Background

On behalf of the Chair of the High -level Co mmittee on Management, the Vice - Chair introduced the report on the twenty -seventh session of the Committee, held on 3 and 4 April 2014 at the office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Venice, Italy.

The  briefing  focused  on  four  main  ar eas  of  activity:  work  of  the  United Nations  system  in  high -risk  environments;  the  review  of  the  United  Nations compensation package being undertaken by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC); innovations in United Nations business models; and organizational   resilience.   The   Vice -Chair   also   informed   the   Board   that   the Committee had launched a discussion on its contribution to the CEB reflection on the fitness for purpose of the United Nations system in supporting Member States in the transition to  a  post-2015 development agenda, noting that this  would be the subject of a briefing at the CEB retreat.

Action

CEB thanked the Vice-Chair of the High-level Committee on Management for her briefing, took note of progress and endorsed the conclusions of the Committee at its twenty-seventh session.