4. Mr. Scott. The debate on personnel policy came to an end on April 1 after 27 countries including Canada5 had been heard from. The General Assembly then approved a resolution paragraph by paragraph, and subsequently as a whole by a vote of 41 in favour, including Canada, 15 against and 4 abstentions. This 13-power resolution, after recalling the provisions of Article 100 and 101 of the Charter,
(a) Expresses confidence that the Secretary-General will conduct his personnel policy with the provisions of the Charter in mind;
(b) Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly's eighth session a report on the progress made in the conduct and development of personnel policy, together with the comments thereon of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions;
(c) Invites the Secretary-General and the Advisory Committee to submit their recommendations as to any further action that may be required of the Assembly, and finally;
(d) Asks all United Nations Members to assist the Secretary-General in the discharge of his responsibilities.
An Arab-Asian proposal calling for the establishment of a 15-member committee to study the problem and report to the General Assembly's eighth session was previously defeated by 21 votes in favour, 29 against, including Canada, and 8 abstentions.
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5"Personnel Policy in the United Nations", une déclaration faite par le chef par intérim de la délégation canadienne à la septième session de l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, M. Paul Marlin, en séance plénière, le 30 mars 1953, et publiée dans Canada, Supplementary Paper, ns 53/18, Affaires extérieures.
"Personnel Policy in the United Nations", Statement by the Acting Head of the Canadian Delegation to the Seventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Paul Martin, delivered in Plenary Session, March 30, 1953. Canada, Department of External Affairs, Supplementary Paper, No. 53/18.