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Issues Discussed included: Dialogue with representatives of FICSA and CCISUUnited Nations system collaboration in regard to accountability and transparency, Security and safety of staff, Guidelines for a United Nations system contingency plan for an influenza pandemic, Information and communication technology, Financial and budgetary and Human resources management issues.


Action on Security and safety of staff, Inter-agency Security Management Network (IASMN)

The Committee:

  • Expressed its appreciation for the work of the IASMN and for the collaboration and progress in reinforcing inter-agency collaboration in strengthening the unified field security management system.
  • Agreed to the revised “Framework for Accountability for the UN Security Management System” subject to an acceptable resolution of the reservations expressed with respect to Section III C, paragraphs 5, 7 and 8 and a change in Section C (g) which defined the roles and responsibilities by replacing “exceptional” by “unnecessary”.  In response to a proposal from WHO, USG for Department of Safety and Security assured the Committee that the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations would undertake consultations with the Legal Counsels of all the concerned organizations with a view to resolving this issue.

At the same time, the Committee: