In 2013, CEB pursued a number of initiatives for advancing policy coherence and programmatic coordination, in particular in the areas of international migration and development, youth, human rights, cybercrime and cybersecurity, and climate change. Those system-wide activities were carried out in response to intergovernmental mandates and were guided by the strategic vision adopted by the High-level Committee on Programmes, which outlines a range of emerging issues warranting consideration within the United Nations system (see CEB/2013/1, annex III).

Contributing to international migration and development

Acknowledging the important and complex interrelationship between international migration and development, and the need to deal with the challenges and opportunities that migration presents to countries of origin, transit and destination, the General Assembly, in its resolution 67/219, decided to hold a High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development on 3 and 4 October 2013.