Coherence in the delivery of services by organizations of the United Nations system at the country level, particularly in the context of achieving the Millennium Development Goals, was high on the agenda of CEB during the year, and is expected to remain so in the follow-up to General Assembly resolution 59/250 on the triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development, and the September 2005 High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly.
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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.
In the Summit Outcome, Member States reaffirmed their commitment to the global partnership for development set out in the Millennium Declaration, the Monterrey Consensus and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation. They further stressed that each country must take primary responsibility for its own development, and that the role of national policies and development strategies is critical in the achievement of sustainable development. Such national efforts should be complemented by supportive global programmes, measures and policies.
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.
International migration and development and Food security theme groups at the country level.
At its 2007 spring session, the Chief Executives Board endorsed the recommendation for an evaluation of the eight pilot projects carried out at the country level under the One United Nations initiative and gave the United Nations Evaluation Group the task of establishing the substantive parameters and process for the evaluation. In response to that request, the United Nations Evaluation Group envisaged a three-stage process, as follows:
To more fully identify bottlenecks in business practices at the country level, the Chairs of the United Nations Development Group and the High-level Committee on Management commissioned a high-level joint mission during the second quarter of 2010.
On behalf of CEB, the United Nations Development Group is providing dedicated support to roll-out United Nations Development Frameworks in response to General Assembly resolution 62/208, which encourages the funds, programmes and specialized agencies of the United Nations development system to intensify collaboration to achieve more effective use of their expertise, resources and actions towards strengthening national capacities, in accordance with national priorities and development plans.
In his five year Action Plan, the Secretary General calls for the Launch of a second generation of "Delivering as one", which will focus on managing and monitoring for results, ensuring increased accountability and improved outcomes.
The aim of the project was to provide support to UNCTs to use and integrate operations concepts into the programming process in the field. This was found necessary during the joint mission of the HLCM and UNDG to identify bottlenecks to collaboration in the area of operations in Delivering as One. A second phase to enhance implementation of this project has been approved for funding
From October 2011 to February 2012, the United Nations System Staff College held three workshops, two in Turin, Italy and one in Bangkok, Thailand, designed for senior operations staff. These workshops built on the experiences of the 2011 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) rollout where operations management was for the first time incorporated.
Please note that UNDG maintains its own website, on which you may find more detailed information relating to country-level coordination and development activities: http://www.undg.org