Structure of the CEB

Under the chairmanship of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) provides broad guidance, coordination and strategic direction for the UN system in the areas under the responsibility of Executive Heads. Focus is placed on inter-agency priorities and initiatives while ensuring that the independent mandates of organizations are maintained.

The Executive Heads meet twice a year to consider policy and management issues impacting organizations of the United Nations system.

The work of the Board is supported by two high-level committees: The High-level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) and the High-level Committee on Management (HLCM). Under each Committee there are inter-agency mechanisms and networks to coordinate specific topics.

The CEB closely cooperates with other inter-organizational bodies, including the International Civil Service Commission and the Joint Inspection Unit, as well as the UN Sustainable Development Group. In carrying out its work, CEB and its High-level Committees on Programmes and Management also engage with other UN system entities, coordination mechanisms and networks outside the purview of the CEB machinery.

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