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CEBs: Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs 27.01.2017

This report synthesizes the main lessons learned from the MDG Reviews conducted by the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) between April 2013 and November 2015. The exercise, which brought together United Nations and World Bank Group staff, summarized the country situation, identified bottlenecks to attainment, and suggested potential solutions in 16 countries and 1 subregion. Many of the observations and proposed solutions could prove useful in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

CEB: Enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of United Nations operational activities for development 23.02.2017

Coherent implementation of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of United Nations operational activities continued to be of highest priority to the United Nations Development Group. As called for in General Assembly resolution 67/226, the United Nations Development Group has systematically increased its focus on South-South and triangular cooperation.

CEB: Contributing to a "New Urban Agenda" 23.02.2017

The General Assembly in its resolution 67/216 encouraged the United Nations system to effectively contribute and actively participate in the third UN conference on housing and sustainable urban development (Habitat III) to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2016, as well as the preparatory process leading up to it.  The conference is expected to result in the reinvigoration of the global commitment to housing and sustainable urban development and the implementation of a “New Urban Agenda.”  Cities are engines

CEB: Coordinating United Nations system-wide support in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda 23.02.2017

As the international community became increasingly engaged in with the formulation of a new development framework, the General Assembly in its resolution 69/17 emphasized the key role to be played by CEB in ensuring coordinated United Nations system-wide support in the preparation of and follow-up to the post-2015 development agenda, in accordance with relevant intergovernmental mandates.

CEB: Accelerating the implementation of the Millenium Development Goals 23.02.2017

With the 2015 deadline to meet the Millennium Development Goals on the horizon, CEB had decided, at its second regular session of 2012, to include a review of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals at each of its forthcoming sessions through 2015, beginning at its first regular session of 2013, with a view to helping to accelerate progress within countries that experience difficulties achieving one or more of the goals.

CEB: Promoting system-wide preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits 23.02.2017

Throughout 2014, CEB responded to calls by the General Assembly for system-wide coordination in the follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits, including the Millennium Summit and the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries, as well as in the preparation of the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, and the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Pursuant to Economic and Social Council resolution 2008 (LX), the present report provides an overview of the annual work of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

CEB: UN System Side Events at COP21 23.02.2017

The UN system organized sixteen joint UN system side events and technical briefings at COP21. The events highlighted the UN system’s work on climate action in a range of thematic areas, including climate finance, innovations, health, food security and transport.Download PDF.

CEB: One UN Exhibit Area at COP20 23.02.2017

For the first time, a joint “One UN Exhibit Area” will be organized at COP20, allowing delegates to explore the UN system’s expertise and services in key thematic areas, including Sustainable Energy, Industry, Green Investment, Education, Climate Science, Human Mobility and National Policies for Climate Action. 

CEB: UN System Side Events at COP20 23.02.2017

The UN system will organize eleven joint UN system side events and technical briefings at COP20. The events will highlight the UN system’s work on climate action in a range of thematic areas, including climate finance, innovations, health, food security and transport. In addition, there will be a UN high-level event, organized by WMO. 

CEB: SIDS 23.02.2017

During the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, UN Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon, as Chair of the CEB, will host a high-level event on "The UN system partnering for the people of SIDS". The event builds on the joint CEB statement to the Conference that was endorsed by the Board in May 2014.

CEB: United Nations system Network on Rural Development and Food Security 23.02.2017

The United Nations system Network on Rural Development and Food Security is a global partnership for tackling development challenges at the country level. Established in 1997 by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (now CEB), it brings together key actors for the achievement of the shared goals of food for all and rural poverty reduction. Comprising 20 United Nations organizations, the Network is an inter-agency mechanism for follow-up to the World Food Summit (1996) and World Food Summit: five years later (2002) and supports the International Land Coalition.

CEB: United Nations system Standing Committee on Nutrition 23.02.2017

The United Nations system Standing Committee on Nutrition is a partnership among United Nations organizations, Governments and NGOs, with the mandate to strengthen worldwide efforts to fight malnutrition. The Standing Committee analyses trends and raises awareness on nutrition issues, galvanizes action at the global, regional and national levels against malnutrition and promotes cooperation among United Nations agencies and partner organizations in support of national efforts to end malnutrition.

CEB: Collaborative work among United Nations food agencies: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme 23.02.2017

Within the United Nations system, three Rome-based United Nations organizations — the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) — complement and reinforce each other’s activities to address the immediate and long-term challenges of fighting hunger and achieving food security. FAO provides technical expertise and policy guidance. IFAD provides loans and grants to help the rural poor to overcome poverty and gain the means to achieve food security.

CEB: Pursuing United Nations system oversight 23.02.2017

CEB member organizations continued to participate actively in the review and follow-up of specific recommendations emanating from oversight reports by the Joint Inspection Unit, the Board of Auditors and the Office of Internal Oversight Services. Priority attention is given to maintaining the highest levels of transparency and accountability, strict compliance with established rules and regulations and enhancing the capacity of the United Nations system for oversight and audit.

CEB: Strengthening system-wide support for Africa and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development 23.02.2017

Since 2001, CEB has continued to give high priority to engendering and extending effective and coordinated support for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). Its main objective has been to provide policy guidance to ensure that United Nations system support for NEPAD remains responsive to the needs of Africa. During 2004, the High-Level Committee on Programmes, on behalf of CEB, undertook an in-depth examination of the system’s support for NEPAD in the broad context of the implementation of the Millennium Declaration.

CEB: Inter-agency collaboration against hunger 23.02.2017

The following information on existing mechanisms to coordinate the fight against hunger has been included in the present report in response to a request by the Committee for Programme and Coordination at its forty-fourth session.

CEB: Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: United Nations system contribution to the 2005 comprehensive review of the implementation of the Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017

In 2004, CEB began to consider its contribution to the preparations for the 2005 comprehensive review of the implementation of the Millennium Declaration. It decided that a special report focusing on the impact of the Millennium Declaration on the workings of the system and on the quality of the support that the system is extending to Member States would serve as a useful contribution to the 2005 review.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Since 2001, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has built its policy agenda around the themes identified in the Secretary-General’s first report on the implementation of the Millennium Declaration (A/56/326). In that report, the Secretary-General set out a broad road map for the follow-up process and proposed two topics on which the process might focus each year, leading to a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Declaration in 2005.

CEB: Statement of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination on the multilateral round of negotiations under the Doha Development Agenda and the sixth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference (Hong Kong, China, 13-18 December 2005) 23.02.2017

We, the Executive Heads of the organizations of the United Nations system, reconfirm our support for the Doha Development Round, which has placed development at the heart of the multilateral trading system. We are resolved to work closely with the World Trade Organization to ensure the success of its forthcoming Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong, China, as a stepping stone towards the conclusion of the round in 2006.

CEB: Migration 23.02.2017

With its cross-cutting political, economic and social impacts, the increasing international movement of people touches upon the mandates of many of the United Nations system’s specialized agencies, programmes and funds. Organizations carry out a wide variety of activities that contribute to improving the outcomes of international migration and to assist Governments in addressing international migration issues.

CEB: Inter-agency collaboration against hunger 23.02.2017

At its forty-fifth session, the Committee for Programme and Coordination invited CEB to continue to monitor the effective coordination of system-wide efforts against hunger and poverty and recommended that CEB include in its next annual overview report information on progress being achieved and problems being encountered by the relevant inter-agency mechanisms.

CEB: The High-level Panel on United Nations System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance and the Environment 23.02.2017

The Summit invited the Secretary-General to develop proposals for “more tightly managed entities in the field of development, humanitarian assistance and the environment” (General Assembly resolution 60/1). Accordingly, in February 2006, the Secretary-General set up the High-level Panel on United Nations System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance and the Environment to undertake a study on United Nations system-wide coherence, with the participation of the Chairs of HLCP and the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in an ex officio capacity.

CEB: System-wide coherence 23.02.2017

The High-level Panel on United Nations System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance and the Environment; Increasing the effectiveness and coherence of United Nations system activities at the country level.

CEB: Follow-up to the 2005 World Summit Outcome 23.02.2017

At its fall 2005 session, immediately following the 2005 World Summit, CEB focused its discussion on the implications of, and follow-up to the 2005 World Summit Outcome. The Secretary-General stressed that the Summit Outcome should be seen as a call to action — for Member States, civil society and other stakeholders, and the United Nations system as a whole. Its implications for the United Nations system were clear: the system had been challenged to be more effective and efficient across the breadth of its agenda and to demonstrate greater coherence. The bar had been set high.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

The United Nations system is unique in the range and coverage of its structures and mandates and in the diversity of the means of action that are at its disposal. These characteristics can be a unique source of strength in addressing the increasingly complex and interrelated challenges that the international community is facing.

CEB: Support to African development 23.02.2017

CEB reviewed current economic and social trends in African development and the serious problems that many African countries continued to face in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and recalled its earlier decision to place African development as a regular item on its agenda. 

CEB: Food security theme groups at the country level 23.02.2017

Recognizing the importance of substantive thematic coordination in responding to the needs and priorities of partner countries, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) informed CEB that the three organizations had decided to combine their complementary capacities and comparative advantages within food security theme groups at the country level.

CEB: International migration and development 23.02.2017

CEB took up the issue of international migration and development on the basis of an initial assessment of the implications for the system, as discussed by the General Assembly at the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development; CEB would seek to identify the steps needed to work towards greater policy coherence and programmatic and operational coordination in that area. In that regard, an effort by the Global Migration Group to improve the knowledge base through an inventory of available data sources in each of its member organizations was supported.

CEB: Emerging issues on the agenda of the Chief Executives Board 23.02.2017

Support to African development and Climate change.

CEB: Other programme matters 23.02.2017

International migration and development and Food security theme groups at the country level.

CEB: Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries 23.02.2017

CEB also addressed the outcome of the midterm review by the General Assembly of the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010. CEB highlighted the need to make every effort to accelerate the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action as a major integral part of the drive towards meeting the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

Over the 2006/07 period, CEB addressed a number of emerging and important programme issues with system-wide implications. Those included issues that required the development of a coordinated response from the United Nations, such as international migration and development, the midterm review of the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries, and the cross-cutting issue of employment and decent work.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

A consistent focus of the work of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) over the years has been to capitalize on the unique legitimacy and combined strengths of the organizations of the United Nations system, in order to maximize the system’s responsiveness to the requirements of Member States and the international community.

CEB: Disaster reduction 23.02.2017

The Board considered the issue of mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into United Nations development policies and practices following a request from the Secretary-General for CEB to take up the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action: 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. In that context, the importance of a coherent United Nations system approach in helping countries to reduce the risk of disasters and in integrating disaster risk considerations into sustainable development strategies was stressed.

CEB: United Nations system action plan for the further implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries during the period 2007 2010 23.02.2017

The Chief Executives Board followed up on its decision, at its fall session 2006, that United Nations system organizations would redouble their efforts to accelerate the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action in their respective fields of competence.

CEB: Other programme matters 23.02.2017

Employment toolkit; United Nations system action plan for the further implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries during the period 2007 2010; Aid for trade; Peacebuilding; Disaster reduction; Rights of persons with disabilities; UN-Energy, UN-Water and UN-Oceans; Trade capacity-building.

CEB: Africa 23.02.2017

CEB continued its consideration of African development and the multidisciplinary response required from the United Nations system given the interdependent nature of the development process in Africa. Board considerations focused on the need for clarity with respect to the various initiatives in the United Nations system on Africa. The Board was of the view that the approach the system was taking should be articulated clearly to Member States and to African Governments in particular.

CEB: Conclusions 23.02.2017

The period 2007/08 has seen significant progress in enhancing the role and functioning of the CEB as an effective coordinating mechanism of the United Nations system. The review of the CEB that was completed during the reporting period served to consolidate the key coordination functions of operational activities at the country level, that is, the harmonization of management functions and programme coordination under an integrated structure, enabling a comprehensive approach towards United Nations system-wide coordination.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

While Chief Executives Board considered a number of substantive programme issues during the reporting period, the issues of climate change and support to development in Africa featured high on the Board’s agenda. The nature and scope of those issues require that they be addressed through a coordinated and sustained effort that CEB is well positioned to provide.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

The 2007/08 reporting period marked several important events that have contributed to the continuous efforts of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) to further coordination and cooperation among United Nations system organizations on a wide range of programme, management and operational issues. The increasingly vocal calls from the international community for a more effective, coherent and better performing United Nations elevated the Chief Executives Board to new prominence in intergovernmental debates.

CEB: Disaster risk reduction 23.02.2017

The Board reviewed the progress made towards mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in the policies and strategies in the United Nations system. Given the growing frequency and severity of natural disasters in recent years, CEB agreed on the need to consider disaster risk reduction as a cross-cutting issue at all levels, and endorsed the following actions by entities of the United Nations system:

CEB: United Nations development system working together 23.02.2017

At its second regular session 2008, CEB endorsed the management and accountability framework for the United Nations development and resident coordinator system, including a functional firewall for the resident coordinator system. The agreement contains a vision to guide the creation of a better-managed and more efficient United Nations development system.

