Thematic Debate on 8-9 April 2008
“Toward a Common Understanding on Management Reform”
At the 2005 World Summit, the Heads of State and Government recognized the importance of improving the management of the United Nations and requested a number of reform measures. Management reform is necessary to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability of the Secretariat in all areas of the organizations work. Reform is necessary to improve human resource functions, governance and oversight, information and communication technology, procurement and the administration of justice.
It is against this background that I decided to convene a thematic debate on the 8 and 9 of April on the theme: "Toward a common understanding on management reform". The goal of the debate is to provide Member States with the opportunity to discuss, in an informal setting, central concepts of management reform and to relate them to a strategic vision of the future of the United Nations.
- Opening Statement by Srgjan Kerim, President of the General Assembly
- Statement by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Statements by Member States
- 8 April 08 : General Assembly: Informal thematic debate of the General Assembly entitled "Toward a common understanding on management reform".
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- Letter to all Permanent Missions and Permanent Observer Missions to the United Nations regarding the informal summary of the thematic debate "Toward a common understanding on management reform". (16 May)
- Letter to all Permanent Missions and Permanent Observer Missions to the United Nations regarding the thematic debate on management reform on 8 and 9 April. (29 February)