This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its fall session 2007 and its spring session 2008.
During the reporting period, the review of the CEB structure and working methods came to a close. A significant outcome of the review was the integration of the United Nations Development Group into the CEB framework as a third pillar of the Board, alongside its two standing subsidiary bodies, the High-Level Committee on Management and the High-Level Committee on Programmes. The CEB spring session 2008 was the first meeting under the new structure. Overall, innovations introduced as a result of the review are expected to strengthen the role of the Board and make its functioning more efficient.