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The Committee was briefed on the progress of the Working Group on Programme Criticality by its Chair, Hilde Johnson, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund. The establishment of the Working Group was endorsed by the Committee and CEB earlier in 2010 to: (a) define the four levels of programme criticality within the guidelines for acceptable risk (extreme, critical, essential and all other); and (b) develop a framework for determining programme criticality for decision-making.


The Committee thanked the Chair of the Working Group on Programme Criticality and expressed its appreciation for the work of the Working Group. It agreed to reconsider the issue at its twenty-first session, in spring 2011, on the basis of the Working Group’s final recommendations.