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This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) covering the period 2011/12.

The report focuses on key system-wide policy, and operational and management activities undertaken by CEB to advance a coherent United Nations system response to intergovernmental mandates and priorities. The report also highlights main activities of the three pillars of CEB, the High-level Committee on Programmes, the High-level Committee on Management and the United Nations Development Group, in promoting inter-agency cooperation on matters of system-wide concern.

Coordination between the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination and other jointly financed bodies

Member States have consistently supported continuous cooperation between CEB and other jointly financed coordination bodies. In 2011, the CEB secretariat continued its increasingly active and regular interactions with those bodies, in particular with the Joint Inspection Unit and the International Civil Service Commission.


During the reporting period, CEB, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, has made significant progress in taking effective and coordinated action on a wide range of programme, management and operational issues in support of intergovernmental mandates to ensure that the United Nations system collaborates closely on issues of system-wide concern.


Pursuant to resolution 2008 (LX) of the Economic and Social Council, the present report provides an annual overview of the work of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) for the period covering the Board’s fall 2011 session and spring 2012 session, held in October 2011 and April 2012, respectively.

Programme issues

Strengthening United Nations system support for sustainable development; Accelerating the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues into the work of United Nations system organizations; Strengthening United Nations coordination for sustainable development challenges ahead.