Until October 2001, when the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) decided, as part of the reform of its working methods, that coordination should be pursued through more informal and flexible mechanisms rather than formal subsidiary bodies, the mandate of the Organizational Committee (OC) was to ensure the most effective organization of the work of ACC and its subsidiary bodies.

With the assistance of its members, the Committee monitored developments and trends in the international environment with the view to bringing to the attention of ACC topical and critical issues that require coordinated and complementary responses by the UN system. OC was also responsible for organizing ACC sessions, overseeing the preparation of documentation, and assisting it in monitoring the work of its subsidiary machinery. It took decisions on behalf of ACC on issues that were not political or related to policy.

Reports of the Consultative Committee on Personnel Questions CCAQ(PER)

The CCAQ(PER) was the central forum in which the organizations of the UN common system developed and reviewed major policy issues in human resources and general administration. It developed policy statements adopted by ACC on human resource management reform, improving the status of women, work/family issues, and combating sexual harassment in the workplace.

Reports of the Consultative Committee on Finance and Budget Questions CCAQ(FB)

The CCAQ(FB) was the central forum in which the system's organizations reviewed major policy issues in the budgetary and financial area. It was the mechanism whereby the ACC provided a coordinated response to financial matters of concern to such bodies as the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, governing bodies, and the Panel of External Auditors. The CCAQ(FB) was authorized by the ACC to take decisions on its behalf in virtually all financial matters.

Reports of the Information Systems Coordination Committee (ISCC)

At its April 1993 session, ACC decided to establish a Senior Level Task Force to review and make recommendations on the general requirements for dissemination of information, the means of harmonizing the United Nations information systems and the roles and mandates of the Advisory Committee for the Coordination of Information Systems (ACCIS) and the International Computing Centre (ICC). The ISCC reported to ACC through its Organizational Committee.

Reports of the Inter-Agency Committee on Sustainable Development (IACSD)

IACSD was established by the ACC following the Earth Summit (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development--UNCED) which was held in Rio in 1992. The IACSD is mandated to identify major policy issues relating to the follow-up of UNCED and advise ACC on ways and means of addressing them so as to ensure effective co-operation and coordination of the UN system in the implementation of Agenda 21.