TitleNew directions for the Economic Commission for Africa
Endorses the new orientations of the Commission, as outlined in the document "Serving Africa better: strategic directions for the Economic Commission for Africa"; also endorses the proposed medium-term plan for the period 1998-2001, bearing in mind that in its implementation due emphasis will be given to the need for greater selectivity and impact; requests the Executive Secretary, in close collaboration with the Bureau of the Commission, to carry out a revision of the work programme for the period 1996-1997, which has become necessary to reflect the new orientation of the Commission's work and to ensure a smooth transition in 1997 to the next medium-term plan. The revision must be within resources already approved for the Economic Commission for Africa by the General Assembly and must pay due regard to the efficiency measures required to implement the relevant decisions of the Assembly regarding the budget for the period 1996-1997.
Adopted at the 40th plenary meeting, 18 July 1996. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1996, New York, 25 Jan. and 6-9 Feb. 1996; resumed organizational session for 1996, New York, 2 Apr. and 2-3 May 1996; substantive session of 1996, New York, 24 June-26 July 1996; resumed substantive session of 1996, New York, 10 Oct. and 13-14 and 20 Nov. 1996 - E/1996/96 - p. 18-19 - (ESCOR, 1996, Suppl. no. 1).