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    resilience
    • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)

    Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience

    The UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience: Towards a Risk-informed and Integrated Approach to Sustainable Development, was endorsed in April 2016, committing the UN system to: 1) strengthen system-wide coherence in support of the Sendai Framework and other agreements, through a risk-informed and integrated...

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    education
    • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)

    Education and Learning

    The UN system-wide strategic approach for achieving inclusive, equitable and innovative education and learning for all was endorsed by the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in May 2019, an output of their deliberations on the socio-economic implications of new and emerging technologies. The strategic approach...

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    financing
    • Chief Executives Board (CEB)
    • High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM)
    • Finance & Budget Network (FBN)

    Financing for Sustainable Development

    The financing gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries is estimated to be US$ 2.5 - 3 trillion per year (UNCTAD World Investment Report, 2014). However, available finance is not channeled towards sustainable development at the scale and speed required to meet the objectives of the 2030 Agenda...

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    food
    • Chief Executives Board (CEB)
    • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)

    Food

    Since 2014 the number of people affected by hunger globally has been slowly on the rise. An estimated almost 690 million people, or 8.9 percent of the global population, were undernourished in 2019. If current trends continue, the number of undernourished people will exceed 840 million by 2030. In other words, the world is not on...

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    foresight
    • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)

    Foresight

    In its own effort to apply innovative working methods, with the aim of supporting the attainment of the 2030 Agenda and beyond, the High-level Committee on Programmes (HLCP), at its thirty-sixth session in October 2018, engaged in an exploratory discussion on strategic foresight. Recognizing the considerable benefit of anticipatory...

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    • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)
    • High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM)

    Future of Work

    The UN system strategy on the future of work, a product stemming from deliberations by the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) on the socio-economic implications of new and emerging technologies, was endorsed by the Board in May 2019. It provides a shared approach towards assisting Member States in addressing...

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    Gender Equality
    • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)

    Gender Equality

    The Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has continuously reaffirmed the UN system’s shared commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, taking steps in mainstreaming a gender perspective in United Nations policies, programmes, and decision-making.

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    Disaster
    • Chief Executives Board (CEB)
    • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)
    • High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM)

    Global Crises

    Global Crises, new, reemerging or unrelenting, have been dominating the agenda and work of the United Nations system since its foundation. The UN system has been striving to support Member States in resolving, alleviating and jointly tackling these crises, with a view to safeguarding peace, protecting human rights, establishing the...

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    health
    • Chief Executives Board (CEB)
    • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)

    Health

    Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy (HALE) have both increased by over 8% globally between 2000 and 2016, with the biggest gains being reported in low-income countries. Despite these positive trends low-income and lower-middle-income countries continue to suffer from the poorest overall health outcomes, lagging far behind the...

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    human rights
    • Chief Executives Board (CEB)
    • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)

    Human Rights

    As enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, human rights is one of the three founding pillars of work of the Organization, along with peace and security and development. In 2016, CEB members affirmed the United Nations system’s commitment to a more equal world respectful of human rights and dignity and endorsed the shared...