CEB: Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) 23.02.2017

In its resolution 63/230, the General Assembly considered that a theme for the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty should be “Full employment and decent work for all”. CEB had, through the development of the toolkit for mainstreaming employment and decent work, already made important contributions to promoting United Nations system policy coherence in this area.

CEB: Other significant issues on the agenda of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination in 2008/09 23.02.2017

Evaluation; Regional coherence; Campaign to end violence against women and girls; Contribution of the United Nations system to the Economic and Social Council; Disaster risk reduction; Science and technology; International Public Sector Accounting Standards; Knowledge-sharing; Human resources; Procurement; Collaboration with the Joint Inspection Unit; Coordination among pillars of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination

CEB: Challenges facing the United Nations system in 2008/09 23.02.2017

Global financial and economic crisis; Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017); Climate change; United Nations development system working together; Working together in crisis and post-crisis countries; Security and safety of staff; Business practices

CEB: Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 63/230 on the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017), a time-bound inter-agency cluster group was set up by the High-level Committee on Programmes in 2008. To enhance the coherence of United Nations system-wide activities in the areas of employment and decent work in the context of poverty eradication, the group prepared a plan of action, which was endorsed by the Committee in 2009.

CEB: Supporting progress towards the Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

Ten years have passed since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration and the historical commitment to cut extreme poverty by half through the implementation of eight measurable and time-bound goals. In spite of significant achievements in a number of countries, progress remains uneven, and billions of people still struggle to meet their basic needs.

CEB: Looking ahead 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, CEB and its three pillars have made advances in the coordination and coherence of the United Nations system on system-wide issues. The Board also devoted increasing attention to operational issues at the country level and to alignment of the work of the United Nations system at the global, regional and country levels.

CEB: Other significant issues on the agenda of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination in 2009/10 23.02.2017

System-wide coherence; Enhancing the contribution of the United Nations system to the Economic and Social Council; Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017); Science and technology; Support to staff in emergency situations; Human resources; International Public Sector Accounting Standards; Financial management; Procurement; Information and communications technology; Collaboration with the Joint Inspection Unit.

CEB: Major challenges addressed by the United Nations system in 2009/10 23.02.2017

United Nations system response to the global financial and economic crisis; Supporting progress towards the Millennium Development Goals; Climate change; Security and safety of staff; Harmonization of business practices; United Nations development system working together; Working together in crisis, post-crisis and transition countries;

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

During 2009/10, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) continued its ongoing efforts to align the strengths of the United Nations system in support of countries’ efforts to deal with the challenges confronting the international community. Throughout the reporting period, CEB has played a key role in ensuring a coherent approach by the United Nations system in addressing the needs of the international community and delivering as one at the global, regional and country levels.

CEB: International migration and development 23.02.2017

Attention to international migration at the global, regional and national levels has been increasing since the holding in 2006 by the General Assembly of the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.

CEB: Disaster risk reduction 23.02.2017

Deeply concerned about the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March 2011 and the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, CEB considered the issue of disaster risk reduction at its spring 2011 session. The situation in Japan has given rise to calls to reassess the international emergency response framework and the nuclear safety regime as well as ways to ensure the highest possible standards to safeguard health, food supply and the environment.

CEB: Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries 23.02.2017

The United Nations system attaches highest importance to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on 9-13 May 2011. It is deeply engaged in supporting Member States to achieve an ambitious and strong outcome with concrete global partnership deliverables and commitments that will positively affect the lives of 880 million people in 48 countries.

CEB: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 23.02.2017

At its spring 2011 session, CEB acknowledged the interlocking set of economic, social and environmental crises facing the world and the need for decisive action to accelerate sustainable development efforts. It recognized that the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) was a major opportunity for the United Nations system to lend its unified and coherent support to Member States in both organizing and delivering on the sustainable development agenda.

CEB: Follow-up to the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

CEB strongly welcomed the Outcome of the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals at its sixty-fifth session, held in New York in September 2010. CEB agreed to examine how best to bring together the different policy strands in an integrated approach to contribute to the urgent action required over the coming years in supporting individual country efforts to reach the Goals.

CEB: Conclusion 23.02.2017

Effective and coordinated action across a wide range of issue areas is essential if the United Nations system is to deliver results that address the global challenges that confront the international community. The Chief Executives Board, the apex coordination mechanism of the United Nations system under the leadership of the Secretary-General, strives to ensure that the system aligns its collective strengths to meet the mandates established by Member States.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

Follow-up to the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals; Climate Change; United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development; Sustainable energy and biodiversity; Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries; Disaster risk reduction.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

During 2010/11, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) intensified its efforts to align the strengths and expertise of its member organizations to respond to the mandates of Member States in a coordinated and effective manner. The adoption by the General Assembly of its resolution 64/289 has been an important directive for the United Nations system in further strengthening the coherence of its system-wide efforts, as detailed in the present report.

CEB: Follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals Summit and preparations for the post-2015 framework 23.02.2017

The 2010 High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals resulted in a global action agenda for reaching the Goals by 2015, and recommitted all actors to accelerate progress towards that end. The meeting’s outcome document provided the strategic guidance for the work of the United Nations system in supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

CEB: Disaster Risk Reduction 23.02.2017

Reducing disaster risk is fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015, aims to protect peoples’ lives and livelihoods from disasters. In April 2016, CEB adopted a revised “UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience” to guide the UN system's support to implementing the Sendai Framework and the broader 2030 Agenda

CEB: Preparations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 23.02.2017

Member States have stated repeatedly that sustainable development was a key element of the overarching framework for United Nations activities and have called upon the United Nations system to take action to ensure the effective implementation of and follow-up to the sustainable development commitments, programmes and time-bound targets. At its fall 2011 session and spring 2012 session, CEB underscored that sustainable development, with its interlinked economic, social and environmental pillars, remained a top priority for the United Nations system.

CEB: Strengthening United Nations coordination for sustainable development challenges ahead 23.02.2017

In follow-up to decisions taken by the General Assembly inviting organizations of the United Nations system to increase their efforts in strengthening coordination and coherence when providing input to a number of forthcoming intergovernmental meetings and conferences, CEB addressed the issue of joint contributions by the United Nations system organizations to the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development to be held by the General Assembly in 2013, and the extension of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014.

CEB: Accelerating the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues into the work of United Nations system organizations 23.02.2017

CEB addressed the issue of mainstreaming cross-cutting issues into the work of its member organizations by developing concrete tools, instruments and processes with regard to gender mainstreaming, human rights and disaster risk reduction, in support of intergovernmental decisions calling for coordinated system-wide actions in those areas.

CEB: Strengthening United Nations system support for sustainable development 23.02.2017

Supporting Member States in their efforts to advance economic growth, social development and environmental sustainability in an integrated manner has been of paramount concern for CEB and is a centrepiece of the Secretary-General’s five-year action agenda.

CEB: Conclusions 23.02.2017

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.

CEB: United Nations development system working together 23.02.2017

Follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals Summit and preparations for the post-2015 framework; United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks; Management and accountability system; Crisis, post-crisis and transition countries.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

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.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

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.

CEB: International migration and development 23.02.2017

Since the holding of the first high-level dialogue on international migration and development by the General Assembly in 2006, attention to the issue of international migration and development has grown.

CEB: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 23.02.2017

In paragraph 27 of its resolution 64/236 on the implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the General Assembly called upon the United Nations system, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, to ensure inter-agency coherence and participation in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and its preparatory process.

CEB: Millennium Summit 23.02.2017

Agencies across the United Nations system support Member States in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and CEB has worked to ensure a coordinated United Nations system approach in the follow-up to the Millennium Summit since 2000.

CEB: System-wide preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits 23.02.2017

Responding to calls by the General Assembly for system-wide coordination in the preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits, CEB through its subsidiary machinery, consistently develops joint contributions as inputs to those meetings and systematically promotes collaboration and coherence in follow-up actions by the United Nations system.

CEB: Conclusions 23.02.2017

In 2012, CEB, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, has made further progress in taking effective and coordinated action on a wide range of programmatic, management and operational issues in support of intergovernmental mandates to ensure that the United Nations system collaborates closely and effectively on issues of system-wide concern.

CEB: United Nations development system working together 23.02.2017

Quadrennial comprehensive policy review of United Nations operational activities for development; Strengthening coordination at the country level.

CEB: Enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of United Nations operational activities for development 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 67/226 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of United Nations operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the United Nations Development Group placed the highest priority on ensuring coherent implementation of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review across the system with a firm focus on high-impact areas.

CEB: Addressing cybercrime and cybersecurity 23.02.2017

The interconnected nature of modern society accelerates commerce, opens vast opportunities for development and connects individuals across the globe on an unprecedented scale. However, the same technologies that Governments, private-sector enterprises and a growing proportion of the world’s population depend upon every day also bring risks for security and privacy.

Promoting coordinated action on youth 23.02.2017

The World Programme of Action for Youth, adopted by the General Assembly in 1995, provides the policy framework and practical guidelines for national action and international support to improve the well-being of young people around the world.

CEB: Contributing to international migration and development 23.02.2017

Acknowledging the important and complex interrelationship between international migration and development, and the need to deal with the challenges and opportunities that migration presents to countries of origin, transit and destination, the General Assembly, in its resolution 67/219, decided to hold a High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development on 3 and 4 October 2013.

Integrating human rights in the work of the United Nations system 23.02.2017

The outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012, entitled “The future we want” (General Assembly resolution 66/288, annex) reaffirmed the importance of respect for human rights for sustainable development, peace and security and the rule of law.

CEB: Supporting Small Island Developing States 23.02.2017

There are 38 countries in the Caribbean, the Pacific and the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and the South China Sea that belong to the distinct group of small island developing States. The need to review and enhance the effectiveness, coherence and coordination of United Nations system support for small island developing States has been recognized by the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council in various resolutions.

CEB: Advancing UN system-wide implementation of the Programme of Action for the LDCs (2011-2020) 23.02.2017

The least developed countries, representing the poorest group of developing countries, face unique economic, social and environmental vulnerabilities. The commitment of CEB to least developed countries and to the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020 (Istanbul Programme of Action) followed from the Board’s endorsement of a statement of support to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, held from 9 to 13 May 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.

CEB: Coordinating United Nations system-wide support in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda 23.02.2017

In 2013, Member States affirmed not only their commitment to intensify efforts to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals but also their determination to craft a strong post-2015 development agenda that would build on the foundations laid by the Millennium Development Goals.

CEB: Accelerating implementation of the Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

The Millennium Development Goals galvanized an unprecedented global effort to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Yet, despite substantial gains, many countries are struggling to meet one or more of the goals by the target date of 2015. With the Millennium Development Goal deadline rapidly approaching, CEB decided at its second regular session of 2012 to include a review of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals at each of its forthcoming sessions through 2015.

CEB: Promoting system-wide preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits 23.02.2017

Throughout 2013, CEB responded to calls by the General Assembly for system-wide coordination in the preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits, including the Millennium Summit, post-2015 development agenda, Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries, and the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States. In support of those conferences and summits, CEB developed joint contributions and enhanced United Nations system-wide coherence in the implementation of conference outcomes.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Pursuant to Economic and Social Council resolution 2008 (LX), the present report provides an overview of the annual work of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

CEB: Advancing UN system-wide implementation of the Programme of Action for the LDCs (2011-2020) 23.02.2017

The least developed countries, representing the poorest group of developing countries, face unique economic, social and environmental vulnerabilities. The commitment of CEB to least developed countries and to the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020 (Istanbul Programme of Action) followed from the Board’s endorsement of a statement of support to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, held from 9 to 13 May 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.

CEB: Enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of United Nations operational activities for development 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 67/226 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of United Nations operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the United Nations Development Group placed the highest priority on ensuring coherent implementation of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review across the system with a firm focus on high-impact areas.

CEB: Addressing cybercrime and cybersecurity 23.02.2017

The interconnected nature of modern society accelerates commerce, opens vast opportunities for development and connects individuals across the globe on an unprecedented scale. However, the same technologies that Governments, private-sector enterprises and a growing proportion of the world’s population depend upon every day also bring risks for security and privacy.

CEB: Promoting coordinated action on youth 23.02.2017

The World Programme of Action for Youth, adopted by the General Assembly in 1995, provides the policy framework and practical guidelines for national action and international support to improve the well-being of young people around the world.

CEB: Contributing to international migration and development 23.02.2017

Acknowledging the important and complex interrelationship between international migration and development, and the need to deal with the challenges and opportunities that migration presents to countries of origin, transit and destination, the General Assembly, in its resolution 67/219, decided to hold a High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development on 3 and 4 October 2013.

CEBs: Integrating human rights in the work of the United Nations system 23.02.2017

The outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012, entitled “The future we want” (General Assembly resolution 66/288, annex) reaffirmed the importance of respect for human rights for sustainable development, peace and security and the rule of law.

