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CEB: United Nations system Standing Committee on Nutrition 23.02.2017

The United Nations system Standing Committee on Nutrition is a partnership among United Nations organizations, Governments and NGOs, with the mandate to strengthen worldwide efforts to fight malnutrition. The Standing Committee analyses trends and raises awareness on nutrition issues, galvanizes action at the global, regional and national levels against malnutrition and promotes cooperation among United Nations agencies and partner organizations in support of national efforts to end malnutrition.

CEB: Inter-agency collaboration against hunger 23.02.2017

The following information on existing mechanisms to coordinate the fight against hunger has been included in the present report in response to a request by the Committee for Programme and Coordination at its forty-fourth session.

CEB: Coordinating United Nations system response to the threat of avian influenza 23.02.2017

CEB coordinated the United Nations system response to the threat of avian influenza and took the lead in the preparation of internal administrative guidelines for handling a pandemic situation. The guidelines, developed by the Human Resources Network for New York-based staff, were adopted as a general framework for staff in the field and other headquarters locations. A summary of the administrative guidelines was incorporated into the overall United Nations system pandemic planning and preparedness guidelines, issued by the Office of the United Nations System Influenza Coordinator.

CEB: Enhancing human resources management 23.02.2017

In addressing human resources issues, CEB, HLCM and its Human Resources Network continued to engage in a dialogue with representatives of staff bodies (the Federation of International Civil Servants’ Associations and the Coordinating Committee for International Staff Unions and Associations of the United Nations System) and the International Civil Service Commission.

CEB: Rights of persons with disabilities 23.02.2017

The Chief Executives Board reviewed recent developments concerning the rights of person with disabilities in the light of the adoption by the General Assembly, in its resolution 61/106 of 13 December 2006, of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto. Given the wide scope of the Convention, including measures to protect and promote human rights through social development, one of the most challenging aspects of its implementation was the coordination of actors, policies and programmes.

CEB: Other programme matters 23.02.2017

Employment toolkit; United Nations system action plan for the further implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries during the period 2007 2010; Aid for trade; Peacebuilding; Disaster reduction; Rights of persons with disabilities; UN-Energy, UN-Water and UN-Oceans; Trade capacity-building.

Promoting coordinated action on youth 23.02.2017

The World Programme of Action for Youth, adopted by the General Assembly in 1995, provides the policy framework and practical guidelines for national action and international support to improve the well-being of young people around the world.

CEB: Promoting coordinated action on youth 23.02.2017

The World Programme of Action for Youth, adopted by the General Assembly in 1995, provides the policy framework and practical guidelines for national action and international support to improve the well-being of young people around the world.

CEB: Accelerating implementation of the Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

The Millennium Development Goals galvanized an unprecedented global effort to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Yet, despite substantial gains, many countries are struggling to meet one or more of the goals by the target date of 2015. With the Millennium Development Goal deadline rapidly approaching, CEB decided at its second regular session of 2012 to include a review of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals at each of its forthcoming sessions through 2015.

CEB: Health 23.02.2017

Countries supported to develop and enforce gender- sensitive laws and policies that promote and protect the health of all young people; Countries’ efforts supported to improve the capacity of health systems to universal coverage of gender-sensitive and age- appropriate health services to young people.

HLCP: Sub-Committee on Nutrition (ACC/SCN) 23.02.2017

The Sub-Committee on Nutrition constituted a forum for consultations and coordination between entities with mandates in nutrition on those aspects of their activities that were of mutual concern.

CEB: Box 2.29: The Regional Inter-agency Coordination and Support Office 23.02.2017

Enhanced cross-sectoral collaboration holds much promise in mainstreaming a number of crosscutting issues, such as HIV/AIDS, gender and human rights. One notable example of crosssectoral collaboration among organizations of the UN system in Southern Africa is the Regional Inter-agency Coordination and Support Office (RIASCO), a platform established for innovative programming on food security, HIV/AIDS and the humanitarian crisis.

CEB: Box 2.16: Addressing the triple crisis of AIDS, food security and governance 23.02.2017

Organized in the framework of CEB’s High Level Committee on Programmes by eleven organizations of the UN system, and under the leadership of UNAIDS and WFP, a task group collaborated in 2003 on the preparation of a system-wide strategy ...

CEB: Box 2.15: Responding to HIV and AIDS: Joint UN approaches in action 23.02.2017

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, exemplifies the shared commitment of the UN system to addressing one of the gravest challenges facing humanity. Composed of ten co-sponsoring organizations (UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, WHO, UNESCO and the World Bank),

CEB: Box 2.14: Global and regional initiatives to improve maternal and newborn health 23.02.2017

The global Safe Motherhood Initiative was launched in 1987 in response to high levels of maternal deaths in the developing world. A great deal has since been learned about effective and affordable strategies for saving women’s lives during pregnancy and childbirth and about the linkages between maternal and newborn well-being.

