Session Report


The second regular session of 2020 of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) was held on 6 November 2020. Owing to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the session could not be held in person in New York, as originally planned. It was instead held entirely through videoconference and scaled down from one and a half days to four hours, with the Secretary-General chairing from New York.

The Secretary-General conveyed heartfelt congratulations to the Executive Director and staff of the World Food Programme (WFP) for winning the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize and paid tribute to their courage, determination, expertise and extraordinary work.

The session consisted of two segments, on the following themes: (a) “State of the world”; (b) “Future of multilateralism: common agenda and challenges for the United Nations system in a post-pandemic world”. In the present summary, the highlights of the session’s deliberations are provided.

The report and addendum are available  at the UN Official Documents System.

  • Chief Executives Board (CEB)
  • Session report


  • CEB.2020.2.pdf

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  • CEB.2020.2.Add_.1.pdf

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