1. The Committee shall function as the main subsidiary organ of the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly for planning, programming and coordination.
2. In particular, the Committee shall:
(A) Review the programmes of the United Nations as defined in the medium-term plan. In performing this function, the Committee shall:
Review the medium-term plan in the off-budget years, and the programme budget in budget years:In reviewing the medium-term plan, the Committee shall examine, in the light of its budgetary implications, the totality of the Secretary-General's work programme, giving particular attention to programme changes arising out of decisions adopted by intergovernmental organs and conferences or suggested by the Secretary-GeneralThe Committee shall concern itself with mediumterm plans formulated by the organizational units involved in each programme of the United Nations and assess the results achieved from current activities, the continuing validity of legislative decisions of more than five years' standing, and the effectiveness of co-ordination with other units of the Secretariat and members of the United Nations family;Recommend an order of priorities among United Nations programmes as defined in the medium-term plan:Give guidance to the Secretariat on programme design by interpreting legislative intent so as to assist it in translating legislation into programmes. In this connection, the memoranda on the implementation of resolutions prepared by the Secretariat after each session of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council, shall be made available to the Committee, which, in the periods immediately following the sessions of those bodies, shall co-operate with the Secretariat departments concerned in integrating the new legislation into continuing programmes;Consider and develop evaluation procedures and their use in the improvement of programme design;
Make recommendations with respect to work programmes proposed by the Secretariat to give effect to the legislative intent of the relevant policy-making organs, taking into account the need to avoid overlapping and duplication.
(B) Assist the Economic and Social Council in the performance of its coordination functions within the United Nations system.
3. In discharging these responsibilities, the Committee shall:
(A) Consider on a sector-by-sector basis the activities and programmes of the agencies of the United Nations system in order to enable the Council effectively to perform its functions as co-ordinator of the system and ensure that the work programmes of the United Nations and its agencies shall be compatible and mutually complementary;
(B) Recommend guidelines for the agencies of the United Nations system on their programmes and activities, taking into account their respective functions and responsibilities and the need for coherence and coordination throughout the system:
(C) Undertake from time to time, upon the recommendation of the General Assembly or the Economic and Social Council, a review and appraisal of the implementation of important legislative decisions, so as to determine the degree of co-ordinated effort undertaken throughout the United Nations system in certain priority fields designated as such by legislative bodies. The Committee shall perform this work both independently and in consultation with the Administrative Committee on Coordination, and shall be required to report on the results of its review to the legislative body that requested that it be undertaken:
(D) The Committee shall study the reports of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination, formerly known as Administrative Committee on Coordination, appropriate reports of United Nations organs, the annual reports of the specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency and other relevant documents.
Relationships with the Advisory Committee on Administrative & Budgetary Questions and the Joint Inspection United Nations
4. The Committee shall establish useful co-operation with the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions
5. The members of the Joint Inspection Unit shall be free to participate in meetings of the Committee for Programme and Coordination and arrangements shall be made for periodic joint consultations. The Joint Inspection Unit shall also bring to the attention of the Committee any problem, which it may consider important within the scope of the Committee's responsibilities.
6. The reports of the Joint Inspection Unit concerning the economic, social and human rights programmes of the United Nations system, including the reports dealing with the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, shall be examined by the Committee for Programme and Coordination, which shall report thereon to the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly. In its review, the Committee shall take account of any comments, which the Secretary-General and the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions may wish to make on these reports.