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 GENERAL STANDARDS TO GOVERN THE OPERATIONS OF THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT

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GENERAL STANDARDS TO GOVERN THE OPERATIONS OF THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT[1]

CHAPTER VIII[2]

CONTROL AND EVALUATION OF FINANCIAL AND BUDGETARY MANAGEMENT

            Article 114.  Fiscal Supervision by the Permanent Council.  Fiscal supervision by the Member States rests primarily with the Permanent Council, the Board of External Auditors and the Inspector General. 

            The Permanent Council shall directly or through the CAAP oversee compliance with these General Standards, and may delegate oversight functions to the Board of External Auditors and to the Inspector General. 

            The General Secretariat shall facilitate for the Member States direct access to the electronic system of financial and budgetary execution reports of the General Secretariat.[3] 

             The Secretary General shall inform the Permanent Council about any matter which, in his opinion, implies a significant change in the current or foreseen financial condition of the General Secretariat.

            Article 115.  Evaluation by the CAAP.  The CAAP shall consider the annual evaluation reports which the Secretary General presents to the Permanent Council pursuant to Article 116 of these Standards and, on that basis, shall evaluate the overall efficiency of the programs, projects, and activities of the Organization; shall issue any recommendations it deems pertinent; and shall submit such recommendations to the Permanent Council for consideration and possible referral to the Preparatory Committee for consideration by the General Assembly together with the proposed program-budget. 

            Article 116.  Evaluation by the General Secretariat.  The Secretary General is responsible for establishing a formal evaluation system for the programs, services, and activities of the General Secretariat. 

            Before April 1 of each year, the General Secretariat shall present to the Permanent Council reports on these evaluations to the Councils, as well as to units and other dependencies as it sees fit.  The recipients of these reports shall present their comments and suggestions so that these may be taken into account in the preparation of the proposed program-budget for the following year. 


[1].  Adopted by the General Assembly through resolution AG/RES. 123 (III-O/73) and amended through resolutions AG/RES. 248 (VI-O/76), AG/RES. 256 (VI-O/76), AG/RES. 257 (VI-O/76), AG/RES. 301 (VII-O/77), AG/RES. 359 (VIII-O/78), AG/RES. 404 (IX-O/79), AG/RES. 438 (IX-O/79), AG/RES. 479 (X-O/80), AG/RES. 671 (XIII-O/83), AG/RES. 672 (XIII-O/83), AG/RES. 731 (XIV-O/84), AG/RES. 791 (XV-O/85), AG/RES. 842 (XVI-O/86), AG/RES. 981 (XIX-O/89), AG/RES. 1036 (XX-O/90), AG/RES. 1137 (XXI-O/91), AG/RES. 1321 (XXV-O/95), AG/RES. 1322 (XXV-O/95), AG/RES. 1. (XXV-E/98), AG/RES. 3 (XXVI-E/99), AG/RES. 1725 (XXX-O/00), AG/RES. 1839 (XXXI-O/01), AG/RES. 1873 (XXXII-O/02), AG/RES. 1909 (XXXII-O/02), AG/RES. 2059 (XXXIV-O/04), AG/RES. 2156 (XXXV-O/05), AG/RES. 2157 (XXXV-O/05), AG/RES. 2302 (XXXVII-O/07), AG/RES. 2353 (XXXVII-O/07), AG/RES. 2754 (XLII-O/12), AG/RES. 2755 (XLII-O/12), AG/RES. 2756 (XLII-O/12), AG/RES. 2778 (XLIII-O/13), AG/RES. 2817 (XLIV-O/14), AG/RES. 1 (XLVIII-E/14), AG/RES. 2889 (XLVI-O/16) and by the Permanent Council through resolutions CP/RES. 652 (1033/95), CP/RES. 703 (1122/97), CP/RES. 761 (1217/99), CP/RES. 910 (1568/06), CP/RES. 919 (1597/07) and CP/RES. 1062 (2069/16) pursuant to the authority conferred by the General Assembly in resolutions AG/RES. 1319 (XXV-O/95), AG/RES. 1382 (XXVI-O/96), AG/RES. 1603 (XXVIII-O/98),  AG/RES. 2257 (XXXVI-O/06) and AG/RES. 1 (L-E/15), respectively.

[2]. Chapter amended through resolution AG/RES. 2754 (XLII-O/12) of the General Assembly at its forty-second regular session in June 2012.

[3].  This can only be implemented upon the required modifications of the computer systems.