Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. Part 5, Institutional, administrative and budgetary questions. Chapter 3, Administrative and staff matters
In 2002, the General Assembly, through the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), reviewed the conditions of service of staff of the UN common system and adopted ICSC recommendations relating to the level of the education grant, the base/floor salary scale and dependency allowances. The Assembly took note of progress made in the review of the pay and benefits system and welcomed efforts to strengthen performance and accountability in the common system. It continued to consider the proposed review and strengthening of ICSC within the context of ongoing initiatives for UN reform and endorsed the terms of reference of the panel established for that purpose. The Secretary-General reported on: the conditions of service of ad litem judges of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Tribunal for Rwanda; human resources management reform; post structure and financing of Secretariat posts; staff composition and placement of staff serving in his Executive Office; use of gratis personnel, consultants, individual contractors and retirees; the status of women in the Secretariat; staff rules and regulations; staff safety and security; a framework for a new mechanism of accountability and responsibility; and adherence to regulations governing standards of accommodation for air travel of UN officials. The Office of Internal Oversight Services evaluated the implementation of Assembly provisions on human resources management and possible discrimination due to nationality, race, sex, religion and language in recruitment, promotion and placement in the Organization, while the Joint Inspection Unit considered options for higher recourse within the context of the reform of the administration of justice in the UN system. In continuing efforts to strengthen the safety and security of UN staff and associated humanitarian personnel, the Assembly emphasized the need to ensure that staff received adequate security training prior to deployment to the field, and requested the Secretary-General to ensure that personnel carrying out activities in fulfilment of the mandate of UN operations were properly informed about the conditions under which they were called upon to serve.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. v. 56; Vol. 56
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