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.
- The 2005 World Summit Outcome (A/RES/60/1)
- Investing in the United Nations for a stronger Organization worldwide: detailed report (A/RES/60/283)
- Investing in the United Nations: for a stronger Organization worldwide(A/RES/60/260)
- Human Resources management (A/RES/61/244)
- Comprehensive Review of Governance and Oversight (A/RES/61/245)
- Procurement reform (A/RES/61/246)
- Administration of justice at the United Nations (A/RES/61/261)
- Terms of reference for the IAAC and strengthening of OIOS (A/RES/61/275)
- Consolidation of peacekeeping accounts (A/RES/61/278)
- In larger freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all (A/59/2005)
- Investing in the UN: For a Stronger Organization Worldwide (A/60/692)
- Mandating and delivering: analysis and recommendations to facilitate the review of mandates (A/60/733)
- Comprehensive Review of Governance and Oversight (A/60/883)
- Investing in the United Nations: for a stronger Organization worldwide: detailed report (A/60/846)
- Report of the Redesign Panel on the United Nations system of administration of justice (A/61/205)
- Report of the SG High-level Panel on System-wide Coherence: 'Delivering As One' (A/61/583)