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CEBs: UN System Procurement Statistics 15.06.2016

This section presents statistics produced by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), on behalf of the United Nations system of organizations to provide detailed information covering the spectrum of United Nations procurement activities. Procurement is defined as the acquisition through purchase or lease of real property, goods or other products (including intellectual property), works or services.

CEB: Promoting coordinated action on youth 23.02.2017

The World Programme of Action for Youth, adopted by the General Assembly in 1995, provides the policy framework and practical guidelines for national action and international support to improve the well-being of young people around the world.

HRN: UN System Human Resources Statistics 15.06.2016

Every year the CEB Secretariat collects HR data from member organizations and publishes statistics. Reports detail staff demographics such as staff grade, nationality, location, gender and age. Staff with appointments for a period of less than one year are excluded from published data. Reports also exclude information on National Professional Officers, which is provided separately.

HLCP: Capacity building 23.02.2017

Handbooks and training on conducting Technology Needs Assessment for climate change, preparing technology transfer projects for financing, and conducting technology transfer negotiations

CEB: Technology needs and needs assessments 23.02.2017

Support to countries in preparation of their Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) reports; development of energy indicators for a sustainable development methodology that facilitates identifying options and potential for technology transfer in the energy sector;

CEB: Capacity Building in Adaptation 23.02.2017

Providing advisory services on how to mainstream climate change considerations into development decision-making, including for the achievement of the MDGs in the LDCs and other countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America;

CEB: Overall Capacity Building 23.02.2017

Capacity development for national policy makers in addressing climate change-related challenges; regional and sub-regional preparatory workshops for climate change negotiators from developing countries, including SIDS and LDCs, on the UNFCCC Bali Road Map;

CEB: Operational activities in key sectors and support for adaptation at the local level 23.02.2017

Scaling up sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa within the TerrAfrica framework; Pan-African Land Policy Framework; MENARID umbrella programme for sustainable management of the drylands of the Middle East and North Africa region; decreasing vulnerability to climate variability in African river basins;

CEB: Support for national planning for adaptation 23.02.2017

Assistance to Least Developed Countries with National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs); assistance to African countries in launching integrated and comprehensive approaches to adaptation; studies on the socioeconomic and demographic impact of climate change on countries and cities;

CEB: Monitoring of climate impacts and vulnerability 23.02.2017

Monitoring reports, analysis and assessments provide valuable information on various climate-sensitive parameters and resources, such as: crop and food supply;marine and forest biomass resources;water resources;human settlements and related infrastructure...

CEB: Box 2.8: Addressing the urbanization of poverty 23.02.2017

Achieving the MDGs, particularly the goal of halving poverty by 2015, requires that poverty reduction programmes give more attention to urban areas. According to UN estimates, virtually all population growth expected in the world during 2000-2015 will be concentrated in urban areas, and the urban population will rise from 2.8 billion in 2000 to 3.8 billion in 2015. The global population is expected to increase at an annual rate of less than 1 percent per annum, or 0.84 percent over the next fifteen years.

CEB: Mr. Joan Clos 23.02.2017

Appointed Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) at the level of Undersecretary-General by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Joan Clos took office at the Programme’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya on 18 October 2010. Born in Barcelona on 29 June 1949, he is a medical doctor with a distinguished career in public service and diplomacy.

FBN: UN System Financial Statistics 23.04.2017

Financial Statistics is a collection of annual data from CEB member organizations on their revenue and expenditures. Using this data, revenues broken down by assessed and voluntary contributions can be shown. Also, expenditures at the country, regional and global levels and broken down by expenditure categories: development assistance, humanitarian assistance, technical cooperation, peacekeeping and normative activities.

HLCP: Green Economy Initiative (GEI) 23.02.2017

The Green Economy Initiative (GEI) responds to the development challenges and imbalances in growth strategies that underlie the global financial and economic crisis by motivating policymakers in all countries...

