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.

An important part of the management reform process concerns the review of all mandates older than five years originating from resolutions of the General Assembly and other organs. The objective of the review is to strengthen and updates the programme of work of the United Nations. In the 62nd session, Member States will continue to work towards making progress on this issue and other issues.

The President of the General Assembly will convene a thematic debate on management reform to better assess what has accomplished since 2005 and to discuss further action that should be taken.