TitleImprovement of the status of women in the Secretariat.
Urges the Secretary-General to further examine existing work practices within the UN system, with a view to increasing flexibility so as to remove direct or indirect discrimination against staff members with family responsibilities, further considering such issues as job-sharing, flexible working hours, child-care arrangements, career-break schemes and access to training; further urges the Secretary-General, in accordance with the Charter of UN, to accord greater priority to the recruitment and promotion of women in posts subject to geographical distribution, particularly in senior policy-level and decision-making posts; strongly urges the Secretary-General to make further use of the opportunity offered by the UN reorganization process to promote more women into senior-level positions; urges the Secretary-General to increase the number of women employed by the Secretariat from developing countries; requests the Secretary-General to further develop comprehensive policy measures aimed at the prevention of sexual harrassment in the Secretariat.
Adopted at the 40th plenary meeting, 21 July 1994. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1994, New York, 25 January and 3 and 4 February 1994; resumed organizational session for 1994, New York, 6 June 1994; substantive session of 1994, New York, 27 June-29 July 1994; second special session of 1994, New York, 16 September 1994; resumed substantive session of 1994, New York, 3 and 4 November 1994 - E/1994/94 - p. 20-21 - (ESCOR, 1994, Suppl. no. 1).