Department of Economic and Social Affairs OUSG

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Department of Economic and Social Affairs OUSG

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Established in 1967 as a division of the Department of Social and Economic Affairs; in 1970 became a separate department. Ceased to exist at the end of 1978.

The functions of the Office were: to assist the Secretary-General in strengthening coherence of the United Nations system; to represent the Secretary-General in communication with specialized agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IEAE), and other intergovernmental organizations; to assist departments and related bodies in matters of coordination with specialized agencies the IAEA, and other intergovernmental organizations; to assist with coordination and resolving of differences between inter-organizational bodies; to assist the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, their subsidiary organs and other intergovernmental organizations in the formulation of decisions involving system-wide activities; to exercise initiative with regard to inter-organizational problems; to serve as the secretariat for the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC); to assist with implementation of the Secretary-General's policies in regard to specialized agencies, the IAEA, and other organizations (ST/SGB/Organization, Section G, March 1976).

The Under-Secretary-General for Interagency Affairs and Coordination was C. V. Narasimhan.


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