Bookmark link to the page of the UN Panel of External Auditors on the UN website.
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A searchable list of current vacancies posted by UN system organizations.
The world’s economic, social and environmental challenges are ECOSOC’s concern. A founding UN Charter body established in 1946, the Council is the place where such issues are discussed and debated, and policy recommendations issued. As such, ECOSOC has broad responsibility for some 70% of the human and financial resources of the entire UN system, including 14 specialized agencies, 9 “functional” commissions, and five regional commissions.
The United Nations' Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) promotes economic and social development through regional and subregional cooperation and integration and serves as the main general economic and social development forum within the United Nations system for the ESCWA region. In July 2003, ESCWA held an Expert Consultative Meeting on Public Administration and Public Accounting Development, which included presentations on public sector accounting. The papers can be accessed under 'past events': 2003.
In 2003 the thirteen member countries of the East and Southern African Association of Accountants General (ESAAAG) resolved to start the process of moving towards the preparation of accounts in accordance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). The website provides information about the association, links to contacts within each member country, ESAAAG conference proceedings, including papers on IPSAS adoption, and ESAAAG workplans.
The International Federation of Accountants provides free access to English, French and Spanish versions of the IPSAS Handbook via this website. There is usually a slight delay between hardcopy availability and electronic availability of IPSAS. For example, the 2009 IPSAS Handbook in English is now available in hardcopy (16 March 2009), but its electronic version is not yet available from this website.
This is the link to the IPSAS official website.
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) is responsible for developing IPSAS. The IPSASB is a dedicated, expert, independent international standard setting body, which uses strong due process, including public consultation and public meetings. This is the link to the IPSASB official website.
Mrs Michelle Bachelet, Chairperson of the Social Protection Floor Advisory Group and Executive Director of UN Women, discusses how the implementation of social protection floors can offer an effective response to the increasing demands for social justice in many countries.
A guide to a global and coherent social policy that promotes nationally defined strategies protecting a minimum level of access to essential services and income security for all.
Recognizing the importance of ensuring social protection for all, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (UNCEB) adopted, in April 2009, the Social Protection Floor initiative, as one of the nine UN joint initiatives to cope with the effects of the economic crisis. This initiative is co-led by the International Labour Office and the World Health Organization and involves a group of 17 collaborating agencies, including United Nations agencies and international financial institutions.
The Secretary-General established a High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing on 12 February 2010 for a duration of 10 months. The Group studied potential sources of revenue to enable achievement of the level of climate change financing that was promised during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.
The UN Millennium Campaign was established by the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2002 in order to support citizen participation in the achieving the Millennium Development Goals, adopted by 189 world leaders from rich and poor countries, as part of the Millennium Declaration which was signed in 2000. Since 2002 we have worked with UN partners and key global constituencies, such as civil society, parliamentarians, faith groups and youth to inspire people from around the world to take action for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
To galvanize support for the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June 2010 established an Advocacy Group of eminent personalities who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting the implementation of the Goals -- in such fields as education, food security, health, environment, and the empowerment of women.
The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is an instrument for UN reform, created by the Secretary General in 1997, to improve the effectiveness of UN development operations at the country level. The UNDG brings together the operational agencies working on development. The Group is chaired by the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of the Secretary General.
Effective coordination of humanitarian action in the field hinges upon good leadership. The Resident Coordinator is key to the efficacy of a coordinated humanitarian system at country level, particularly in the case of natural disasters whether or not he becomes Humanitarian Coordinator. To support the RC or HC, a well-functioning support system needs to be in place, both at the country- and global level.
Since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration by all member states of the United Nations in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)—which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015—form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.
On 12 August 2012, at the Yeosu (Republic of Korea) International Conference to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, launched the Oceans Compact - an initiative to strengthen United Nations system-wide coherence to deliver on its oceans-related mandates.
The UN Worldwide Campaign leading up to the landmark UN Climate Change meeting in Copenhagen, December 2009.
The UNDAF is the strategic programme framework that describes the collective response of the UN system to national development priorities. The General Assembly, in the 2007 Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system (TCPR), encourages the UN development system to intensify its collaboration at the country and regional levels towards strengthening national capacities, in support of national development priorities, through the common country assessment, when required, and the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).
This handbook development exercise was spearheaded by the Results-based Management (RBM) Task Team of the United Nations Development Group working group on programming issues.