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Anotated Agenda Items of the 63rd session:

118. Programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009

Questions relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009

At its sixty-first session, in 2006, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly for consideration at the second part of its resumed sixty-first session if possible, but no later than by the end of its sixty-first session, reports on the following: (a) enterprise risk management and internal control framework, (b) results-based management, and (c) accountability framework (resolution 61/245).

At its resumed sixty-first session, in April 2007, the General Assembly noted the intention of the Department of Safety and Security to gradually assume a leading role in crisis response and crisis management for the United Nations system, and requested the Secretary-General to provide detailed information on the project and its related costs in the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 (resolution 61/263).

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly, recalling paragraph 134 (e) of the 2005 World Summit Outcome (see resolution 60/1), reiterated its request to the Secretary-General to prepare an inventory of the current activities of the various organs, bodies, offices, departments, funds and programmes within the United Nations system devoted to the promotion of the rule of law at the national and international levels for submission at its sixty-third session; and also reiterated its request to the Secretary-General to prepare and submit, after having sought the views of Member States, at its sixty-third session, a report identifying ways and means for strengthening and coordinating the activities listed in the above-mentioned inventory, with special regard to the effectiveness of assistance that might be requested by States in building capacity for the promotion of the rule of law at the national and international levels (resolution 62/70).

At the same session, the General Assembly recalled its resolution 60/1, recognized the need for strengthening of the development pillar of the United Nations Secretariat and the importance of strategic planning, and requested the Secretary-General to provide a comprehensive proposal at the first part of its resumed sixty-second session for its consideration with a view to improving the effective and efficient delivery of the mandates of the development-related activities of the Secretariat, including the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the regional commissions and the Development Account (resolution 62/236, para. 73)

At the same session, the General Assembly resolved that the Secretary-General should report to the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions and to the General Assembly at its sixty-third and sixty-fourth sessions all commitments made under the provisions of the resolution on unforeseen and extraordinary expenses for the biennium 2008-2009, together with the circumstances relating thereto, and should submit supplementary estimates to the Assembly in respect of such commitments (resolution 62/239).

At its resumed sixty-second session, in April 2008, under item 126, the General Assembly decided to defer until its sixty-third session consideration of five documents issued under this item: a report of the Secretary-General (A/62/521 & Corr.1), a report of the Advisory Committee (A/62/7/Add.32), a report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (A/61/357) and an exchange of letters between the Permanent Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda and Cuba to the United Nations and the Secretary-General (A/C.5/62/24 & A/C.5/62/25) (decision 62/545 B).

DOCUMENTS:
a Reports of the Secretary-General:
i First performance report on the programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009
ii Revised estimates relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 related to the Rule of Law Unit (resolution 62/70) (also relates to item 81), A/63/154
iii Contingency fund: consolidated statement of programme budget implications and revised estimates (resolutions 42/211, annex, & 62/239)
iv 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 (resolution 61/245), A/62/701 & Corr.1 & Add.1
v A strengthened and unified security management system for the United Nations (resolution 61/263)
vi Improving the effective and efficient delivery of the mandates of development-related activities and revised estimates relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 (resolution 62/236, para. 73), A/62/708
vii Revised estimates relating to the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 under section 1, Overall policymaking, direction and coordination, section 3, Political affairs, section 28D, Office of Central Support Services, and section 35, Staff assessment, related to the strengthening of the Department of Political Affairs, A/62/521 & Corr.1
viii First progress report on the adoption of International Public Sector Accounting Standards by the United Nations, A/62/806
ix Revised estimates relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009: Rule of Law Unit (resolution 62/70), A/63/154
x United Nations Office for Partnerships (decisions 52/466 & 53/475), A/63/257
xi Revised estimates relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 under section 2 and section 23 on the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
xii Revised estimates resulting from resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council at its seventh, eighth and ninth sessions in 2008 (resolution 60/251)
xiii Revised estimates resulting from resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its substantive session of 2008 (also relates to item 43), A/63/371
xiv Detailed proposals for streamlining United Nations contractual arrangements: a way forward, A/62/274
xv Conditions of service and compensation for officials, other than Secretariat officials, serving the General Assembly: full-time members of the International Civil Service Commission and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (resolution 58/266) (also relates to item 126), A/63/354
xvi Administrative and financial implications arising from the report of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board, A/63/363
xvii Issue of financing the core diplomatic training activities of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (Economic and Social Council resolution 2008/35, para. 6)
xviii Lump sum arrangements funding of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (A/56/6, sect. 23 & A/62/6, sect. 24)
b Report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services on a management audit of the Department of Safety and Security (resolution 61/263, para. 18)
c Notes by the Secretary-General transmitting the reports of the Joint Inspection Unit:
“Knowledge management in the United Nations system” and the comments of the Secretary-General and those of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination thereon (also relate to items 120 and 127), A/63/140 & Add.1
“Liaison offices in the United Nations system” and the comments of the Secretary-General and those of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination thereon (also relate to item 127), A/63/151 & Corr.1 & Add.1
d Reports of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions: Supplement No. 7 (A/63/7) and addenda.

