The High-Level Committee on Management convenes biannual sessions that are summarized in meeting reports.  Each report contains the list of participants, statements by observer organizations, updates on the work of the four HLCM networks, developments in security and safety of staff and decisions taken.  Annexes include presentations and draft proposals discussed during the meeting.

Report of 33rd Session (March 2017, Budapest)

Conclusions of the Thirty-Third Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Budapest, 30-31 March 2017). Issues discussed included: HLCM Strategic Plan 2017-2020; Thematic Discussion on Global Service Centres; Project Proposal for the joint provision of HR Services; Duty of Care in High-Risk Environments; Briefing on the Current Security Environment for UN personnel; UN System Leadership Model; Outcome of the ICSC 84th Session and HR Network Strategic Work Plan; Adoption of a UN Common Documentation Standard; and Common Definitions of Fraud and Presumptive Fraud.

Report of 32nd Session (October 2016, Paris)

Conclusions of the Thirty-Second Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Paris, 3-4 October 2016). Issues discussed included: HLCM Strategic Plan 2017-2020; UN system model for transformative “leaders of the future”, HR Management in support of the 2030 Agenda; Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; Costs of oversight and accountability mechanisms in the UN system; Common Definitions Related to Fraud and Implementing Partners; Programme Criticality Framework; Health Support plans for duty stations world-wide; Data Innovation Lab & UN System Common Documentation Standard; Report of the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN); UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development; Payment of Pensions.

Report of 31st Session (March 2016, Vienna)

Conclusions of the Thirty-First Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Vienna, 22-23 March 2016). Issues discussed included: Support to the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda; New UN System Compensation Package and MAS65: conclusions of the intergovernmental discussion, implementation plans, and launch of the new phase of the review - for National Professional Officer and the General Service and related categories; Duty of Care and Safety and Security of Staff; ASHI - Outcome of the General Assembly's discussions on the SG's report; Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse; FICSA proposal regarding the cost-sharing of elected officials; IPSAS System-wide Progress Report for July-December 2015.

Report of 30th Session (October 2015, London)

Conclusions of the Thirtieth Session of the High Level Committee on Management (London, 5-6 October 2015). Issues discussed included: Thematic discussion: UN system’s Operational fit for the new Sustainable Development Agenda; Workforce Matters: Outcome of the ICSC Review of the UN system compensation package & ICSC recommendation regarding Mandatory Age of Separation for current staff, Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, Safety and security issues for UN staff – Duty of Care; Re-designing and Innovating Business Models: ERP Inter-operability Study, UN system Data Catalog, System-wide semantic framework (XML) for document management, Progress report on the Secretary-General study on ASHI.

Report of 29th Session (March 2015, Paris)

Conclusions of the Twenty-ninth Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Paris, 19-20 March 2015). Issues discussed included: Review of the implementation of the HLCM Strategic Plan 2013-2016 and Follow-up to the CEB post 2015 Fit for Purpose; Review of the Draft UN System programme of work for a Data Revolution; ICSC review of the UN system compensation package: assessment of the proposals on the table and strategic guidance for their finalization – Path towards implementation of MAS 65 for current staff; Review and adoption of a System-wide road map for UN climate neutrality by 2020 and of the related goals towards enhancing environmental sustainability of UN operations; ERP Interoperability Study; Review of progress by the HLCM Strategic Group on reconciling the “duty of care” for UN system personnel with the need to “stay and deliver” in high risk environments; UN system Occupational Health and Safety Framework.

Report of 28th Session (October 2014, New York)

Conclusions of the Twenty-eighth Session of the High Level Committee on Management (New York, 8 October 2014). Issues discussed included: HLCM’s contribution to the CEB Post 2015 – Fit for Purpose; Outcome of the 79th session of the ICSC; Reference Risk Management, Oversight & Accountability Model; Harmonized system-wide approaches to fraud cases of Implementing Partners; Organizational Resilience Management System (ORMS); UN System Internal Coordination Plan on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime; System-wide Response to EBOLA

Report of 27th Session (April 2014, Venice)

Conclusions of the Twenty-Seventh Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Venice, 3-4 April 2014). Issues discussed included: Safety and Security on reconciling duty of care for United Nations personnel while operating in high-risk environments; Outcome of the operational activities segment of the Economic and Social Council; Contribution of the High-level Committee on Management to the post-2015 fitness-for-purpose strategy of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination; Outcome of the seventy-eighth session of the International Civil Service Commission - progress on the review of the United Nations compensation package; Information-sharing session on global service centres; Innovative financial instruments and mechanisms for international organizations; Organizational resilience management system for the United Nations.

Report of 26th Session (October 2013, Geneva)

Conclusions of the Twenty-Sixth Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Geneva, 10-11 October 2013). Issues discussed included: Performance Management; Status of action on the new HLCM Strategic Plan and Results Framework; HLCM’s response to the QCPR; ICSC Review of the UN Compensation Package; Mandatory Age of Separation; UN System Data Visualization Platform.

Report of 25th Session (March 2013, Rome)

Conclusions of the Twenty-Fifth Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Rome, 7-8 March 2013). Issues discussed included: HLCM Strategic Plan and Working Modalities; Review of the Common System Compensation Package, Improved Efficiency and Cost Control Measures; Big Data; Environmental Sustainability Management in the UN System; Auditing as One; Programme Criticality Framework.

