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A/RES/46/220


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

20 December 1991

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                                                A/RES/46/220
                                                79th plenary meeting
                                                20 December 1991
 
            46/220.  Rationalization of the work of the Fifth Committee:
                     biennialization of the programme of work
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Bearing in mind the increased workload of the Fifth Committee and the
need to ensure that the Committee is able to fulfil its responsibilities,
 
      Recalling the previous established practice of the Fifth Committee to
follow the biennial cycle in its programme of work,
 
      1.   Adopts the biennial approach to the consideration of agenda items
of the Fifth Committee, with the exception of those which are specifically
mandated to be considered annually, as required, or on an ad hoc basis;
 
      2.   Approves section I of the annex to the present resolution as the
basis for the formulation of the biennial programme of work for the Fifth
Committee, and decides to keep it under review;
 
      3.   Also approves the biennial programme of work for the Fifth
Committee for 1992-1993, as contained in section II of the annex to the
present resolution;
 
      4.   Decides to conform requests for reports of the Secretary-General to
be submitted to the Fifth Committee to the biennial programme of work for the
Committee, except where the urgency of the subject-matter requires otherwise;
 
      5.   Requests the subsidiary bodies reporting to the Fifth Committee to
adjust their programme of work to conform to the biennial work programme for
the Fifth Committee;
 
     6.    Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the Fifth Committee for
consideration and approval each year a proposed biennial programme of work,
taking into account relevant resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly
of that year;
 
     7.    Notes that the success of the progress of work of the Fifth
Committee also depends upon the timely submission of the reports by the
Secretary-General and the relevant subsidiary bodies.
 
                                     ANNEX
            I. Programme of work for the Fifth Committee
                           A.  Annual consideration
 
1.    Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the
      Board of Auditors
 
2.    Programme budget of the United Nations
 
3.    Current financial crisis of the United Nations
 
4.    Financial emergency of the United Nations
 
5.    Pattern of conferences
 
6.    Financing of the United Nations peace-keeping operations
 
7.    Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other
      appointments
 
8.    Report of the Economic and Social Council
 
                  B.  Biennial consideration in odd years
 
1.    Proposed programme budget for the next biennium
 
2.    Joint Inspection Unit; in-depth consideration of annual reports
 
3.    Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United
      Nations peace-keeping operations
 
                  C.  Biennial consideration in even years
 
1.    Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning
      of the United Nations
 
2.    Programme planning
 
3.    Administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations with the
      specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency
 
4.    Personnel questions
 
5.    United Nations common system
 
6.    United Nations pension system
 
                         D.  Consideration as required
1.    Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United
      Nations
 
            II.  Biennial programme of work for the Fifth
                 Committee for 1992-1993
 
                        A.  Programme of work for 1992
 
1.    Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the
      Board of Auditors
 
2.    Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning
      of the United Nations
 
3.    Programme budget for the biennium 1992-1993
 
4.    Programme planning
 
5.    Current financial crisis of the United Nations
 
6.    Financial emergency of the United Nations
 
 7.  Administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations with the
     specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency
 
 8.   Joint Inspection Unit
 
 9.   Pattern of conferences
 
10.   Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United
      Nations
 
11.   Personnel questions
 
12.   United Nations common system
 
13.   United Nations pension system
 
14.   Financing of the United Nations peace-keeping operations
 
15.   Report of the Economic and Social Council
 
16.   Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other
      appointments
 
 
                       B.  Programme of work for 1993
 
 1.   Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the
      Board of Auditors
 
 2.   Programme budget for the biennium 1992-1993
 
 3.   Proposed programme budget for the biennium 1994-1995
 
 4.   Current financial crisis of the United Nations
 
 5.   Financial emergency of the United Nations
 
 6.   Joint Inspection Unit
 
 7.   Pattern of conferences
 
 8.   Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United
      Nations
 
 9.   Financing of the United Nations peace-keeping operations
 
10.   Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United
      Nations peace-keeping operations
 
11.   Report of the Economic and Social Council
 
12.   Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other
      appointments