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CEB: United Nations Human Settlements Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: Social services, empowerment and protection of people 23.02.2017

Social protection is in urgent need. The economic downturn is already having several implications in the provision of social services and social protection programmes, particularly in developing countries. Fiscal tightness arising from the need for economic stimulus packages to counterbalance the negative effects of financial constraints are already affecting the possibility of weak public structures to face the growing needs for safety nets, and ways of protecting the population from the effects of the major meltdown.

CEB: Environment 23.02.2017

Facing such an acute economic downturn, there is a real risk that governments, business and other economic actors and multilateral agencies sacrifice their commitment to fight climate change and environmental degradation for economic survival and funding more immediate priori ties.

CEB: Technology transfer 23.02.2017

Technology transfer and development activities by the UN system promote the diffusion and uptake of environmentallyfriendly and climate-friendly technologies and practices towards achieving objectives of mitigation and adaptation at the country level.

CEB: Foreword by the UN Secretary-General 23.02.2017

At the 13th session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC in Bali, Indonesia, we met to initiate an ambitious new phase of international cooperation on climate change in the light of compelling scientific evidence. At that time, I spoke of climate change as the “defining challenge of our time”.

HLCP: CEB Issue Paper: The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Work of the UN System 15.06.2016

At its meeting in Geneva on 26-27 February 2009, the HLCP discussed extensively a preliminary version of this paper, submitted by the Chair, on the basis of a very rich set of contributions by all agencies. The CEB Paris meeting resulted in a robust exchange of views during which CEB members endorsed the course of action proposed by the HLCP and supported the various initiatives for joint action contained in the Issue Paper prepared by the Chair of the HLCP.

HLCP: Acting on Climate Change: The UN Delivering as One 15.06.2016

Under the leadership of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has initiated a process of aligning its strengths to achieve a coordinated action-oriented approach to the global and multifaceted challenge of climate change. This document brings together information on activities undertaken throughout the United Nations system, including its agencies, funds and programmes, as contributed by the respective entities.

CEB: One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change 15.06.2016

CEB’s contribution to the preparatory process of the 2005 World Summit culminated in the publication of "One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change — How the Millennium Declaration is Changing the Way the United Nations System Works", which was launched at the July 2005 session of the Economic and Social Council and was commended by the President of the Economic and Social Council to the Summit.

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State of the World's Cities 2012/2013 15.06.2016

What this new edition of State of the World's Cities shows is that prosperity for all has been compromised by a narrow focus on economic growth. UN-Habitat suggests a fresh approach to prosperity beyond the solely economic emphasis, including other vital dimensions such as quality of life, adequate infrastructures, equity and environmental sustainability. The Report proposes a new tool – the City Prosperity Index – together with a conceptual matrix, the Wheel of Prosperity, both of which are meant to assist decision makers to design clear policy interventions.

Direct access: State of the World's Cities 2012/2013
UN-HABITAT Media Centre 15.06.2016
Direct access: UN-HABITAT Media
Best practices database 15.06.2016

This is a free public access database with approximately 4,000 proven solutions to the common social, economic and environmental problems.

Direct access: UN-HABITAT Best practices
UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC) 23.02.2017
Direct access: UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC)
Population in urban and rural areas 15.06.2016

Population in urban and rural areas

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Global urban indicators 15.06.2016

Based on the Habitat Agenda and on Resolutions 15/6 and 17/1 of the United Nations Commission on Human Settlements, UNCHS (Habitat) has developed an indicators system that contains a set of 30 key indicators and nine qualitative data. These are the minimum data required for reporting on shelter and urban development consistent with the twenty key areas of commitment in the Habitat Agenda universal reporting format.

Direct access: Global urban indicators
Open UN-Habitat 15.06.2016

In September 2012, UN-Habitat began publishing project and programme data on this website. Our starting point is to “publish what we can”. This means that we actively make information about UN-Habitat programmes and operations publically available except in minimal cases where the information has been deemed confidential as set out in the Publishing Policy. The site is currently in beta version and we will improve our data quality and reporting processes over time.

