CEB coordinated the United Nations system response to the threat of avian influenza and took the lead in the preparation of internal administrative guidelines for handling a pandemic situation. The guidelines, developed by the Human Resources Network for New York-based staff, were adopted as a general framework for staff in the field and other headquarters locations. A summary of the administrative guidelines was incorporated into the overall United Nations system pandemic planning and preparedness guidelines, issued by the Office of the United Nations System Influenza Coordinator.