CEB: Supporting Small Island Developing States 23.02.2017

There are 38 countries in the Caribbean, the Pacific and the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and the South China Sea that belong to the distinct group of small island developing States. The need to review and enhance the effectiveness, coherence and coordination of United Nations system support for small island developing States has been recognized by the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council in various resolutions.

CEB: Coordinating United Nations system-wide support in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda 23.02.2017

In 2013, Member States affirmed not only their commitment to intensify efforts to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals but also their determination to craft a strong post-2015 development agenda that would build on the foundations laid by the Millennium Development Goals.

CEB: Accelerating implementation of the Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

The Millennium Development Goals galvanized an unprecedented global effort to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Yet, despite substantial gains, many countries are struggling to meet one or more of the goals by the target date of 2015. With the Millennium Development Goal deadline rapidly approaching, CEB decided at its second regular session of 2012 to include a review of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals at each of its forthcoming sessions through 2015.

CEBs: Promoting system-wide preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits 23.02.2017

Throughout 2013, CEB responded to calls by the General Assembly for system-wide coordination in the preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits, including the Millennium Summit, post-2015 development agenda, Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries, and the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States. In support of those conferences and summits, CEB developed joint contributions and enhanced United Nations system-wide coherence in the implementation of conference outcomes.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Pursuant to Economic and Social Council resolution 2008 (LX), the present report provides an overview of the annual work of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

CEB: Migration and development activities since the 2006 High- level Dialogue 23.02.2017

With rapid urbanization, economic crises and other transformations in recent years that cause changes in lifestyles and diets in many parts of the world, FAO is particularly challenged to help policymakers and practitioners find new ways of assuring food security and agricultural stability and growth. Since 2006, the Organization has engaged in a range of different activities, including those described in this section.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP16 23.02.2017

The United Nations Secretary-General, Chair of the United Nations Chief Executives Board, hosted the high-level side event on addressing climate change as a means for countries to reach their development goals.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP18 23.02.2017

This High-level event, co-hosted by the UN Secretary-General, as Chair of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) and the State of Qatar, showcased people-centered sustainable solutions to the challenge of climate change.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP19 23.02.2017

This high-level event brought together UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN system leaders to make the case for innovative solutions for climate action. The event showcased how governments, the private sector, NGOs, and local communities - with the support of the UN - can partner to scale up and implement proven solutions to climate challenges that lead to economic and social progress and protect the environment.

CEB: Conclusion: The international system working as one 23.02.2017

This publication draws attention to the impressive array of programmes and initiatives in the area of migration and development by UN entities, IOM and their partners, often carried out in collaboration with governments and civil society. The impetus behind the book – the call of the CEB in 2012 to UN organizations and their partners for a Recommendations and Outcomes document on migration to support the preparations for the 2013 HLD – provided a timely opportunity to both take stock of and strengthen the cooperation and coordination among key entities dealing with migration.

CEB: Looking towards the 2013 High-level Dialogue 23.02.2017

The importance of the 2013 HLD for the Special Session of the General Assembly on  the  ICPD  beyond  2014  and  the  Post-2015  UN  Development  Agenda,  was recently underscored in the resolution “New Trends in Migration: Demographic Aspects,” adopted by the Fourty-sixth Session of the Commission on Population and Development.30 The resolution makes provision for a broad range of elements related to migration and development and calls upon the GMG and other stakeholders, within their respective mandates, to strengthen their collaboration and cooperation in the area of international migrat

CEB: Beyond the Global Migration Group 23.02.2017

The larger group of UN organizations and other partners mandated by the CEB in 2012 to prepare the Recommendations and Outcomes paper on migration for the HLD reflects the ever-widening interconnectedness between migration and other fields of public policy – a crucial fact for the post-2015 development agenda discourse.

CEB: The GMG and the GFMD — looking for synergies 23.02.2017

The State-led GFMD29  has, from the outset, offered a focus and reference point for the actions of the GMG, mostly by engaging individual GMG members in thematic preparatory and follow-up work on its round tables and/or promoting partnerships on policy- and process-related issues through its Civil Society Days, Common Space panels and Platform for Partnerships. The GFMD has also challenged the capacity of the GMG to respond to migration and development issues as a group.

CEB: Global Migration Group – towards coordination, consensus and coherence 23.02.2017

The GMG has achieved a measure of interdisciplinary collaboration in recent years that could not have been foreseen, or been possible, a decade ago. It has led to a more open, constructive and congenial climate for inter-agency debate and exchange on migration and development, and has encouraged the adoption of more coherent, comprehensive and better-coordinated approaches to international migration among States and their non-State partners.15

CEB: Tracing global cooperation on migration from 1994 to 2013 23.02.2017

The year 1994 was a defining moment in the recent history of multilateral cooperation on migration.6 The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo produced the first comprehensive agenda and call for global action to deal with international migration.

CEB: Inter-agency perspectives on migration and development 23.02.2017

The 2013 High-level Dialogue offers a timely opportunity to take stock of the mandates and work of the United Nations and its partners in the migration (and development) field since the first HLD.  It also marks an important occasion to discuss how migration may be integrated into the post-2015 United Nations development agenda.

To prepare their proposed recommendations and outcomes on migration for the 2013 HLD, as requested by the CEB, the relevant international entities were asked to complete a questionnaire covering the following areas:

HLCP: Migration 23.02.2017

International migration - the movement of people across international border – has important implications for growth and development. More than 215 million people, half of them women, live and work outside their countries of birth. Migration is a key enables for equitable, inclusive and sustainable social and economic development to the benefit of countries of origin and destination, as well as the human development of migrants and their families.

HLCM: The efficiency agenda 15.06.2016

Redesigning business models with an emphasis on right-sourcing, common services, and new technologies. New technologies open entirely new horizons to re-shape the operational models of UN organizations: cloud computing; meeting and conference services; compilation and availability of system-wide data and information, etc.

CEB: Box 2.8: Addressing the urbanization of poverty 23.02.2017

Achieving the MDGs, particularly the goal of halving poverty by 2015, requires that poverty reduction programmes give more attention to urban areas. According to UN estimates, virtually all population growth expected in the world during 2000-2015 will be concentrated in urban areas, and the urban population will rise from 2.8 billion in 2000 to 3.8 billion in 2015. The global population is expected to increase at an annual rate of less than 1 percent per annum, or 0.84 percent over the next fifteen years.

CEB: Box 2.30: Inter-agency collaboration on economic development 23.02.2017

The slow progress made by some countries and regions in poverty eradication and sustainable development underscores the need for the UN system to give renewed emphasis to enhancing policy coherence and operational coordination in support of accelerated economic development. Under the auspice of CEB/HLCP, work is underway on a UNIDO initiative to elaborate an MDG-based common agenda for collaborative work among organizations of the UN system working in the field of economic development.

CEB: Box 2.28: Partnerships for sustainable development of Small Island Developing States 23.02.2017

In preparation for the International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Mauritius (10-14 January 2005), the United Nations compiled a list of multi-stakeholder initiatives and partnerships, including various UN system organizations, that support the sustainable development of SIDS.

CEB: Box 2.27: Working for the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action 23.02.2017

Following the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries in Brussels (May 2001), CEB expressed the system’s commitment to make an effective, concerted contribution to the implementation and monitoring of the Conference’s outcome.

CEB: Box 2.26: Partnerships with civil society 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Network on Rural Development and Food Security, promoted by FAO, IFAD and WFP, combines the exchange of best practices among network members with country-level theme groups.

CEB: Box 2.25: Financing the development goals 23.02.2017

The Financing for Development Office of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs works in full and extensive collaboration with the major stakeholders to prepare analytical reports on the follow-up process to the International Conference on Financing for Development...

CEB: Box 2.23: The Doha Development Agenda 23.02.2017

At the Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar, in November 2001, Trade Ministers adopted a Ministerial Declaration setting out a broad work programme for the WTO for the coming years. Known as the Doha Development Agenda,...

CEB: Box 2.22: Coordinating responses to natural disasters 23.02.2017

The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) builds on the achievements of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction and facilitates disaster reduction efforts worldwide.

CEB: Box 2.10: Nutrition and the MDGs 23.02.2017

In its 5th Report on the World Nutrition Situation (March 2004), the Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) makes the case that reducing malnutrition is central to achieving the MDGs, citing evidence that links nutrition to a range of other development outcomes.

CEB: Box 2.9: Combatting hunger and poverty 23.02.2017

The three Rome-based United Nations organizations, FAO, WFP and IFAD, are working with a common vision and complementary mandates to end hunger and poverty.

CEB: Box 2.6: Decent work and a fair globalization 23.02.2017

In response to the request from the General Assembly (A/RES/55/2412) to “elaborate a coherent and coordinated international strategy on employment,” ILO developed the Global Employment Agenda.

CEB: Box 2.5: The Copenhagen commitments to eradicate poverty 23.02.2017

The Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action adopted at the 1995 World Summit for Social Development emphasized the eradication of poverty as an ethical, social, political and economic imperative.

CEB: Box 2.4: Tracking progress on the MDGs 23.02.2017

Monitoring progress towards the MDGs at the global level requires the collaboration of international agencies and close consultation with national experts and statisticians.

CEB: Box 2.3: United Nations Development Group: Coordinating UN country-level support for the Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017

The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is one of four Executive Committees established by the Secretary-General in the main areas of UN work, with the others focusing on peace and security, humanitarian affairs and economic and social affairs.

CEB: Box 2.1: The Follow-up to Monterrey 23.02.2017

The Monterrey Consensus established a sustained intergovernmental follow-up process in both the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council. In addition to considering different financing issues on the annual agenda of its Second Committee, the Assembly, every two years, now hosts a two-day High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development.

CEB: Box 1.2: Values and principles of the Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017

In the Millennium Declaration, Heads of State and Government reaffirmed their faith in the United Nations and its Charter as indispensable foundations of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. Recognizing their collective responsibility to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity at the global level, they stressed that certain fundamental values are essential to international relations in the twenty-first century.

CEB: Box 5.2 Knowledge sharing and information technology in support of the MDGs 23.02.2017

Work is underway within the framework of CEB to forge new directions and establish new channels for exchanging ideas and knowledge within the UN system. Underpinning these efforts is a UN System Information and Communication Technology Strategic Framework developed by the ICT Network of CEB. Building on past evaluations of ICT opportunities in the system, this Strategic Framework represents a collaborative initiative geared towards the improvement of communication channels and the development of common ICT infrastructure elements across organizations of the UN system.

CEB: Ms Helen Clark 23.02.2017

Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues.

CEB: Mr. Li Yong 23.02.2017

Mr. LI Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has had an extensive career as a senior economic and financial policy-maker. As Vice-Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank for a decade, Mr. LI was involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies, and in supporting sound economic growth in China.

CEB: Mr. Houlin Zhao 23.02.2017

Houlin Zhao was elected ITU Secretary-General at the 19TH Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Korea, in October 2014. He took up his post on 1 January, 2015.

Born in 1950 in Jiangsu, China, Mr Zhao graduated from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and holds an MSc in Telematics from the University of Essex in the UK.

HLCP: The post-2015 UN Development Agenda 23.02.2017

Enormous progress has been made towards reaching the MDGs. After 2015, efforts to achieve a world of prosperity, equity, freedom, dignity and peace for all the world’s people will continue unabated.

HLCP: 2010 Summit on the Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

The 2010 MDG Summit concluded with the adoption of a global action plan, "Keeping the Promise: United to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals " and the announcement of a number of initiatives against poverty, hunger and disease.

HLCP: 2008 High-level Event on the MDGs (25 September 2008) 23.02.2017

Governments, foundations, businesses and civil society groups rallied around the call to action to slash poverty, hunger and disease by 2015, by announcing new commitments to meet the Millennium Development Goals, at a high-level event at UN Headquarters on 25 September 2008.

HLCP: United Nations Millennium Summit (6-8 September 2000) 23.02.2017

At the Millennium Summit of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Member States of the United Nations (147 of them represented by their Head of State or Government), in a historic decision on 8 September 2000, adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration.

HLCP: UN System-wide support to MDG Achievements 23.02.2017

The 2010 MDG Summit concluded with the adoption of a global action plan -- Keeping the Promise: United to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals -- and the announcement of a number of initiatives against poverty, hunger and disease. The Secretary-General and CEB members welcomed the Outcome of the 2010 High-level Plenary Meeting on the MDGs.

HLCP: Social Dimensions of Climate Change (SDCC) 23.02.2017

The UN System supports countries to develop a comprehensive conceptual framework on the social dimensions of climate change, advocate a multidimensional approach to climate change policies and develop climate-related measures to ensure better living conditions.

HLCP: Capacity-building 23.02.2017

The United Nations system works to strengthen national institutions and human capacity to better analyze the impacts of climate change, develop courses of action for greater resilience and implement relevant adaptation and mitigation activities.

