The present report covers the work carried out by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) and its subsidiary bodies in 1994, and endeavours to highlight policy issues requiring attention by Governments and by concerned intergovernmental bodies.
During the year, ACC continued to focus on policy issues relating to the division of labour within the United Nations system and to resource flows for development. It also paid particular attention to the challenge of African economic recovery and development, which was the focus of deliberations both at its second regular session and at the twenty-eighth series of Joint Meetings of the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) and ACC.
As part of the effort to improve coherence and coordination within the system, considerable attention was devoted at the inter-agency level to system-wide preparations for major international conferences, including the International Conference on Population and Development, the World Summit for Social Development, the Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace and the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II), and for the observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations. ACC also continued to monitor the follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) and the substantive implementation of Agenda 21, and examined the implications of the World Conference on Human Rights for the work of the United Nations system. A succinct summary of the outcome of the ACC discussions in all these areas is provided in the present report.
The progress made in the implementation of General Assembly resolution 47/199 on the triennial policy review of operational activities for development within the United Nations system is also reviewed, as are the developments in the provision of assistance to countries invoking Article 50 of the Charter of the United Nations. As in the past, the last two sections of the report cover the work of ACC on financial, administrative and personnel questions during the period and the main elements of the ACC programme in 1995.