The HLCM Strategic Plan reflects the collective vision of the HLCM membership and intends to leverage its professional talent and expertise to formulate and put forward proposals – several of which are far-reaching – and foster its role as a source of inspiration and a catalyst for action towards UN system-wide management reform.
The Strategic Plan highlights the commonalities and system-wide priorities concerning which there is value in collective discussion and coordinated action through the HLCM, and which can be linked, as appropriate, to internal efforts by individual organizations.
Their implementation by means of the concrete deliverables outlined in the complementary Results Framework, must take due account of the differences between organizations in terms of their business models; how advanced their expertise is in any selected field of management reform; the capacity and specific skills they have in such areas; and, any investments they may have already made.
The HLCM Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 was approved at the 25th Session of HLCM and endorsed by the CEB on 5th April 2013.
In his five year Action Plan, the Secretary General calls for the Launch of a second generation of "Delivering as one", which will focus on managing and monitoring for results, ensuring increased accountability and improved outcomes.
HLCM aims to develop a consolidated and trust based relationship with Member States on the level and quality of controls in place in the organizations to allow for rationalized oversight, more focus on key risks and better internal resource allocation.
The global communities the UN system serves have become more sophisticated in their information needs and the organizations’ information content and the means by which it is delivered often seem inadequate and out]dated to younger and other intended mass audiences.
The HLCM Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 aims to contribute to the commitment of Member States to enhance the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and credibility of the United Nations System through the re-design and implementation of administrative and management functions – so as to make the System organizations more adaptive and agile in delivering their programmatic mandates.
The HLCM’s human resources management agenda has, as its overarching goal, the continued development of the international civil service as an independent, neutral, highly skilled and engaged resource to meet the ever-changing requirements of the international community.
Redesigning business models with an emphasis on right-sourcing, common services, and new technologies. New technologies open entirely new horizons to re-shape the operational models of UN organizations: cloud computing; meeting and conference services; compilation and availability of system-wide data and information, etc.