CEB took note of the report of HLCM and expressed appreciation for the progress the Committee had achieved, especially in the areas outlined by its Chairman. In particular, CEB underlined the importance it attached to compliance with minimum operating security standards, and with aviation safety and security standards. CEB reaffirmed its strong support for the proposals being put forward by ICSC to reform the pay and benefits system and commended the Commission for the progress made. It encouraged the Commission to play an active role in pursuing these proposals, which should be given the highest priority in the Commission’s work. CEB members also expressed appreciation to FICSA for its positive reaction to the ICSC reform proposals and concurred with the emphasis placed by the Federation on making careers in the international civil service more rewarding.