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Human Resources Management, UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/63/250, 24 December 2008

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The General Assembly, emphasizes the fundamental importance of human resources management reform in the United Nations; Requests the Secretary-General to evaluate the impact of the implementation of the new system of contracts, and to report to the General Assembly; Reiterates that the Secretary-General has to ensure the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity serve as the paramount consideration in the employment of staff for equitable geographical distribution; Requests the Secretary-General to continue to ensure equal treatment of candidates with equivalent educational backgrounds during the recruitment process; Requests the Secretary-General to review the current performance appraisal system; Requests the Secretary-General to increase his efforts to attain and monitor the goal of gender parity in the Secretariat; Requests the Secretary-General to adhere to existing guidelines on the selection and recruitment of consultants and individual contractors; Requests the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of the human resources management information technology system;.

Keywords: contracts; equitable geographical distribution; equivalent educational backgrounds; General Assembly; Human Resources Management; performance appraisal system; Resolution; United Nations



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