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CEB: Global financial and economic crisis 23.02.2017

The unfolding global financial and economic crisis, the most severe economic downturn that the global community has experienced in the past 60 years, was at the top of the CEB agenda during the period under review. In a communiqué issued following the CEB session in April 2009, the executive heads emphasized that the social effects of the crisis were already disturbing and could worsen. Unless urgent action were taken, the crisis could have devastating effects for the most vulnerable and voiceless, with growing social insecurity and displacement of people.

CEB: Looking ahead to 2009/10 23.02.2017

During the period under review, CEB continued its efforts at furthering coordination and cooperation among the organizations of the United Nations system on a wide range of programme, management and operational issues. As pointed out by Member States during the consultations on system-wide coherence held by the General Assembly during its sixty-first to sixty-third sessions, coherence is not a goal in itself but a means of improving the delivery of support to those that need it most.

CEB: Challenges facing the United Nations system in 2008/09 23.02.2017

Global financial and economic crisis; Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017); Climate change; United Nations development system working together; Working together in crisis and post-crisis countries; Security and safety of staff; Business practices

CEB: United Nations system response to the global financial and economic crisis 23.02.2017

Since the unfolding of the global financial and economic crisis, CEB has taken special measures to enable a rapid United Nations system response. Starting in October 2008, the Board and the High-level Committee on Programmes initiated a review and analysis of the impact of the crisis and identified the major challenges facing the international community in meeting the needs of the world’s most vulnerable. Bearing in mind the multidimensional nature of the crisis, the Board adopted nine Joint Crisis Initiatives  in the first months of 2009.

CEB: Major challenges addressed by the United Nations system in 2009/10 23.02.2017

United Nations system response to the global financial and economic crisis; Supporting progress towards the Millennium Development Goals; Climate change; Security and safety of staff; Harmonization of business practices; United Nations development system working together; Working together in crisis, post-crisis and transition countries;

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

During 2009/10, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) continued its ongoing efforts to align the strengths of the United Nations system in support of countries’ efforts to deal with the challenges confronting the international community. Throughout the reporting period, CEB has played a key role in ensuring a coherent approach by the United Nations system in addressing the needs of the international community and delivering as one at the global, regional and country levels.

CEB: CEB Joint Crisis Initiatives (JCI's) 30.05.2017

At the CEB first regular session 2009, Executive Heads adopted a Communiqué endorsing nine Joint Crisis Initiatives and emphasizing the need to assist countries and the global community to confront the crisis, accelerate recovery, and build a fair and inclusive system of globalization based on sustainable economic, social and environmental development for all.

CEB: Technology and innovation 23.02.2017

In the present crisis, technology, innovation and creativity will be critical in creating opportunities for economic renewal leading to a more innovative, eco friendly and sustainable world

CEB: Support through UNDG 30.05.2017

At its 18th session (17-18 September 2009) HLCP reviewed progress made under the decentralized leadership of the JCIs on the basis of progress reports and JCI templates by the lead agencies.

HLCP: Joint Crisis Initiatives (JCIs): UN system-wide Response 30.05.2017
Additional financing for the most vulnerable Green Economy Initiative (GEI) Humanitarian, security and social stability Food security Social protection floor Technology and innovation
HLCP: Monitoring and analysis 23.02.2017

The Monitoring and Analysis aspect of the Joint Crisis Initiative is based on three pillars: Global Impact and Vulnerability Alert System (GIVAS); Integrated Monitoring and Analytical System for Crisis Response; Monitoring Economic and Financial Policies – IMF Surveillance.

HLCP: Trade 23.02.2017

The Trade Initiative monitors trade and investment developments to counter protectionism; regularly convene relevant stakeholders and prepare periodic reports on the situation of trade finance markets to foster transparency and best practices and ensure delivery of commitments.

HLCP: Global Financial and Economic Crisis 23.02.2017

Since the unfolding of the global financial and economic crisis in 2008, CEB has taken special measures to promote a rapid United Nations system response. Starting in October 2008, the Board and the High-level Committee on Programmes initiated a review and analysis of the impact of the crisis and identified the major challenges facing the international community in meeting the needs of the world’s most vulnerable.

HLCP: Policy Coherence and Coordination 23.02.2017

The High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) fosters coherence, cooperation and coordination on policy and programme dimensions of strategic issues for the UN system.

CEB: Press Releases and Communiques 15.06.2016

Press Releases and communiques issued by the United Nations System Chief Executives Board (CEB) for Coordination

CEB: CEB Publications 18.11.2016

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UNDG: Report of UNDG meeting (January 2009, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Global economic crisis; Progress achieved by the UNDG; Implementation Plan for the Management and Accountability Framework; Operational Document for the Expanded ‘Delivering as One’ Funding Window.

UNDG: UN System Joint Crisis Initiatives Note 23.02.2017

This note consolidates the support offered by the UN system under each of the nine Joint Crisis Initiatives, proposed by HLCP and endorsed by CEB on 5 April 2009, and provides contact details of focal points making the available resources easily accessible for UNCTs.

CEB: La crisis financiera mundial y su impacto en las tareas del sistema de la ONU 23.02.2017

Face à l‟éventualité que la communauté internationale affronte l‟une des menaces financières, économiques et sociales les plus sérieuses de notre temps, le Conseil des Chefs de Secrétariat des Organismes de l‟Organisation des Nations Unies pour la coordination (CCS) s‟est réuni pour analyser les divers aspects pertinents et se mobiliser pour prendre des mesures afin de faire face à l‟impact de la crise dans les domaines du travail de chacun de ses membres.

