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Pages tagged with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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CEBs: Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs 12.06.2017

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 2.5: 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: 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 30.05.2017

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) 30.05.2017

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) 30.05.2017

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 30.05.2017

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: 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) 30.05.2017

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.

HLCP: Millennium Development Goals 13.06.2017

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: Sustainable Development 06.06.2017

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, world leaders agreed on a vision and an ambitious plan of action for change: freeing the world of poverty and hunger, protecting the planet from degradation; ensuring that that all people can live prosperous and fulfilling live in dignity and equality, and fostering peaceful, just and inclusive societies free of fear and violence. Universal in scope and application and integrated and indivisible in nature, the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has the potential to be truly transformative. Its implementation calls for coordinated actions across the peace and security, human rights, humanitarian affairs and sustainable development spectrum and requires a deeper collective engagement by all stakeholders – governments, parliaments, the scientific and academic community, civil society, the private sector, the international community and the United Nations system.

Documents tagged with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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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: 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
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
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.

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
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 (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 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: 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 factsheet 23.02.2017

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

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.

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
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.

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 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: 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

Bookmarks tagged with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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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.

Direct access: The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
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.

Direct access: Human development
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.

Direct access: MDG Indicators
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.

Direct access: UN: The MDG Task Force Report 2012
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.

Direct access: UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda
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.

Direct access: 2008 High-level Event on the MDGs (25 September 2008)
Millennium summit (6-8 September 2000) 23.02.2017
Direct access: Millennium summit (6-8 September 2000)
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.

Direct access: Millennium Development Goals Reports
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.

Direct access: United Nations Millennium Campaign
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.

Direct access: UN Secretary-General MDG advocacy group
2005 World Summit: Statements and Videos 23.02.2017
Direct access: 2005 World Summit: Statements and Videos
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.

Direct access: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
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 2005 World Summit 23.02.2017
Direct access: The 2005 World Summit
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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United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP) 15.06.2016

United Nations Fund for International Partnerships

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Actions tagged with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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HLCP: Action on the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on the Review by CEB of MDG Implementation 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on CEB Review of MDG Implementation 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 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: 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on 2005 review of the United Nations Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Ten-year review of the MDGs 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Outcome of the High-level meeting on MDGs 23.02.2017

CEB Mechanisms tagged with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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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.

Inter-agency Coordination Mechanisms tagged with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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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: 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.

Executive Bios tagged with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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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.