Date: 9-11 September 2008
United Nations Headquarters

Over the past decade, the need to reform the United Nations and make it a more legitimate, effective and efficient world body has been affirmed by Member States and the UN System alike. Proposals and implementation efforts have ranged from institutional innovations and reform of governing bodies to greater coherence and improved management, oversight and ethical conduct at UN headquarters and in the field.

This seminar provided newly arrived diplomats at UN headquarters and interested UN staff with a comprehensive overview of the evolution and current status of UN reform initiatives undertaken over the last decade. The seminar drew on a number of perspectives from within the UN system to allow new delegates and interested parties to become acquainted with the varied assessments, proposals and concerns that this subject evokes.

Working Language: English

Contact:  Sarah Rosengaertner

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