Direct access: Open UN-Habitat Transparency Initiative
HLCP: Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) 23.02.2017

The Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) is chaired by the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. Its membership comprises DESA, the regional commissions, UNCTAD, UNEP, UN-Habitat, UNODC, OHCHR, UNDP, OHRLLS and OSAA and also includes UNU and the research/training institutes INSTRAW, UNRISD, and UNITAR.

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UN-HABITAT on Flickr 15.06.2016
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UN-HABITAT Vacancies 15.06.2016
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UN-HABITAT on YouTube 15.06.2016
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UN-HABITAT on Facebook 15.06.2016
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UN-HABITAT on Twitter 15.06.2016
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CEB: UN-HABITAT 15.06.2016
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UNDG: Results-based Management Handbook 18.04.2013

This handbook development exercise was spearheaded by the Results-based Management (RBM) Task Team of the United Nations Development Group working group on programming issues.

Direct access: Results-based Management Handbook
UN-HABITAT Annual Report 23.02.2017

This report presents UN-HABITAT's main achievements in 2015. Since it's founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 6.8 million people obtain a safer place to sleep at night, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives. In fiscal year 2015, Habitat served nearly 1.8 million people through home construction, incremental construction, rehabilitation, repairs or increased access to improved shelter through products and services.

Direct access: UN-HABITAT Annual Report 2015

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CEB: United Nations Human Settlements Programme 14.10.2016

GA res. 32/162 (1977) established the Governing Council of the UN Human Settlements Programme and its Secretariat, the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) (previously known as the UN Centre for Human Settlements). UN-HABITAT, which has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, is charged with coordinating human settlement activities within the UN system and facilitating the global exchange of information on shelter and sustainable urban development.

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FBN: Total expenditure by country 03.08.2016

This map shows all agencies' country expenditure combined.

FBN: Total expenditure by region 03.08.2016

This chart shows all agencies' expenditure for each region.

FBN: Total expenditure by agency 03.08.2016

This chart shows the total expenditure for each agency, calculated on the basis of all expenditure categories.

FBN: Total revenue by agency 03.08.2016

United Nations organizations vary widely in size based on annual revenues.  The largest organizations have revenues totaling in the Billions of USD while the smallest are in the range of 20 – 50 Million USD.  The annual revenues for each organization are presented below.

FBN: Agency revenue by government donor (voluntary contributions, specified) 03.08.2016

This chart shows agency voluntary contributions (specified) revenue from government donors.

FBN: Agency revenue by government donor (voluntary contributions, non-specified) 03.08.2016

This chart shows agency voluntary contributions (non-specified) revenue from government donors. The graphic is limited to show the top 100 donations.

FBN: Agency revenue by government donor (assessed contributions) 03.08.2016

This chart shows agency assessed revenue from government donors. The graphic is limited to show the top 100 donations.

FBN: Agency expenditure by category 03.08.2016

This chart shows expenditure by category for individual agencies.

FBN: Agency expenditure by category 03.08.2016

This chart shows agencies' expenditure by category.

FBN: Global and inter-regional expenditure by agency 03.08.2016

This graph shows agency global and inter-regional expenditure.

FBN: Voluntary agency revenue by revenue type 03.08.2016

This chart shows revenue by revenue type for voluntary agencies.

FBN: Country and regional expenditure by agency 30.01.2017

This chart shows the expenditure of each agency within a country

FBN: Revenue type by agency 03.08.2016

This graph shows individual agencies' revenue, broken down by revenue type.

FBN: Agency revenue by revenue type 03.08.2016

While United Nations organizations have widely different business models, their annual revenue streams can be grouped into for major categories. These are: Assessed Contributions; Voluntary Contributions, not specified to use; Voluntary Contributions, specified to use; and Other Revenue.

FBN: Agency revenue by government donor (assessed and voluntary contributions) 03.08.2016

This chart shows agency revenue from government donors for assessed and voluntary revenue types.

