Background

The Committee was provided with an oral report on the development of the UN’s contingency planning and comprehensive emergency preparedness plan.

Discussion

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

Action

The Committee:

  • Welcomed the UN’s offer to share the template of its plan and to help other organisations with the development of their plans;
  • Noting that most plans should be location-specific, underlined the urgent need to ensure that risk assessments be carried out for headquarters as well as for field duty stations;
  • Decided to review, in 2004, the status of the development of organizations’ plans and in this context requested its Secretariat to undertake a survey for presentation to the Committee’s eighth session.