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Conclusions of the Twenty-Fourth Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Washington, D.C., 24-25 September 2012). Issues discussed included: Security and Safety of Staff;upport to Survivors of Malicious Acts & Natural Disasters and Affected Families; HLCM’s role in the next phase of Delivering as One – QCPR negotiations - Coordination with UNDG;Internal controls, Accountability and Risk Management Frameworks;Strategic Plan for Sustainability Management in the UN System.


Action on Safety and Security

Endorsed the policies and guidelines that were approved by the IASMN at its 17th session for inclusion in the United Nations Security Management System Security Policy Manual and the United Nations Security Management Operations Manual and for promulgation within the United Nations System:
(a) Armed Private Security Companies the Guidelines on the Use of Armed Security Services from a Private Security Company, as well as the Model Contract and Statement of Works;
(b) Boards of Inquiry;
(c) Security Training and Certification;
(d) Special Events Organized or Sponsored by UNSMS Organizations;
(e) Security of United Nations Premises;
(f) Improvised Explosive Devices.

Action on Support to Survivors of Malicious Acts & Natural Disasters & Affected Families

Took note with appreciation of the stock-taking exercise completed by the CEB Secretariat;

Requested that organizations with coverage gaps as identified in Annex 2 of CEB/2012/HLCM/17, in particular in cases of non-malicious acts, consider taking appropriate action to fill such gaps;

Asked the Procurement Network and/or Insurance Units of member organizations to consider broadening joint procurement of commercial insurance policies, in particular and to the extent possible, for nonstaff personnel;

Requested that organizations undertake a review of the time needed for processing insurance claims and entitlements, identify bottlenecks and report back on findings;

Asked the Human Resources Network to continue to explore further modalities to improve support to staff and their families, and to discuss this subject as a standing item on the Network agenda;