The Human Resources Network held its 34th session from 1-3 March 2017, hosted by UNAIDS in Geneva. The meeting was co-chaired by Ms. Eva Mennel, Director, Human Resources, UNICEF, Mr. Mark Levin, Director, Human Resources, ILO, and Ms. Aruna Thanabalasingam, Director, OHRM, United Nations Secretariat.
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Conclusions of the Thirty-Fourth Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Geneva, 28-29 September 2017). Issues discussed included: Supporting the Secretary-General in his vision for Management Reform; Duty of Care for UN System Personnel and Human Resources matters; and Innovation.
Conclusions of the Twentieth Session of the High Level Committee on Management’s Procurement Network (HLCM PN), WTO, Geneva, 22-24 March 2017. The Session included updates from the Working Groups on Harmonisation, Professional Development, Strategic Vendor Management and Sustainable Procurement as well as a status report on the UN Global Marketplace (UNGM) and the projects on Collaborative Procurement of Vehicles, UNGM Strategic Enhancement, Collaborative Procurement of High Value Commodities, Collaborative Freight Forwarding and Update of the UN Procurement Practitioner’s Handbook.
This report summarizes discussions held on: the state of the world; the future of multilateralism; and the reform of the United Nations development system. The Board also endorsed the reports of the Board's Committees: HLCM (33rd session), HLCP (33rd session) and UNDG, (22 February 2017 meeting), as well as the United Nations system strategic approach on climate change action and the United Nations system leadership framework.
The FB Network discussed the following issues: Quantifying the cost of oversight in the UN system; Common treasury services banking harmonization project; New and revised audit standards; Update from the Task Force on Accounting Standards; Update on the review by UN agencies od PAGoDA2; Best practices and system-wide actions while engaging with implementing partners; After-service-health insurance (ASHI); Governance of jointly financed security costs; Cash distribution to beneficiaries; UNFCU restricted savings accounts for national staff; Financing for development: UN Po
Issues discussed at the session: Towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda; CEB Review of MDG Implementation; Promoting the Rule of Law; Advancing the Common Agenda: Disaster Risk Reduction, Oceans, Cybercrime and Cyber Security; Implications of Internal and International Migration; Demographic Dynamics: Youth, The World of 7 Billion; Migration and Development; Implementation of HLCP and CEB Decisions; UN Activities in Combating Drugs and Organized Crime; Cybersecurity/Cybercrime; Climate Change; Review by CEB of MDG Implementation; UN System-wide Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of
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.
Issues discussed at the session: Challenges facing UNCTs regarding the implementation of country-level strategy to address Global Food Crisis; Update on Delivering as One initiatives; UNDG Statement of Purpose; UNDG Working Groups – Priorities for 2008.
ACC notes the progress made in strengthening the role of the United Nations system in providing support to national efforts of recipient countries through more effective development cooperation, greater efficiency and impact.
Outcome/follow-up to HR Directors’ Strategic Meeting; Payment of fees by organizations with observer status at the HR Network; Statement on cost-sharing principles; Consolidation of the CEB Secretariat; Pay freeze; Dual Career and Staff Mobility Programme; Work-Life Balance; Harmonization of Business Practices; Security Staff Screening and Vetting Policy; UN Stress Counsellors; HR Network Workplan; Update from Field Group; UN Cares; Inter-organization Mobility Agreement; ICSC issues such as: Education grant; UN/US net remuneration margin: review of the methodology; Resolutions and decisions
This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); System-wide action plan on gender equality and the empowerment of women; Review of the Board’s role and functioning (second phase); Final preparations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Institutional Integrity Initiative; Nomination of a new Chair of the High-level Committee on Management.
Issues discussed at the session: Sustainable Development: Preparations for Rio+20; Oceans Compact; Regional Dimension of Development; Human Rights and Development; The World at 7 Billion and Beyond...
This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) during the period leading to and covering its fall 2010 session and its spring 2011 session.
Conclusions of the Eighth Session of the High Level Committee on Management’s Procurement Network (HLCM PN), Geneva, 22-24 September 2010. The Session included updates from the Working Groups on Harmonisation, Professionalisation, Supplier Access, Sustainable Procurement and Vendor Management as well as status reports on the UNCCS Project. Other topics discussed were the Sharing of Practices and the Joint Inspection UNIT (JIU) Procurement Review.
Joint session of the FB Network and the HLCM Task Force on Accounting Standards; Approval of IPSAS matters finalized in the Task Force meeting; Disclosure of information contained in Internal Audit Reports; and Contribution of the FB Network to the HLCM proposal for the harmonization of UN system-wide business practices.
The present report was prepared in order to provide the substantive session of the Economic and Social Council for 1993 with up-to-date information on the results of the ACC’s consideration of issues - such as the coordination of humanitarian assistance and the follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - currently before the Council and to inform the session of the outcome of the ACC’s review of its own functioning and methods of work, which was completed at the first regular meeting of ACC in April 1993.
The present report covers the work carried out by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) and its subsidiary bodies in 1994, and endeavours to highlight policy issues requiring attention by Governments and by concerned intergovernmental bodies.
During the year, ACC kept under review ongoing reform processes in the United Nations system and adopted a Joint Statement on reform and strengthening of the United Nations system.
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The present report covers ACC activities in 1996, before I assumed the office of Secretary-General.
This report provides an overview of the work undertaken by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) and its subsidiary bodies in 1998.