 

Capital master plan

At its fifty-seventh session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it on an annual basis on the awarding of contracts for procurement for the capital master plan; and also requested him to submit to the Assembly annual progress reports on the implementation of the capital master plan (resolution 57/292, sect. II).

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly took note of the proposal of the Secretary-General on the accelerated strategy IV (A/62/364 & Corr.1); requested him to proceed without further delay with the phased approach to the renovation of the Secretariat Building as approved by the Assembly in its resolution 61/251; approved the changes in the schedule of the renovation of the Conference Building and the General Assembly Building as proposed by the Secretary-General in paragraph 28 of his report; requested the Secretary-General to ensure by all means that the project costs were brought back within the approved budget of $1,876.7 million; reiterated its request to the Secretary-General to make every effort to avoid budget increases through sound project management practices and to ensure that the capital master plan was completed within the budget as approved in its resolution 61/251; and took note of the proposal of the Secretary-General to utilize value engineering as a tool to recover the projected cost overruns in the capital master plan budget approved by the General Assembly in its resolution 61/251, directed at improving performance, reliability, quality, safety and life-cycle costs, and requested the Secretary-General to expeditiously and clearly identify the areas of work where efficiency gains and cost reductions were possible and to report thereon in the context of his sixth annual progress report (resolution 62/87).

DOCUMENTS:
a Reports of the Secretary-General:
  i Sixth annual progress report on the implementation of the capital master plan (resolutions 57/292, sect. II, & 62/87)
  ii Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the recommendations of the Board of Auditors contained in its reports on the United Nations for the biennium ended 31 December 2007 and on the capital master plan for the year ended 31 December 2007, A/63/327 (sect. III)
  iii Associated costs related to the capital master plan (resolution 62/87) A/62/799
b Report of the Board of Auditors on the capital master plan: Supplement No. 5 (A/63/5, (Vol. V))
c Report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services on the comprehensive audit of the capital master plan (resolution 62/87) (also relates to item 131), A/63/266
d Reports of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

Public access to United Nations documentation

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its sixty-first session, for consideration and action, a comprehensive report containing detailed parameters of the proposal on the policy for access to United Nations documentation by Member States and the public, including information on resource requirements, financing mechanisms and the possibility of a fee structure, and also addressing the implementation of the existing mandates governing the issue of facilitating the access of Member States and the public to United Nations documentation and information materials, as contained in relevant resolutions of the General Assembly (resolution 60/283, sect. V).

DOCUMENTS:
a Report of the Secretary-General on the policy for access to United Nations documentation by Member States and the public (resolution 60/283, sect. V).
b Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

Information and communications technology

At its fifty-ninth session, in 2004, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its sixtieth session the results of the technical study on information and communications technology security, business continuity and disaster recovery, with detailed costing and a timetable (resolution 59/276, sect. XI, para. 47).

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to provide to the Assembly, at its resumed sixty-first session, detailed information on the structure and staffing requirements of the envisaged information and communications technology structure; and also requested him to submit to the Assembly, at its resumed sixty-first session, a comprehensive report on the implementation of an enterprise resource planning system including, inter alia, information on substantive improvements to the information and communications technology systems that might be required (resolution 60/283, sect. II).

