Throughout 2014, under the leadership of the Secretary-General as Chair of CEB, the Board contributed to efforts by the UN system to enhance coordination and coherence across a range of programmatic, management and operational issues in support of inter-governmental mandates and priorities. As challenges facing the international community grow in complexity, the UN system sought to support Member States by promoting system-wide preparation and follow-up to UN conferences and summits, strengthening policy coherence and coordination, enhancing effectiveness and impact of UN operational activities for development and improving the administrative and management functions of the UN system.

Improving transparency and accountability through dialogues with Member States and enhancing publicly available information on its website continued to be priorities for the Board. CEB also continued its cooperation with other jointly financed coordination bodies, in particular the Joint Inspection Unit and the International Civil Service Commission, on issues of common concern.