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Pages tagged with Common Treasury Services

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CEB: Improving United Nations business models 23.02.2017

The High-level Committee on Management strategic plan for 2013-2016 identifies harmonization and simplification of business practices as a core activity of the Committee. In this context, the plan focuses on common and shared services, improved common procurement practices, and other initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the United Nations system.

FBN: Common Treasury Services 15.06.2016

In 2008 the HLCM Finance and Budget network endorsed a Feasibility Study as a first step towards greater harmonization in treasury services across the UN system. It is expected that common treasury services can be an opportunity for savings in the areas of banking services, payments, foreign exchange and investments. The feasibility study was funded by the HBP. The project consisted of two components, the first component focusing on the development of a web-based knowledge-sharing platform for UN treasurers (Treasury Community of Practice – TCOP) and the second component a Feasibility Study on common treasury services was carried out by a consulting firm.

Documents tagged with Common Treasury Services

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FBN: Report of 23rd Session (16-17 June 2014, IAEA, Vienna ) 23.02.2017

The FB Network discussed the following issues: New template agreement between the EU and the UN; The UN system-wide IPSAS project proposal beyond 2015; Proposal of a reference risk management, oversight and accountability model for common positioning by the UN system with governing bodies; Common definition of operating costs and a common and standardized system of cost control; Harmonization of rules and regulations, policies and procedures at the country, regional and headquarters level in the functional area of finance; After-service-health insurance (ASHI); Common Treasury Services – Pr

Document reference: CEB/2014/HLCM/FB/11
FBN: Report of 21st Session (24-25 June 2013, WFP, Rome) 23.02.2017

The FB Network discussed the following issues: Common definition of operating costs and a common and standardized system of cost control; Proposal of a reference risk management, oversight and accountability model for common positioning by the UN system with governing bodies; implementation of statement on internal control in financial reports; FB Network terms of reference; after-service-health insurance (ASHI) - study of funding options; status and action of the FB Network initiatives from the HLCM Plan on Harmonization of Busienss Practices in the UN System - Common Treasury Services; co

Document reference: CEB/2013/HLCM/FB/15
FBN: Report of 18th Session Videoconference (16 February 2012) 23.02.2017

At the videoconference the following items were discussed:  Common Treasury Services, After Service Health Insurance, Safety and Security Costs, Financial Statistics, IPSAS Task Force.

Document reference: CEB/2012/HLCM/FB/6
FBN: Donor Report 15.06.2016

The Finance and Budget Network's working group on treasury services carried out a feasibility study with KPMG on the harmonization of the treasury services. The project was completed in April 2012 and the last donor report summarizes activities and outputs until the end of 2011.

Document reference: CEB/2011/HLCM-HBP/1
FBN: Report of 9th Session (July 2008, UNICEF, New York) 23.02.2017

Guidance on Consolidation; IPSAS and Budget implications; Off shoring of administrative functions; UNDGFB Network Coordination; Cost recovery policies; and Progress of work on Harmonization of Financial Regulations and Rules.

Document reference: CEB/2008/HLCM/FB/18
FBN: Report of 10th Session Videoconference (February 2009) 23.02.2017

Follow-up to IPSAS Task Force; Lump Sum for Security Evaluation Allowance; Cost Sharing Arrangements for Jointly Financed Activities 2010-2011; Initial Observations of the Survey on Common Treasury Services; and FB-related Projects included in the HLCM Plan of Action for Harmonization of Business Practices.

Document reference: CEB/2009/HLCM/FB/4
FBN: Report of 11th Session (May 2009 Rome) 23.02.2017

Follow-up to IPSAS Task Force; Recommendations of the HLCM Steering Committee on Staff Safety and Security; Cost Sharing Arrangements for Jointly Financed Activities 2010-2011; UNDG-HLCM Working Group on Cost Recovery Policies; UN System Financial Statistics – 2008 Edition; Common Treasury Services; and FB-related Projects included in the HLCM Plan of Action for Harmonization of Business Practices.

Document reference: CEB/2009/HLCM/FB/11
FBN: Report of 12th Session Videoconference (February 2010) 23.02.2017

Update on the HLCM Plan of Action for the Harmonization of Business Practices including WG on Common Treasury Services; the UN System-wide Financial Statistics Database and Reporting System project; the UNDG-HLCM WG on Cost Recovery Policy; status of the joint FBHR Network WG on Long Term Care; the joint FBHR network WG on Appendix D; WG on Staff Safety and Security; WG on Harmonized Financial Regulations and Rules; follow-up to the IPSAS Task Force meeting (Rome, Dec-2009) and IPSAS implementation progress; and organization of future FB Network meetings.

Document reference: CEB/2010/HLCM/FB/9
FBN: Report of 14th Session Videoconference (November 2010) 23.02.2017

External Review Report and Recommendations of the CEB System-wide IPSAS Process and Project.

Document reference: CEB/2010/HLCM/FB/33
FBN: Report of 17th Session (September 2011, ITC-ILO, Turin) 23.02.2017

Follow-up to the Task Force on Accounting Standards meeting; Progress update from the Working Group on Common Treasury Services; Cost sharing arrangements for Jointly Funded Activities; Update from the Working Group on Safety and Security Costs; UN System-wide Financial Statistics Database and Reporting System; and Impact of IPSAS on budgeting.

Document reference: CEB/2011/HLCM/FB/21

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FBN: Working Group on Common Treasury 23.02.2017

This WG targets an opportunity to realize savings and allow for economies of scale across the UN system through a combination of treasury services. The FB network at its meeting of July 2008 endorsed the launch of a "Feasibility Study for Putting in Place Common UN Treasury Services and established a working group on “Common Treasury Services”. Lead agencies: IFAD and WHO.