Yearbook of the United Nations, 2000. Part 5, Institutional, administrative and budgetary questions. Chapter 4, Institutional and administrative matters
A number of institutional and administrative matters were reviewed by the United Nations in 2000. The General Assembly held its fifty-fifth session, designated the Millennium Assembly of the United Nations, during which it held a Millennium Summit (6-8 September), attended by heads of State or Government. Earlier in the year, the Assembly resumed its fifty-fourth session, convened its twenty-third and twenty-fourth special sessions and resumed its tenth emergency special session. The Assembly granted observer status to the Economic Community of Central African States and the Inter-American Development Bank. Two States were admitted to United Nations membership, bringing the total number to 189. During the year, the Security Council held 167 formal meetings to deal with regional conflicts, peacekeeping operations and a wide variety of other issues related to the maintenance of international peace and security. The Economic and Social Council held its 2000 organizational session in New York in January and February and a resumed organizational session between 28 February and 16 June. It also held a special high-level meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions in April, its substantive session in New York in July and a resumed substantive session in October and November. The Council decided to establish as a subsidiary organ a permanent forum on indigenous issues, consisting of eight members to be nominated by Governments and elected by the Council, and eight members to be appointed by the Council President. UN bodies concerned with administrative and coordination matters, including the Administrative Committee on Coordination, the Committee for Programme and Coordination and the Joint Inspection Unit, also continued their work during the year. The Committee on Conferences examined requests for changes to the calendar of conferences and meetings for 2000, and again recommended measures to improve the use of conference servicing resources. The Committee commended the efforts of the Department of Public Information in developing the UN web sites, noting also that it had become necessary for consideration to be given to Internet activity as an integral part of the Organization's work programme. Progress was reported on the development of the Integrated Management Information System and the United Nations common system. Proposals were also made for improving facilities management of UN property worldwide and for a capital master plan for the renovation and refurbishing of the Headquarters facilities.
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Yearbook of the United Nations, 2000. v. 54; Vol. 54
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