HLCP: 2005 world summit outcome: Humanitarian assistance 23.02.2017
Improved Central Emergency Revolving Fund to ensure that relief arrives reliably and immediately when disasters happen. Recognition of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement as an important international framework for the protection of internally displaced persons.
HLCP: 2005 world summit outcome: Responsibility to protect 23.02.2017
Clear and unambiguous acceptance by all governments of the collective international responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Willingness to take timely and decisive collective action for this purpose, through the Security Council, when peaceful means prove inadequate and national authorities are manifestly failing to do it.
HLCP: 2005 world summit outcome: Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, and Peacemaking 23.02.2017
Decision to create a Peacebuilding Commission to help countries transition from war to peace, backed by a support office and a standing fund. New standing police capacity for UN peacekeeping operations. Agreement to strengthen the Secretary-General’s capacity for mediation and good offices.
HLCP: 2005 world summit outcome: Terrorism 23.02.2017
Clear and unqualified condemnation—by all governments, for the first time—of terrorism “in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purposes.” Strong political push for a comprehensive convention against terrorism within a year. Support for early entry into force of the Nuclear Terrorism Convention. All states are encouraged to join and implement it as well as the 12 other antiterrorism conventions.
HLCP: 2005 world summit outcome: Development 23.02.2017
Strong and unambiguous commitment by all governments, in donor and developing nations alike, to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Additional $50 billion a year by 2010 for fighting poverty. Commitment by all developing countries to adopt national plans for achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2006. Agreement to provide immediate support for quick impact initiatives to support anti-malaria efforts, education, and healthcare.
HLCP: 2005 World summit (14-16 September 2005) 23.02.2017

A follow-up Summit to take stock of the progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Declaration was held from 14-16 September 2005 bringing together more than 170 Heads of State and Government.

FBN: UN System Financial Statistics 23.04.2017

Financial Statistics is a collection of annual data from CEB member organizations on their revenue and expenditures. Using this data, revenues broken down by assessed and voluntary contributions can be shown. Also, expenditures at the country, regional and global levels and broken down by expenditure categories: development assistance, humanitarian assistance, technical cooperation, peacekeeping and normative activities.

HLCP: Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

The United Nations system has an important supportive role to play for the achievement of the MDGs. Since 2000, CEB has worked to ensure a coordinated UN system approach to the Millennium Summit and its follow-up. The Millennium Declaration itself has served to intensify CEB’s focus on strategic issues for the UN system as a whole.

HLCP: Social protection floor 23.02.2017

The aim of this initiative is to advocate for and advise on the provision of a social protection floor and public resource spending in ways that will both kick-start growth and support more inclusive and sustainable social and economic development.

HLCP: CEB Side Event at Rio+20 23.02.2017

The event entitled "United Nations System: Together for the Future We Want" was held on Friday, 22 June 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Secretary‐General was joined by nearly 20 leaders of the UN system highlighting their joint efforts in support of all countries and their peoples in making sustainable development a reality.

HLCP: Food security 23.02.2017

The Food Security Initiative builds on the work of the Secretary-General’s High-level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis, established by CEB in April 2008, and, specifically upon the Comprehensive Framework for Action.

HLCP: Additional financing for the most vulnerable 23.02.2017

The UN System brings together its funding and operational capacities in a coherent and concrete implementation approach to support the implementation of an ambitious and effective framework of action,

HLCP: Rio+20 23.02.2017

Sustainable development is a key priority guiding the work of the United Nations. The organizations of the UN system are firmly committed to advance economic growth, social development and environmental sustainability in an integrated manner through greater coherence and coordination of action. Together, they have made significant contributions to the Rio+20 conference.

HLCP: Sustainable Development 01.03.2017
HLCP: Policy Coherence and Coordination 23.02.2017

The High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) fosters coherence, cooperation and coordination on policy and programme dimensions of strategic issues for the UN system.

CEB: Press Releases and Communiques 15.06.2016

Press Releases and communiques issued by the United Nations System Chief Executives Board (CEB) for Coordination

CEB: CEB Statements 14.07.2016

Statements and Joint Statements of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board (CEB) for Coordination

CEB: Agenda 27.06.2013

The Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) and its three high level committees advance coordination and cooperation on a range of programmatic, management and operational issues facing UN system organizations. CEB agenda is developed in response to inter-governmental mandates, emerging issues and challenges faced by the UN system, in preparation and follow-up to international conferences and at the request of member states.

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HLCP: Report of 32nd session (September 2016, New York) 01.03.2017

Conclusions of the Thirty-Second Session of the High Level Committee on Programmes (UN Headquarters, New York, 29 and 30 September 2016) Issues discussed at the session: Risk, Prevention, and Resilience; UN System Leadership Model in the Post-2015 Era; Cross-Pillar Linkages and the 2030 Agenda; Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development; Follow-up to the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants; and Summary of information Items: Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2016/6
HLCM: Report of 32nd Session (October 2016, Paris) 01.12.2016

Conclusions of the Thirty-Second Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Paris, 3-4 October 2016). Issues discussed included: HLCM Strategic Plan 2017-2020; UN system model for transformative “leaders of the future”, HR Management in support of the 2030 Agenda; Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; Costs of oversight and accountability mechanisms in the UN system; Common Definitions Related to Fraud and Implementing Partners; Programme Criticality Framework; Health Support plans for duty stations world-wide; Data Innovation Lab & UN System Common Documentation Standard; Report of the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN); UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development; Payment of Pensions.

Document reference: CEB/2015/5
CEBs: Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs 01.03.2017

This report synthesizes the main lessons learned from the MDG Reviews conducted by the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) between April 2013 and November 2015. The exercise, which brought together United Nations and World Bank Group staff, summarized the country situation, identified bottlenecks to attainment, and suggested potential solutions in 16 countries and 1 subregion. Many of the observations and proposed solutions could prove useful in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

CEB: UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience: Towards a Risk-informed and Integrated Approach to Sustainable Development 25.01.2017
CEB: CEB common principles to guide the UN system’s support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 25.01.2017

 

 

UNDG: Report of UNDG meeting (February 2015, New York) 10.08.2016

The UNDG Chair, Ms. Helen Clark, opened the first UNDG meeting of the year by highlighting that 2015 would be a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda by finding synergies across the big global processes and outcomes around the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, the Third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, the Special Summit on Sustainable Development in New York, and the Climate Change COP21 in Paris.

CEB: CEB Statement of Commitment: Putting the imperative to combat inequalities and discrimination at the forefront of UN efforts to support implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (27 April 2016) 04.08.2016

In this statement of commitment on combatting inequalities and discrimination, CEB members affirm the United Nations system’s commitment to a more equal world respectful of human rights and dignity and to putting the imperative of eliminating discrimination and reducing inequalities —within and among countries —at the forefront of UN efforts to support Member States in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda;

HLCP: Report of 31st session (March 2016, Geneva) 01.03.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Disaster Risk Reduction; Climate Change; World Humanitarian Summit; Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development; Promoting Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies, Preventing Conflict; Support to the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and Summary of information Items: Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2016/4
HLCP: Report of 30th Session (October 2015, New York) 15.06.2016

Issues discussed at the session: Climate Change; Human Rights: Inequalities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Promoting Peaceful, and Inclusive Societies, Preventing Conflict, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Disaster Risk Reduction; Youth Employment; and Summary of information Items: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2015/6
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2015, Paris) 15.06.2016

This report covers: The first regular session of CEB for 2015.

CEB: Ms. Simona Petrova (Acting Secretary, CEB Secretariat) presentation to ECOSOC on the CEB Annual Overview Report for 2014 15.06.2016

Presentation of the Annual Overview Report of the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination for 2014.

CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2015, New York) 23.02.2017

The present 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) in 2014.

Document reference: E/2015/71
HLCP: Report of 29th Session (March 2015, Paris) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Inequalities, Human Rights and the post-2015 Development Agenda; The Data Revolution; Youth Employment; Climate Change and Summary of information Items: Climate Change, Instanbul Plan of Actions for the LDCs and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2015/4
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2014, Washington D.C.) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees; HLCM, HLCP and UNDG; Briefings on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime, UN-Water, the Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board, Drugs and Crime, and the World Summit on the Information Society; Issues of system-wide concern: The Data Revolution and Accountability, and a special session on the UN response to the Ebola Crisis.

Document reference: CEB/2014/2
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change (Spanish version) 23.02.2017
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change 23.02.2017

This brochure, jointly written and produced by the nearly 40 UN specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change, provides examples of how the diverse entities of the UN system work together and with partners to support ambitious action on climate change.

HLCP: Report of 28th Session (October 2014, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Post-2015 development; Youth Employment; Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction; Twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Plat form for Action; Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and policies on Information; New United Nations urban agenda; Climate Change; Small Island Developing States and Summary of Information Items.

Document reference: CEB/2014/6
CEB: CEB Statement to the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (20 November 2014) 27.03.2017

This CEB Statement reaffirms the UN system's shared commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.  It underscores the need for the post-2015 agenda to be bold and ambitious and foster the transformation of gender relations by tackling the root causes of gender inequality.

HLCM: Report of 28th Session (October 2014, New York) 23.02.2017

Conclusions of the Twenty-eighth Session of the High Level Committee on Management (New York, 8 October 2014). Issues discussed included: HLCM’s contribution to the CEB Post 2015 – Fit for Purpose; Outcome of the 79th session of the ICSC; Reference Risk Management, Oversight & Accountability Model; Harmonized system-wide approaches to fraud cases of Implementing Partners; Organizational Resilience Management System (ORMS); UN System Internal Coordination Plan on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime; System-wide Response to EBOLA

Document reference: CEB/2014/5
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change (Spanish version) 23.02.2017
CEB: Statement of the Secretary-General for the Third International Conference on SIDS at the CEB High-level Side Event 23.02.2017
CEB: Statement of the Prime Minister of Samoa at the CEB High-level Side Event 23.02.2017
CEB: Statement of the Secretary-General at the CEB High-level Side Event 23.02.2017
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change 15.06.2016

This brochure, jointly written and produced by the nearly 40 UN specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change, provides examples of how the diverse entities of the UN system work together and with partners to support ambitious action on climate change.

CEB: CEB High-level Side Event: Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: CEB joint statement to the Third International Conference on SIDS (08 May 2014) 23.02.2017

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.

CEB: First Regular Session Report (May 2014, Rome) 23.02.2017

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)

Document reference: CEB/2014/1
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2006, Geneva) 23.02.2017

The present 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), during the period covering its fall 2005 and spring 2006 sessions.

Document reference: E/2006/66
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2013, New York) 23.02.2017

The present 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) in 2012.

Document reference: E/2014/69
CEB: Annual Overview Report (May 2014, New York) 15.06.2016

The present 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) in 2013.

Document reference: E/2014/69
HLCP: Report of 27th Session (March 2014, Santiago) 15.06.2016

Issues discussed at the session: Post-2015 development; Climate Change; Small Island Developing States ; New United Nations urban agenda; Other programme matters: Migration and Development, social and environmental sustainability, Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least developed Countries, reports of UN-Water, UN-energy and UN-Oceans, A world of 7 billion.

Document reference: CEB/2014/4
UNDG: Report of UNDG meeting (February 2014, New York) 23.02.2017

The UNDG Chair, Helen Clark, opened the first UNDG meeting of 2014 by welcoming Kanni Wignaraja as the new Director of UN DOCO and William Harris as the new representative of UNEP in the UNDG.

CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2013, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Briefing by Mr. Michel Jarraud, Chair of UN-Water; Briefing by Kandeh Yumkella, Chair of UN-Energy; Discusssions on issues of system-wide concern: cybersecurity/cybercrime; Other Matters: Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.

Document reference: CEB/2013/2
UNDG: Report of UNDG meeting (September 2013, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Follow-up to ECOSOC Operational Activities Segment, including way forward for developing a comprehensive QCPR monitoring and reporting framework; Standard Operating Procedures for Delivering as One; Update on Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation; UNDG engagement on the post-2015 agenda; Update on UNDG engagement on post-2015 agenda; Update on UNDG Human Rights Mainstreaming Mechanism (HRM) key activities; UNDG Gender Equality Marker Guidance Note.

CEB: CEB Statement to the Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs (19 May, 2011) 23.02.2017

During the CEB First Session held in April 2011, the board adopted the CEB statement to the Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs underscoring the system’s commitment of support to LDCs and a new programme of action for the next 10 years and focusing on productive capacity.

Document reference: CEB/2011/1/annex
HLCP: Report of 26th Session (October 2013, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda; CEB Review of MDG Implementation; Promoting the Rule of Law; Advancing the Common Agenda: Disaster Risk Reduction, Oceans, Cybercrime and Cyber Security; Implications of Internal and International Migration; Demographic  Dynamics: Youth, The World of 7 Billion; Migration and Development; Implementation of HLCP and CEB Decisions; UN Activities in Combating Drugs and Organized Crime; Cybersecurity/Cybercrime; Climate Change; Review by CEB of MDG Implementation; UN System-wide Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of

Document reference: CEB/2013/6
HLCP: Proposed recommendations and outcomes for the 2013 General Assembly high-level dialogue on international migration and development 23.02.2017

Coordinated by the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with the Global Migration Group, on behalf of the member agencies of the High-level Committee on Programmes.

