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HLCP: Common Core Principles for a UN System-wide Approach to Climate Action 27.06.2017

In 2016 CEB adopted the "Common Core Principles for a UN System-wide Approach to Climate Action". The principles have been designed to guide a system-wide approach and inform and strengthen the system’s collective support to climate change action under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UNFCCC process, and the implementation of the Paris Agreement at the global, regional and national and sub-national level.

HLCP: The UN system's joint engagement in COP 21 28.09.2016
CEB: UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience: Towards a Risk-informed and Integrated Approach to Sustainable Development 30.05.2017
CEB: Urbanization and Sustainable Development: A United Nations System Input to a New Urban Agenda 16.09.2016

 

 

CEB: CEB common principles to guide the UN system’s support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 12.06.2017

The UN system is committed to an integrated and coordinated approach to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – through multi-sectoral and cross-institutional approaches; in diverse country settings; across development/humanitarian/human rights/peace and security pillars; through greater linkages between normative and operational aspects of the UN system’s work; through vertical integration between national, subnational, regional and global levels; through collaborative and integrated business solutions and a global workforce; and in the way UN Country Teams operate together.

CEB: CEB Statement of Commitment: Bringing the UN system together to support conflict prevention and peacebuilding within the broader 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (27 April 2016) 30.05.2017

In this statement of commitment on preventing conflict and peacebuilding, CEB members affirmed their commitment to intensifying cooperation and collaboration across peace and security, human rights, humanitarian and development areas of UN efforts with the aim of preventing and addressing the root causes of violent conflicts, promoting human rights and the rule of law, promoting education and a culture for peace, building resilience, and sustaining peace.

CEB: CEB Statement of Commitment: Putting the imperative to combat inequalities and discrimination at the forefront of UN efforts to support implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (27 April 2016) 04.08.2016

In this statement of commitment on combatting inequalities and discrimination, CEB members affirm the United Nations system’s commitment to a more equal world respectful of human rights and dignity and to putting the imperative of eliminating discrimination and reducing inequalities —within and among countries —at the forefront of UN efforts to support Member States in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda;

CEB: CEB Joint Statement to the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) (27 April 2016) 30.05.2017

In this statement to Habitat III, CEB committed to promoting and supporting policies for achieving sustainable and equitable urban development in order to strengthen the contribution of urbanization to economic growth and employment creation, and pledged their collective support to Member States in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

FBN: Presentation of the Annual Overview Report of the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination for 2016 13.07.2016
FBN: CEB Statement on the Outcome of the ICSC Compensation Review (5 November 2015) 15.06.2016

In this CEB statement on the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) review on the common system compensation package, CEB Member organizations welcome the recommendations of the compensation review of the ICSC that achieve streamlining, simplification and transparency and cost efficiencies, and highlight three areas where the proposed package could be further improved.

FBN: Statement of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination on Climate Change (24 November 2015) 15.06.2016

In this Joint Statement, issued ahead of the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21), CEB members commit their entities to providing strong and coherent support to Member States in addressing climate change as an integral part of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

FBN: CEB Joint Statement to UN General Assembly on the Overall Review of Implementation of WSIS Outcomes(11 November 2015) 15.06.2016

This CEB statement reaffirms the important role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) as a critical enabler for advancing the globally agreed development goals.

CEB: CEB Statement on Climate Change-COP21 27.06.2017

In advance of the holding of COP21 in Paris in Dec 2015, CEB Principals issued a joint statement on climate change, committing their entities to provide coherent support to member states in their efforts to combat climate change in the context of sustainable development.

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: 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: CEB Statement on the review of the common system compensation package by the ICSC (21 November 2013) 23.02.2017

The CEB during its Second Regular Session Report (November 2013, New York) adopted the CEB statement on the ICSC review of the common system compensation package. Member organizations of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) reiterate their strong commitment and expectation to engage in a constructive dialogue with the International Civil Service Commission in the context of its review of the conditions of service for United Nations system staff.

CEB: CEB Statement to the Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs (19 May, 2011) 23.02.2017

During the CEB First Session held in April 2011, the board adopted the CEB statement to the Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs underscoring the system’s commitment of support to LDCs and a new programme of action for the next 10 years and focusing on productive capacity.

Document reference: CEB/2011/1/annex
CEB: COP 18: Intervention by President, World Water Council 23.02.2017
CEB: ACC Statement on the Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 53/192 (12 March 1999) 23.02.2017

ACC notes the progress made in strengthening the role of the United Nations system in providing support to national efforts of recipient countries through more effective development cooperation, greater efficiency and impact.

HLCM: ACC Statement to Third Session of CSD 23.02.2017
Document reference: E/CN.17/1995/31
CEB: ACC statement on staff security (6 October 1997) 23.02.2017

The organizations of the United Nations system are now working closer to the front lines of conflict or even inside conflict zones, as well as in volatile and politically complex situations. This is reflected in the casualties that the United Nations system has suffered in the last year.

Document reference: ACC/1997/2/Add.1 Annex III
CEB: CEB joint statement to Rio +20 (17 April 2012) 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Chief Executives Board (CEB) met on 14-15 April to discuss Rio+20 and adopted an important joint declaration Conference that notably supports the adoption of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Document reference: CEB/2012/1 Annex
HLCP: Concluding remarks: Mr. Sha Zukang, Secretary-General, UNCSD (Rio+20) 23.02.2017

Remarks by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary-General, UNCSD (Rio+20)

CEB: Opening Remarks by the United Nations Secretary‐General 23.02.2017

Opening Remarks by the United Nations Secretary‐General: Interactive Dialogue with Executive Heads of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB)

CEB: Common CEB statement on the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (29 October 2011) 15.06.2016

During the CEB Second Session held in October 2011, the Board endorsed, in principle, the CEB statement to the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The statement was subsequently submitted as an input to the Conference preparatory process on 1 November 2011.

