United Nations:

Reforms Are Progressing, but Overall Objectives Have Not Yet Been Achieved

T-NSIAD-00-169: Published: May 10, 2000. Publicly Released: May 10, 2000.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of reforms to improve the United Nations (U.N.), focusing on efforts to: (1) restructure U.N. leadership and operations; (2) develop a performance-based human capital system; and (3) introduce programming and budgeting processes focused on results.

GAO noted that: (1) the U.N. has substantially restructured its leadership and operations and partly implemented a merit-based and performance-oriented human capital system, and these reforms have strengthened U.N. operations; (2) however, while progress is being made, the overall objectives of the reform have not yet been achieved; (3) specifically, the U.N. has not yet implemented reforms to focus its programming and budgeting on managing the Secretariat's performance; and (4) these initiatives would enable member states to hold the Secretariat accountable for results and are key to the success of the overall reform because they institutionalize a shift in the organization's focus from carrying out activities to accomplishing missions.

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