Table of Contents

The Reform of the United Nations (1992)


Volume I

Foreword

Preface

List of Appreciations

 

Chapter 1

The United Nations under Reform and the Group of 18

 

1.1              Introduction

1.2              The United Nations

1.3              Previous Reform Efforts

1.4              Build-up to the Financial Crisis

1.5              The Group of 18

 

Chapter 2

Approval of Reform, 1986

 

2.1              Financial Situation

2.2              The 41st Session of the General Assembly

2.2.1        The Issue of the Reform of the United Nations during the General Debate

2.2.2        Plenary Meetings on the Report of the Group of 18

2.2.3        Consideration of the Report of the Group of 18 by the Fifth Committee

2.2.4        Approval of the Resolution on the Review of the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations (41/213)

 

Chapter 3

First Progress Report, 1987

 

3.1              Financial Situation

3.2              First, Second and Third Sessions of the Special Commission of ECOSOC

3.3              First Regular Session of ECOSOC

3.4              Fourth Session of the Special Commission of ECOSOC

3.5              Second Resumed Regular Session of ECOSOC

3.6              The 42nd Session of the General Assembly

3.6.1        Approval of Resolutions on the Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 41/213 (42/211) and the Programme Budget for the Biennium 1988-1989 (42/226)

3.6.2        Endorsement of ECOSOC Resolution 1987/94 on Broad Representation in CPC (42/450)

3.6.3        Consideration of ECOSOC Resolution 1987/64 on the In-depth Study of the UN Intergovernmental Structure and Functions in the Economic and Social Fields (42/431)

 

Chapter 4

Second Progress Report, 1988

4.1              Financial Situation

4.2              Special Commission of ECOSOC

4.3              Second Regular Session of ECOSOC: Consideration of the Report of the Special Commission and Approval of the Resolution on the Revitalization of ECOSOC (1988/77)

4.4              The 43rd Session of the General Assembly

4.4.1        Approval of the Progress Report and Revised Estimates (43/213) and the Programme Budget Outline and Contingency Fund (43/214)

4.4.2        Approval of the Resolution on the Review of the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations in the Economic and Social Fields (42/174)

4.4.3         Endorsement of ECOSOC Resolution 1988/77 on the Revitalization of ECOSOC (43/432)

 

Chapter 5

Final Progress Report, 1989

 

5.1              Financial Situation

5.2              Revitalization of ECOSOC and Review of the United Nations in the Economic and Social Fields: Subsequent Events

5.3              The 44th Session of the General Assembly: Approval of Resolutions on the Implementation of Resolution 41/213 (44/200) and the Programme Budget for 1990-1991 (44/202)

 

Chapter 6

Analytical Report, 1990

 

6.1              Financial Situation

6.2              The 45th Session of the General Assembly: Approval of the Resolution on the Review of the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations (45/254)

6.3              Concluding Comments

 

Annex

Bibliography

Indices

 

Volume II

Part I

Resolutions and Decisions

 

1.1              Resolution 40/237: Review of the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations, 18 December 1985  

1.2              Resolution 41/213: Review of the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations, 19 December 1985

1.3              Decision 1987/112: In-depth Study of the United Nations Intergovernmental Structure and Functions in the Economic and Social Fields, 6 February 1987

1.4              Resolution 42/170: Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 41/213 in the Economic and Social Fields, 11 December 1987

1.5              Resolution 42/211: Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 41/213, 21 December 1987

1.6              Resolution 1988/77: Revitalization of the Economic and Social Council, 29 July 1988

1.7              Resolution 43/174: Review of the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations in the Economic and Social Fields, 9 December 1988

1.8              Resolution 43/213: Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 41/213: Progress Report and Revised Estimates for the Biennium 1988-1989, 21 December 1988

1.9              Resolution 43/214: Proposed Programme Budget Outline for the Biennium 1990-1991 and Use and Operation of the Contingency Fund, 21 December 1988

1.10          Resolution 44/200: Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 41/213, 21 December 1989

1.11          Resolution 45/254: Review of the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations, 21 December 1990

 

Part II

Documents

 

2.1              Document A/41/49: Report of the Group of High-level Intergovernmental Experts to Review the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations, 1986

2.2              Document A/41/663: Report of the Group of High-level Intergovernmental Experts to Review the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations (A/41/49), Note of the Secretary-General, 1 October 1986

2.3              Document A/41/763: Comments of the Administrative Committee on Co-ordination on the Report of the Group of High-level Intergovernmental Experts to Review the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations (A/41/49), 24 October 1986

2.4              Document A/41/795: Report of the Group of High-level Intergovernmental Experts to Review the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations (A/41/49), Report of the Fifth Committee, 5 November 1986

2.5              Document A/42/225: Questions Relating to the Programme Budget: Inflation and Currency Fluctuation, and the Level of the Contingency Fund, Report of the Secretary-General, 20 April 1987

2.6              Document A/42/7: Report of the Secretary-General on Inflation and Currency Fluctuation, and the Level of the Contingency Fund (A/42/225), Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 1987

2.7              Document A/42/16: Question of Accommodating all Additional Expenditures within the Overall Level of the Budget (A/42/225), Report of the Committee for Programme and Co-ordination, 1988

2.8              Document A/42/234 and Corr.1: Reform and Renewal in the United Nations: Progress Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 41/213, 23 April 1987 and 1 May 1987

