Electronic data processing in the organizations of the United Nations system

2741. Electronic data processing in the organizations of the United Nations system

The General Assembly

1. Takes note with appreciation of the report by the Auditor-General of Canada on electronic data processing in the United Nations family of organizations;[1]

2. Takes note of the observations and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions set forth in its related report;[2]

3. Authorizes the Secretary-General, subject to appropriate action by the legislative bodies of the United Nations Development Programme and the World Health Organization, to proceed with the implementation of the proposals as set forth in paragraph 5 of the Advisory Committee's report;

4. Invites all other agencies in the United Nations system to consider seriously the possibility of joining with the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Development Programme as partners in the International Computing Centre at Geneva;

5. Requests the Secretary-General, in his capacity as Chairman of the Administrative Committee on Coordination, to enter into consultations with a view to reaching final agreement at the secretariat level on the terms of reference and administrative arrangements for the proposed Inter-Organization Board for information systems and related activities;

6. Further requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its twenty-sixth session on all aspects of the implementation of the aforementioned proposals.

1933rd plenary meeting,
17 December 1970.

[1] See A/8072. [2] See Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-fifth Session, Supplement No. 8 A (A/8008/Add.1-15), document A/8008/Add.2.

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