This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to Monterrey: financing for development; HIV/AIDS and its linkages with food security and governance; Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development) and Management issues (Staff security and safety; Dialogue with staff representatives and the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission).
CEB took note of the report of the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission on the Commission’s work in the various areas relating to the conditions of service of staff. It assured FICSA that the views and concerns that had been expressed by it had expressed had been duly noted and would be fully taken into account.
CEB endorsed the statement on inter-agency mobility put forward by HLCM. CEB took note of other actions and conclusions outlined in the HLCM report. It particularly noted the progress being achieved in the area of information and communication technology and encouraged the Committee to continue its work in this important field.
CEB expressed its appreciation to HLCP and its Chairman for the excellent preparatory work on the main substantive issues on its agenda and noted with satisfaction that the Committee was functioning well, both in preparing strategic and policy issues for CEB deliberation and in pursuing programme coordination on behalf of the Board.
CEB decided to actively pursue the follow-up to the Monterrey Conference in the overall context of the integrated follow-up to United Nations conferences and summits, particularly the Millennium Summit.
CEB endorsed the general analysis and programming approach, as well as the series of programmatic and institutional actions set out in the note. CEB members expressed satisfaction at the collaborative efforts that characterized the preparation of the note, thanked the World Food Programme and the UNAIDS secretariat for their leadership and commended HLCP for its contribution to this important inter-agency effort.