Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly
XVI. Administrative and budgetary questions
Regulations for financial administration
The General Assembly shall establish regulations for the financial administration of the United Nations.
Financial implications of resolutions
No resolution involving expenditure shall be recommended by a committee for approval by the General Assembly unless it is accompanied by an estimate of expenditures prepared by the Secretary-General. No resolution in respect of which expenditures are anticipated by the Secretary-General shall be voted by the General Assembly until the Administrative and Budgetary Committee (Fifth Committee) has had an opportunity of stating the effect of the proposal upon the budget estimates of the United Nations.
The Secretary-General shall keep all committees informed of the detailed estimated cost of all resolutions which have been recommended by the committees for approval by the General Assembly.
For more detailed information, view the following:
- Rules of procedure of the General Assembly: Table of contents | (A/520/Rev.17 (PDF)
- General Assembly decisions on questions relating to the programme budget