This report provides an overview of developments at the inter-agency level during 2000 coming within the purview of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC).
This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation during the year 2002 within the purview of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).
This report covers: Discussions on the Review of developments affecting international cooperation and development, and their implications for the United Nations system: Reform and strengthening of the United Nations system, Peace-building; Follow-up, within the system, to ACC initiatives and decisions:Coordinated follow-up to international conferences; United Nations System-Wide Special Initiative on Africa; Universal access to basic communication and information services; The Graça Machel study: impact of armed conflict on children.
This report covers: Discussions on Review of developments affecting international cooperation and development, and their implications for the United Nations system: poverty eradication; Strengthening and reform of the United Nations system, including the conclusion of the ACC review of the functioning of the inter-agency machinery; Administrative questions: staff security; Peace-building: draft strategic framework on/for Afghanistan; Follow-up to recent ACC conclusions (International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction) .
This report covers: Discussions on the demands placed on national and international systems by the new global environment — Interactions with the private sector; Follow-up to recent ACC conclusions (The Millennium Assembly; The causes of conflict and the promotion of peace and sustainable development in Africa; Recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Environment and Human Settlements to establish an environmental management group; World summit on the information society; Future arrangements for natural disaster reduction; Consultative Committee on Programme and Operations Questions
This report covers: Discussions on Programme issues (Employment and decent work, Aid for trade, One United Nations at the country level); and Management issues (Harmonization and reform of United Nations System Business Practices).
This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its fall 2006 and spring 2007 sessions.
This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its session in October 2008 and its session in April 2009.
Framework for Human Resources Management: (a) Review of the pay and benefits system: Report of the Working Group to the Commission (i) Realigning job evaluation to support organizational performance; (ii) Planning a broad banded salary structure for the United Nations common system; (iii) Pay for performance: developing a reward strategy for the United Nations common system; (iv) A United Nations Executive Service; (v) Recruitment, retention and relocation bonuses; (vi) New approaches and the current pay and benefits system; (vii) Relevant labour markets and the Noblemaire Principle; (viii)
Review of General Assembly resolution RES/57/285 on the common system; Reform of pay and benefits: Validation and promulgation of the Master Standard; Modalities for the pilot study of broad banding/reward for contribution - Consideration of model to be selected for pilot, Operating mechanisms, Financial Controls, Volunteer Organizations, Reward-for-contribution; Further development of modalities for the Senior Management Service - Defining membership, Validating core competencies, Reviewing supplemental competencies, Developing learning/assessment strategies; Contractual arrangements; Mobi
Review of the pay and benefits system: Modernizing and simplifying allowances: Spouse benefits; Children’s and secondary dependant’s allowances; Mobility and hardship allowance, hazard pay and strategic bonuses; Contractual arrangements; Progress report from piloting organizations on implementation of the pilot studies on broadbanding/reward for contribution; Base/floor salary scale; Survey of best prevailing conditions of employment in Paris; Total compensation comparisons under the Noblemaire Principle: Results of the United Nations/United States grade equivalency studies; Total compensat
Oral updates from Working Groups: Education grant; Long-term care; Appendix D; Salary Surveys; Briefing and update: Safety and Security update by the Department of Safety and Security of Staff; Update from the Medical Doctors Network on its meeting in April 2007; Update from the IT Network on their last meeting; Briefing from the FB Network; Issues for discussion: The system-wide implications for HR management of the recommendations included in the report of the High Level Panel contained in A/61/583) (discussion on business process exercise and action plans); UN Contracts – issues of conce
Review of 2010/2011 Work Plan; HR Response to Crisis Situations (i.e.
Information on upcoming retreat of HR Directors and ICSC; Updates of initiatives undertaken by organizations, HLCM Dialogue with Staff Federations, Cost-sharing for salary surveys, Relocation and Security Evacuation under the Security Level System (SLS).
ICSC Framework for Human Resources Management; Review of the pay and benefits scheme; Review of personnel working for UN common system organizations on non-staff contracts; Harmonization of Business Practices – HR Projects; Harmonization of vacancy advertisements and selection processes at Country level for GS and NPO positions; Harmonization of key elements of performance appraisal systems; Report from the Working Group on Inter-Organization Agreement concerning mobility; Update on the Mandatory Age of Separation; Review of EMSEA by ICSC; HRM Framework, and the pay and benefits system; Sit
Issues discussed at the session: The outcome of the MDG Summit; Moving towards a fairer greener and sustainable globalization; Climate change; Gender; High-level Panel on Global Sustainability; Programme Criticality; Cyber security; IV UN Conference on the LDCs; South-South and triangular cooperation; and Access to energy.
Issues discussed included: System-wide coherence; Work programme.
Issues discussed included: CEB review; Preparations for the fall 2007 session of CEB (Climate change; Energy; Africa; Follow-up to CEB/High-Level Committee on Programmes decisions).
Issues discussed included: The global financial crisis and its impact on the work of the United Nations System; Regional coherence; Climate change; Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017)...
Issues discussed included: UN system joint crisis initiative on the global financial and economic crisis; Moving towards a fairer, greener, sustainable globalization, Ten-year review of the Millennium Development Goals, Climate change, System-wide coherence, Enhancing the contribution of the United Nations system to the Economic and Social Council.
The agenda of the session included: the security and safety of staff; capitalizing on technology; the simplification in procedures, processes and entitlements; sustainable employability. Consultations were held with staff representatives.
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.
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.