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Sixty-eighth session

Programme Planning (Agenda item 135)

Summary of work

Background (A/68/100/Add.1)

At its fifty-eighth session, in 2003, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare, on a trial basis, for submission to the Assembly at its fifty-ninth session, a strategic framework to replace the four-year medium-term plan (resolution 58/269).

At its sixty-seventh session, the General Assembly considered the report of the Committee for Programme and Coordination on the work of its fifty-second session and endorsed the conclusions and recommendations of the Committee on the proposed strategic framework for the period 2014-2015, as contained in chapter II, section B of the report, and decided not to take a decision on the content of part one: plan outline of the proposed strategic framework for the period 2014-2015 (resolution 67/236).

At the same session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2014-2015 on the basis of the priorities and the strategic framework as adopted in the resolution (resolution 67/236).

Consideration at the sixty-eighth session

At its 2nd plenary meeting, on 20 September 2013, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include the item entitled “Programme planning” in its agenda and to allocate it to the Sixth Committee as well as to all the other Main Committees and the plenary of the Assembly to enhance discussion of evaluation, planning, budgeting and monitoring reports.

The Sixth Committee considered the item at its 29th meeting, on 15 November 2013 (see A/C.6/68/SR.29). The Committee was informed that no reports were allocated to it under the agenda item.

Action taken by the Sixth Committee

At the 29th meeting, the Sixth Committee concluded its consideration of the item without taking action.