CEB: Box 2.10: Nutrition and the MDGs 23.02.2017

In its 5th Report on the World Nutrition Situation (March 2004), the Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) makes the case that reducing malnutrition is central to achieving the MDGs, citing evidence that links nutrition to a range of other development outcomes.

CEB: Box 2.2: The “Three Ones” 23.02.2017

The wide international agreement reached around three core principles to improve coordination of national responses to HIV/AIDS, known as the “Three Ones,” exemplifies a successful effort towards harmonization of donor policies, in the spirit of the Rome Declaration on Harmonization, the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Monterrey Consensus.

CEB: Dr. Jim Yong Kim 23.02.2017

A physician and anthropologist, Dr. Kim has dedicated himself to international development for more than two decades, helping to improve the lives of under-served populations worldwide. Dr. Kim comes to the Bank after serving as President of Dartmouth College, a pre-eminent center of higher education that consistently ranks among the top academic institutions in the United States. Dr. Kim is a co-founder of Partners In Health (PIH) and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization (WHO).

CEB: Dr. Margaret Chan 23.02.2017

Dr Margaret Chan, from the People's Republic of China, obtained her medical Degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She joined the Hong Kong Department of Health in 1978, where her career in public health began. In 1994, Dr Chan was appointed Director of Health of Hong Kong. In her nine-year tenure as director, she launched new services to prevent the spread of disease and promote better health.

HLCP: 2005 world summit outcome: International health 23.02.2017
A scaling up of responses to HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria, through prevention, care, treatment and support, and the mobilization of additional resources from national, bilateral, multilateral and private sources. Commitment to fight infectious diseases, including a commitment to ensure full implementation of the new International Health Regulations, and support for the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network of the World Health Organization.

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HLCM: Report of 32nd Session (October 2016, Paris) 01.12.2016

Conclusions of the Thirty-Second Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Paris, 3-4 October 2016). Issues discussed included: HLCM Strategic Plan 2017-2020; UN system model for transformative “leaders of the future”, HR Management in support of the 2030 Agenda; Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; Costs of oversight and accountability mechanisms in the UN system; Common Definitions Related to Fraud and Implementing Partners; Programme Criticality Framework; Health Support plans for duty stations world-wide; Data Innovation Lab & UN System Common Documentation Standard; Report of the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN); UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development; Payment of Pensions.

Document reference: CEB/2015/5
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change (Spanish version) 23.02.2017
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change 23.02.2017

This brochure, jointly written and produced by the nearly 40 UN specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change, provides examples of how the diverse entities of the UN system work together and with partners to support ambitious action on climate change.

CEB: CEB Statement to the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (20 November 2014) 27.03.2017

This CEB Statement reaffirms the UN system's shared commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.  It underscores the need for the post-2015 agenda to be bold and ambitious and foster the transformation of gender relations by tackling the root causes of gender inequality.

CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change (Spanish version) 23.02.2017
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change 15.06.2016

This brochure, jointly written and produced by the nearly 40 UN specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change, provides examples of how the diverse entities of the UN system work together and with partners to support ambitious action on climate change.

CEB: CEB joint statement to the Third International Conference on SIDS (08 May 2014) 23.02.2017

In this Joint Statement, CEB members commit to partnering with SIDS in implementing an agenda that aims to promote the well-being of current and future generations, eradicate poverty in all its forms, and ensures inclusive growth that targets inequality, while protecting and managing the natural and cultural resource base of our planet.

CEB: World Health Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 23.02.2017
HLCP: Report of 1st Session (September 1993, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1993/25
HLCP: Protecting Health from Climate Change 23.02.2017

Climate change affects every aspect of society, from the health of the global economy to the health of our children. It is about the water in our wells and in our taps. It is about the food on the table...

HLCP: Protecting Health from Climate Change 23.02.2017

Climate Change threatens the fundamental determinants of health: Air; Water; Food; Shelter; Freedom from disease...

HLCP: Report of 2nd Session (February 1994, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1994/3
HLCP: Report of 4th Session (October 1994, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1999/21
HLCP: Report of Inter-sessional meeting-resumed 6th session (March 1995, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1995/11/Add.1
HLCP: Report of 7th Session (September 1995, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1995/18
HLCP: Report of 8th Session (March 1996, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1996/7
HLCP: Report of 9th Session (September 1996, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1996/16
HLCP: Report of 11th Session (September 1997, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1997/15
HLCP: Report of 13th Session (September 1998, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1998/15
HLCP: Report of 3rd Session (March 2002, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: treatment and prevention of diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)...

