This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Briefing by Mr. Michel Jarraud, Chair of UN-Water; Briefing by Kandeh Yumkella, Chair of UN-Energy; Discusssions on issues of system-wide concern: cybersecurity/cybercrime; Other Matters: Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.
CEB endorsed the report of the High-level Committee on Programmes on its twenty-sixth session (CEB/2013/6), as well as the Secretary-General’s statement, entitled “Renewing our commitment to the peoples and purposes of the United Nations” (see annex I). The Board thanked Messrs. Jarraud and Yumkella for their briefings and leadership, respectively, of UN-Water and UN-Energy.
The Board took note of progress and endorsed the conclusions of the High-level Committee on Management at its twenty-sixth session (CEB/2013/5), and adopted the CEB statement on the ICSC review of the common system compensation package (see annex II).
The United Nations Secretary-General requested the Chair of the United Nations Development Group to consult further with UNWTO and WMO on the strong concerns of those agencies regarding the cost-sharing scheme. With that understanding, the Board took note of progress and endorsed the reports of the United Nations Development Group.
The Board endorsed the United Nations-wide framework on cybersecurity and cybercrime (see annex III) and welcomed the initiative by the High-level Committee on Management to develop enhanced system-wide capacity to address cybersecurity threats to United Nations agencies. As a result of the discussions, and rather than make any decisions at the level of CEB at the present time, the Secretary-General called for ITU, together with UNESCO, UNODC, UNDP and UNCTAD, and in close coordination with the High-level Committee on Management, the High-level Committee on Programmes and the United Nations Development Group, to develop a system-wide comprehensive and coherent strategy for addressing the issue, for discussion at the second regular session of 2014.