WEEKS OF 13 to 30 November 2000
The Fifth Committee held a general discussion on the itementitled "Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of Internal Oversight Services" and on three questions relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2000-2001, namely, "Request for a subvention to UNIDIR (A/C.5/55/15)", "Administrative and financial implications of the decisions and recommendations of the International Civil Service Commission (A/55/629);" and "revised estimates under section 7:International Court of Justice (A/C.5/55/221)".
On Monday, 27
November, the Secretary-General addressed the Committee on the report
of the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations. He drew the attention
of delegations to the importance of implementing the recommendations
contained in that report. Delegations who participated in the discussion
were divided on the assessment made by the Secretary-General with
regard to the strengthening of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations
and other structural arrangements for the administration of peace
operations. The Committee agreed to revert to the consideration of
that question once the report of the Special Committee on Peace Keeping
Operations and the related report of ACABQ are available to the Committee.
At its meeting
on 29 November, the Committee adopted a draft resolution on the financing
of the UN Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)(A/C.5/55/L.10)
and a draft resolution on the financing of the UN Transitional Administration
in East Timor (UNTAET) (A/C.5/55/L.9). It also took note of the Chapters
of the report of the Economic and Social council (Chapters I, VII
(sections B & C) and IX), which were allocated to the Fifth Committee.