Mr. Achim Steiner, Chair of the High-level Committee on Programmes introduced the report on the twenty-ninth session of the Committee, held at the headquarters of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva on 11 and 12 March 2015.
The Committee focused on supporting the United Nations system in the transition to the post-2015 development agenda. Accordingly, the Committee had deepened its efforts on the issues of sustainable urbanization and youth employment as prototypes for applying the key elements of the post-2015 development agenda, in particular by piloting issue-based coalitions and multi-stakeholder partnerships as an entry point to operationalizing the agenda. The Committee also discussed two of the five key elements of the post-2015 agenda identified by CEB, equality and data revolution, pursuant to the request of the Board for the Committee to consider in greater detail their practical implications.
CEB thanked the Chair for his briefing and endorsed the report of the High-level Committee on Programmes on its twenty-ninth session.