Digitalization of information promotes integration, coordination and transparency. HLCM aims to lift the conversation on a Digital Transformation of the UN System with three main focuses: transparency, standards, and data and information security. Enhanced information management and improved accessibility of UN documents and information is also a priority of HLCM.
Quantitative evidence also helps senior management and strategic partners to engage on more solid bases of reciprocal trust, as in complex systems transparency is a pre-condition for collaboration, and data supports objectivity and transparency in decision-making processes.
The consolidation of the UN system Data Catalog as the primary access to UN system organizations’ comprehensive open data resources; the design and adoption of a Common Documentation Standard; the further development of the CEB website as the platform for collecting and visualizing data for the UN system, increasing granularity and providing new and improved analysis for all stakeholders: HLCM will continue investing in these and other initiatives towards a digital transformation of the UN system, also leveraging the ideas that will be emerging from the UN Data Innovation Labs.
Informed by CEB Common Principle n. 8 - Transparency and Accountability, which calls for the UN system to “…actively support higher standards of transparency and accountability based on authoritative international standards and robust monitoring of agreed indicators, with open data platforms, shared budget and finance information, and communicating results together”, HLCM will also pursue the adoption of international standards like IATI as drivers for the United Nations system to excel as a modern, progressive organization that subscribes to best management practices, and allows for data analysis and comparability across organizations.