The Preparatory Commission of the United Nations was established on 26 June 1945 "for the purpose of making provisional arrangements for the first sessions of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and the Trusteeship Council, for the establishment of the Secretariat, and for the convening of the International Court of Justice."
Topics covered by the Preparatory Commission include the agendas and rules of procedure for the intergovernmental organs, the International Court of Justice, treaties and the privileges and immunities. With regard to the functioning of the Secretariat, the recommendations of the Preparatory Commission included:
- The draft Staff and Financial Regulations and Rules;
- The scale of assessments and establishment of the Committee on Contributions;
- Establishment of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions; and
- The organization of the Secretariat.
- PC/EX/113/Rev.1 Report of the Executive Committee to the Preparatory Commission
- PC/20 Report of the Preparatory Commission