Document reference: CEB/2013/4
CEB: World Health Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: The World Bank 23.02.2017
CEB: World Meteorological Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: World Intellectual Property Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: Universal Postal Union 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Institute for Training and Research 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Children's Fund 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Populations Fund 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Environment Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Development Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 23.02.2017
CEB: UN Women 23.02.2017
CEB: Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations regional commissions 23.02.2017
CEB: International Organization for Migration 23.02.2017
CEB: International Maritime Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: The International Labour Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: International Fund for Agricultural Development 23.02.2017
CEB: International Civil Aviation Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 23.02.2017

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)1 is a UN specialized agency mandated to lead international efforts to defeat hunger and achieve food security for all.

CEB: The international system working as one 23.02.2017

The global discourse on migration has shifted significantly in recent years with the increase in knowledge and awareness about the multifaceted nature of human mobility and its potential to benefit development at the human, social and economic levels.

CEB: Foreword 23.02.2017

Human mobility is a fact of life. People have always migrated to adapt to, or escape from, difficulties and disasters, or spurred by curiosity and dreams of a better life. What has brought particular attention to migration in recent years is the scale and complexity of movements, touching almost all countries around the world, catalysed by speed of information flow and means of transportation, and the increasing awareness of the countless developmental opportunities and challenges which mobility offers to migrants, their families, communities and societies at large.

CEB: Preface 23.02.2017

International migration is as old as human history and continues to define and reshape nations, cultures and the day-to-day life of many millions of people. It would be wrong to assert that its impact has always been benign, particularly for indigenous populations, but today it is also increasingly evident that migration consistently benefits countries of destination and origin, as well as migrants themselves. 

CEB: International Migration and Development: Contributions and Recommendations of the International System 23.02.2017

This book showcases the mandates and work of 28 UN organizations and related international entities engaged with international migration issues.  It offers unique insights into the growing coherence of action among these key players and includes a set of recommendations and outcomes for the 2013 High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.

CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2013, Madrid) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees; HLCM (endorsement of the Committee’s report and Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 (Annex I); HLCP (endorsement of the report of HLCP, including the UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction and the System-wide Plan for Action on Youth. The Board also endorsed the Strategic Vision of the Committee (Annex III); UNDG (endorsement of the UNDG report and the UNDG Strategic  Priorities for 2013-2016 (Annex II).

Document reference: CEB/2013/1
UNDG: Report of UNDG meeting (May 2013, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Update on QCPR implementation process; Update on Delivering as One Standing Operating Procedures; UNDG engagement on the post-2015 agenda; UNDG work plan 2013-2014 / QCPR Action Plan.

HLCP: Report of 25th Session (March 2013, Paris) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda; CEB Review of MDG Implementation; Promoting the Rule of Law; Advancing the Common Agenda: Disaster Risk Reduction, Oceans, Cybercrime and Cyber Security; Implications of Internal and International Migration; Demographic Dynamics: Youth, The World of 7 Billion.

Document reference: CEB/2013/4
UNDG: Report of UNDG meeting (February 2012, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Preparations for the QCPR; Accelerating MDG achievement and preparations for Rio +20; Effective development cooperation: Follow-up to Montevideo and Busan, including the new deal for engagement in fragile states; UNDG Work Plan for 2010-2012.

UNDG: Report of UNDG meeting (February 2013, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Implementation of the QCPR; UNDG strategic priorities 2013-2016 and UNDG work plan 2013; Standard Operating Procedures for Delivering as One; UNDG Review of RC system funding modalities.

HLCP: Report of 1st Session (September 1993, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1993/25
HLCP: Social dimensions of climate change 23.02.2017

The UN system highlights the key social impacts related to climate change in close collaboration with governments, civil society and the private sector, and in accordance with article 4.1 (f) of the UNFCCC...

HLCP: Capacity Development as a Driver for Low-Emission, Climate-Resilient Development 23.02.2017

The UN system has the broad operational reach and vast network of regional, national and sub-national offices to deliver capacity development services at such scope and scale.

HLCP: Social Dimensions of Climate Change 23.02.2017

The adverse effect of climate change will not only be felt in natural and managed ecosystems, but also have "significant deleterious effects" on the "operation of socio‐economic systems or on human health and welfare".

HLCP: Disaster Risk Reduction 23.02.2017

Thus, climate analysis tools for assessing changes in severity, frequency, and occurrences of hydro‐meteorological hazards at seasonal, inter‐annual, decadal, and longer climate change time scales need to become available operationally and applied for risk assessment within the economic sectors to support decision‐making at various levels and time scales.

HLCP: Capacity Development as a Driver for Low‐Emission,Climate Resilient Development 23.02.2017

To meet the climate challenge, countries need the capacity to design and implement strategies that support low‐emission, climate‐resilient development.

HLCP: Report of 2nd Session (February 1994, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1994/3
HLCP: Report of 4th Session (October 1994, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1999/21
HLCP: Report of 5th Session (January 1995, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1995/1
HLCP: Report of Inter-sessional meeting (May 1995, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1995/11
HLCP: Report of 7th Session (September 1995, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1995/18
HLCP: Report of 8th Session (March 1996, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1996/7
HLCP: Report of 14th Session (March 1999, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/199/7
HLCP: Report of 9th Session (September 1996, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1996/16
HLCP: Report of 11th Session (September 1997, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1997/15
HLCP: Report of 12th Session (March 1998, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1998/7
HLCP: Report of 13th Session (September 1998, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1998/15
HLCP: Report of 15th Session (September 1999, New York) 23.02.2017
HLCP: Report of 1st Session (February 2001, Vienna) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: Poverty eradication and development; Africa; The global agenda/global public goods; Review of Administrative Committee on Coordination machinery...

HLCP: Report of 2nd Session (September 2001, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: road map and inventory exercises of the High-level Committee on Programmes; Africa...

Document reference: ACC/2001/11
HLCP: Report of 3rd Session (March 2002, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: treatment and prevention of diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)...

Document reference: CEB/2002/4
HLCP: Report of 4th Session (September 2002, Vienna) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: System-wide response and reporting on the implementation of the Millennium Declaration; United Nations system collaboration with civil society organizations...

Document reference: CEB/2002/6
HLCP: Report of 5th session (March 2003, Rome) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Programme of Work of the High-Level Committee on Programmes for 2003-2004; Follow-up to the United Nations Millennium Declaration:preparations for the 2005 comprehensive review; Strategies for sustainable development: follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development; HIV/AIDS...

Document reference: CEB/2003/4
HLCP: Report of Intersessional meeting (July 2003, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Financing for development: Secretary-General’s report to the General Assembly; Review of the status of the work: Task Group on 2005 comprehensive review of the implementation of the Millennium Declaration...

HLCP: Report of 6th Session (September 2003, Rome) 23.02.2017

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...

Document reference: CEB/2003/7
HLCP: Report of 24th Session (October 2012, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Sustainable Development: Follow up to the Rio +20; United Nations system contribution to the post-2015 development agenda; The World at 7 Billion and Beyond; Climate Change; Cybersecurity and cybercrime; Quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR) and “Delivering as one”; High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.

Document reference: CEB/2012/6
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2012, New York) Videoconference 23.02.2017

The present report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCP, HLCM, UNDG); a discussion on The Rule of Law at the National and International Levels; Briefing by Mr. Michel Jarraud on UN-Water.

Document reference: CEB/2012/2
HLCP: 2010 MDG Summit outcome: Keeping the Promise: United to Achieve the MDGs 23.02.2017
HLCP: United Nations Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017
HLCP: 2005 World Summit outcome document (16 September 2005) 23.02.2017

The final Summit outcome document provided a renewed global endorsement of the Millennium Development Goals, and built on the major international agreements of recent years to consolidate a practical plan of action. Crucially, leaders agreed that every country would adopt and implement comprehensive national development strategies to achieve the internationally agreed development goals and objectives, including the Millennium Development Goals by 2006.

HLCP: Rio+20: Outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 23.02.2017
Document reference: A/RES/66/288
HLCP: Tools on social impact assessment of climate change 23.02.2017

The UN System supports countries to develop a comprehensive conceptual framework on the social dimensions of climate change, advocate a multidimensional approach to climate change policies and develop climate-related measures to ensure better living conditions.

HLCP: The Social Dimension of Climate Change 23.02.2017

This discussion paper was prepared under the auspices of the United Nations Task Team on Social Dimensions of Climate Change, which is currently composed of 20 Agencies: FAO, ILO, IOM, ITU, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDESA, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNICEF, UNITAR, UNISDR, UNRISD, UNU, UN Women, World Bank (WB), WFP and WHO.

HLCP: 2005 World Summit outcome factsheet 23.02.2017

Development; Terrorism; Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, and Peacemaking; Responsibility to protect; Human rights, Democracy and Rule of law; Management reform;

CEB: CEB joint statement to Rio +20 (17 April 2012) 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Chief Executives Board (CEB) met on 14-15 April to discuss Rio+20 and adopted an important joint declaration Conference that notably supports the adoption of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Document reference: CEB/2012/1 Annex
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2012, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); System-wide action plan on gender equality and the empowerment of women; Review of the Board’s role and functioning (second phase); Final preparations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Institutional Integrity Initiative; Nomination of a new Chair of the High-level Committee on Management.

Document reference: CEB/2012/1
HLCP: Summary of Discussion: CEB Side Event at Rio+20 23.02.2017

"United Nations System: Together for the Future We Want" event held on Friday, 22 June 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CEB: Opening Remarks by the United Nations Secretary‐General 23.02.2017

Opening Remarks by the United Nations Secretary‐General: Interactive Dialogue with Executive Heads of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB)

CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2012, New York) 15.06.2016

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.

Document reference: E/2012/67
CEB: Common CEB statement on the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (29 October 2011) 15.06.2016

During the CEB Second Session held in October 2011, the Board endorsed, in principle, the CEB statement to the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The statement was subsequently submitted as an input to the Conference preparatory process on 1 November 2011.

HLCP: Report of 23rd Session (March 2012, Geneva) 15.06.2016

Issues discussed at the session: Sustainable Development: Preparations for Rio+20; Oceans Compact; Regional Dimension of Development; Human Rights and Development; The World at 7 Billion and Beyond...

Document reference: CEB/2012/4
HLCM: Report of 23rd Session (March 2012, Madrid) 15.06.2016

Conclusions of the Twenty-Third Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Madrid, 15-16 March 2012). Issues discussed included: Dialogue with Staff Federations; Security and Safety of Staff; Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness of the UN System; HLCM Networks; CEB Secretariat’s dual location; UNESCO’s Financial Situation; Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality; UNSSC: Training and Learning Programmes for the UN system; EMG Sustainability Report and Conclusions from the Executive Session.

Document reference: CEB/2012/3
CEB: ACC Press release: ACC endorses general thrust of Secretary-General's report on Africa (31 October 1998) 15.06.2016

The Executive Heads of the United Nations Funds and Programmes and Specialized Agencies, and of the Bretton Woods Institutions unanimously endorsed the general thrust of the Secretary-General's report on "The Causes of Conflict and the Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development on Africa".

Document reference: ECOSOC/5805
CEB: ACC statement to ECOSOC on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Development (24 May 2000) 15.06.2016

The Executive Heads of the organizations and agencies of the United Nations system reaffirm their statement of 11 April 1997 on “Universal Access to Basic Communications and Information Services”.

As the United Nations system enters a new century, our overarching challenge is to tap more effectively the benefits of globalization for all people in all countries. Information and communication technologies play a key role in our efforts to meet that challenge.

CEB: ACC statement to the Commission on Sustainable Development (29 March 1995) 15.06.2016

The Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) reaffirms its commitment to Agenda 21 and to support for the Commission on Sustainable Development.

It wishes to reiterate that new and additional financing remains a critical condition for the successful implementation of Agenda 21.

Document reference: E/CN.17/1995/31
CEB: ACC Press release: Statement of commitment for Action to Eradicate Poverty (20 May 1998) 15.06.2016

Executive Heads of the organizations of the United Nations system reaffirm that poverty eradication - a main underlying theme of recent global conferences - is a key international commitment, and a central objective of the United Nations system. They commit themselves collectively to undertake a renewed effort to concert policy approaches and give new impetus to collaborative actions by the United Nations organizations and agencies in this crucial area.

Document reference: ECOSOC/5759
CEB: ACC statement of commitment for action to eradicate poverty (22 June 1998) 15.06.2016

Executive heads of the organizations of the United Nations system reaffirm that poverty eradication – a main underlying theme of recent global conferences – is a key international commitment and a central objective of the United Nations system.

They commit themselves collectively to undertaking a renewed effort to coordinate policy approaches and give new impetus to  ollaborative actions by the United Nations organizations and agencies in this crucial area.

