During the year, ACC devoted special attention to issues relating to African economic recovery and development and agreed to launch a System-wide Special Initiative on Africa.
ACC also agreed on ways and means of promoting a coherent and coordinated system-wide follow-up to recent international conferences, in particular at the country level. In the same context, ACC reviewed the arrangements being put in place to ensure effective inter-agency coordination in the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development.
The twenty-ninth series of Joint Meetings of the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) and ACC focused on measures to further concerted action by the United Nations system in the eradication of poverty, an overarching objective emanating from international conferences. The outcome of the meeting is reflected in this report.
ACC continued, through its Inter-Agency Committee on Sustainable Development, to pursue the system-wide follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. It also agreed upon measures for system-wide cooperation for drug abuse control.
The triennial policy review of operational activities for development continued to provide an important framework for inter-agency efforts to enhance the coordination and impact of development activities, particularly at the country level. The Secretary-General, in consultation with ACC, through its Consultative Committee on Programme and Operational Questions (CCPOQ), formulated policy recommendations to assist the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly in the conduct of the 1995 review.
In accordance with relevant recommendations of CPC, this report provides, as in previous years, updated information on the assistance provided by the organizations of the United Nations system to countries invoking Article 50 of the Charter of the United Nations.
This report also covers the work of ACC during the year on personnel and general administrative questions and financial issues.
Finally, the report sets out the elements of the programme of work of ACC for 1996.