At the CEB first regular session 2009, Executive Heads adopted a Communiqué endorsing nine Joint Crisis Initiatives and emphasizing the need to assist countries and the global community to confront the crisis, accelerate recovery, and build a fair and inclusive system of globalization based on sustainable economic, social and environmental development for all.

Taken together, the nine joint initiatives serve as a strategic framework for facilitating the UN system’s operational response in support of development strategies that address vulnerabilities caused or exacerbated by the global financial crisis. They examine the linkages between policy prescriptions at the global level and implementation based on country needs and priorities.

Each initiative is led by one or more CEB member organizations with the relevant competence, with the voluntary participation of others who are contributing from their various perspectives.