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Anotated Agenda Items of the 63rd session:

117. Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations

At its fifty-fourth session, in 1999, under the item entitled “Programme planning”, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation of the Committee for Programme and Coordination that a progress report on the review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations be submitted biennially to the Assembly through the appropriate intergovernmental bodies (resolution 54/236).

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly requested the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions to request the Board of Auditors to conduct an audit of the activities of the Procurement Task Force for the period from 1 January 2006 to 30 June 2007, including its compliance with established transparency and accountability measures of the Organization and the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), and to report thereon separately to the Assembly at the main part of its sixty-third session (resolution 62/234) (see item 131).

At the same session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare, in close cooperation with OIOS, for its consideration at its sixty-third session, a report providing detailed information regarding, inter alia, the status of implementation of its resolution 59/287; updated and detailed information on all the entities other than OIOS carrying out administrative inquiries and investigations, their legislative basis and precise role, the number and types of cases handled, related resources, reporting mechanisms, standards and guidelines involved and training imparted; and the status of work done under general temporary assistance resources equivalent to six positions to establish a training capacity for the Investigations Division to enable programme managers to handle category II cases of misconduct and the assessment of such work and any other related work carried out for the same purpose, as well as the future workplan thereof; also requested the Secretary-General to prepare for its consideration and approval, in close cooperation with OIOS, a report providing detailed information on terms of reference with regard to the proposed comprehensive review of investigations in the United Nations; and further requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly on practices related to the sharing of information between the Organization and law enforcement authorities of Member States as well as to referrals to such authorities of possible criminal cases related to United Nations staff, United Nations officials and experts on mission, taking into account its resolution 62/63 and other relevant legal instruments (resolution 62/247).

DOCUMENTS:
a Reports of the Secretary-General:
Implementation of the recommendations of the Board of Auditors contained in its report on the activities of the Procurement Task Force (resolution 48/216 B) (also relates to items 119 and 131), A/63/167/Add.1
Policy for access to United Nations documentation by Member States and the public (resolution 60/283, sect. V) (also relates to item 121)
Proposed programme budget outline for the biennium 2010-2011 (resolutions 41/213 & 58/269)
Practices relating to sharing information between the Organization and law enforcement authorities of Member States as well as referrals to such authorities of possible criminal cases related to United Nations staff, United Nations officials and experts on mission (resolution 62/247), A/63/331
Information requested in paragraph 17 of General Assembly resolution 62/247, A/63/369
b Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Board of Auditors on the activities of the Procurement Task Force for the period from 1 January 2006 to 30 June 2007 (resolution 62/234) (also relates to items 119 and 131), A/63/167
c Report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination on its forty-eighth session: Supplement No. 16 (A/63/16)
d Reports of the Office of Internal Oversight Services:
Review of results-based management in the United Nations (resolutions 48/218 B, 54/244 and 59/272) (also relates to item 131), A/63/268
Implementation of the recommendations of the Board of Auditors concerning the audit of the activities of the Procurement Task Force for the period 1 January 2006 to 30 June 2007 (resolution 62/234) (also under item 131)
Activities of the Procurement Task Force for the period from 1 July 2007 to 31 July 2008 and the comments of the Secretary-General thereon, A/63/329 and Add.1
e Report of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee for the period from 1 January to 31 July 2008 (resolution 61/275), A/63/328
f Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Joint Inspection Unit entitled “Knowledge management in the United Nations system” and the comments of the Secretary-General and the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination thereon (also relates to items 121 and 127), A/63/140 and Add.1
g Reports of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

REFERENCES:
...for the sixty-first session (agenda items 47, 113, 116, 117, 122, 123, 132 & 149)
  Report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services on the inspection of the programme and administrative management of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia and the comments of the Secretary-General thereon (A/61/61 and Add.1)
Report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services: Part one (for the period from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006) (A/61/264 (Part I) and Add.1); and note by the Secretary-General transmitting his comments on part one of the report (A/61/264 (Part I)/Add.2); Part two: peacekeeping operations (for the period from 1 July 2005 to 30 December 2006) (A/61/264 (Part II)); and note by the Secretary-General transmitting his comments on part two of the report (A/61/264 (Part II)/Add.1)
  Summary records A/C.5/61/SR.9, 30, 31, 36 & 37
Report of the Fifth Committee A/61/658
Plenary meetings A/61/PV.84
Resolutions 61/275

 

...for the sixty-second session (agenda items 126, 128, 136 and 140)
  Report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination on its forty-seventh session: Supplement No. 16 (A/62/16)
Reports of the Office of Internal Oversight Services:
  Audit of the activities of the United Nations Thessaloniki Centre for Public Service Professionalism (A/62/176)
Activities of the Procurement Task Force for the 18-month period ended 30 June 2007 and the comments of the Secretary-General thereon (A/62/272 & Add.1)
Activities of the Office of Internal Oversight Services for the period from 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007 and the comments of the Secretary-General thereon (A/62/281 (Part I) and Add.1 & 2)
Activities of the Office of Internal Oversight Services for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2007 (A/62/281 (Part II) & Add.1)
Reports of the Secretary-General:
  Review of the experience of the utilization of the contingency fund (A/62/229)

Resource requirements for procurement investigations (A/62/520)

Strengthening investigations (A/62/582 & Corr.1)
Accountability framework, enterprise risk management and internal control framework, and results-based management framework (A/62/701 & Corr.1); revised estimates relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 under sections 28A, 28D, 29 and 35, related to the accountability framework, enterprise risk management and internal control framework, and results-based management framework (A/62/701/Add.1)
Reports of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (A/62/7/Add.15, Add.35 & A/62/349)
  Summary records A/C.5/62/SR.4, 20, 23, 26, 30, 36 & 51
Report of the Fifth Committee A/62/605 & A/62/773
Plenary meetings A/62/PV.79 & 91
Resolutions 62/234 & 62/247