Document reference: CEB/2002/4
HLCP: Report of 5th session (March 2003, Rome) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Programme of Work of the High-Level Committee on Programmes for 2003-2004; Follow-up to the United Nations Millennium Declaration:preparations for the 2005 comprehensive review; Strategies for sustainable development: follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development; HIV/AIDS...

Document reference: CEB/2003/4
HLCP: Report of Intersessional meeting (July 2003, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Financing for development: Secretary-General’s report to the General Assembly; Review of the status of the work: Task Group on 2005 comprehensive review of the implementation of the Millennium Declaration...

HLCP: Report of 6th Session (September 2003, Rome) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Financing for development; HIV/AIDS and its linkages with food security and governance; Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development; Conflict prevention; Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: 2005...

Document reference: CEB/2003/7
CEB: Annex: CEB communiqué 23.02.2017

We, the United Nations System Chief Executives, are meeting at a time of the worst global financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930's. What began as a collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage market has quickly spread through global financial markets impacting the real economy, undermining consumer and business confidence and triggering further contraction in demand. World trade is falling and commodity prices have declined sharply. The world faces multiple financial, economic and social crises compounded by vulnerability from earlier food and energy crises.

CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2000, New York) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of the work of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) and its subsidiary bodies in 1999.

Document reference: E/2000/53
CEB: First Session Report (April 1999, Geneva) 23.02.2017

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

Document reference: ACC/1999/4
CEB: First Session Report (April 2000, Rome) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Globalization and the United Nations system: interrelationships between trade and economic, social and environmental dimensions; Information technology; Review of the Administrative Committee on Coordination; Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; Staff security and safety; Follow-up to ACC decisions (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Issues arising from the subsidiary machinery); Other matters (Media guidelines; Recruitment practices; Staff College; Staffing of the Office for Inter-Agency Affairs).

Document reference: ACC/2000/4
CEB: Second Report (October 2000, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the Demands placed on national and international systems by the new global environment; Health and other social implications of globalization; Financing for development; Least developed countries; Review of the Administrative Committee on Coordination; Briefings by members of the Administrative Committee on Coordination; Staff security and safety; Meeting with the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and staff representatives; Follow-up to ACC decisions (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction; HIV/AIDS).

Document reference: ACC/2000/20
CEB: First Session Report (April 2002, Rome) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Treatment and prevention of diseases, including HIV/AIDS and malaria”; System-wide support for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD); Functioning of HLCP) and Management issues (Education for All; World Summit on the Information Society; Launch of new security training programme).

Document reference: CEB/2002/1
CEB: Second Report (October 2003, New York) 23.02.2017

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).

Document reference: CEB/2003/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2004, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Curbing transnational crime; Bridging the digital divide) and Management issues (Policy on domestic partnerships; Establishment of the Senior Management Service).

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CEB: United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) 23.02.2017

UNSCN is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations. The mandate of the UNSCN is to promote cooperation among UN agencies and partner organizations in support of community, national, regional, and international efforts to end malnutrition in all of its forms in this generation. It will do this by refining the direction, increasing the scale and strengthening the coherence and impact of actions against malnutrition world wide, and raise awareness of nutrition problems and mobilize commitment to solve them at global, regional and national levels.

Direct access: United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)
WHO Media Centre 15.06.2016
Direct access: WHO Media
Country profiles on occupational safety and health 15.06.2016

Summarizes essential health and safety information regarding all the country

Direct access: Country profiles occupational safety and health
Statistical online population database 15.06.2016

That allows users to browse, view, query, search the contents of the WHO’s Communicable Disease global database and output data in reports, charts and maps.

Direct access: Communicable diseases
Health data and statistics for each country 15.06.2016

The country statistical pages bring together the main health data and statistics for each country, as compiled by WHO and partners in close consultation with Member States, and include descriptive and analytical summaries of health indicators for major health topics.

Direct access: Country health
Mortality and burden of disease 15.06.2016

In this database, the Life expectancy and the life tables

Direct access: Life expectancy
Nutrition databases 15.06.2016

The Nutrition Department has developed and is maintaining some databases.

Direct access: Nutrition
Global health expenditure database 15.06.2016

The global health expenditure database that WHO has maintained for the past ten years, provides internationally comparable numbers on national health expenditures. WHO updates the data annually, taking, adjusting and estimating the numbers based on publicly available reports (national health account reports, reports from the Ministry of Finance, Central Bank, National Statistics Offices, public expenditure information and reports from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, etc).

Direct access: Health expenditure
European environment and health information system 15.06.2016

In this database, for each indicator, sub-indicators can be selected. Data can be visualized using three types of graphs: trend line, bar chart and map.Trend lines are only available if data is present for two years or more; associated fact sheet texts describe the data, including the definition of the indicator and give additional information like the policy context and references.