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly, with a view to enhancing the role of the subregional offices of the Economic Commission for Africa, requested the Secretary-General, in the context of his report on the comprehensive information and communications technology strategy of the Organization, to include detailed information on the implementation of paragraph 6 of its resolution 60/235 (resolution 61/234).

DOCUMENTS:
a Reports of the Secretary-General:
i Information and communications technology security, business continuity and disaster recovery (resolution 59/276, sect. XI, para. 47), A/62/477
ii Information and communications technology: enterprise systems for the United Nations Secretariat worldwide (resolution 60/283, sect. II), A/62/510/Rev.1
iii Investing in information and communications technology: information and communications technology strategy for the United Nations Secretariat (resolution 60/283, sect. II), A/62/793 & Corr.1 & Add.1
b Reports of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

Financing of the administration of justice

[See item 129]

 

Standards of accommodation for air travel

At its fifty-seventh session, in 2003, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit his report on standards of accommodation for air travel to the Assembly on a biennial basis (decision 57/589).

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General, in his capacity as Chairman of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination, to report on the feasibility of harmonizing standards of travel for staff members, members of organs and subsidiary organs of the United Nations and organizations of the United Nations system, on the basis of a review and proposals by the Chief Executives Board, taking due consideration of the specificity of the work and mandates of the different entities of the system (resolution 62/238, sect. XV).

DOCUMENTS:
a Report of the Secretary-General on standards of accommodation for air travel (decision 57/589 & resolution 62/238, sect. XV)
b Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

United Nations Postal Administration

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue taking measures, alternative to the establishment of a contingent liability reserve, to eliminate risks posed to the United Nations Postal Administration by mass mailing and to report to the Assembly at its sixty-third session on the progress achieved; and decided to consider at its sixty-third session the establishment of a contingent liability reserve for the United Nations Postal Administration as a solution to the issue of reducing the risk posed to the Postal Administration by the use of its services for commercial and bulk mail, on the basis of any future recommendations of the Board of Auditors and updated information provided by the Secretary-General on the issue (resolution 62/238, sect. XIV)..

DOCUMENTS:
a Report of the Secretary-General on the contingent liability reserve for the United Nations Postal Administration (resolution 62/238, sect. XIV), A/63/320
b Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

Construction of additional conference facilities at the Vienna International Centre, and construction of additional office facilities at the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa

At its fifty-sixth session, in 2002, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly on an annual basis on progress made in the construction of additional office facilities at the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, bearing in mind the views and recommendations contained in paragraphs 4, 5 and 8 of the report of the Advisory Committee (A/56/711) (resolution 56/270).

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly took note of the report of the Secretary-General (A/62/358) and endorsed the related observations and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions on the construction of additional conference facilities at the Vienna International Centre contained in its report (A/62/7/Add.9) (resolution 62/238, sect. X).

DOCUMENTS:
a Report of the Secretary-General on the construction of additional conference facilities at the Vienna International Centre, and construction of additional office facilities at the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa (resolutions 56/270 & 62/238, sects. IX and X), A/63/303
b Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

Improving and modernizing the conference facilities and construction of additional office facilities at the United Nations Office at Nairobi

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly on the experience gained from operating the modernized conference facilities of the United Nations Office at Nairobi during the biennium 2006-2007 (resolution 58/272, sect. IV)..

DOCUMENTS:
a Report of the Secretary-General on improving and modernizing the conference facilities and construction of additional office facilities at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (resolution 58/272), A/62/794
b Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

Programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly resolved that, for the year 2008, budget appropriations consisting of $2,085,679,850, being half of the appropriation of $4,171,359,700 approved for the biennium 2008-2009 by the General Assembly in paragraph 1 of resolution A, plus $19,876,500, being the increase in revised appropriations for the biennium 2006-2007 approved by the Assembly in its resolutions 61/258, 61/275 & 62/235 A, should be financed in accordance with regulations 3.1 and 3.2 of the Financial Regulations and Rules of the United Nations (resolution 62/237 C).
At the same session, the General Assembly resolved that the Working Capital Fund should be established for the biennium 2008-2009 in the amount of $150 million (resolution 62/240).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

Estimates in respect of special political missions, good offices and other political initiatives authorized by the General Assembly and/or the Security Council

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly approved the budgets totalling $386,587,300 for the 26 special political missions authorized by the General Assembly and/or the Security Council; and requested the Secretary-General to ensure that all special political missions were properly managed and all related post and non-post resources were fully and thoroughly justified (resolution 62/238, sect. V).

