Presentation of the Report by the Secretary General's High-level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance, and the Environment

November 10, 2006

  1. On November 9 (Japan time: early on 10) in New York, the Secretary-General's High-level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance, and the Environment presented its report entitled "Delivering as One." This Panel was established by Secretary-General Kofi Annan this February to consider reforms necessary to strengthen the management and coordination of the UN operational activities in the fields of development, humanitarian assistance and the environment.
  2. The Report makes various recommendations, including consolidating UN country programmes and funding framework to achieve "One UN" at the country level, newly establishing "Sustainable Development Board" under UN-ECOSOC, strengthening partnership among UN, governments and NGOs in the area of humanitarian assistance, making international environmental governance more coherent to improve effectiveness in the area of environment, and setting up a new consolidated entity on gender equality.
  3. Mr. Keizo Takemi, Senior-Vice Minister for Health, Labour and Welfare, participated from Japan in the 15-member Panel, and the Government of Japan has been fully supportive of his position, which emphasizes reforms to efficiently deliver to the people and community who need the UN operational activities most. The Government of Japan welcomes the fact that this message has been duly reflected in the Report.
  4. The Report will be considered at the UN General Assembly.
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