In line with Resolution 64/259, adopted in March 2010, the UNECE Accountability Framework ddefines the delegation of authority and the levels of accountability.
It also establishes a critical linkage between institutional and individual accountability through the Executive Secretary’s Compact and e-Performance of managers and staff. These interlinked and cascading agreements between staff and managers aim to ensure accountability for implementing mandates and achieving agreed results.
The Senior Manager’s Compact is an annual commitment on delivering results between the Executive Secretary of UNECE and the United Nations Secretary-General.
Senior Manager's Compacts
The UN General Assembly has regularly requested the Secretary-General to enhance the capability of the Secretariat for risk assessment and mitigation and internal control since resolution 63/276, and most recently in resolution 73/289. To that end, an integrated Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) was first developed by the Secretariat in 2021-2011.
ERM is an essential element of good organizational governance and accountability and UNECE has updated its Risk Register since 2010. The objective of ERM is to help ensure the sustainability of an organization and enable it to meet its organizational objectives. ERM makes risk management the responsibility of everyone; and provides a coherent methodology for its implementation. Responsibility for the effective implementation of risk management and internal control practices resides with the Executive Secretary.