Report of the Secretary-General on personnel policy

708 Report of the Secretary-General on personnel policy

The General Assembly, Recalling the following provisions of Articles 100 and 101 of the Charter:

"Article 100

"1. In the performance of their duties the Secretary-General and the staff shall not seek or receive instructions from any government or from any other authority external to the Organization. They shall refrain from any action which might reflect on their position as international officials responsible only to the Organization.

"2. Each Member of the United Nations undertakes to respect the exclusively international character of the responsibilities of the Secretary-General and the staff and not to seek to influence them in the discharge of their responsibilities.

"Article 101

"1. The staff shall be appointed by the Secretary-General under regulations established by the General Assembly.

"3. The paramount consideration in the employment of the staff and in the determination of the conditions of service shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. Due regard shall be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.",

Having reviewed and considered the report[1] of the Secretary-General on personnel policy,

1. Expresses its confidence that the Secretary-General will conduct personnel policy with these considerations in mind;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its eighth session a report on the progress made in the conduct and development of personnel policy, together with the comments of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions thereon;

3. Invites the Secretary-General and the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions to submit, after appropriate consultations with the administrative heads of the specialized agencies, their recommendations as to any further action that may be required of the General Assembly;

4. Calls upon all Members of the United Nations to assist the Secretary-General in the discharge of his responsibilities as chief administrative officer of the United Nations.

422nd plenary meeting, 1 April 1953.

[1] See document A/2364.

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