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Volume 82: debated on Wednesday 10 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will propose to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, in conjunction with other member states, that it should initiate the appointment of management consultants to recommend changes in the structure and efficiency of the organisation, on the basis of his letter to the Director-General of the organisation of 5 December 1984.

In my letter to the Director-General of 2 April 1984 I urged that UNESCO should draw on outside advice in such key areas of management as decentralization, decision making and personnel management. Subsequently the temporary committee of the executive board recommended that UNESCO should continue to use outside expertise particularly where this might lead to improvements in its functioning.