Action date

29/04/2015

Background

Ms Irina Bokova, Chair of the High-level Committee on Management introduced the report on the twenty-ninth session of the Committee, held on 19 and 20 March 2015 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

Discussion

The Chair recalled that the strategic plan for 2013-2016 of the Committee had provided member organizations with a clear road map, which was being systematically implemented and was already delivering concrete and tangible results. The plan would be adjusted as the post-2015 agenda developed. Among its current top priorities, the Committee actively engaged with the International Civil Service Commission in the context of its review of the conditions of service for United Nations system staff. It had considered the proposed United Nations system approach to the data revolution that was before the Board for review and endorsement. In addition, the Committee committed to the development and implementation of environmental sustainability management systems in each organization. Finally, it approved the occupational health and safety framework developed by the United Nations system medical directors.

Action

CEB took note of the progress made and endorsed the report on the twenty-ninth session of the High-level Committee on Management, including its approval of the occupational health and safety framework.