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United Nations Strategic Planning Network (UNSPN) 01.10.2015

The UNSPN is set up as an informal network of units with the main responsibility for strategic planning and results based management in each UN organization (taken here to mean the multiple organizational forms in the UN systems- funds, programmes, specialized agencies, UN Secretariat departments and affiliated organizations).

UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC) 23.02.2017

The UN Inter-Agency Committee for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (IAC) seeks to ensure harmonious international coordination of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) within the UN system, to embed the ESD agenda into the work of UN agencies in a coherent and timely manner, and to emphasize the role of ESD and its implications for all forms, levels and settings of education. It is a forum for open-ended collaboration towards the effective implementation of the Decade.

HLCP: HLCP Working Group on Climate Change 23.02.2017

The Working Group on Climate Change was established by HLCP in 2007 with the aim of coordinating system-wide participation in UN climate conferences and to facilitate a coherent approach and joint action of the United Nations system on climate change.

HLCP: United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) 23.02.2017

The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) was established in 1975 by several UN agencies to serve as a UN System-civil society interface. Since its creation, the UN General Assembly has recognized the value of NGLS’ work on several occasions, in 1982 and again, in 1993.

HLCP: United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) 23.02.2017

UNEG was established in January 1984 as the Inter-Agency Working Group on Evaluation (IAWG). It is a professional network that brings together the units responsible for evaluation in the UN system including the specialized agencies, funds, programmes and affiliated organisations. UNEG currently has 45 such members.

HLCP: Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a network of Gender Focal Points in United Nations offices, specialized agencies, funds and programmes and is chaired by UN Women. UN Women also serves as the Secretariat for the Network. The Network has played a central role in promoting gender equality throughout the United Nations system and in follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (Beijing +5) in 2000.

HLCP: Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) 23.02.2017

The establishment of Executive Committees was an important component of the reform process launched by the Secretary-General in early 1997. They comprise the four principal sectoral areas of the Organization's work--Peace and Security, Economic and Social Affairs, Development Operations and Humanitarian Affairs, each with its own designated Convenor.

HLCP: MDG Gap Task Force 23.02.2017

The MDG Gap Task Force was created by the Secretary-General of the United Nations following the discussion of the Policy Committee on 1 May 2007 (Decision No. 2007/22) to improve monitoring of the global commitments contained in MDG 8, the Global Partnership for Development.

HLCP: Inter-agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators includes various Departments within the United Nations Secretariat, a number of UN agencies from within the United Nations system and outside, various government agencies and national statisticians, and other organizations concerned with the development of MDG data at the national and international levels including donors and expert advisers.

HLCP: United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) 23.02.2017

In October 2000, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), in its Resolution 2000/35 established the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), a subsidiary body with the main objective to promote “… the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end…”based on the Rio Declaration, the Forest Principles, Chapter 11 of Agenda 21 and the outcome of the IPF/IFF Processes and other key milestones of international forest policy.

HLCP: UN-Energy 23.02.2017

UN-Energy was established to help ensure coherence in the UN system’s multi-disciplinary response to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) and to ensure the effective engagement of non-UN stakeholders in implementing WSSD energy-related decisions. The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), decisions taken at CSD-9, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21, and Agenda 21 serve as the basis for action on energy.

HLCP: Inter-agency Standing Committee Taskforce on HIV in Humanitarian Situations 23.02.2017

The IASC Taskforce on HIV in Humanitarian Situations was established in March 2007. The Task Force is composed of UN agencies, NGOs consortia, IOM and the IFRC and meets on a quarterly basis. It is co-chaired by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and a rotating representative of the non-UN membership.

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CEB: Mr. Joan Clos 23.02.2017

Appointed Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) at the level of Undersecretary-General by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Joan Clos took office at the Programme’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya on 18 October 2010. Born in Barcelona on 29 June 1949, he is a medical doctor with a distinguished career in public service and diplomacy.