This report covers: Discussions on Programme issues (Evaluation process for the “one UN” pilot projects, Support to African development, Leading by example: a climate-neutral UN); on Management issues (Harmonization of UN system business practices); and on Other Matters (Advocacy campaign in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights). The Board issued a Statement on "Moving Towards a Climate-neutral UN" annexed to the present report.
The Board endorsed the recommendation of the disclosure of internal audit reports, which provides for disclosure to Member States, respecting the management prerogatives of executive heads and subject to conditions and criteria to be defined within the context of an organization policy that should not be applied retroactively . The Board encouraged organizations already in a position to present options to their governing bodies to do so, taking into account the recommendation that option 3 offered the most appropriate solution to the issue of disclosure of internal audit reports.
The Board agreed to endorse the draft statement, and it requested the Environmental Management Group to provide it, through the High-level Committee on Programmes and the High-level Committee on Management, with progress reports