CEB reviewed the progress in the work of UN-Energy, UN-Water and UN Oceans. UN-Energy had established a family of practitioners across the system, produced five publications, and had become poised to play a major role in United Nations system issues management. UN-Energy’s efforts had contributed to the recognition that energy was a fundamental component in any discussion of economic integration, sustainable development and climate change.
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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.
While Chief Executives Board considered a number of substantive programme issues during the reporting period, the issues of climate change and support to development in Africa featured high on the Board’s agenda. The nature and scope of those issues require that they be addressed through a coordinated and sustained effort that CEB is well positioned to provide.
Through its thematic inter-agency networks, UN-Oceans, UN-Water and UN‑Energy, CEB addressed key sectoral concerns of sustainable development at its fall 2011 session and spring 2012 session.
Strengthening United Nations system support for sustainable development; Accelerating the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues into the work of United Nations system organizations; Strengthening United Nations coordination for sustainable development challenges ahead.
During the reporting period, CEB reviewed progress in the work of the thematic networks UN-Energy, UN-Water and UN-Oceans. In 2012, all three inter-agency bodies prepared substantive contributions to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and its preparatory process, including by preparing a number of flagship reports and joint thematic publications on key issues related to water, energy and oceans.
The sustainable management of freshwater resources has long constituted an international goal from the Mar del Plata Action Plan of the 1977 UN Conference on Water to the Millennium Summit, and to the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development.