On 28 June 2022 the Secretary-General signed the second iteration of the statement on internal control for all operations of the Secretariat for 2021, a year after the first ever statement was published.
The Secretary-General has signed the first statement on internal control for all operations of the Secretariat for 2020, marking an important milestone towards achieving greater accountability for results. The statement on internal control is a public accountability document that provides reasonable assurance that the Secretariat operated under an effective system of internal control during 2020.
The UN MEDEVAC Mechanism serves as an example of a successful One UN partnership between numerous entities to design, resource, and implement a system-wide medical evacuation framework in the face of the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Complementing First Line of Defense (FLOD) activities, COVID-19 MEDEVAC is a last resort, which provides life-saving support for severely ill COVID-19 patients who require a level of care not available at their location. This ensures that UN personnel, partners, and their dependents can continue to stay and deliver.