Background

The Chairman of the High-level Committee on Programmes briefed the Board on the outcome of the Committee’s tenth session, held from 6 to 8 October 2005.

Discussion

The Secretary-General noted that the General Assembly is scheduled to undertake in 2006 its first comprehensive review of the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action for the least developed countries. He urged members of CEB to be actively involved in its preparatory process and requested the Committee to bring the Board up to date on the state of inter-agency preparations at its spring 2006 session.

Action

The Board took note of the report of the High-level Committee on Programme on its tenth session and its work programme.