At its resumed sixty-second session, in April 2008, the General Assembly approved additional budgets totalling $48,954,400 in respect of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Lord’s Resistance Army-affected areas, the United Nations representative to the International Advisory and Monitoring Board, the United Nations Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the future status process for Kosovo, the United Nations Political Mission in Nepal and the United Nations Political Office in Somalia; and decided to review the staffing and resource allocation for the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Lord’s Resistance Army-affected areas at the main part of its sixty-third session in the context of the 2009 budget proposal for special political missions (resolution 62/245, sect. III).

DOCUMENTS:
a Reports of the Secretary-General:
i Estimates in respect of special political missions, good offices and other political initiatives authorized by the General Assembly and/or the Security Council (resolutions 62/238 & 62/245), A/63/346 & Add.1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
ii Construction of the United Nations integrated compound in Baghdad (resolution 62/238, sect. V), A/62/828
b Reports of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

Business continuity management

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its sixty-third session a comprehensive report on business continuity, including in the event of a pandemic, that is complementary to and compatible with the wider enterprise resource planning and information and communications technology reform, and to include information on the status of implementation of measures taken in that regard (resolution 62/238, sect. VII).

DOCUMENTS:
a Report of the Secretary-General: revised estimates relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 under sections 3, 17, 18, 20, 21, 27, 28C, 28D, 28E, 28F, 28G, 33 and 35: business continuity management (resolution 62/238, sect. VII), A/63/359
b Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

Development Account

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly decided to appropriate an additional 2.5 million dollars for the Development Account and requested the Secretary-General to fully comply with its resolution 52/12 B and subsequent resolutions on the Development Account and to submit at its sixty-third session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 62/238, sect. VIII).

DOCUMENTS:
a Report of the Secretary-General on the Development Account (resolution 62/238, sect. VIII), A/63/335
b Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

Liabilities and proposed funding for after-service health insurance benefits

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly approved the establishment of an independent segregated special account to record after-service health insurance accrued liabilities and account for related transactions and also approved the recommended changes to the after-service health insurance provisions for new staff members recruited on or after 1 July 2007; decided to defer its consideration of the remaining funding proposals made in the report; and requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to it at its sixty-third session that would, inter alia: (a) reflect updated and validated after-service health insurance accrued liabilities; (b) provide additional information on alternative long-term financing strategies; (c) report on measures aimed at reducing the Organization’s costs related to health-care plans; (d) provide comprehensive information and analysis based, inter alia, on the results of the actuarial valuation of the after-service health insurance plan as at 31 December 2007 with respect to differentiated funding options based on funding sources; and (e) provide investment strategies with respect to an after-service health insurance reserve fund (resolution 61/264, paras. 10 and 11-15).

DOCUMENTS:
a Report of the Secretary-General on liabilities and proposed funding for after-service health insurance benefits (resolution 61/264, paras. 10, 11 and 13-15)
b Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

Administrative and financial implications of the decisions and recommendations contained in the report of the International Civil Service Commission for 2008

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly took note of the report of the Secretary-General (A/62/336) on the administrative and financial implications of the decisions and recommendations contained in the report of the International Civil Service Commission for 2007 (A/62/30) and endorsed the conclusions and recommendations contained in the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (A/62/353; & A/62/7/Add.1 & Corr.1) (resolution 62/238, sect. XIII).

