Inter-agency Coordination Mechanisms

The Chief Executives Board and its subsidiary mechanisms take into account the many coordination and inter-agency networks already in existence. These groups do not fall under the hierarchical structure but may be classified by their sphere of activity.

The UN Inter-Agency Committee for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (IAC) seeks to ensure harmonious international coordination of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) within the UN system, to embed the ESD agenda into the work of UN agencies in a coherent and timely manner, and to emphasize the role of ESD and its implications for all forms, levels and settings of education. It is a forum for open-ended collaboration towards the effective... [More...]

The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)  is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations. The UNSCN was created in 1977 as the ACC Subcommittee on Nutrition. At that time it was accountable to the Administrative Committee on Coordination of the UN (ACC).  As a result of the UN Reform of the ACC (which was renamed as the Chief Executives Board CEB),  the Subcommittee continued its functions as the United Nations System Standing Committee on... [More...]

The UNSPN was set up in 2007 as an informal network of strategic planning and results-based management practitioners across the UN System. The group has held 8th annual meetings since. It is composed by more than 130 members from about 40 organizations