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.

The efficiency agenda

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.

HLCM Strategic Plan 2013-2016

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.

CEB Management Themes