United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

9 August 1996


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 149


               [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/973)]

                 50/239.  Activities of the Office of Internal
                          Oversight Services

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 48/218 B of 29 July 1994, in which it
decided to establish an Office of Internal Oversight Services under
the authority of the Secretary-General,

      1.    Takes note with appreciation of the annual report of the
Secretary-General on the activities of the Office of Internal
Oversight Services,  1/ and notes the views expressed by Member

      2.    Takes note of the reports of the Office of Internal
Oversight Services,  2/ and decides to consider them under the
relevant item of the agenda;

      3.    Requests the Secretary-General to entrust the Office of
Internal Oversight Services, in line with General Assembly resolution  
48/218 B, with the maintenance of close cooperation with the
Joint Inspection Unit and the Board of Auditors, so that the comments
of those two bodies on the reports of the Office, and the comments of
the Secretary-General thereon, may be considered, as appropriate, by
the Assembly, together with the reports of the Office;

      4.    Reaffirms that procedures for recruitment and promotion
applied to personnel of the Office of Internal Oversight Services
should be consistent with those applied to the Secretariat.

                                                         120th plenary meeting
                                                                   7 June 1996


1/   A/50/459.

2/   A/49/891, A/49/892, A/49/914, A/49/959, A/50/719, A/50/791 and A/50/945.

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