Despite Improved Financial Situation, Member States Must Act Now to Avoid Looming Liquidity Crisis, United Nations Controller Warns Fifth Committee

17 May

The United Nations Controller urged delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today to act to avert a looming liquidity crisis that could impact the delivery of the Organization’s mandates and services next year.

Delegates in Fifth Committee Consider Cost Savings, Efficiency, as Supply Chain Chief Unveils Plan to Revamp Operational Logistics Support for Peackeeping Missions

10 May

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budget) today asked for details on cost savings and efficiency as the Organization’s top official for supply chain management unveiled the Secretariat’s plan to restructure the way the Department of Operational Support manages and delivers equipment and services to peacekeeping missions around the world.

Peacekeeping Support Account Should Be Guided by Mission Mandates, Size, Delegates Say, as Fifth Committee Reviews Budget Performance, Proposals for Five Operations

9 May

The support account for peacekeeping missions should correspond with the number and mandates of such operations in the field, speakers told the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budget) today as it considered the Secretary-General’s proposed budget for the account during the upcoming 2022/23 fiscal cycle as well as financing for five peacekeeping missions in Africa.

Despite Averting Cash Crisis, Key United Nations Mandates Will Suffer Unless Vicious Cycle of Liquidity Shortages Eases, Management Chief Warns Fifth Committee

5 May

The delivery of essential United Nations mandates will suffer unless they act to ease the vicious cycle of liquidity shortages in the regular budget, the United Nations top financial official warned delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today as she discussed the Organization’s semi-annual financial situation.

Sending 4 Drafts to General Assembly, Fifth Committee Approves Funding for Human Rights Council Mechanism, Support Mission in Libya, Concluding Resumed Session

31 Mar

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today wrapped up the first part of its resumed seventy-sixth session by sending the General Assembly three resolutions and one decision, yet still not giving the Secretary-General guidance on human resources or resolving the Organization’s ongoing liquidity problems.

Speakers Concerned by Unequal Geographic Representation among Staff, Limited Career Prospects for Some, as Fifth Committee Reviews Progress in Human Resources Reform

9 Mar

Amid praise for efforts to strengthen the United Nations internal anti-corruption measures, ensure gender parity and promote high standards of competence among its staff, delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today pointed to continued imbalances in the equitable geographic representation among Secretariat employees and limited career prospects for existing personnel as major sources of concern.

Despite Easing of Liquidity Crisis, Delegates Voice Concern over United Nations Long-Term Financial Health, as Budget Committee Resumes Session

4 Mar

While relieved that the United Nations liquidity crisis has eased for now, delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today voiced their concerns for the long-term financial health of the Organization and its ability to keep delivering on the mandates set forth by the General Assembly, as the United Nations Controller provided an update on the financial situation.  

Fifth Committee Concludes Main Part of Seventy-Sixth Session

23 Dec

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) concluded the main part of its seventy-sixth session late Thursday evening by approving resources totalling $3.12 billion for the 2022 regular programme budget.  A complete summary of the meeting will be provided on Monday, 27 December.