The present report provides an overview of inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in 2014.
It highlights the key activities of CEB in fostering a coherent approach on policy, operational and management matters to enhance United Nations system-wide coordination in support of intergovernmental mandates. It also provides information on efforts to enhance coherence and coordination on system-wide preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits.
In 2014, CEB continued its efforts to accelerate the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and coordinated system-wide support in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda. Through its High-level Committee on Programmes, the Board contributed to the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the preparations for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020 and the twentieth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Seeking to increase the effectiveness and impact of operational activities of the United Nations system, CEB, through the United Nations Development Group, accorded priority to the coherent implementation of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations throughout the system.
With regard to administrative and management issues of system-wide concern, CEB, through its High-level Committee on Management, focused on common procurement practices, modernizing human resources management and improving business practices. The report also highlights coordination activities between CEB and other jointly financed bodies.