Issues discussed at the session: Sustainable Development: Follow up to the Rio +20; United Nations system contribution to the post-2015 development agenda; The World at 7 Billion and Beyond; Climate Change; Cybersecurity and cybercrime; Quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR) and “Delivering as one”; High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.
The Committee took note of the briefing by UNODC and ITU and thanked them for their leadership. The Committee looked forward to reviewing the draft United Nations-wide policy at its twenty-fifth session in the first half of 2013.
The Committee agreed to transmit the views of its members to the Chair of the United Nations Development Group through a cover note from the Chair of the Committee with an enclosure of the submissions from individual organizations.
The Committee took note of the revised terms of reference of UN-Oceans and the recommendations contained in the JIU report on the evaluation of UN-Oceans.The Committee also took note of the Oceans Compact implementation plan and endorsed option 1 for the Oceans Compact road map (see annex III to the present report).
The Committee, taking into account the comments made, endorsed the terms of reference of the inter-agency working group, including its composition and work plan (see annex IV to the present report). The group would be open to all member organizations of the Committee.
The Committee noted the development and implementation of joint initiatives. It agreed to hold a high-level CEB side-event at the eighteenth session of the Conference of the Parties and requested the Working Group to report on further progress regarding its plan of activities and priorities at its next session.