DOCUMENTS:
a Statement submitted by the Secretary-General in accordance with rule 153 of the rules of procedure of the General Assembly on the administrative and financial implications of the decisions and recommendations contained in the report of the International Civil Service Commission for 2008 (also relates to item 128), A/63/360
b Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

REFERENCES:
...for the sixty-first session (agenda item 117)
  Reports of the Secretary-General:
  Standards of accommodation for air travel (A/61/188 & Corr.1)
Procurement Task Force (A/61/603) (also relates to item 132)
Liabilities and proposed funding for after-service health insurance benefits (A/61/730)
Review of standards of travel and entitlements for staff members, members of organs and subsidiary organs of the United Nations and entities of the United Nations system (A/61/801)
Contingent liability reserve for the United Nations Postal Administration (A/61/900)
Reports of the Office of Internal Oversight Services:
  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 & Add.1)
Activities for the period from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006 (A/61/264 (Part I) & Add.1 & 2)
Audit of the management by the Department of Political Affairs of special political missions (A/61/357)
Reports of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (A/61/478, A/61/661 & A/61/791)
  Summary records A/C.5/61/SR.38, 39, 41, 44, 45 & 46
Report of the Fifth Committee A/61/592/Add.4
Plenary meetings A/61/PV.93
Resolutions 61/264

 

