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CEB: Pursuing United Nations system oversight 23.02.2017

CEB member organizations continued to participate actively in the review and follow-up of specific recommendations emanating from oversight reports by the Joint Inspection Unit, the Board of Auditors and the Office of Internal Oversight Services. Priority attention is given to maintaining the highest levels of transparency and accountability, strict compliance with established rules and regulations and enhancing the capacity of the United Nations system for oversight and audit.

CEB: Inter-agency collaboration against hunger 23.02.2017

At its forty-fifth session, the Committee for Programme and Coordination invited CEB to continue to monitor the effective coordination of system-wide efforts against hunger and poverty and recommended that CEB include in its next annual overview report information on progress being achieved and problems being encountered by the relevant inter-agency mechanisms.

CEB: Conclusions 23.02.2017

The period 2007/08 has seen significant progress in enhancing the role and functioning of the CEB as an effective coordinating mechanism of the United Nations system. The review of the CEB that was completed during the reporting period served to consolidate the key coordination functions of operational activities at the country level, that is, the harmonization of management functions and programme coordination under an integrated structure, enabling a comprehensive approach towards United Nations system-wide coordination.

CEB: Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) 23.02.2017

In its resolution 63/230, the General Assembly considered that a theme for the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty should be “Full employment and decent work for all”. CEB had, through the development of the toolkit for mainstreaming employment and decent work, already made important contributions to promoting United Nations system policy coherence in this area.

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: Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 63/230 on the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017), a time-bound inter-agency cluster group was set up by the High-level Committee on Programmes in 2008. To enhance the coherence of United Nations system-wide activities in the areas of employment and decent work in the context of poverty eradication, the group prepared a plan of action, which was endorsed by the Committee in 2009.

CEB: Other significant issues on the agenda of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination in 2009/10 23.02.2017

System-wide coherence; Enhancing the contribution of the United Nations system to the Economic and Social Council; Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017); Science and technology; Support to staff in emergency situations; Human resources; International Public Sector Accounting Standards; Financial management; Procurement; Information and communications technology; Collaboration with the Joint Inspection Unit.

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: Coordinating United Nations system-wide support in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda 23.02.2017

In 2013, Member States affirmed not only their commitment to intensify efforts to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals but also their determination to craft a strong post-2015 development agenda that would build on the foundations laid by the Millennium Development Goals.

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: Coordinating United Nations system-wide support in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda 23.02.2017

In 2013, Member States affirmed not only their commitment to intensify efforts to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals but also their determination to craft a strong post-2015 development agenda that would build on the foundations laid by the Millennium Development Goals.

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: Box 2.8: Addressing the urbanization of poverty 23.02.2017

Achieving the MDGs, particularly the goal of halving poverty by 2015, requires that poverty reduction programmes give more attention to urban areas. According to UN estimates, virtually all population growth expected in the world during 2000-2015 will be concentrated in urban areas, and the urban population will rise from 2.8 billion in 2000 to 3.8 billion in 2015. The global population is expected to increase at an annual rate of less than 1 percent per annum, or 0.84 percent over the next fifteen years.

CEB: Box 2.9: Combatting hunger and poverty 23.02.2017

The three Rome-based United Nations organizations, FAO, WFP and IFAD, are working with a common vision and complementary mandates to end hunger and poverty.

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HLCP: Report of 4th Session (October 1994, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1999/21
HLCP: Report of 5th Session (January 1995, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1995/1
HLCP: Report of Inter-sessional meeting (May 1995, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1995/11
HLCP: Report of 8th Session (March 1996, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1996/7
HLCP: Report of 14th Session (March 1999, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/199/7
HLCP: Report of 11th Session (September 1997, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1997/15
HLCP: Report of 12th Session (March 1998, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1998/7
HLCP: Report of 13th Session (September 1998, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1998/15
HLCP: Report of 15th Session (September 1999, New York) 23.02.2017
HLCP: Report of 1st Session (February 2001, Vienna) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: Poverty eradication and development; Africa; The global agenda/global public goods; Review of Administrative Committee on Coordination machinery...

HLCP: Report of 2nd Session (September 2001, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: road map and inventory exercises of the High-level Committee on Programmes; Africa...

Document reference: ACC/2001/11
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
CEB: ACC statement of commitment for action to eradicate poverty (22 June 1998) 15.06.2016

Executive heads of the organizations of the United Nations system reaffirm that poverty eradication – a main underlying theme of recent global conferences – is a key international commitment and a central objective of the United Nations system.

They commit themselves collectively to undertaking a renewed effort to coordinate policy approaches and give new impetus to  ollaborative actions by the United Nations organizations and agencies in this crucial area.

Document reference: E/1998/73
CEB: ACC Press release: Statement of commitment for Action to Eradicate Poverty (20 May 1998) 15.06.2016

Executive Heads of the organizations of the United Nations system reaffirm that poverty eradication - a main underlying theme of recent global conferences - is a key international commitment, and a central objective of the United Nations system. They commit themselves collectively to undertake a renewed effort to concert policy approaches and give new impetus to collaborative actions by the United Nations organizations and agencies in this crucial area.

Document reference: ECOSOC/5759
CEB: ACC statement to the Commission on Sustainable Development (29 March 1995) 15.06.2016

The Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) reaffirms its commitment to Agenda 21 and to support for the Commission on Sustainable Development.

It wishes to reiterate that new and additional financing remains a critical condition for the successful implementation of Agenda 21.

Document reference: E/CN.17/1995/31
CEB: Working together for poverty eradication and sustainable development 23.02.2017

Economic and social progress is one of the three pillars of action in the framework for international cooperation established by the Millennium Declaration. In that area, the framework fixes specific, time-bound targets and performance measures for poverty eradication and sustainable development.

CEB: Annual Overview Report (June 2005, New York) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation during 2004/05 within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

Document reference: E/2005/63
CEB: First Session Report (March 1998, Geneva) 23.02.2017

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) .

Document reference: ACC/1998/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1999, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the demands placed on national and international systems by the new global environment; Follow-up to the Beijing Platform for Action and gender mainstreaming; Follow-up to recent ACC decisions (Coordination of United Nations system activities in Africa, HIV/AIDS, Follow-up to global conferences and the Economic and Social Council,  Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace) ; Administrative Questions (Introduction of a second-tier appellate mechanism to enhance the administration of justice in the United Nations system, United Nations staff

Document reference: ACC/1999/20
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
CEB: Annual Overview Report (June 2010, New York) 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 leading to and covering its fall session 2009 and its spring session 2010.

Document reference: E/2010/69

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IFAD publications 15.06.2016

IFAD produces a range of publications for both technical and general audiences. This section features public information, policy and advocacy publications designed to raise awareness about IFAD’s impact on reducing rural poverty and improving food security.

Direct access: IFAD publications
Towards a green economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction 23.02.2017

The Green Economy Report is compiled by UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide. It demonstrates that the greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth; that it is a net generator of decent jobs, and that it is also a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty.

Direct access: Towards a green economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction

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HLCP: Action on the second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on the second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) 23.02.2017

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UNDG: Working Group on Country Office Business Operations Issues 23.02.2017

The WG assists country offices on harmonizing and simplifying business operations at the county level.