This report provides an overview of developments at the inter-agency level during 2000 coming within the purview of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC).
ACC continued, during the year, its consideration of the response of the system to the challenges posed by globalization. Particular attention was given to the health and social dimensions of globalization, the role of civil society, and bridging the digital divide.
At its fall 2000 session, following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations, ACC members focused on requirements to ensure a sustained and effective follow-up to the United Nations Millennium Declaration, which they regarded as a key priority for the advocacy policy development and operational activities of the system as a whole.
In addition to outlining the outcome of ACC’s discussion on these issues, the report reviews developments at the inter-agency level relating to the follow-up to individual United Nations conferences and summits and preparations for the upcoming events of system-wide importance.
In 2000, ACC, at the initiative of the Secretary-General, also took special initiatives to respond to the drought and food situation in the Horn of Africa. The report describes these initiatives and outlines follow-up activities under way. The report also sets out the objectives of the reform process undertaken by ACC during 1999-2000, and describes the resulting streamlining of the ACC subsidiary machinery.
The report also sets out the objectives of the reform process undertaken by ACC during 1999-2000, and describes the resulting streamlining of the ACC subsidiary machinery.
Moreover, the report addresses administrative questions of system-wide concern, focusing on staff security and safety issues. Finally, as requested by the Committee for Programme and Coordination, the report provides information on assistance to countries invoking Article 50 of the Charter of the United Nations.