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CEB/2016/4

Date published

10/05/2016

Last updated

01/03/2017

Issues discussed at the session: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Disaster Risk Reduction; Climate Change; World Humanitarian Summit; Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development; Promoting Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies, Preventing Conflict; Support to the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and Summary of information Items: Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans. 

 

Actions

Action on Urbanization and Sustainable Development

The Committee approved the final draft of the paper entitled “Urbanization and sustainable development: a United Nations system input to a New Urban Agenda”, including the proposal to use the World Urban Campaign as a multi-stakeholder platform for contributing to the implementation of the agenda contained therein (see annex III to the present report), and the draft CEB statement on sustainable urbanization, as revised (see annex IV), for submission to CEB for endorsement and subsequent transmission to the Secretary-General of Habitat III as the input of the United Nations system.

Action on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Committee concluded the following: (a) The Committee approved the draft of the revised United Nations Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience for endorsement by CEB at its first regular session of 2016. The Committee also requested the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction to prepare an introductory note, summarizing key substantive points from the discussion, to accompany the Plan of Action; (b) With the successful delivery of that concluding task, the Committee completed the term and mandate of its Senior Management Group on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience.

Action on Climate Change

The Committee concluded the following: (a)The Committee approved the draft common core principles for a United Nations system-wide approach to climate action, subject to the incorporation, as appropriate, of comments made during its thirty-first session, for endorsement by CEB at its first regular session of 2016 (see annex VI to the present report); (b)With the successful delivery of that concluding task, the Committee completed the term and mandate of its Working Group on Climate Change; (c)The Committee endorsed, in principle, the suggested priorities for coordinated action on climate by the United Nations system and requested that they be appropriately taken into account in the second-phase effort to develop, under the leadership of the senior officials representing UNDP, UNEP and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, a proposed road map for a possible comprehensive strategy, for consideration by the Committee at a future session.

Action on Inequality

The Committee approved the revised draft CEB statement of commitment on inequalities, for submission to CEB for endorsement. It also endorsed the proposal to develop a shared framework for action on combating inequalit ies and discrimination in United Nations support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and requested OHCHR and UN - Women to lead the consultative process of preparing the draft framework, for consideration by the Committee at its thirty - second session.

Action on Peace and Preventing Conflict

The Committee approved the draft CEB policy statement, subject to appropriate reflection on comments made during the discussion, for transmission to CEB for endorsement at its first regular session of 2016. The Committee also requested WFP to lead an informal task team to deepen analytical work on risk, prevention and resilience, taking into account the views expressed at its thirty - first session.

Action on Sustainable Development

The Committee approved the final draft of the paper entitled “Urbanization and sustainable development: a United Nations system input to a New Urban Agenda”, including the proposal to use the World Urban Campaign as a multi-stakeholder platform for contributing to the implementation of the agenda contained therein, and the draft CEB statement on sustainable urbanization, as revised, for submission to CEB for endorsement and subsequent transmission to the Secretary-General of Habitat III as the input of the United Nations system.