Series Governing Council - S-1949

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Governing Council


  • 1984 - 2013 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 45

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The Governing Council is the body of the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) that sets its policy within the framework of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions. It established the criteria for the compensability of claims; rules and procedures for processing claims; guidelines for the administration and financing of the Compensation Fund; and outlined procedures for the payment of compensation. The records in S-1949 document Governing Council sessions 1 through 75 dating from 1991 to 2013. The function of S-1949 is derived from the Secretary-General’s bulletin: Records of the United Nations Compensation Commission (ST/SGB/2007/10), dated 29 June 2007.

The records are organized chronologically by session and include: working papers; conference room papers; correspondence from member states; session documents, including provisional agendas, schedules of meetings, lists of delegates; statements of delegates; reports of the Executive Secretary; draft decisions concerning individual claims; informational notes; press releases; fact sheets and conclusions; reports and recommendations of the panels of Commissioners; minutes from informal and formal meetings; reviews of UNCC procedures; procedural notes; proposals for adjustments to the UNCC budget; reports from the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS); and post session letters sent to the Security Council and the Secretary-General. S-1949 records also address topics such as the Follow-up Programme for environmental awards; UNCC archiving policy; and arrangements for ensuring payments were made to the Compensation Fund.

In addition, there is also correspondence and memoranda addressing administrative matters, such as communication between nominated candidates and the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES); announcements on the appointments of Commissioners; biographical information of Commissioners; and terms of reference.

Candidates for the position of Commissioner were chosen by the Executive Secretary, usually from a Register of Experts that had been established by the Secretary-General in 1991, that was regularly updated and maintained by the Secretariat. The Executive Secretary recommended the candidates to the Secretary-General, and if approved, the Secretary-General nominated them for the Governing Council’s decision. S-1949 includes records of the Register of Experts, containing lists of potential candidates and corresponding curricula vitae.

Processing Archivists: Corinne O’Connor, Aleksandr Gelfand
Volume: 45 boxes

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  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
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