2.9              Document A/42/7: Progress Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 41/213 (A/42/234 and Corr.1), Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 1987

2.10          Document A/42/16: Progress Report of the Secretary-General (A/42/234 and Corr.1), Report of the Committee on Programme and Co-ordination, 1988

2.11          Document A/42/225/Add.1: Questions Relating to the Programme Budget: Inflation and Currency Fluctuation, and the Level of the Contingency Fund, Report of the Secretary-General, Addendum, 4 September 1987

2.12          Document A/42/640: Questions Relating to the Programme Budget: Inflation and Currency Fluctuation, and the Level of the Contingency Fund (A/42/225/Add.1), Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 12 October 1987

2.13          Document A/42/16: Question of Accommodating all Additional Expenditures within the Overall Level of the Budget (A/42/225/Add.1), Report of the Committee for Programme and Co-ordination, 1988

2.14          Document A/C.5/42/2/Rev.1: Implementation of General Assembly Resolutiojn 41/213: Programmatic and Budgetary Aspects – Update of the Progress Report of the Secretary-General (A/42/234), Report of the Secretary-General, 23 September 1987

2.15          Document A/42/7/Add.1-10: Implementation of General Assembly Resolutiojn 41/213: Programmatic and Budgetary Aspects – Update of the Progress Report of the Secretary-General (A/C.5/42/2/Rev.1), Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 1988

2.16          Document A/42/30: Recommendations of the Group of High-level Intergovernmental Experts to Review the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations, Report of the International Civil Service Commission, 1987

2.17          Document A/43/286: Reform and Renewal in the United Nations: Second Progress Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 41/213, 8 April 1988

2.18          Document A/43/651: Reform and Renewal in the United Nations: Second Progress Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 41/213 (A/43/286), Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 3 October 1988

2.19          Document A/43/16: Reform and Renewal in the United Nations: Second Progress Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 41/213 (A/43/286), Report of the Committee for Programme and Co-ordination, 1989

2.20          Document A/43/324: Question Relating to the Programme Budget: Use and Operation of the Contingency Fund, Note by the Secretary-General, 21 April 1988

2.21          Document A/43/929: Question Relating to the Programme Budget: Use and Operation of the Contingency Fund (A/43/324), Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 9 December 1988

2.22          Document A/43/16: Question Relating to the Programme Budget: Use and Operation of the Contingency Fund (A/43/324), Report of the Committee for Programme and Co-ordination, 13 January 1989

2.23          Document E/1988/75: Report of the Special Commission of the Economic and Social Council on the In-depth Study of the United Nations Intergovernmental Structure and Functions in the Economic and Social Fields, 1 June 1988

2.24          Document A/C.5/43/1/Rev.1: Plans of the Secretary-General for the Implementation of Recommendation 15 on the Reduction of Personnel, as requested by the General Assembly in Resolution 41/213 and 42/211, Report of the Secretary-General, 27 July 1988

2.25          Document A/43/651: Plans of the Secretary-General for the Implementation of Recommendation 15 on the Reduction of Personnel, as requested by the General Assembly in Resolution 41/213 and 42/211 (A/C.5/43/1/Rev.1), Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 3 October 1988

2.26          Document A/43/651/Add.1: Plans of the Secretary-General for the Implementation of Recommendation 15 on the Reduction of Personnel, as requested by the General Assembly in Resolution 41/213 and 42/211 (A/C.5/43/1/Rev.1), Addendum to the Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 19 October 1988

2.27          Document A/43/16: Implementation of Recommendation 15 of the Group of High-level Intergovernmental Experts (A/C.5/43/1/Rev.1), Report of the Committee for Programme and Co-ordination, 1989

2.28          Document A/43/524: Proposed Programme Budget Outline for the Biennium 1990-1991, Report of the Secretary-General, 16 August 1988

2.29          Document A/43/929: Proposed Programme Budget Outline for the Biennium 1990-1991 (A/43/524), Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 9 December 1988

2.30          Document A/43/16: Outline for the Biennium 1990-1991 (A/43/524), Report of the Committee for Programme and Co-ordination, 1989

2.31          Document A/44/222 and Corr.1: Final Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of Resolution 41/213, 26 April 1989 and 11 July 1989

2.32          Document A/44/7: Final Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of Resolution 41/213 (A/44/222 and Corr.1), Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 1989

2.33          Document A/44/16: Final Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of Resolution 41/213 (A/44/222 and Corr.1), Report of the Committee for Programme and Co-ordination, 1990

2.34          Document A/44/272: All Aspects of Priority-Setting in Future Outlines of the Proposed Programme Budget, Report of the Secretary-General, 26 July 1989

2.35          Document A/44/7: All Aspects of Priority-Setting in Future Outlines of the Proposed Programme Budget (A/44/272), Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 1989

2.36          Document A/44/16: Priority-Setting (A/44/272), Report of the Committee for Programme and Co-ordination, 1990

2.37          Document A/44/665: Establishment and Operation of a Reserve Fund, Report of the Secretary-General, 20 October 1989

2.38          Document A/44/729: Establishment and Operation of a Reserve Fund, Report of the Secretary-General (A/44/665), Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 16 November 1989

2.39          Document A/45/226: Analytical Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 41/213, 27 April 1990

2.40          Document A/45/617: Analytical Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 41/213 (A/45/226), Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 12 October 1990

2.41          Document A/45/16 (Part I): Review of the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations (A/45/226), Report of the Committee for Programme and Co-ordination, 20 June 1990