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.
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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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
This CEB statement reaffirms the important role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) as a critical enabler for advancing the globally agreed development goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Remarks by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary-General, UNCSD (Rio+20)
Opening Remarks by the United Nations Secretary‐General: Interactive Dialogue with Executive Heads of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
"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.
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.
"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'
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.
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.
(Parts I & II, Annex III / Page #38)