High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)

Chair: Mr. Guy Ryder (Director-General ILO)

Reporting to: Chief Executives Board for Coordination

HLCP, established on 27 October 2000, is the principal mechanism for system-wide coordination and policy coherence in the programme area. It is responsible to CEB for fostering coherence, cooperation and coordination on the programme dimensions of strategic issues facing the United Nations system. The Committee is composed of senior representatives from CEB member organizations responsible for programme planning and development who come together twice a year to meet in regular session. (See the terms of reference.)

The following three inter-agency mechanisms were established by HLCP to increase coherence across the United Nations system in addressing urgent development challenges: UN-WaterUN-Oceans and UN-Energy. 

Further, HLCP utilizes efficient and effective working arrangements that are inclusive, timebound and output-oriented to address strategic policy themes and engage technical experts from across the system. Key ad hoc mechanisms are listed below. 

  • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)

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