Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017)
In its resolution 63/230, the General Assembly considered that a theme for the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty should be “Full employment and decent work for all”. CEB had, through the development of the toolkit for mainstreaming employment and decent work, already made important contributions to promoting United Nations system policy coherence in this area. As the principal body for system-wide coordination on programme issues, the High level Committee on Programmes provides a well-established forum for the development of a coordinated, substantive and coherent system-wide plan of action on the contribution that full employment and decent work for all could make to the eradication of poverty. Against this backdrop and in response to the General Assembly resolution, CEB endorsed the establishment of a time-bound cluster group of members of the High-level Committee on Programmes to prepare a draft action plan for review during the next reporting period.