In 1946, the UN Secretary-General established the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC), at the request of the Economic and Social Council, to supervise the implementation of the relationship agreements between the UN and the specialized agencies. Over the following decades, as the system grew, ACC became the central body for coordination of the activities and programmes of the organizations of the UN system. Following a reform in 2000, ACC was renamed the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), in order to highlight the commitment of the UN system’s Executive Heads to a collective steering of the system’s work. The UN Secretary-General chairs the Board, whose other members include the Executive Heads of the specialized agencies, of all UN Programmes and Funds, and of related organizations.

Specialized Agencies: ILO, FAO, UNESCO, WHO, World Bank, IMF, ICAO, IMO, ITU, UPU, WMO, WIPO, IFAD, UNIDO, UNWTO
Programmes and Funds: UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNHCR, UNRWA, UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP, UNODC, UN-Habitat
Related Organizations: WTO, IAEA

CEB aims to advance coordination and cooperation around common objectives among its member organizations in policy, programme and management areas. It meets twice a year and is assisted by two High-Level Committees: the High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) and the High- Level Committee on Management (HLCM). The High-Level Committees are assisted by a network of experts and specialists in different areas of inter-agency work. A jointly-financed secretariat supports CEB and its High-Level Committees and monitors for them a network of experts and specialists in different areas of inter-agency work.