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Reference:  A/60/100  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

 
 

  Item 58:

 

Training and research

Date of consideration:  15 November 2005 (PM)

Second Committee Report (59th session):   A/59/490   [ F ]   [ S ]   [ A ]   [ C ]   [ R ]  
 

(a)  United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Date of consideration:  15 November 2005 (PM)

Second Committee Report (59th session):  A/59/490/Add.1  [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]

Document:

A/60/304   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]  

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (Mandate:  GA res. 59/252, para. 12)

Summary:

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) was established in 1965, pursuant to a decision taken by the General Assembly at its eighteenth session (resolution 1934 (XVIII)) as an autonomous institution within the framework of the United Nations for the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the United Nations in maintaining peace and security and promoting economic and social development through training and research programmes. The Executive Director of the Institute is appointed by the Secretary-General after consultation with the Board of Trustees. The UNITAR statute provides that the Executive Director, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, reports through the Secretary-General to the General Assembly, to the Economic and Social Council and, as appropriate, to other United Nations bodies.

The General Assembly considered the question at its forty-fifth to fifty-eighth sessions (resolutions 45/219, 46/180, 47/227, 48/207, 49/125, 50/121, 51/188, 52/206, 53/195, 54/229, 55/208, 56/208, 57/268 and 58/223).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly reaffirmed the relevance of UNITAR; renewed its appeal to all Governments to give the Institute their generous financial and other support; noted with appreciation the one-time provision to cancel the Institute's past debts decided upon in section XIV of resolution 58/272; stressed the need for continued consideration of the issues related to the Institute's rent, rental rates and maintenance costs, taking into account its financial situation, with a view to its expeditious resolution; and requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixtieth session on the implementation of the resolution, including details on the status of contributions to and the financial situation of the Institute, and decided to consider the issue of the periodicity of the agenda item entitled "Training and research" at its sixtieth session (resolution 59/252) (see also resolution 59/276, sect. X, adopted under item 108).

(b)  United Nations System Staff College in Turin, Italy

Date of consideration:  15 November 2005 (PM)

Document:

A/60/328   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]  

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations System Staff College in Turin, Italy (Mandate:  GA res. 58/224, para. 8)

Summary:

At its fifty-fifth session, in 2000, the General Assembly, recalling the decision taken by the Secretary-General in January 1966 to establish in Turin, Italy, the United Nations Staff College project for an initial period of five years, decided to establish the United Nations System Staff College, as at 1 January 2002, after the approval of its statute; and also decided that a biennial report should be submitted to the Assembly on the work, activities and accomplishments of the College (resolution 55/207).

At the resumed fifty-fifth session, in July 2001, the General Assembly approved the statute of the Staff College and decided that the first biennial report should be submitted to the Assembly at its fifty-eighth session (resolution 55/278).

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly took note with appreciation of the note by the Secretary-General transmitting the first report of the Director of the College on its work, activities and accomplishments; and invited the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination, in accordance with article X of the statute, to make a recommendation that the report of the Secretary-General submitted pursuant to article IV, paragraph 5, of the statute be submitted to the Economic and Social Council rather than to the General Assembly (resolution 58/224).

 

 

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