CEB and its High-Level Committees have continued to address ICT from two interrelated vantage points: first, the coherence of the policy advice that the system provides to countries in setting comprehensive, forward-looking strategies to harness information and communication technology for economic and social progress, and second, the imperative for the system to capitalize on the unprecedented opportunity that ICT offers the organizations of the United Nations system for the creation, sharing and management of knowledge.
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Information and communication technology plays a critical role in almost every operational and management aspect of the United Nations system (see also paras. 24 and 25 above on knowledge-sharing). In 2004, CEB adopted the United Nations system ICT strategic framework to strengthen system-wide coordination of this critical area.
In the past year, both HLCM and HLCP have reiterated their commitment to pursue a common strategy to more effectively share knowledge across the system. While extensive capacity to leverage knowledge resources already exists within many United Nations system organizations, the ability of the system as a whole to share knowledge is a critical condition to significantly advance overall policy and programmatic coherence. With these considerations in mind, CEB, through its High-level Committees, has established an inter-agency task force to shape a system-wide knowledge-sharing strategy.
Promoting gender mainstreaming; Fostering inter-agency collaboration in knowledge management and knowledge sharing; United Nations System Staff College.
Staff security and safety; Enhancing governance and accountability; Enhancing financial resources management; Enhancing human resources management; Coordinating United Nations system response to the threat of avian influenza; Inter-agency collaboration in information and communication technology.
With the implementation of the initial phases of a common United Nations system directory, the Information and Communications Technology Network of the High-level Committee on Management, in conjunction with the information and communications technology tasking group of the United Nations Development Group, took an important step towards greater system-wide knowledge-sharing during the reporting period.
Agencies of the United Nations system continue to work towards the harmonization of ICT services, at both the country and headquarters levels. Analysis performed as part of the report of the Secretary-General on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review (A/67/93-E/2012/79) indicates that shared ICT infrastructure introduced into several programme countries has begun to show results in terms of efficiencies.
The global communities the UN system serves have become more sophisticated in their information needs and the organizations’ information content and the means by which it is delivered often seem inadequate and out]dated to younger and other intended mass audiences.
Web for Development (Web4Dev) is the Community of Practice for UN System Web Professionals. Since its inception by the World Bank in 2003, the Web4Dev community of practice has brought together members of central web teams from UN system organizations, international development agencies and international development NGOs.