Fifth Committee Approves Secretary-General’s proposed $3.12 Billion Programme Budget for 2022, Concluding Main Part of Seventy-Sixth Session

23 Dec

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) wrapped up the main part of its seventy-sixth session on 23 December by approving resources of $3.12 billion for the 2022 regular budget, the Organization’s third annual budget in 50 years.

Speakers Support Proposals for Education Grants, Hardship Duty Station Allowances, as Fifth Committee Considers Annual Report on United Nations Common System

16 Nov

Recognizing employees as the United Nations most valuable asset, delegates today urged the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) to ensure working conditions are fair and equitable and the Organization can retain a competent, dynamic and motivated workforce, as the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) considered the Commission’s proposals for the coming year.

Fifth Committee Recommends Three Candidates to Serve on International Civil Service Commission, Approves Nominees for Four Other Subsidiary Bodies

9 Nov

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today sent the General Assembly six nominations for the International Civil Service Commission, an independent body that regulates service conditions for thousands of staff throughout the United Nations Common system, while delivering 13 additional recommendations for four other bodies, including the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ).

Fifth Committee Delegates Alarmed Ongoing Cash Crunch Could Threaten United Nations Effectiveness in Helping Developing World Recover from Global Pandemic

28 Oct

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) voiced their alarm over an ongoing cash crunch that could threaten the Organization’s effectiveness as a multilateral institution determined to help the developing world rebound from the global pandemic.

Speakers Call for Separate Account Aligned with Peacekeeping Budget Cycle to Finance Special Political Missions, as Fifth Committee Reviews Proposed Funding for 2022

22 Oct

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today took up the Secretary‑General’s request for $730.7 million to fund 38 special political missions in 2022, with several delegations renewing calls for a separate budget to be established to address their requirements.

Vicious Circle of Liquidity Shortages Disrupting United Nations Mandate Delivery, Management Chief Tells Fifth Committee, Presenting Key 2021 Financial Indicators

19 Oct

The United Nations senior management official told members of the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today that the Organization’s budget process is locked in a vicious circle of annual liquidity shortages that are hampering the delivery of mandates.

Secretary-General Unveils $3.12 Billion Budget Proposal for 2022 to Fifth Committee, Stressing Organization Must Remain Flexible amid Recent Surges in COVID-19

13 Oct

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today began its line-by-line consideration of a proposed $3.12 billion regular budget for the United Nations in 2022, before recosting, which puts an accent on development and human rights in the final decade of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, while also drawing lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Organization’s work.

Member States Must Share Responsibility for United Nations Financial Stability to Avert Liquidity Crisis, Speakers Stress as Fifth Committee Begins Session

4 Oct

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today stressed the need to share responsibility for the Organization’s financial stability to avert any liquidity crisis and achieve the essential mandates laid out by the General Assembly.