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UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board finds value in the the JIU's management and administrative review of UNAIDS
At the invitation of the Geneva Science-Policy Interface and University of Geneva, Inspector Petru Dumitriu, accompanied by Sofia Palli, Evaluation and Inspection Officer, and Hervé Baudat, Research Assistant, presented for the fourth time this year the JIU report entitled “Strengthening policy research uptake in the context of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development”.
JIU meets the Chairs of the United Nations system Oversight Committees to discuss audit, oversight and ethics functions, and whistleblower protection policies
On Tuesday 10th December 2019, the JIU participated in the meeting of the Chairs of the United Nations system Oversight Committees. Spanning their most recent work, the JIU Chair Sukai Prom-Jackson, and Inspectors Eileen Cronin, Aicha Afifi, Petru Dumitriu and Gönke Roscher introduced the work of the JIU.
On 2 December 2019, the Joint Inspection Unit, in partnership with the Geneva Learning Network, initiated and hosted a roundtable on current practices and trends in the use of e-learning platforms. The event was organized as part of the preparation of the ongoing review on “Policies, programmes and platforms in support of learning; towards more coherence, coordination and convergence” coordinated by Inspector Petru Dumitriu.
Where do UN internships stand today: inputs from the JIU Review of internship programmes in the United Nations system
On 18 November 2019, Inspector Jean Wesley Cazeau of the Joint Inspection Unit was invited to be the keynote speaker at “Measuring Fairness: From Living in a Tent to Affording the Rent,” an event held by the Fair Internship Initiative (FII) to mark the release of their first quality score index for UN internships.
JIU/REP/2019/7 Review of the management and administration of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
The present report contains the first review by JIU of the management and administration of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
The JIU report “Strengthening of policy research uptake” presented at the Conference “Multilateralism at Risk”
On 26 October 2019, at the invitation of the University of Bern and the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS), Inspector Petru Dumitriu made a presentation on “How can we improve the influence of academic research in policy making and make research more palatable in international organisations?” in a session entitled “Research collaboration and communication beyond the ivory tower”.
A team of the Joint Inspection Unit presents its report at the 27th Annual Meeting of Evidence in Governance and Politics: "Strengthening policy research uptake in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"
On 10 October 2019, at the invitation of the Graduate Institute for International Relations and Development Studies, Inspector Petru Dumitriu, coordinator of the report on “Strengthening policy research uptake in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and Sofia Palli, Evaluation Officer, participated in the “Cross-cutting roundtable on practitioner research-partnerships: from evidence to solutions”.
The present report reviews audit and oversight committees, which are functions at the center of the governance mechanisms of United Nations system organizations with the potential to enhance transparency and accountability, and efficient and effective use of member States’ resources.
The present review is about change management in organizational reforms across the United Nations system. Close to 20 per cent of United Nations system organizational reforms over the past decade focused on what needed to change in terms of structures, systems, and processes, but did not address how it should change, and the management of that change, including: preparing, equipping and supporting individuals to successfully adopt that change in order to drive organizational success and outcomes.
On 26 September 2019, Inspector Petru Dumitriu of the Joint Inspection Unit opened a Conference on the impact of blockchain on sustainable development co-organized with Macro Geneva Labs (https://gemlabs.webnode.com/), at the Palais des Nations. The opening session enjoyed the participation of Mr. Pierre Maudet, State Councillor of the Canton and City of Geneva, in charge of economy.
Joint Inspection Unit presents preliminary conclusions on learning in the United Nations system in a meeting on diplomatic training
On 20 September 2019, Inspector Petru Dumitriu was invited as a panellist in the 46th Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Academies and Institutes of International Relations. The meeting was organized by the Graduate Institute of International Studies, DiploFoundation, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, and UNITAR, under the auspices of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training.
JIU/REP/2019/3 Review of the integration of disaster risk reduction in the work of the United Nations system in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The present report contains a review of the work of the United Nations system entities, focusing on inter-agency coordination and systemic coherence for a more effective and efficient implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, which was endorsed by the General Assembly in its resolution 69/283 in 2015.
Following a decision of its International Advisory Board of the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD), the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations system was conferred the Sustainable Development Award 2018. The Award ceremony took place on 17 June 2019, in London, on the occasion of the 17th International Conference of WASD.
The System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-SWAP) was designed as an accountability framework to measure, monitor and drive progress towards a common set of 15 performance indicators to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The Joint Inspection Unit pilots a research partnership with young researchers from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies
In its report on “Strengthening policy research uptake in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the Joint Inspection Unit encouraged United Nations organizations to establish research partnerships with academia. The JIU is delighted to have the opportunity itself to engage master students from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in a research programme.
JIU review of policy research uptake in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (JIU/REP/2018/7)
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its universal, holistic and integrative approach that cuts across all dimensions of sustainable development, makes collaborative actions and interdisciplinary approaches at the system-wide level, as well as relationships with other stakeholders, imperative. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires, among other things, evidence-based policies and planning at all levels.
JIU Chair Inspector Prom-Jackson presents JIU annual report for 2018 and programme of work 2019 to the General Assembly
On March 11 2019, the JIU Chair Inspector Sukai Prom-Jackson introduced the annual report of the Unit (A/73/34) to the members of the Fifth Committee. Every year the Unit has the opportunity to present to Member States an account of its activities for the past year and an outline of its programme of work for the year to come.
JIU/REP/2019/1 – Review of Management and Administration in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
The “Review of Management and Administration in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)” was included in the JIU Programme of Work for 2018. The objective of the JIU review was to provide an independent assessment focusing on governance, oversight, organizational structure, executive, financial, human resources and results based management and support services.
JIU/REP/2018/6: JIU review of enhancing accessibility for persons with disabilities to conferences and meetings of the United Nations system
About 15 per cent of the world’s population is estimated to live with some form of disability, and face more barriers than those without, with regard to participation in and access to deliberative processes. Making conferences and meetings fully accessible therefore becomes a critical indicator of the willingness of United Nations system organizations to “walk the talk” when it comes to non-discrimination and inclusion.