The 30th session of the ICT Network was hosted by the World Food Programme in Rome between 24 and 25 April, 2018. In total there were 50 participants, 9 of which connected remotely. This was the Network's third meeting in Rome (2004 and 2010) and the first time WFP has hosted the ICT Network. Many of the items on the agenda spoke to the challenges and possibilities before the UN system as a whole and highlighted the need to effectively and securely incorporate frontier technologies and adopt innovations to further both collective and individual aims.
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Conclusions of the Thirty-sixth Session of the High-Level Committee on Programmes (IFAD Headquarters, Rome): Issues discussed at the session: Impact of Frontier Technologies on Developing Countries; Artificial Intelligence - Capacity Development for Developing Countries; Future of Work; Future of Learning and Education; Drug Policy; Strategic Foresight: toward a shared vision for supporting the SDGs in an uncertain future; Summary of Information Items: Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries; UN-Water, UN-Energy, and UN-Oceans; and Progress Update on the Shared Framework for Action on Equality and Non-Discrimination, and on Urbanization and Sustainable Development.
Discussion of topics under consideration by the ICSC; Proposal on synchronizing the post adjustment classification review cycles at headquarters duty stations and other group I duty stations, report on mandatory age of separation for existing staff, health Insurance, base / floor salary scale, margin management, review of the common system compensation package.
In this Joint Statement, CEB members commit to partnering with SIDS in implementing an agenda that aims to promote the well-being of current and future generations, eradicate poverty in all its forms, and ensures inclusive growth that targets inequality, while protecting and managing the natural and cultural resource base of our planet.
This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees; HLCM, HLCP and UNDG; Briefing on UN-Water; Issues of system-wide concern: financing for sustainable development; Other matters (United Nations Environment Assembly; Climate Summit)
The FB Network discussed the following issues: Common definition of operating costs and a common and standardized system of cost control; Proposal of a reference risk management, oversight and accountability model for common positioning by the UN system with governing bodies; implementation of statement on internal control in financial reports; FB Network terms of reference; after-service-health insurance (ASHI) - study of funding options; status and action of the FB Network initiatives from the HLCM Plan on Harmonization of Busienss Practices in the UN System - Common Treasury Services; co
Conclusions of the Twenty-Fifth Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Rome, 7-8 March 2013). Issues discussed included: HLCM Strategic Plan and Working Modalities; Review of the Common System Compensation Package, Improved Efficiency and Cost Control Measures; Big Data; Environmental Sustainability Management in the UN System; Auditing as One; Programme Criticality Framework.
The Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) notes the progress made in basic education over the decade and, at the same time, registers that there is a need for the United Nations system to redouble its efforts so that this basic human right can be met. In registering this concern the ACC emphasized the role of basic education as a key component of poverty reduction and of human and economic development.
Issues discussed included: Financing for development; HIV/AIDS and its linkages with food security and governance; Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development; Conflict prevention; Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: 2005...
The Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN) met at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Headquarters in Rome from 26 to 30 June 2011. A list of participants is attached at Annex A. The agenda and list of documents considered by IASMN members is attached at Annex B. This was the 15th session of the IASMN since its first meeting in Vienna in 2000.
Conclusions of the Fourth Session of the High Level Committee on Management’s Procurement Network (HLCM PN), Rome, 3-5 September 2008. The Session included updates from the Working Groups on Harmonisation, Professionalisation, and Vendor Management (UNGM, UNCCS and Vendor Suspension). Other topics discussed were The Nemeth Report: Privileges and Immunities Implications, and the Draft Joint Inspection Note (JIU) on Corporate Consultancies in the UN System.
Conclusions of the Tenth Session of the High Level Committee on Management’s Procurement Network (HLCM PN), Rome, 28-30 September 2011. The Session included updates from the Working Groups on Harmonisation, Professional Development, Supplier Access, Sustainable Procurement and Vendor Management as well as status reports on the projects on Vendor Eligibility, Collaborative Procurement, and Harmonisation.
Follow-up to IPSAS Task Force; Recommendations of the HLCM Steering Committee on Staff Safety and Security; Cost Sharing Arrangements for Jointly Financed Activities 2010-2011; UNDG-HLCM Working Group on Cost Recovery Policies; UN System Financial Statistics – 2008 Edition; Common Treasury Services; and FB-related Projects included in the HLCM Plan of Action for Harmonization of Business Practices.
This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Treatment and prevention of diseases, including HIV/AIDS and malaria”; System-wide support for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD); Functioning of HLCP) and Management issues (Education for All; World Summit on the Information Society; Launch of new security training programme).
Update on the United Nations/United States grade equivalency studies (General Schedule and other pay systems); Children’s and secondary dependant’s allowance: review of the methodology; Survey of best prevailing conditions of employment in Vienna; Review of the Job Evaluation Standards for the General Service and related categories; Review of the pay and benefits system: assessment of the pilot study of pay-for-performance/broad banding; Mobility; Performance management and evaluation – innovative practices; Education grant: review of the methodology for determining the grant; Effectiveness
Issues discussed included: Review of recent developments; Preparations for the spring 2005 session of the United Nations System Chief Executive Board for Coordination; Follow-up to CEBHLCP decisions.
Issues discussed included: Developments in the work of the Panel on system-wide Coherence and implications for the work of the United Nations system, including preparations for the Joint session with the High-level Committee on Management...
Issues discussed included: Review of recent developments on system-wide coherence and the implications for the Chief Executives Board; Review of the High-level Committee on Programmes’ role, functioning and working methods; Evaluation of the United Nations pilots; Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review; Climate change; Peacebuilding; African development.
Issues discussed included: Review of recent developments and forthcoming events; Climate change; Evaluation of the United Nations pilots; Strategic direction for the future work of the High-level Committee on Programmes; UN-Water; Campaign to end violence against women and girls; Disaster risk reduction.
Issues discussed included: Dialogue with Representatives of FICSA and CCISUA; Security and Safety of Staff; Update on the work of the HLCP; The impact on management and programmes of the changing relationship between regular and voluntary funding; Report of the third annual meeting of the United Nations system ombudsmen; Measures to improve system-wide mobility; United Nations common system issues; Human resources issues; Information and communication technology issues; Financial and budgetary issues; Review of governance structures, principles, accountability and future format and consider
Issues discussed included: Dialogue with Representatives of FICSA and CCISUA; Security and Safety of Staff; Management Reform; Collaboration between HLCM and UNDG Management Group; Establishment of a Supply Network under HLCM; Information and Communication Technology Issues; Finance and Budget Issues, Human Resources Issues; Joint session with HLCP.
Issues discussed included: Dialogue with FICSA, CCISUA and the United Nations International Civil Servants Federation; Security and safety of staff; Triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system: management implications; Plan of Action for the Harmonization of Business Practices; UNDG on management issues; HLCM networks; Status of implementation of enterprise resource planning across the system; Institutional links between the High-level Committee and the representatives of the Internal Audit Services of the United Nations syste
Issues discussed included: Dialogue with FICSA, CCISUA and the United Nations International Civil Servants Federation; Security and safety of staff; HLCM Plan of Action for the Harmonization of Business Practices; Senior Management Leadership Programme; HLCM Networks; Outcome of the CEB review and strengthening of the CEB secretariat.