Activities and functions of OIOS

OIOS' activities reflect the various methods used to ensure adequate oversight coverage of the Organization's resources. In fulfilling its internal independent oversight mandate, OIOS undertakes the following activities:


OIOS Recommendations

The findings and recommendations arising from OIOS activities are communicated via reports to the responsible programme managers directly or through the Secretary-General to the General Assembly. OIOS classifies recommendations issued as either critical or important and follows up on these according to their criticality.  OIOS issues three categories of recommendations - critical, important and opportunities for improvement. The follow-up implementation schedule for each of these categories will be commensurate with the urgency for implementation.

Commitment to Results

In 2013 OIOS developed a programme impact pathway to complement its Strategic Framework and sharpen its focus on results. 

OIOS Programme Impact Pathway [pdf]