127. Administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations with the specialized agencies and the International Atomic
Article 17, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations provides that the General Assembly shall examine the administrative budgets of the specialized agencies referred to in Article 57 with a view to making recommendations to the agencies concerned. General Assembly resolution 14 (I) provides that one of the functions of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions is to examine on behalf of the Assembly the administrative budgets of the specialized agencies and proposals for financial arrangements with such agencies. This provision is repeated in rule 157 of the rules of procedure of the Assembly. At its forty-seventh session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit the next statistical report by the Administrative Committee on Coordination to the Assembly at its forty-ninth session and thereafter every second year, and to add to the material covered therein information on assessed and voluntary contributions paid by Member States and non-Member States in each of the two prior calendar years (decision 47/449).
The General Assembly considered this item biennially from its forty-ninth to sixty-first sessions (decisions 49/465, 51/453, 53/459, 55/472, 57/558, 59/548 & 61/548).