Document reference: E/1998/73
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (October 2011, New York) 15.06.2016

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Discussion on Human Rights and Development;  ILO report "Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalization"; Independent study on the regional dimension of development and the United Nations sponsored by the regional commissions; World Exposition 2015: “Feeding the planet, energy for life”; Briefing by the Chair of the change management team.

Document reference: CEB/2011/2
HLCP: Report of 22nd Session (September 2011, New York) 15.06.2016

Issues discussed at the session: Moving towards a fairer, greener and sustainable globalization, Preparations for the Rio+20 Conference, Follow-up to decisions relating to Disaster risk reduction; Climate change; Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries; Cybersecurity.

Document reference: CEB/2011/6
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2011, Geneva) 15.06.2016

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) during the period leading to and covering its fall 2010 session and its spring 2011 session.

Document reference: E/2011/104
CEB: Social services, empowerment and protection of people 23.02.2017

Social protection is in urgent need. The economic downturn is already having several implications in the provision of social services and social protection programmes, particularly in developing countries. Fiscal tightness arising from the need for economic stimulus packages to counterbalance the negative effects of financial constraints are already affecting the possibility of weak public structures to face the growing needs for safety nets, and ways of protecting the population from the effects of the major meltdown.

CEB: Working together for poverty eradication and sustainable development 23.02.2017

Economic and social progress is one of the three pillars of action in the framework for international cooperation established by the Millennium Declaration. In that area, the framework fixes specific, time-bound targets and performance measures for poverty eradication and sustainable development.

CEB: The Millennium Declaration is changing the way the UN system works 23.02.2017

Its Charter gives the United Nations Organization a comprehensive mission, encompassing the maintenance of peace and security, the promotion of human rights, and economic and social progress. The mandates of the specialized agencies, UN Programmes and Funds and related organizations—which together with the Organization make up the United Nations system—cover a wide spectrum of concerns and areas for international cooperation.

CEB: Executive Summary 23.02.2017

With this report, the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) aims to contribute to the preparations for the 2005 World Summit, to take place this September in the General Assembly, five years after the adoption of the historic Millennium Declaration. The report provides an  account of how UN organizations are working together to assist countries in achieving the Declaration’s objectives.

HLCP: Acting on Climate Change: The UN Delivering as One 15.06.2016

Under the leadership of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has initiated a process of aligning its strengths to achieve a coordinated action-oriented approach to the global and multifaceted challenge of climate change. This document brings together information on activities undertaken throughout the United Nations system, including its agencies, funds and programmes, as contributed by the respective entities.

ICTN: Report of 4th Session (October 1996 Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1996/18
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2000, New York) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of the work of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) and its subsidiary bodies in 1999.

Document reference: E/2000/53
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2001, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of developments at the inter-agency level during 2000 coming within the purview of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC).

Document reference: E/2001/55
CEB: Annual Overview Report (June 2005, New York) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation during 2004/05 within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

Document reference: E/2005/63
CEB: First Session Report (April 1995, Vienna) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on International drug abuse control; Follow-up to the International Conference on Population and Development; Follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; Questions relating to the status of women in the secretariats of the United Nations system; Administrative questions.

Document reference: ACC/1995/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1995, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on African economic recovery and development; Coordinated follow-up to international conferences, including follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; Functioning of ACC: follow-up to the Secretary-General's letter of 27 March 1995; Administrative questions.

Document reference: ACC/1995/23
CEB: First Session Report (April 1996, Nairobi) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the United Nations System-wide Special Initiative on Africa; Coordinated follow-up to international conferences; Functioning of ACC and its subsidiary machinery; Administrative questions; Other matters arising from the work of the ACC machinery requiring the attention of ACC.

Document reference: ACC/1996/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1996, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the Review of developments affecting international cooperation and development, and their implications for the United Nations system: strengthening and reform of the United Nations system; Follow-up within the United Nations system to ACC initiatives and decisions: Coordinated follow-up to international conferences and African economic recovery and development; Functioning of ACC and its subsidiary machinery; Administrative questions.

Document reference: ACC/1996/20
CEB: First Session Report (April 1997, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the Review of developments affecting international cooperation and development, and their implications for the United Nations system: Reform and strengthening of the United Nations system, Peace-building; Follow-up, within the system, to ACC initiatives and decisions:Coordinated follow-up to international conferences; United Nations System-Wide Special Initiative on Africa; Universal access to basic communication and information services; The Graça Machel study: impact of armed conflict on children.

Document reference: ACC/1997/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1997, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the relationships between the United Nations system and civil society, including the private sector: handling the global agenda with ; non-State actors; Integrated and coordinated follow-up to recent global conferences (Review of ad hoc inter-agency task forces; Preparations for the observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the five-year review of the Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action; Universal access to basic communication and information services; Administrative questions: staff security.

Document reference: ACC/1997/20
CEB: First Session Report (March 1998, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Review of developments affecting international cooperation and development, and their implications for the United Nations system: poverty eradication; Strengthening and reform of the United Nations system, including the conclusion of the ACC review of the functioning of the inter-agency machinery; Administrative questions: staff security; Peace-building: draft strategic framework on/for Afghanistan; Follow-up to recent ACC conclusions (International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction) .

Document reference: ACC/1998/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1998, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussion on Reform processes under way in the United Nations system; Causes of conflict and promotion of peace and sustainable development in Africa; Culture of peace; Staff security and safety; Meeting with the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission and staff representatives.

Document reference: ACC/1998/20
CEB: First Session Report (April 1999, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the demands placed on national and international systems by the new global environment — Interactions with the private sector; Follow-up to recent ACC conclusions (The Millennium Assembly; The causes of conflict and the promotion of peace and sustainable development in Africa; Recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Environment and Human Settlements to establish an environmental management group; World summit on the information society; Future arrangements for natural disaster reduction; Consultative Committee on Programme and Operations Questions

Document reference: ACC/1999/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1999, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the demands placed on national and international systems by the new global environment; Follow-up to the Beijing Platform for Action and gender mainstreaming; Follow-up to recent ACC decisions (Coordination of United Nations system activities in Africa, HIV/AIDS, Follow-up to global conferences and the Economic and Social Council,  Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace) ; Administrative Questions (Introduction of a second-tier appellate mechanism to enhance the administration of justice in the United Nations system, United Nations staff

Document reference: ACC/1999/20
CEB: First Session Report (April 2000, Rome) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Globalization and the United Nations system: interrelationships between trade and economic, social and environmental dimensions; Information technology; Review of the Administrative Committee on Coordination; Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; Staff security and safety; Follow-up to ACC decisions (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Issues arising from the subsidiary machinery); Other matters (Media guidelines; Recruitment practices; Staff College; Staffing of the Office for Inter-Agency Affairs).

Document reference: ACC/2000/4
CEB: Second Report (October 2000, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the Demands placed on national and international systems by the new global environment; Health and other social implications of globalization; Financing for development; Least developed countries; Review of the Administrative Committee on Coordination; Briefings by members of the Administrative Committee on Coordination; Staff security and safety; Meeting with the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and staff representatives; Follow-up to ACC decisions (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction; HIV/AIDS).

Document reference: ACC/2000/20
CEB: First Session Report (April 2001, Nairobi) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Response by the system to the challenges of globalization in the context of the follow-up to the Millennium Summit of the United Nations; Strengthening system-wide support for the sustainable development of Africa; Reports of the High-Level Committee on Programmes and the High-Level Committee on Management.

Document reference: ACC/2001/4
CEB: Second Report (October 2001, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on System-wide support for Africa and the New African Initiative; Staff security and safety; Dialogue with the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission and staff representatives; Review of the Administrative Committee on Coordination; Briefing on the World Summit on the Information Society.

Document reference: ACC/2001/5
CEB: First Session Report (April 2002, Rome) 23.02.2017

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).

Document reference: CEB/2002/1
CEB: Second Report (November 2002, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Preventing armed conflict”; Future role of the High-level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) in follow-up to the United Nations Millennium Declaration; Preparations for future discussions on financing for development and strategies for sustainable development) and Management issues (Staff security and safety; Reform of the pay and benefits system; Information and communication technologies; Dialogue with the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission and staff representatives; Secretary-General’s reform initiative).

Document reference: CEB/2002/2
CEB: First Session Report (April 2003, Paris) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Strategies for sustainable development”; Africa’s development and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Management issues (Education for All; World Summit on the Information Society; Launch of new security training programme).

Document reference: CEB/2003/1
CEB: Second Report (October 2003, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to Monterrey: financing for development; HIV/AIDS and its linkages with food security and governance; Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development) and Management issues (Staff security and safety;  Dialogue with staff representatives and the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission).

Document reference: CEB/2003/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2004, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Curbing transnational crime; Bridging the digital divide) and Management issues (Policy on domestic partnerships; Establishment of the Senior Management Service).

CEB: Second Regular Session Report (October 2004, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (2005 review of the United Nations Millennium Declaration: the response of the United Nations system; Information technology: coordinating the policy advice provided to countries and strengthening knowledge management within the system) and Management issues (Staff security and safety; Follow-up to the report of the High-level Panel on the Strengthening of the International Civil Service; Dialogue with staff representatives and the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission).

Document reference: CEB/2004/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2005, Mont Pèlerin) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to the Millennium Declaration; ) and Management issues (Harmonization of Business Practices).

Document reference: CEB/2005/1
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2008, Bern) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG). The Board also held a retreat on the evening of 28 April and on 29 April, where Executive heads exchanged views on current developments, including the rise in global food prices, and staff security and safety.

Document reference: CEB/2008/1
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2010, Vienna) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Discussion on Climate Change-Beyond Copenhagen towards COP16; Cybersecurity; UPU Initiative: "Addressing the world— an address for everyone”; Expo 2010 — Shanghai — "Better city, Better life”.

Document reference: CEB/2010/1
CEB: Annual Overview Report (June 2008, New York) 23.02.2017

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), during the period covering its fall session 2007 and its spring session 2008.

Document reference: E/2008/58
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2009, Geneva) 23.02.2017

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), during the period covering its session in October 2008 and its session in April 2009.

Document reference: E/2009/67
CEB: Annual Overview Report (June 2010, New York) 23.02.2017

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) during the period leading to and covering its fall session 2009 and its spring session 2010.

Document reference: E/2010/69

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UN Conference on Small Island Developing States 23.02.2017

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held from 1-4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, to be preceded by activities related to the conference from 28 to 30 August 2014, also in Apia, Samoa.

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HLCP: Africa Renewal: January 2014 23.02.2017

The Africa Renewal information programme, produced by the Africa Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information, provides up-to-date information and analysis of the major economic and development challenges facing Africa today. Among the major items it produces is the renowned magazine, Africa Renewal (formerly Africa Recovery), which first appeared in 1987. It also produces a range of public information materials, including backgrounders, press releases and feature articles.

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CEB: In the margins of the CEB Second Regular Session 2013: UNESCO strengthens cooperation with UNWTO 23.02.2017

A new memorandum of Understanding was signed by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, in the margins of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination in New York. The Agreement provides a framework for cooperation in a range of areas, including:

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CEB: Webcast of the CEB high-level event: COP19: UN Secretary-General Closing Remarks 23.02.2017

This webcast features the closing remarks of the UN Secretary-General, Chair of the CEB, during the CEB high-level event.

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Webcast of the CEB high-level event: COP19 23.02.2017

In this webcast, you can watch the entire high-level event, hosted by the UN Secretary-General, as Chair of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

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High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development 23.02.2017

The High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development took place on 3 and 4 October 2013 in New York at United Nations Headquarters. In its resolution 63/225 of 19 December 2008, the General Assembly decided to devote a high-level dialogue to international migration and development during its sixty-eighth session in 2013.

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The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda 23.02.2017

On 30 May 2013, the Secretary-General received a landmark report from the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, a 27-member group of eminent persons established a year earlier to provide recommendations on advancing the development framework beyond the target date for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.

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UNISDR Annual Report 23.02.2017

This 2014 annual report is a mid-term report on the UNISDR 2014-2015 Biennium Work Programme. 2014 was a year in which much time was spent defining the future of disaster risk management.

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International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 23.02.2017

The International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics is a flagship publication of UNIDO that provides economists, planners, policymakers and business people with worldwide statistics on current level, structure and trends in the manufacturing sector. The Yearbook is designed to facilitate international comparisons relating to manufacturing activity and industrial development and performance. It provides data that can be used to analyse patterns of growth and related long-term trends, structural change and industrial performance in individual industries.

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2009 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 15.06.2016

The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development is the flagship publication of the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women.  It is presented to the Second Committee of the General Assembly at five-yearly intervals. The 1999 World Survey focused on globalization, gender and work and the 2004 World Survey addressed women and international migration.

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UNCTAD on Google+ 23.02.2017
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UNDP Video Gallery 15.06.2016
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IFAD publications 15.06.2016

IFAD produces a range of publications for both technical and general audiences. This section features public information, policy and advocacy publications designed to raise awareness about IFAD’s impact on reducing rural poverty and improving food security.