...for the sixty-second session (agenda items 128 & 136)
  Report of the Board of Auditors on the capital master plan for the year ended 31 December 2006: Supplement No. 5 (A/62/5 (Vol. V))
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) & 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)
Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 (A/62/6(Introduction) & Corr.1, (Sect.1, 2 & 3), (Sect.4) & Corr.1, (Sect.5, 6 & 7), (Sect.8) & Corr.1, (Sects.9, 10 & 11), (Sect.12) & Corr.1, (Sect.13) & Add.1, (Sect.14, 15, 16, 17 & 18), (Sect.19) & Corr.1, (Sect.20, 21 & 22), (Sect.23) & Corr.1, (Sect.24) & Corr.1, (Sect.25, 26&27), (Sect.28), (Sect.28A) & Corr.1, (Sect.28B) & Corr.1, (Sect.28C) & Corr.1, (Sect.28D), (Sect.28E) & Corr.1 & 2, (Sect.28F & G), (Sect.29) & Corr.1, (Sect.30, 31, 32, 33, 34 & 35) & (Income Sect. 1, 2 & 3))
Proposed programme budget for the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO for the biennium 2008-2009 (A/62/6(Sect.13) & Add.1)
Reports of the Secretary-General:
  Consolidated report on the changes to the biennial programme plan as reflected in the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 (A/62/80/Add.1) (relates to item 129 of the sixty-second session)
Fifth progress report on the implementation of projects financed from the Development Account (A/62/123)
Revised estimates relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2006-2007 and to the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 (A/62/125)
United Nations Office for Partnerships (A/62/220)
Revised estimates relating to the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 under sections 17, 20, 21, 27, 28C, 28D, 28E, 28F and 28G to ensure operational preparedness and business continuity in a protracted human influenza pandemic crisis (A/62/328)
Construction of additional conference facilities at the Vienna International Centre (A/62/358)
Fifth annual progress report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the capital master plan (A/62/364 & Corr.1)
Development Account (A/62/466)
Construction of additional office facilities at the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa (A/62/487)
Supplementary agreement between the United Nations and the Carnegie Foundation concerning the use of the Peace Palace at The Hague (A/62/496)
Financial situation of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (A/62/509)
Estimates in respect of special political missions, good offices and other political initiatives authorized by the General Assembly and/or the Security Council (A/62/512 & Add.1, 2 & 3, Add.4 & Corr.1 & Add.5)
Additional requirements for special political missions for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2008 (A/62/512/Add.6)
Revised estimates resulting from resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its substantive and resumed substantive sessions of 2007 (A/62/515)
Resource requirements for procurement investigations (A/62/520)
Revised estimates relating to the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 under section 1, Overall policymaking, direction and coordination, section 3, Political affairs, section 28D, Office of Central Support Services, and section 35, Staff assessment, related to the strengthening of the Department of Political Affairs (A/62/521 & Corr.1)
Conditions of service and compensation for officials other than Secretariat officials: members of the International Court of Justice and judges and ad litem judges of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (A/62/538 & Add.1 & 2)
Effects of changes in rates of exchange and inflation (A/62/587)
Improving the effective and efficient delivery of the mandates of development-related activities and revised estimates relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 (resolution 62/236) (A/62/708)
Investing in information and communications technology: information and communications technology strategy for the United Nations Secretariat (A/62/793 & Corr.1 & Add.1)
Improving and modernizing the conference facilities and construction of additional office facilities at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (A/62/794)
Associated costs related to the capital master plan (A/62/799)
Administrative and financial implications arising from the report of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board (A/C.5/62/2)
Report of the International Civil Service Commission for 2007: Supplement No. 30 and corrigendum (A/62/30 & Corr.1)
Report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination on the work of its forty-seventh session: Supplement No. 16 (A/62/16)
Report of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board (A/62/175)
Statements submitted by the Secretary-General:
  Administrative and financial implications of the decisions and recommendations contained in the report of the International Civil Service Commission for 2007 (A/62/336)
Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 (A/C.5/62/12, A/C.5/62/14, A/C.5/62/15, A/C.5/62/19 & A/C.5/62/20)
Note by the Secretary-General: Section 33, Safety and security, of the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 (A/62/91)
Reports of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions:
  First report on the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009: Supplement No. 7 and corrigendum (A/62/7 & Corr.1 & Add.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 & 40)
Administrative and financial implications of the decisions and recommendations contained in the report of the International Civil Service Commission for 2007 (A/62/7/Add.1 & Corr.1)
Revised estimates relating to the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 under sections 17, 20, 21, 27, 28C, 28D, 28E, 28F & 28G to ensure operational preparedness and business continuity in a protracted human influenza pandemic crisis (A/62/7/Add.2 & Corr.1)
Administrative expenses of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (A/62/7/Add.3)
Capital master plan (A/62/7/Add.4 & Corr.1)
Request for a subvention to the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research resulting from the recommendations of the Board of Trustees of the Institute on the work programme of the Institute for 2008-2009 (A/62/7/Add.5)
Development Account (A/62/7/Add.6)
Supplementary agreement between the United Nations and the Carnegie Foundation concerning the use of the Peace Palace at The Hague (A/62/7/Add.8)
Construction of additional conference facilities at the Vienna International Centre (A/62/7/Add.9)
Section 13, International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (A/62/7/Add.10)
Construction of additional office facilities at the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa (A/62/7/Add.11)
Financial situation of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (A/62/7/Add.12)
Administrative and financial implications arising from the report of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board (A/62/7/Add.13)
Resource requirements for procurement investigations (A/62/7/Add.15)
Revised estimates resulting from resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its substantive and resumed substantive sessions of 2007 (A/62/7/Add.16)
Estimates in respect of special political missions, good offices and other political initiatives authorized by the General Assembly and/or the Security Council (A/62/7/Add.29)
Revised estimates: effects of changes in rates of exchange and inflation (A/62/7/Add.30)
Revised estimates relating to the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 under section 1, Overall policymaking, direction and coordination, section 3, Political affairs, section 28D, Office of Central Support Services, and section 35, Staff assessment, related to the strengthening of the Department of Political Affairs (A/62/7/Add.32)
Financing field missions of the Peacebuilding Commission (A/62/7/Add.33)
Revised estimates resulting from resolutions adopted by the Human Rights Council at its sixth session and its fifth special session in 2007 (A/62/7/Add.34)
Conditions of service and compensation for officials other than Secretariat officials: members of the International Court of Justice and judges and ad litem judges of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (A/62/7/Add.36)
Estimates in respect of special political missions, good offices and other political initiatives, authorized by the General Assembly and/or the Security Council (A/62/7/Add.37)
Improving the effective and efficient delivery of the mandates of development-related activities and revised estimates relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009 (A/62/7/Add.40)
Contingent liability reserve for the United Nations Postal Administration (A/62/350)
Review of the standards of travel and entitlements for staff members of organs and subsidiary organs of the United Nations system (A/62/351)
United Nations Office for Partnerships (A/62/363)
  Summary records A/C.5/62/SR.4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35 & 36
Report of the Fifth Committee A/62/563 & Add.1, 2, 3 & A/62/605
Plenary meetings A/62/PV.65, 79 & 91
Resolutions 62/87, 62/234, 62/236, 62/237, 62/238, 62/239, 62/240, 62/241 & 62/245
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