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Pages tagged with General Financial Systems

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CEB: Enhancing financial resources management 23.02.2017

Inter-agency collaboration in the financial and budgetary areas has continued through the Finance and Budget Network of HLCM. During the period under review, the Network addressed a number of important issues, including the single audit principle. In this context, HLCM agreed on the following policy statement (see CEB/2005/5, para. 41):

CEB: Procurement 23.02.2017

In April 2008, the Procurement Network submitted to the High-level Committee on Management a funding proposal as part of the plan of action for the harmonization of business practices in the United Nations system. Funding was received in August 2009 to develop a common policy framework for the sanctioning of unethical vendors. The framework includes mechanisms for information sharing, individual organization decision-making and decision recording.

CEB: Financial management 23.02.2017

In the context of the Plan of Action for Harmonization of Business Practices the Finance and Budget Network’s Working Group on Common Treasury Services had launched its activities. The Working Group set up a web-based knowledge-sharing tool allowing inter-agency discussions on technical treasury-related subjects in its online forum. Preliminary steps have been taken to start the next phase of the group’s activities — a feasibility study to evaluate the potential harmonization opportunities in the treasury area.

CEB: Other significant issues on the agenda of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination in 2009/10 23.02.2017

System-wide coherence; Enhancing the contribution of the United Nations system to the Economic and Social Council; Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017); Science and technology; Support to staff in emergency situations; Human resources; International Public Sector Accounting Standards; Financial management; Procurement; Information and communications technology; Collaboration with the Joint Inspection Unit.

CEB: Financial management 23.02.2017

A harmonization of business practices project on treasury services, focusing on foreign exchange and launched in 2011, came to maturity in 2012 and reported over $20 million in savings from better exchange rates through collaboration, directly benefiting programmatic delivery by increasing the amount of local currency available to implement programmes. Furthermore, additional work in treasury services in the area of common banking was initiated in late 2012.

Documents tagged with General Financial Systems

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FBN: Report of 23rd Session (16-17 June 2014, IAEA, Vienna ) 23.02.2017

The FB Network discussed the following issues: New template agreement between the EU and the UN; The UN system-wide IPSAS project proposal beyond 2015; Proposal of a reference risk management, oversight and accountability model for common positioning by the UN system with governing bodies; Common definition of operating costs and a common and standardized system of cost control; Harmonization of rules and regulations, policies and procedures at the country, regional and headquarters level in the functional area of finance; After-service-health insurance (ASHI); Common Treasury Services – Pr

Document reference: CEB/2014/HLCM/FB/11
FBN: FB Questions: 91st Session, (August 2000, Montreal) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/2000/6
FBN: Report of 7th Session (June 2007, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Joint session of the FB Network and the HLCM Task Force on Accounting Standards; Approval of IPSAS matters finalized in the Task Force meeting; Disclosure of information contained in Internal Audit Reports; and Contribution of the FB Network to the HLCM proposal for the harmonization of UN system-wide business practices.

Document reference: CEB/2007/HLCM/FB/10
FBN: Report of 9th Session (July 2008, UNICEF, New York) 23.02.2017

Guidance on Consolidation; IPSAS and Budget implications; Off shoring of administrative functions; UNDGFB Network Coordination; Cost recovery policies; and Progress of work on Harmonization of Financial Regulations and Rules.

Document reference: CEB/2008/HLCM/FB/18

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FBN: Working Group on Harmonized Financial Regulations and Rules 23.02.2017

Under the mandate of UNDG to work towards greater harmonization of core services, the Controllers of the four UNDG Executive Committee Agencies (UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and WFP) and the UN agreed to develop one common set of Financial Regulations and Rules (FRRs). Lead agency: UNFPA. The organizations involved in the WG finalized harmonized document during 2010. The Harmonized Financial Regulations and Rules are now available for reference to the FB Network.

FBN: Working Group on Appendix D 23.02.2017

Joint FB/HR Networks WG reviews the funding mechanism and administration procedures for Appendix D provisions in the event of death, injury or illness attributable to the performance of official duties. Appendix-D type entitlements are analysed with regards to entitlements linked to the regular medical insurance scheme to ensure consistency on eligibility, premium and total compensation as well as the consequent accrued liabilities. Lead agency: UN Secretariat.

FBN: Working Group on Safety and Security Costs 23.02.2017

This WG is reviewing safety and security costs, the inclusion of the shared UN Department of Safety and Security (DSS) costs in programme costs and the allocation of DSS costs amongst participating agencies. The WG had its latest meeting on 30 March 2010 to launch its main activities. The objectives and approach of the WG were presented in the February 2010 FB Network meeting. Lead agency: WFP.