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Human Development Report Office's Library 15.06.2016

24 Years of Human Development Reports

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World Economic Situation and Prospects 23.02.2017

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013: Presents a post-crisis world economy still struggling with continued weakening growth of 2.2 per cent in 2012; projects disappointing global growth of 2.4 per cent in 2013 and 3.2 per cent in 2014 in the face of major uncertainties and downside risks; foresees a much slower pace of poverty reduction in many developing countries and narrowing fiscal space for investments in the many critical areas needed for achieving the Millennium Development Goals; calls for more forceful and concerted policy action at the global level, identifying fiscal and employment policies, financial market stability, development assistance and green growth as key challenges.

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UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC) 23.02.2017
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International human development indicators 15.06.2016

The human development data utilized in the preparation of the Human Development Index (HDI) and other composite indices featured in the Human Development Report are provided by a variety of public international sources and represent the best and most current statistics available for those indicators at the time of the preparation of this annual report. Calculations of HDI values and country rankings are the sole responsibility of the Human Development Report Office.

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Unctadstat Databases 15.06.2016

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UNRISD News page 23.02.2017
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UNESCAP Media Centre 23.02.2017
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UNECE News page 23.02.2017
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UNECA Media Centre 23.02.2017
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UNDP News page 23.02.2017
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Human development monitoring system 15.06.2016

DevInfo is a database system for monitoring human development. It is a powerful tool for organizing, storing and presenting data in a uniform way, allowing data to be easily and quickly shared across government departments, UN agencies and other development organizations.

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MDG Indicators 15.06.2016

This site presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The data and analyses are the product of the work of the Inter-agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators, coordinated by the United Nations Statistics Division. You will also find the official progress reports and documents produced by IAEG. Links to related sites and documents and constantly updated news will keep you up to date with the ongoing activities on MDG monitoring.

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United Nations Economic and Social Council 23.02.2017
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CEB: Post-2015 UN report: “The Global Conversation Begins” 23.02.2017

The United Nations presents today, the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.

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UN: Post-2015 Development Agenda 23.02.2017

The UN is working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda.

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Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) 23.02.2017

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is the outcome of cross-disciplinary teamwork between scientists studying the physical aspects of climate change, scientists with expertise in impacts, adaptation and vulnerability as well as experts in disaster risk management.

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Global assessment report on disaster risk reduction (2013) 23.02.2017

The third edition of the United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is a resource for understanding and analysing global disaster risk today and in the future. It explores why increasing disaster risks represent a growing problem for the economic and business community at different scales and examines how paradoxically business investments that aimed to strengthen competitiveness and productivity may have inadvertently contributed to increasing risk.

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World Investment Report 2012-Towards a New Generation of Investment Policies 23.02.2017

The World Investment Report has been published annually since 1991. Each year´s Report covers the latest trends in foreign direct investment around the World and analyses in depth one selected topic related to foreign direct investment and development.

 

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World Economic and Social Survey 23.02.2017

The World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) provides objective analysis of pressing long-term social and economic development issues, and discusses the positive and negative impact of corresponding policies.

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UN: World Statistics Pocketbook 2011 23.02.2017

The World Statistics Pocketbook 2011 is the thirty-first in a series of annual compilations of key statistical indicators prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Over 50 indicators have been collected from more than 20 international statistical sources and are presented in one-page profiles for 216 countries or areas of the world. This issue covers various years from 2000 to 2011.

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UN: The MDG Task Force Report 2012 23.02.2017

The MDG Gap Task Force Report 2012 report finds that the protracted global economic crisis has begun to take its toll on international development cooperation. With a $167 billion gap between actual aid disbursements and the amounts committed, the volume of official development assistance (ODA) should more than double in order to meet the UN target. A delayed impact of the economic crisis on donor country budgets threatens to further widen this gap.

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UNCTAD: Technology and Innovation Report 2012 23.02.2017

UNCTAD’s Technology and Innovation Report 2012 focuses on how South-South collaboration can help address key capacity questions faced by developing countries. The information and analysis contained in this report mark a welcome contribution to the efforts now getting under way to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals and to outline a post-2015 development agenda.

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UN-DESA World Economic Vulnerability Monitor 23.02.2017

As one of the "joint crisis initiatives" taken by the Chiefs Executives Board (CEB) of the United Nations System, UN-DESA developed an Integrated Monitoring and Analysis System (IMAS) aimed at establishing a reliable monitoring and analysis system to alert policy makers about vulnerabilities that could hurt countries under changing global economic conditions. IMAS tries to address three challenges:

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Michelle Bachelet on Social Protection Floors as a Response to Demands for Social Justice 23.02.2017

Mrs Michelle Bachelet, Chairperson of the Social Protection Floor Advisory Group and Executive Director of UN Women, discusses how the implementation of social protection floors can offer an effective response to the increasing demands for social justice in many countries.

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Social Protection Floor Initiative: Manual and Strategic Framework 23.02.2017

A guide to a global and coherent social policy that promotes nationally defined strategies protecting a minimum level of access to essential services and income security for all.

 

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ILO: Social Protection Floor Initiative 23.02.2017

Recognizing the importance of ensuring social protection for all, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (UNCEB) adopted, in April 2009, the Social Protection Floor initiative, as one of the nine UN joint initiatives to cope with the effects of the economic crisis. This initiative is co-led by the International Labour Office and the World Health Organization and involves a group of 17 collaborating agencies, including United Nations agencies and international financial institutions.

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UNDG: United Nations Development Group (UNDG) 21.07.2016

The UN Development Group (UNDG) unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, agencies, departments, and offices that play a role in development. The group’s common objective is to deliver more coherent, effective and efficient support to countries seeking to attain internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.

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IMF: World Economic Outlook Report 23.02.2017

The World Economic Outlook Report a survey by the IMF staff usually published twice a year. It presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an overview as well as more detailed analysis of the world economy; consider issues affecting industrial countries, developing countries, and economies in transition to market; and address topics of pressing current interest. Annexes, boxes, charts, and an extensive statistical appendix augment the text.

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UNECA Library 23.02.2017
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World Bank : World Development Report on jobs-2013 23.02.2017

The World Development Report 2013 stresses the role of strong private sector led growth in creating jobs and outlines how jobs that do the most for development can spur a virtuous cycle. The report finds that poverty falls as people work their way out of hardship and as jobs empower women to invest more in their children. Efficiency increases as workers get better at what they do, as more productive jobs appear, and as less productive ones disappear. Societies flourish as jobs foster diversity and provide alternatives to conflict.

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CEB Side Event at Rio+20: Webcast 23.02.2017
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UN Secretary-General’s Five-Year Action Agenda 23.02.2017
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UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda: Membership 23.02.2017

The UN System Task Team was established by the UN Secretary-General to support system-wide preparations for the post-2015 UN development agenda, in consultation with all stakeholders, including Member States, civil society, academia and the private sector. It brings together over 60 UN entities and agencies and international organizations. It supports the multi-stakeholder consultations being led by Member States on a post-2015 global development agenda, by providing analytical inputs, expertise and outreach.

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2008 High-level Event on the MDGs (25 September 2008) 23.02.2017

Governments, foundations, businesses and civil society groups have rallied around the call to action to slash poverty, hunger and disease by 2015, by announcing new commitments to meet the Millennium Development Goals, at a high-level event at United Nations Headquarters on 25 September 2008.

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Millennium summit (6-8 September 2000) 23.02.2017
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Millennium Development Goals Reports 23.02.2017

This annual report presents the most comprehensive global assessment of progress to date, based on data provided by a large number of international organizations within and outside the United Nations system.

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United Nations Millennium Campaign 23.02.2017

The UN Millennium Campaign was established by the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2002 in order to support citizen participation in the achieving the Millennium Development Goals, adopted by 189 world leaders from rich and poor countries, as part of the Millennium Declaration which was signed in 2000. Since 2002 we have worked with UN partners and key global constituencies, such as civil society, parliamentarians, faith groups and youth to inspire people from around the world to take action for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

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UN Secretary-General MDG advocacy group 23.02.2017

To galvanize support for the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June 2010 established an Advocacy Group of eminent personalities who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting the implementation of the Goals -- in such fields as education, food security, health, environment, and the empowerment of women.

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2005 World Summit: Statements and Videos 23.02.2017
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UNDG: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 15.06.2016

Since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration by all member states of the United Nations in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)—which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015—form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.

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UNDG: UN Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO) 15.06.2016

The UN Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO) promotes social and economic progress by helping UN organizations deliver coherent, effective and efficient support to countries. The Secretary-General created DOCO (formerly the Development Group Office) and the UN Development Group (UNDG) in 1997 to unite the UN system and improve the quality of its development assistance.

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Global Compact Inter-Agency Team 23.02.2017

The United Nations Global Compact Inter-Agency Team is a group of UN entities with a strong interest in: 

ensuring coherent support for the internalization of the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact both within the United Nations System and among all Global Compact participants; and  encouraging and supporting constructive UN-business relationships in support of UN goals, including the UN Global Compact.

 

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Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) 23.02.2017

Formally established in 2008, the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) is a global alliance of UN agencies, NGOs and specialist institutes. As a global thematic platform of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), PEDRR seeks to promote and scale-up implementation of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and ensure it is mainstreamed in development planning at global, national and local levels, in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action.

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HLCP: United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) 23.02.2017

The United Nations Geographical Information Working Group (UNGIWG) is a network of professionals working in the fields of cartography and geographic information science to building the UN Spatial Data Infrastructure needed to achieve sustainable development.

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HLCP: Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) 23.02.2017

The Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) is chaired by the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. Its membership comprises DESA, the regional commissions, UNCTAD, UNEP, UN-Habitat, UNODC, OHCHR, UNDP, OHRLLS and OSAA and also includes UNU and the research/training institutes INSTRAW, UNRISD, and UNITAR.

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HLCP: MDG Gap Task Force 23.02.2017

The MDG Gap Task Force was created by the Secretary-General of the United Nations following the discussion of the Policy Committee on 1 May 2007 (Decision No. 2007/22) to improve monitoring of the global commitments contained in MDG 8, the Global Partnership for Development.

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HLCP: Inter-agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators includes various Departments within the United Nations Secretariat, a number of UN agencies from within the United Nations system and outside, various government agencies and national statisticians, and other organizations concerned with the development of MDG data at the national and international levels including donors and expert advisers.

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The Marrakech Process 23.02.2017

The Marrakech Process is a global process to support the elaboration of a 10-Year Framework of Programs (10YFP) on sustainable consumption and production, as called for by the WSSD Johannesburg Plan of Action. Its goals are to: 

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HLCP: The UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security 23.02.2017

The UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security is a global partnership approach towards tackling rural development challenges at the country level. Established in 1997 by the UN Administrative Committee on Coordination (today UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination), it brings together key actors for the achievement of the shared goals of "food for all" and rural poverty reduction.

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The 2005 World Summit 23.02.2017
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United Nations Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017

We, heads of State and Government, have gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 6 to 8 September 2000, at the dawn of a new millennium, to reaffirm our faith in the Organization and its Charter as indispensable foundations of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world...

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Towards a green economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction 23.02.2017

The Green Economy Report is compiled by UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide. It demonstrates that the greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth; that it is a net generator of decent jobs, and that it is also a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty.

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United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP) 15.06.2016

United Nations Fund for International Partnerships

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United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) 15.06.2016

UNCDF’s mandate from the UN General Assembly (1966) is to “assist developing countries in the development of their economies by supplementing existing sources of capital assistance by means of grants and loans”. The mandate was modified in 1974 to focus on “first and foremost the least developed among the developing countries”.

 

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Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) 15.06.2016
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The International Development Association (IDA) 15.06.2016
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UNRISD Annual Report 20.03.2017

This report presents the Institute’s activities for the period January through December 2012, including research, consultative and advisory work, communications and outreach activities and events. It is supplemented by an Administrative and Financial Report. The current reporting period marks the mid-point of UNRISD’s institutional strategy, with the year seeing the consolidation and implementation of activities initiated within a results-based management framework.

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Rio+20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 23.02.2017

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236), and took place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.

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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) 15.06.2016
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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) 15.06.2016
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Economic Comission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) 15.06.2016
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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Official (UNECE) 15.06.2016
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Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) 15.06.2016

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions. ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

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United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) 15.06.2016

UNRISD was established in 1963 as an autonomous space within the UN system for the conduct of policy-relevant, cutting-edge research on social development that is pertinent to the work of the United Nations Secretariat; regional commissions and specialized agencies; and national institutions.

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UNDG: UNDP Human Development Report 2014 15.06.2016

The 2013 Human Development Report – “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World” – will be launched on 14 March in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.