Report of 24th Session (September 2012, Washington)

Conclusions of the Twenty-Fourth Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Washington, D.C., 24-25 September 2012). Issues discussed included: Security and Safety of Staff;upport to Survivors of Malicious Acts & Natural Disasters and Affected Families; HLCM’s role in the next phase of Delivering as One – QCPR negotiations - Coordination with UNDG;Internal controls, Accountability and Risk Management Frameworks;Strategic Plan for Sustainability Management in the UN System.

Report of 23rd Session (March 2012, Madrid)

Conclusions of the Twenty-Third Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Madrid, 15-16 March 2012). Issues discussed included: Dialogue with Staff Federations; Security and Safety of Staff; Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness of the UN System; HLCM Networks; CEB Secretariat’s dual location; UNESCO’s Financial Situation; Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality; UNSSC: Training and Learning Programmes for the UN system; EMG Sustainability Report and Conclusions from the Executive Session.

Report of 22nd Session (September 2011, Washington)

Conclusions of the Twenty-Second Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Washington, D.C., 26-27 September 2011). Issues discussed included: Security and Safety of Staff; Programme Criticality Framework; Improving Efficiency and Cost Controls; Common Principles on Results Reporting; UNDG-HLCM Mission to identify country-level bottlenecks in business practices; HLCM Networks; Mandatory of Separation, ERM.

Report of 16th Session (September 2008, New York)

Issues discussed included: Dialogue with FICSA, CCISUA and the United Nations International Civil Servants Federation; Security and safety of staff; Plan of Action for the Harmonization of Business Practices in the United Nations System; Programme of work of the UNDG on management issues; Enhancing collaboration between the HLCM and the JIU; Review of the senior management leadership programme; HLCM networks; Collaboration between the HLCM and the Representatives of Internal Audit Services of the UN-RIAS; Establishing a United Nations system-wide evaluation mechanism; Implementing enterpris

Report of 15th Session (March 2008, Rome)

Issues discussed included: Dialogue with FICSA, CCISUA and the United Nations International Civil Servants Federation; Security and safety of staff; Triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system: management implications; Plan of Action for the Harmonization of Business Practices; UNDG on management issues; HLCM networks; Status of implementation of enterprise resource planning across the system; Institutional links between the High-level Committee and the representatives of the Internal Audit Services of the United Nations syste

Report of 14th Session (September 2007, New York)

Issues discussed included: Dialogue with Representatives of FICSA and CCISUA; Cooperation with ICSC; Business Practices; Security and Safety of Staff; Institutional links between HLCM and UN/RIAS – Disclosure of Internal Audit Reports; HLCM Networks; UN Cares; UN Dual Career and Staff Mobility; Staff Management Leadership Development Programme; Jointly-financed Activities; Procedures and criteria for the preparation of agendas and submission of documents for consideration and discussion by the HLCM at its session.

Report of 13th Session (March 2007, Frascati)

Issues discussed included: Dialogue with Representatives of FICSA and CCISUA; HLCM proposal on Business Practices; Collaboration between HLCM and UNDG Management Group; Relationship between IAPWG and HLCM; Security and Safety of Staff; Information and Communication Technology; Finance and Budget; Human Resources; Confidentiality of Internal Audit Reports; Senior Management Network; Observations of the Panel of External Auditors on Tsunami; World Bank Financial Management Framework Agreement; Malicious Acts Insurance Policy (MAIP); After Service Health Insurance (ASHI); System-wide Coherence

Report of 11th Session (February 2006, Villiers-le-Mahieu)

Issues Discussed included: Dialogue with representatives of FICSA and CCISU,, Preparations for joint session of HLCM and HLCP; Management reform, Information and communication technology issues; Security and safety of staff; Finance and budget issues; Human resources issues. Other matters covered: United Nations System Staff College; Gender mainstreaming, and women, peace and security; Working methods of HLCM.

Report of 9th Session (April 2005 , Geneva)

Issues discussed included: Dialogue with Representatives of FICSA and CCISUA; Security and Safety of Staff; United Nations system collaboration in regard to accountability and transparency; Update on the work of the HLCP, Report of the ICT Network on the elaboration of the United Nations system ICT strategy, Financial and budgetary issues; Human resources issues; United Nations common system issues; Secretariat of CEB. Other matters included: United Nations system medical directors’ group, Rules governing compensation.

Report of 8th Session (October 2004, Rome)

Issues discussed included: Dialogue with Representatives of FICSA and CCISUA; Security and Safety of Staff; Update on the work of the HLCP; The impact on management and programmes of the changing relationship between regular and voluntary funding; Report of the third annual meeting of the United Nations system ombudsmen; Measures to improve system-wide mobility; United Nations common system issues; Human resources issues; Information and communication technology issues; Financial and budgetary issues; Review of governance structures, principles, accountability and future format and consider

Report of 4th Session (October 2002, Geneva)

Items discussed included: Information and communication technologies; Security and safety of staff; Impact on management and programme of the changing relationship between regular and voluntary funding; Emergency preparedness and the development of business contingency plans; Reform of the pay and benefits system; Greater commonality of health insurance arrangements. Other items discussed included: Auditing requirements for European Union contributions; Relationship between the HLCM, HLCP and the UNDG.

Report of Videoconference (January 2002)

The report concluded: After discussion, it was agreed that the Inter-Agency Security Management Network should also monitor the implementation of the budget for security management. This task was duly incorporated into paragraph 5 of the Terms of Reference. It was also agreed that the text of the Terms of Reference be clarified to reflect that the Inter-Agency Network would not only report but also make recommendations to HLCM.