|Description:||The present 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 fall 2005 and spring 2006 sessions.|
During that period, the preparations for the 2005 World Summit and the followup to its Outcome provided the main focus for the work of the Board, and that of its High-level Committees. Their contribution to the preparatory process culminated in the publication One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change ? How the Millennium Declaration is Changing the Way the United Nations System Works, which, in reviewing progress in implementing the Millennium Declaration, also charts the way forward for the United Nations system.
CEB, through the High-level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) and the Highlevel Committee on Management (HLCM), also addressed the cross-cutting issues of gender mainstreaming and knowledge management. In the programme area, priority issues for inter-agency attention included employment, migration and the system?s support to the New Partnership for Africa?s Development, as well as follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society. In the area of management and administration, efforts focused on ensuring the safety and security of United Nations system personnel, promoting transparency and accountability as principles of good governance, better employing information and communications technologies in management and operations, enhancing the financial and human resources management and coordinating the United Nations system response to the threat of the avian influenza.
The commitment to One United Nations set the tone of CEB?s determination to work closely with the Secretary-General?s High-level Panel on United Nations System-wide Coherence to advance the effectiveness and impact of the system?s response to the complex challenges facing the international community today.