CEB: ACC statement on Women 2000: Gender equality, development and peace in the twenty-first century (07 June 2000) 15.06.2016

We, the Executive Heads of the organizations of the United Nations system, are committed to the full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality as essential for the reduction and eradication of poverty, and the achievement of peace, human rights and sustainable development.

Document reference: A/S-23/8
CEB: ACC joint statement on reform processes in United Nations System (11 November 1996) 15.06.2016

The Secretary-General and the executive heads of all the specialized agencies and United Nations programmes and funds, meeting in the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) under the Secretary-General's chairmanship on 25 and 26 October 1996, reviewed the overall direction of ongoing reform processes within the United Nations system, and their implications for the strengthening of the system.

Document reference: SG/SM/6106
CEB: CEB statement on Safety and Security of the United Nations System Staff (4 April 2009) 15.06.2016

During the CEB First Session held in April 2009, the board adopted the CEB statement to Member States on the system’s commitment to a strengthened and enhanced system-wide security management system.

Document reference: CEB/2009/1 Annex
CEB: ACC statement on its decision on United Nations Staff Security and Safety (ACC/1999/20) 15.06.2016

We, the Executive Heads members of ACC, decide: that a comprehensive approach needs to be fully and urgently implemented and concerted action taken to ensure the security and safety of staff, including local staff, in all duty stations;

Document reference: ACC/1999/20 (Annex I)
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 statement on conditions of service and the application of the Noblemaire principle (02 December 1997) 15.06.2016

"In recent years, ACC has repeatedly called upon the General Assembly and the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) to restore the competitiveness of United Nations common system remuneration.

Document reference: A/C.5/52/28
CEB: ACC statement on Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of Agenda 21 (01 April 1997) 15.06.2016

Sustainable development remains one of the most important challenges facing humanity as it approaches the twenty-first century.

Yet there is growing concern that failure to accelerate economic growth and development in vast areas of the world, to resolve burning social problems, to correct unsustainable production and consumption patterns and increasing inequity, and to halt deterioration of the environment will irreversibly limit national capacities to respond to future challenges.

Document reference: A/S-19/6
CEB: ACC statement on the conditions of service (12 November 1996) 15.06.2016

"The basic tenets of the Charter of the United Nations on the international civil service are unambiguous: 'The paramount consideration in the employment of the staff and in the determination of the conditions of service shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity'

Document reference: A/C.5/51/25
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: CEB statement of purpose: The UN system at the forefront of efforts to address climate change (16 December 2009) 15.06.2016

The CEB statement of purpose was issued during the UN Climate Change conference (COP15/CMP5) in Copenhagen, December 2009. The United Nations system, as the most inclusive multilateral institutional framework for policy and action, has an essential role to play in supporting the international community's efforts to combat climate change, especially those of developing countries.

CEBs: Statement on Staff Security - ACC/1997/2/Add.1 15.06.2016

(Parts I & II, Annex III / Page #38)

CEB: CEB statement on Moving towards a Climate-Neutral United Nations (27 October 2007) 15.06.2016

The CEB endorsed the Statement on moving towards a climate neutral UN, in which it was agreed that the heads of UN agencies funds and programmes would estimate their GHG emissions, undertake efforts to reduce their GHG footprint to the extent possible, and analyze the cost implications and budgetary modalities of purchasing carbon offsets, with the aim of eventually reaching climate neutrality.

Document reference: CEB/2007/2 Annex II
CEB: ACC statement to ECOSOC on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Development (24 May 2000) 15.06.2016

The Executive Heads of the organizations and agencies of the United Nations system reaffirm their statement of 11 April 1997 on “Universal Access to Basic Communications and Information Services”.

As the United Nations system enters a new century, our overarching challenge is to tap more effectively the benefits of globalization for all people in all countries. Information and communication technologies play a key role in our efforts to meet that challenge.

CEB: ACC joint statement on strengthening United Nations machinery for drug control (06 May 1998) 15.06.2016

We, the executive heads of the organizations and agencies of the United Nations system, are pleased to take this opportunity to bring to the attention of the General Assembly our shared commitment to reduce and prevent the illicit production, sale, demand, trafficking and distribution of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, to strengthen sustainable development and to achieve better allocation of resources.

Document reference: A/S-20/3
CEB: ACC statement on universal access to basic communication and information services (15 September 1997) 15.06.2016

At the General Assembly, 52nd session: The Secretary-General, in his capacity as Chairman of the Administrative Committee on Coordination, transmitted to the General Assembly at its fifty-second session the statement on universal access to basic communication and information services, adopted by the Committee at its session in April 1977, with a view to seeking the endorsement of the Assembly.

Document reference: A/52/354
CEB: Note by the Secretary General Corrigendum (20 November 1996) 15.06.2016
Document reference: A/C.5/51/25/Corr.1
CEB: ACC statement on the status of women in the secretariats of the United Nations system (13 April 1995) 15.06.2016

The members of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) reaffirm their strong commitment to ensuring that the advancement of women is a policy priority within the organizations of the common system and to taking necessary measures to improve the status of women in their respective secretariats.

Document reference: A/C.5/49/62
CEB: CEB policy statement: UN system-wide policy on gender equality and the empowerment of women (27 October 2006) 15.06.2016

The UN System-Wide Policy on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was endorsed by the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in October 2006, as a means of furthering the goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment within the policies and programmes of the UN system, and implementing the ECOSOC agreed conclusions 1997/2.1.

Document reference: CEB/2006/2 (Annex I)