Direct access: Environment and health
Occupational safety and health 15.06.2016

Summarizes essential health and safety information regarding all countries.

Direct access: Occupational safety and health
UNAIDS News page 23.02.2017
Direct access: UNAIDS News page
WHO Media Centre 23.02.2017
Direct access: WHO Media Centre
Global health Observatory 15.06.2016

WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation.

Direct access: Global Health
WHO Library 23.02.2017
Direct access: WHO Library
WHO: World Health Statistics 23.02.2017

WHO's annual World Health Statistics reports present the most recent health statistics for the WHO Member States.

Direct access: WHO: World Health Statistics
WHO: Global Tuberculosis Report 23.02.2017

This is the seventeenth Global Report on Tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by 204 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world’s TB cases.

Direct access: WHO: Global Tuberculosis Report
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee Taskforce on HIV in Humanitarian Situations 23.02.2017

The IASC Taskforce on HIV in Humanitarian Situations was established in March 2007 to assess the implementation of the IASC Guidelines on HIV/AIDS in Emergency Settings and update them along with accompanying training materials, as well as to strengthen and harmonize the monitoring and evaluation of HIV interventions in humanitarian situations. The Task Force is composed of UN agencies, NGOs consortia, IOM and the IFRC and meets on a quarterly basis. It is co-chaired by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and a rotating representative of the non-UN membership.

Direct access: The Inter-Agency Standing Committee Taskforce on HIV in Humanitarian Situations
HLCP: Global Food Security and Nutrition Forum (FSN Forum) 23.02.2017

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) is a global on-line community facilitated by the Food and Agriculture (FAO).

Set up in 2007, the FSN Forum offers an open and impartial space for e-discussions and resource sharing in food security and nutrition fields. With a facilitated email-group, a web-based forum and a dynamic website, the Forum allows for permanent, easy and high quality peer exchange.

Direct access: Global Food Security and Nutrition Forum (FSN Forum)
WHO Annual Report 20.03.2017

Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is targeted for global elimination as a public health problem by 2020.

Direct access: WHO Annual Report
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 15.06.2016

UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

Direct access: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
UNDG: UNDP Human Development Report 2014 15.06.2016

The 2013 Human Development Report – “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World” – will be launched on 14 March in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.

Direct access: UNDP Human Development Report 2014
CEB: World Health Organization (WHO) 15.06.2016

World Health Organization

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CEB: World Health Organization 28.07.2016

Representatives of 61 states adopted the World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution in 1946. The Organization formally came into existence on 7 April 1948 and became a UN specialized agency on 10 July 1948. Article 1 of the Constitution defines the WHO's objective as "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health". The detailed functions are set out in article 2 of the Constitution.

Actions tagged with Health

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HLCM: Action on Ebola Affected Countries: Maintaining the Capacity of UN clinics 23.02.2017
HLCM: Action on the UN System Occupational Health and Safety Framework 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on the UN System response to the Ebola Crisis 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Youth Employment 23.02.2017
HLCM: Action on the response to EBOLA 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Treatment and prevention of diseases, including HIV/AIDS and malaria” 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on HIV/AIDS and its linkages with food security and governance 23.02.2017

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CEB: United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)  is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations.

HLCP: Inter-agency Standing Committee Taskforce on HIV in Humanitarian Situations 23.02.2017

The IASC Taskforce on HIV in Humanitarian Situations was established in March 2007. The Task Force is composed of UN agencies, NGOs consortia, IOM and the IFRC and meets on a quarterly basis. It is co-chaired by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and a rotating representative of the non-UN membership.

HLCP: Global Food Security and Nutrition Forum (FSN Forum) 23.02.2017

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) offers an open and impartial space for e-discussions and resource sharing in food security and nutrition fields. With a facilitated email-group, a web-based forum and a dynamic website, the Forum allows for permanent, easy and high quality peer exchange.

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CEB: Dr. Jim Yong Kim 23.02.2017

A physician and anthropologist, Dr. Kim has dedicated himself to international development for more than two decades, helping to improve the lives of under-served populations worldwide. Dr. Kim comes to the Bank after serving as President of Dartmouth College, a pre-eminent center of higher education that consistently ranks among the top academic institutions in the United States. Dr. Kim is a co-founder of Partners In Health (PIH) and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization (WHO).

CEB: Dr. Margaret Chan 23.02.2017

Dr Margaret Chan, from the People's Republic of China, obtained her medical Degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She joined the Hong Kong Department of Health in 1978, where her career in public health began. In 1994, Dr Chan was appointed Director of Health of Hong Kong. In her nine-year tenure as director, she launched new services to prevent the spread of disease and promote better health.