Document type

Document reference

CEB/2016/HLCM/23

Date published

12/10/2016

Last updated

25/08/2017

The Programme Criticality Framework is a common United Nations system policy for decision-making that puts in place guiding principles and a systematic structured approach in using Programme Criticality in the United Nations Security Risk Management (SRM) process to ensure that activities involving United Nations personnel can be balanced against security risks. The current document is the second revision of the Programme Criticality Framework, incorporating decisions of the Secretary-General on Programme Criticality following a meeting of the Secretary-General’s Policy Committee (2016/01). The Programme Criticality Framework was first approved by the High Level Committee on Management (HLCM) on 17 October 2011 and subsequently endorsed by the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in its autumn 2011 session. A revised version, building on lessons learned from the pilot roll-out phase, was approved by the HLCM at its session on 7-8 March 2013.

Programme Criticality Framework (French)

Le Cadre de la criticité des programmes est une politique commune du système des Nations Unies, qui donne des principes directeurs et une méthode systématique d’évaluation permettant d’appliquer la criticité des programmes au processus de la Gestion des risques de sécurité (SRM) des Nations Unies, en vue de mesurer l’utilité des activités impliquant le personnel des Nations Unies1 à l’aune des risques qu’elles représentent.