CEB: CEB Press communiqué on the Global Financial and Economic Crisis (Paris, France 05 April 2009) 15.06.2016

The communiqué was adopted by the Executive Heads at the CEB spring session retreat held in Paris on 5 April 2009, emphasizing the need to assist countries and the global community to confront the crisis, accelerate recovery, and build a fair and inclusive system of globalization based on sustainable, economic, social and environmental development for all, while facing the future in a spirit of conviction of the need for transformational change.

CEB: International cooperation for development 23.02.2017

In translating all above policy responses into development action, development policy in itself has to remain true to the values, commitments and objectives proclaimed internationally throughout the last two decades. The fundamental values and principles of development assistance and international cooperation must be honored and applied. Human rights need to be at the center of development assistance. Consistency across all organizations between the normative and the operational, remain crucial. Convergence of policies between the global, regional and national is key for success.

CEB: Food security 23.02.2017

Hunger is on the increase across the developing world with tens of millions more people facing food insecurity and malnutrition. The economic downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis, which brought the total number of hungry close to one billion - one in six persons - and with a child dying of hunger every six seconds. Food prices remain volatile and may spike again as droughts and floods and climate-related events affect harvests.

CEB: Finance 23.02.2017

Beyond the various rescue packages put in place to recapitalize distressed banks and stabilize the financial systems as well as the fiscal stimulus to reactivate economic activity, global policy coherence within the multilateral system is also called for in a certain number of other areas of finance.

CEB: The need for an international coordinated response 23.02.2017

The current crisis is global and originates in the developed world. Governments around the world are taking unprecedented action to avert the collapse of the financial system. Much of the focus to date has been on stabilizing financial markets, restoring credit liquidity and reactivating the economy. In a number of developed and emerging economies, financial rescue measures have been complemented with the announcement of aggressive fiscal measures in the form of lower taxes and higher government spending. The amount of the fiscal packages is often without precedent.

CEB: The crisis and its consequences 23.02.2017

The world is in a global financial, economic and social crisis spreading and evolving at high speed. The channels of transmission are very rapid and multiple; from bank credit, finance and capital flows to a fall in demand affecting output, exports and prices, onto exchange rates, current account and fiscal positions. It is impacting upon the real economy and quickly becoming a global jobs crisis. All countries are affected by a severe global downturn characterized as the worst in over 60 years.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

This paper has been prepared for the consideration of CEB by the Chair of HLCP as a result of the discussions held by HLCP at its meeting of 26 and 27 February 2009 on the impacts of the global financial and economic crisis. It reflects a revised version of the Issue Paper 1 prepared by the Chair of HLCP for that discussion, on the basis of a very rich set of contributions provided by CEB member organizations upon request from the Chair of HLCP to the respective Executive Heads. The compendium 2 of contributions received is also available to CEB.

CEB: Foreword 23.02.2017

 As the international community faces one of the gravest financial, economic and social threats in our lifetime, the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has come together to analyze the relevant aspects and mobilize for action to confront the impact of the crisis in the areas of work of each of its members.

HLCP: CEB Issue Paper: The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Work of the UN System 15.06.2016

At its meeting in Geneva on 26-27 February 2009, the HLCP discussed extensively a preliminary version of this paper, submitted by the Chair, on the basis of a very rich set of contributions by all agencies. The CEB Paris meeting resulted in a robust exchange of views during which CEB members endorsed the course of action proposed by the HLCP and supported the various initiatives for joint action contained in the Issue Paper prepared by the Chair of the HLCP.

CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2009, Geneva) 23.02.2017

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.

Document reference: E/2009/67

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HLCP: Follow-up: Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development, ECOSOC (16 September 2009, E/2009/114) 15.06.2016

Report of the Secretary General: The Promotion and enhancement of a coordinated response of the United Nations development system and the specialized agencies in the follow-up to and implementation of the Outcome of the Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development, ECOSOC (16 September 2009, E/2009/114)

Document reference: E/2009/114
HLCP: Compilation of Updates/Progress on the Joint Crisis Initiatives (JCIs) 15.06.2016

Progress reports on the UN CEB Joint Crisis Initiatives on the Global Financial and Economic Crisis.

HLCP: Joint Crisis Initiatives (JCIs) Templates 15.06.2016

This draft strategy was presented by the Chair of HLCP to CEB at its April 2009 Session. CEB endorsed the strategy and adopted a Communiqué endorsing the nine initiatives proposed by HLCP.

HLCP: Letter to UN country teams: Joint Crisis Initiatives (JCIs) 15.06.2016

A letter from the Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) , on 1 September 2009, to alert UN country teams of the initiatives. In the letter she called for UN country teams to respond to the crisis by applying the nine JCIs.

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Policy responses to the global financial and economic crisis 15.06.2016

The ILO and the World Bank are launching this first database to examine policy responses to the global financial and economic crisis, and a joint report on early findings.

Direct access: World Bank inventory
UN-DESA World Economic Vulnerability Monitor 23.02.2017

As one of the "joint crisis initiatives" taken by the Chiefs Executives Board (CEB) of the United Nations System, UN-DESA developed an Integrated Monitoring and Analysis System (IMAS) aimed at establishing a reliable monitoring and analysis system to alert policy makers about vulnerabilities that could hurt countries under changing global economic conditions. IMAS tries to address three challenges:

Direct access: UN-DESA World Economic Vulnerability Monitor
Michelle Bachelet on Social Protection Floors as a Response to Demands for Social Justice 23.02.2017

Mrs Michelle Bachelet, Chairperson of the Social Protection Floor Advisory Group and Executive Director of UN Women, discusses how the implementation of social protection floors can offer an effective response to the increasing demands for social justice in many countries.

Direct access: Michelle Bachelet on Social Protection Floors as a Response to Demands for Social Justice

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HLCP: Action on the global financial crisis and its impact on the work of the UN system 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on United Nations system Joint Crisis Initiative on the Global Financial and Economic Crisis 23.02.2017