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.
The report 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 bodies. The report also provides information on efforts to enhance coherence and coordination on system-wide preparation and follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits.
In 2013, CEB, through its High-level Committee on Programmes, focused specifically on system-wide support to the acceleration of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals; enhancing implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020 (Istanbul Programme of Action) by United Nations system organizations; advanced system-wide coordination in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda; the nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; and the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.
Seeking to increase the effectiveness and impact of operational activities of the United Nations system, CEB, through the United Nations Development Group, placed the highest priority on ensuring coherent implementation of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations across the system with a firm focus on high-impact priority areas. With regard to administrative and management issues of system-wide concern, CEB, through its High-level Committee on Management, focused on modernizing human resources management and improving business practices.
The report also highlights coordination activities between CEB and other jointly financed bodies.