Committee of the Whole – Resolution L.4: Improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: extension of the mandate of the standing open-ended intergovernmental working group on improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

E/CN.7/2017/L.4 Improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: extension of the mandate of the standing open-ended intergovernmental working group on improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Chair: Spain can explain the reasoning.

Spain: Agreed in informal, so no co-sponsors whole have a problem. If this is procedural we should agree on 4 years, and not 2 years.

Chair: I don’t see Peruvian delegation, so I ask Belarus to speak on L11.

Australia: They’re not ready.

Chair: Next is Norway on L12.

Norway: not ready.

Chair: L13

Russia: Not ready.

UK: We are planning to hold informal on L6 on Wednesday in M6 in hope to resolve remaining issues.

Chair: Going back to L4

Russia: Not against the adoption of draft decision, but we would like to know of any calculations of how much money has been spent and saved to hold it’s meetings on this committee’s meetings.

Russia: We want to improve the financial situation of UNODC.

Mexico: We believe this question is interesting, and could be requested in future meetings as it has not yet come up. We could leave this to a future decision.

Chair: We should adjourn for now, to allow time for informal so we are ready to revise tomorrow morning at 10. Thank you for working so hard and I encourage you to continue to do so.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (Afternoon)

Chair: Background information from Spain?

Spain: At first meeting we had a general agreement on this, and no one has said they wanted any amendments. So, I believe the text can stand with one small change to paragraph 3(g)(3). Add “Human resources management of the UNODC.”

Chair: Any budgetary implications?

Financial Resources Management Services: No financial implications from this resolution.

Chair: Can we send this to the plenary for adoption? I see no objections. Resolution is closed.

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