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CEB: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 15.06.2016
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Human Development Report 2009 - Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility And Development 15.06.2016

Migration not infrequently gets a bad press. Negative stereotypes portraying migrants as ‘stealing our jobs’ or ‘scrounging off the taxpayer’ abound in sections of the media and public opinion, especially in times of recession. For others, the word ‘migrant’ may evoke images of people at their most vulnerable. This year’s Human Development Report, Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility and Development, challenges such stereotypes. It seeks to broaden and rebalance perceptions of migration to reflect a more complex and highly variable reality.

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Greening Growth in Asia and Pacific 15.06.2016

Only six years ago, in 2002, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the world’s Governments reaffirmed their commitment to safeguarding the environment for future generations. They did not anticipate just how soon the situation would deteriorate. We face a daily barrage of bad news: accelerated climate change, natural disasters, food shortages.

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Green Growth: Capacity Development Programme - Map to Green Growth for Asia and the Pacific 15.06.2016

The objectives of this program is to introduce Green Growth as a solution for addressing the development challenges facing countries in Asia and the Pacific

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The Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific 2005 15.06.2016

The fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific, held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 24 to 29 March 2005, concentrated on achieving environmentally sustainable economic growth, or “Green Growth”. I am very pleased to acknowledge that it was a landmark conference for the future of our region.

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CEB: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) 15.06.2016

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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UNDP Annual Report 23.02.2017

In 177 countries and territories, UNDP supports actions to lift living standards, create opportunities and enable people to live fulfilling lives. Our 2012-2013 Annual Report showcases how we deliver results through programmes on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development. It highlights the reach of our diverse partnerships, and our globally recognized initiatives on transparency and accountability.

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Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (OSAA) 15.06.2016

The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) was officially established on 1 May 2003 by the Secretary-General (ST/SGB/2003/6), in line with General Assembly Resolution A/RES/57/7 of 4 November 2002.

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New Partnership for Africa’s Development 15.06.2016

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) is a programme of the African Union (AU) adopted in Lusaka, Zambia in 2001. NEPAD is a radically new intervention, spearheaded by African leaders to pursue new priorities and approaches to the political and socio-economic transformation of Africa.

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HLCP: Climate Change Policy & Practice 15.06.2016

Climate Change Policy & Practice is a knowledge management project for international negotiations and related activities on climate change managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services.

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United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction 18.10.2016

UNISDR was created in December 1999 in response to a need for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction within the UN's. development and other work areas. It serves as the UN system focal point for coordination of disaster reduction, and ensures synergies among UN system and regional organisations in disaster reduction activities, and socio-economic and humanitarian activity fields (GA res, 56/195 (2001)).

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia 18.10.2016

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is mandated to initiate measures that promote economic and social development in Western Asia, and strengthen the economic and social relations of the countries in the region, both among themselves and with other countries.

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 18.10.2016

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) serves as the regional arm of the UN in economic, social and related fields. Its work includes norm-setting, dissemination of information, analytical and operational functions, as well as providing an important forum for articulating regional perspectives on global issues and for building consensus within the Asia-Pacific region (GA res. 321197 (1977) and ECOSOC res. 1998/46 (1998).

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 18.10.2016

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) was founded in 1948 by ECOSOC res. 106 (VI) to coordinate policies for the promotion of sustainable Latin American economic development and to foster regional and international trade. Later, its work was extended to the Caribbean countries and its programme of action expanded to promote sustainable social development.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 18.10.2016

The Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was created in 1947 by ECOSOC res. 36 (IV) (1947). Its major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. To do so, UNECE brings together 56 countries from Europe, Central Asia and North America to work together on economic and sectoral issues.

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa 29.07.2016

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) was established in 1958 by ECOSOC res. 671A (XXV) (1958), and is one of five regional commissions under the administrative direction of UN Headquarters. As the regional arm of the UN in Africa, it is mandated to support the economic and social development of its 53 Member States, foster regional integration and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development 18.10.2016

The UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is an autonomous body of the UN that was established in 1963 by a decision of the Secretary-General (ST/SGB/126) with a mandate to conduct policy-relevant research on pressing issues of social development.

CEB: United Nations Development Programme 14.10.2016

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations lead agency for the UN development system. Its objective is to build inclusive, sustainable and resilient societies. It has a presence in 176 countries and territories, and provides expert advice, training and financial support. Special attention is paid to the needs of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and countries emerging from conflict.

Actions tagged with Development

Date published

HLCP: Action on cross-pillar linkages 06.04.2017
HLCP: Action on Sustainable Development 13.01.2017
HLCP: Action on Inequality 01.03.2017
HLCP: Action on Disaster Risk Reduction 13.01.2017
HLCP: Action on Urbanization and Sustainable Development 06.01.2017
HLCM: Action on Human Resources for the 2030 Agenda 10.08.2016
HLCM: Action on One set of principles and follow up to CEB’s mandates 10.08.2016
HLCM: Action on System-wide semantic framework (XML) for document management 10.08.2016
HLCM: Action on the Thematic discussion: UN system's Operational fit for the new Sustainable Development Agenda 10.08.2016
HLCM: Action on the HLCM Strategic Plan 2013-2016 and follow-up to the CEB post 2015 Fit for Purpose 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Management Issues 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Financing for Sustainable Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on UN-WATER 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Operational Activities for Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Management Issues 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Small Island Developing States 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Climate Change 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on a new UN Urban Agenda 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Disaster Risk Reduction 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Youth Employment 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Post-2015 Development Agenda 23.02.2017
HLCM: Action on the contribution to the CEB Post 2015 purpose 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Social and Environmental Sustainability 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Migration and Development 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Small Island Developing States 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Post-2015 Development Agenda 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Cybersecurity/Cybercrime and Policies on Information 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Post-2015 Development Agenda 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on UN System-wide Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for LDCs 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on the Review by CEB of MDG Implementation 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Migration and Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on UNDG Strategic Priorities for 2013-2016 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Disaster Risk Reduction 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on CEB Review of MDG Implementation 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Post -2015 Development Agenda 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Regional Dimension of Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on System-wide support for NEPAD 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Treatment and prevention of diseases, including HIV/AIDS and malaria” 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Financing for Development and Strategies for Sustainable Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on follow-up to the UN Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Preventing armed conflict” 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on World Summit on Sustainable Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on 2005 review of the United Nations Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on follow up to 2005 World Summit Outcome 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the 2005 World Summit 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Midterm review of the Brussels Programme of Action for the LDC's 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on International Migration and Development 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Least Developed Countries 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on African Development 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Disaster Risk Reduction 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Preparations for the Follow-up of International Conference on Financing for Development 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on the second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Regional Coherence 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on the second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Ten-year review of the MDGs 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on South-South and triangular cooperation 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Outcome of the High-level meeting on MDGs 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Disaster Risk Reduction 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Disaster Risk Reduction 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Human Rights and Development 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Rio+20 and Beyond 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Sustainable Development: Preparations for Rio+20 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Human Rights and Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on International Migration and Development 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Least Developed Countries(LDC's) 23.02.2017

CEB Mechanisms tagged with Development

Date published

UNDG: Working Group on Programming Issues 23.02.2017

The WG develops policies, guidelines and tools to improve the quality and effectiveness of UN country team programme collaboration which better supports national efforts to achieve internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.

UNDG: Working Group on Country Office Business Operations Issues 23.02.2017

The WG assists country offices on harmonizing and simplifying business operations at the county level.

Statistics tagged with Development

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FBN: Agency expenditure by category 03.08.2016

This chart shows expenditure by category for individual agencies.

FBN: Agency expenditure by category 03.08.2016

This chart shows agencies' expenditure by category.

Inter-agency Coordination Mechanisms tagged with Development

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UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC) 23.02.2017

The UN Inter-Agency Committee for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (IAC) seeks to ensure harmonious international coordination of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) within the UN system, to embed the ESD agenda into the work of UN agencies in a coherent and timely manner, and to emphasize the role of ESD and its implications for all forms, levels and settings of education. It is a forum for open-ended collaboration towards the effective implementation of the Decade.

HLCP: HLCP Working Group on Climate Change 23.02.2017

The Working Group on Climate Change was established by HLCP in 2007 with the aim of coordinating system-wide participation in UN climate conferences and to facilitate a coherent approach and joint action of the United Nations system on climate change.

HLCP: UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda 23.02.2017

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established a UN System Task Team to coordinate preparations for beyond 2015 and to support the work of the High-level Panel of eminent persons on the post-2015 development agenda that the Secretary-General appointed to advise him on the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). President Yudoyono of Indonesia, President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom are co-chairs of the 27-member Panel, made up of civil society, private sector and government leaders.

HLCP: Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) 23.02.2017

Formally established in 2008, the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) is a global alliance of UN agencies, NGOs and specialist institutes. As a global thematic platform of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), PEDRR seeks to promote and scale-up implementation of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and ensure it is mainstreamed in development planning at global, national and local levels, in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action.

HLCP: Global Humanitarian Platform (GHP) 23.02.2017

The GHP is a forum bringing together the three main families of the humanitarian community - NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and the UN and related international organisations. These families have a shared responsibility in enhancing the effectiveness of humanitarian action.

HLCP: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is a unique inter-agency forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making involving the key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners. The IASC was established in June 1992 in response to United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/182 on the strengthening of humanitarian assistance.

HLCP: The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of representatives from NGOs, UN agencies, donor agencies, governments, academic institutions, schools and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to quality and safe education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.

HLCP: Global Migration Group (GMG) 23.02.2017

The GMG was established by the United Nations Secretary-General in early 2006 in response to a recommendation of the Global Commission on International Migration for the establishment of a high-level inter-institutional group of agencies involved in migration-related activities.

CEB: Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) 23.02.2017

The Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) was established in September 2002 in order to continue coordination in the statistical sector, which had been done by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) Subcommittee on Statistical Activities prior to 2002.

HLCP: Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) 23.02.2017

The establishment of Executive Committees was an important component of the reform process launched by the Secretary-General in early 1997. They comprise the four principal sectoral areas of the Organization's work--Peace and Security, Economic and Social Affairs, Development Operations and Humanitarian Affairs, each with its own designated Convenor.

HLCP: MDG Gap Task Force 23.02.2017

The MDG Gap Task Force was created by the Secretary-General of the United Nations following the discussion of the Policy Committee on 1 May 2007 (Decision No. 2007/22) to improve monitoring of the global commitments contained in MDG 8, the Global Partnership for Development.

HLCP: Inter-agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators includes various Departments within the United Nations Secretariat, a number of UN agencies from within the United Nations system and outside, various government agencies and national statisticians, and other organizations concerned with the development of MDG data at the national and international levels including donors and expert advisers.

HLCP: United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) 23.02.2017

In October 2000, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), in its Resolution 2000/35 established the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), a subsidiary body with the main objective to promote “… the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end…”based on the Rio Declaration, the Forest Principles, Chapter 11 of Agenda 21 and the outcome of the IPF/IFF Processes and other key milestones of international forest policy.

HLCP: UN-Oceans 23.02.2017

UN-Oceans   is   an   inter-agency   mechanism   that   seeks   to   enhance   the coordination, coherence and effectiveness of competent organizations of the United Nations system and the International Seabed Authority, within existing resources, in conformity  with  the  United  Nations  Convention  on  the  Law  of  the  Sea,  the respective competences of each of its participating organizations and the mandates and priorities approved by their respective governing bodies.

HLCP: UN-Energy 23.02.2017

UN-Energy was established to help ensure coherence in the UN system’s multi-disciplinary response to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) and to ensure the effective engagement of non-UN stakeholders in implementing WSSD energy-related decisions. The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), decisions taken at CSD-9, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21, and Agenda 21 serve as the basis for action on energy.

HLCP: UN-Water 03.04.2017

UN-Water, which was established in 2003 by the United Nations High Level Committee on Programmes, has evolved out of a history of close collaboration among UN agencies. It was created to add value to UN initiatives by fostering greater co-operation and information-sharing among existing UN agencies and outside partners.

HLCP: United Nations Environment Management Group (EMG) 23.02.2017

The EMG was established in 1999 pursuant by General Assembly resolution 53/242 as recommended by the Secretary-General in his report on Environment and Human Settlements (A/53/463). It is chaired by the Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and supported by a secretariat provided by UNEP.

HLCP: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 23.02.2017

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts.

CEB: UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security 23.02.2017

The UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security is a global partnership approach towards tackling rural development challenges at the country level. Established in 1997 by the UN Administrative Committee on Coordination (today UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination).

Executive Bios tagged with Development

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CEB: Ms Helen Clark 23.02.2017

Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues.

CEB: Mr. Li Yong 23.02.2017

Mr. LI Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has had an extensive career as a senior economic and financial policy-maker. As Vice-Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank for a decade, Mr. LI was involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies, and in supporting sound economic growth in China.

CEB: Mr. Houlin Zhao 23.02.2017

Houlin Zhao was elected ITU Secretary-General at the 19TH Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Korea, in October 2014. He took up his post on 1 January, 2015.

Born in 1950 in Jiangsu, China, Mr Zhao graduated from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and holds an MSc in Telematics from the University of Essex in the UK.