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 2016. The report highlights the key activities of the Chief Executives Board in fostering a coherent approach to policy, operational and management matters so as to enhance United Nations system-wide coordination in support of intergovernmental mandates. The report also provides information on efforts to enhance coherence and coordination on system-wide preparation for and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits.
In 2016, CEB strengthened the collective capacities of United Nations system entities to support Member States in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through its High-level Committee on Programmes, the Chief Executives Board also contributed to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and the twenty-first session of the Conference of 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, concentrated on mainstreaming and accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and continued its efforts to implement the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system. Through its High-level Committee on Management, the Chief Executives Board also focused on administrative and management issues of system-wide concern in the areas of procurement, finance and budget, human resources and information and communications technologies. The report also highlights coordination activities in which the Board engaged with other jointly financed bodies