New panel has vital role in reforming UN’s internal justice system, says chief

A newly-created group of legal experts will play a pivotal part in improving the system of internal justice within the United Nations, the body’s head said today.

Flexibility necessary during Security Council reform talks – Assembly President

General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim today called on United Nations Member States to show “effective flexibility” during negotiations on reshaping the Security Council’s size and membership and to remember that without compromises by all sides there will be no reform.

General Assembly President notes progress in debate on UN management reform

United Nations Member States are heading towards a common understanding of what path to take on management reform of the world body, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim said today after the Assembly wrapped up its first-ever thematic debate of the issue.

Ban Ki-moon seeks backing of Member States for UN management reform

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Member States to support proposals to further strengthen the United Nations, particularly in the areas of procurement, accountability and human resources, as the General Assembly began a two-day debate on management reform.

Secretary-General appoints first members of internal justice advisory unit for UN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today approved the appointment of the first members of a new body that will advise on the first overhaul of the United Nations’ internal justice system in 60 years, as outlined by the General Assembly.