System Wide Coherence

In February 2006, based on paragraph 169 of the World Summit Outcome Document, the Secretary-General created a High Level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence in the areas of development, humanitarian assistance and the environment. The 15-member panel, co-chaired by the prime ministers of Pakistan, Mozambique, and Norway, carried out a study of the UN’s operational activities and assessed how to strengthen UN system works, its comparative advantages, and reduce areas of overlap between UN agencies.

The Panel submitted its report, “Delivering as one” to Secretary-General Kofi Annan in November 2006. The report included extensive recommendations to consolidate and improve the effectiveness of United Nations operations. In April 2007, the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, issued his response to the Panel’s findings.

The General Assembly has held consultations on the recommendations contained in the Report of the High Level Panel and the Secretary-General's report. The Co-Chairs that lead the consultation process presented their report on the consultation process to the President of the General Assembly. An oral decision was adopted by the General Assembly on 17 September 2007, calling for the consultations to continue at its 62nd session. On 11 January 2008 the President of the General Assembly appointed the ambassadors of Tanzania and Ireland as Co-Chairs for further consultations.

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