Background

This issue was introduced by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on behalf also of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Discussion

No detailed record of the discussion on this topic was recorded.

Action

The Committee:

  • Took note with appreciation of the proposals put forward for developing a robust governance system for security management throughout the United Nations system;
  • Acknowledged that, while preserving a clear line of command, security management arrangements should reflect the concerns and needs of users;
  • Requested that a task force led by UNHCR and including the United Nations, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) review as soon as possible those and any other relevant proposals and prepare a document with recommendations for consultative mechanisms and structural relationships, including the linkages with local security arrangements, which would further enhance the security management system;
  • Agreed to consider the report of the task force by videoconference or other suitable means at the latest by the end of 2001.