United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB)



The Chief Executives Board (CEB) furthers coordination and cooperation on a whole range of substantive, management and operational issues facing UN system organizations. CEB brings together the executive heads of the organizations of the UN system, under the chairmanship of the Secretary General. CEB is the prime instrument for supporting and reinforcing the coordinating role of UN intergovernmental bodies on social, economic and related matters. CEB aligns the strengths of a decentralized system of specialized organizations into a cohesive and functioning whole. It ensures that the UN system delivers as one at the global, regional and country levels on the broad range of commitments made by the international community.  CEB bases much of its work on the recommendations emanating from its three high-level committees:




High Level Committee on Programmes promotes global policy coherence in the UN system, including the development of common policy tools, in addition to its work on global policy and programme issues. 



High Level Committee on Management promotes harmonization of business practices across the UN system, including general management issues, to ensure management coherence from global to country level. 



United Nations Development Group unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, agencies, departments, and offices that play a role in development. The group's common objective is to deliver more coherent, effective and efficient support to countries seeking to attain internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals. 


The UNEP NYO undertakes substantive preparation for, and supports the participation of UNEP’s Executive Director in, the meetings of the CEB, so as to ensure that environmental issues receive adequate attention. The NYO Director is UNEP’s focal point for all matters related to the CEB.