Background

In the context of its on-going review of policies and resource-related issues pertaining to the entire UN security management system, HLCM received a briefing from the UN Office of the Security Coordinator.  Its attention was drawn, in particular, to the conclusions of the May 2002 Meeting of the Inter-Agency Security Management Network. 

Discussion

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

Action

HLCM:

  • noted that, as reported in 2001, due to the filling of the bulk of the field security officer positions during the first half of 2002, UNSECOORD expenditures were expected to exceed the budgeted level in both 2002 and 2003. The actual expenditures relating to the operation would be reported in the context of the budget performance report for the biennium 2002-2003. On the basis of that report, adjustments would be made to the level of the cost shares of the participating organizations, as appropriate;
  • commended the United Nations on its performance in recruiting new field security officers.