UN System Statement of Purpose: COP15

In this Statement of Purpouse the United Nations system recognised that climate change presents the international community with an unprecedented challenge, given the severity and intensity of the anticipated impacts and their global reach. No country or individual will be untouched and stands ready to support the international community in confronting this defining challenge of our times as the most inclusive multilateral institutional framework for policy and action, has an essential role to play in supporting the international community's efforts to combat climate change, especially those of developing countries.

The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), a body that, under the leadership of the UN Secretary-General, brings together the leaders of all the multilateral institutions that comprise the UN system, elaborated a framework for action based on the principles of the climate negotiations during the COP15. In this context, a number of ambitious, concrete and actionable initiatives were developed, bringing the diversity of the UN system’s capacities together and providing an effective support platform for the efforts of countries to address climate change both through domestic action and international cooperation.

  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP)
  • Joint Statements


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