eradication – a main underlying theme of recent global conferences – is a key international commitment and a central objective of the United Nations system.

They commit themselves collectively to undertaking a renewed effort to coordinate policy approaches and give new impetus to  ollaborative actions by the United Nations organizations and agencies in this crucial area.

ACC statement on universal access to basic communication and information services (15 September 1997)

At the General Assembly, 52nd session: The Secretary-General, in his capacity as Chairman of the Administrative Committee on Coordination, transmitted to the General Assembly at its fifty-second session the statement on universal access to basic communication and information services, adopted by the Committee at its session in April 1977, with a view to seeking the endorsement of the Assembly.

ACC statement on Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of Agenda 21 (01 April 1997)

Sustainable development remains one of the most important challenges facing humanity as it approaches the twenty-first century.

Yet there is growing concern that failure to accelerate economic growth and development in vast areas of the world, to resolve burning social problems, to correct unsustainable production and consumption patterns and increasing inequity, and to halt deterioration of the environment will irreversibly limit national capacities to respond to future challenges.

ACC joint statement on reform processes in United Nations System (11 November 1996)

The Secretary-General and the executive heads of all the specialized agencies and United Nations programmes and funds, meeting in the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) under the Secretary-General's chairmanship on 25 and 26 October 1996, reviewed the overall direction of ongoing reform processes within the United Nations system, and their implications for the strengthening of the system.

ACC statement on the status of women in the secretariats of the United Nations system (13 April 1995)

The members of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) reaffirm their strong commitment to ensuring that the advancement of women is a policy priority within the organizations of the common system and to taking necessary measures to improve the status of women in their respective secretariats.

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