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Welcome to Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ)

The Advisory Committee is an expert Committee of sixteen Members elected by the General Assembly for a period of three years, on the basis of a broad geographical representation. Members serve in a personal capacity and not as representatives of Member States. The Committee holds three sessions a year with total meeting time between nine and ten months per year. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Committee are elected by the Members of the Advisory Committee.

The programme of work of the Advisory Committee is determined by the requirements of the General Assembly and other legislative bodies to whom it reports.

The Advisory Committee is serviced by a secretariat headed by an Executive Secretary, assisted by a Deputy.  

Current Members

2014

Mr. Carlos G. Ruiz Massieu
Mexico
Mr. Carlos G. Ruiz Massieu Mexico
(Chairman)
Mr. Toshihiro Aiki
Japan
Mr. Toshihiro Aiki Japan
Mr. Mohanad Al-Musawi
Iraq
Mr. Mohanad Al-Musawi Iraq
Mr. Bruno Brant
Brazil
Mr. Bruno Brant Brazil
Mr. Pavel Chernikov
Russian Federation
Mr. Pavel Chernikov Russian Federation
 
(Vice‑Chair)
Ms. Jasminka Dinic
Croatia
Ms. Jasminka Dinic Croatia
Mr. Conrod Hunte
Antigua and Barbuda
Mr. Conrod Hunte Antigua and Barbuda
Mr. Dietrich Lingenthal
Germany
Mr. Dietrich Lingenthal Germany
Mr. Richard Moon
UK
Mr. Richard Moon UK
Mr. Jean Christian Obame
Gabon
Mr. Jean Christian Obame Gabon
Mr. David Traystman
USA
Mr. David Traystman USA
Mr. Babou Sene
Senegal
Mr. Babou Sene Senegal
Mr. Tesfa Alem Seyoum
Eritrea
Mr. Tesfa Alem Seyoum Eritrea
Mr. Devesh Uttam
India
Mr. Devesh Uttam India
Ms. Catherine Vendat
France
Ms. Catherine Vendat France
Mr. Xuenong Ye
China
Mr. Xuenong Ye China
Note: 
Mr Ye, Member from 7 March 2014

Latest reports

Symbol Title
A/68/807 Strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system. Programme budget implications of draft resolution A/68/L.37
A/68/808 Revised estimates relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2014-2015 under section 22, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, and section 33, Construction, alteration, improvement and major maintenance
A/68/798 Study on the long-term accommodation needs at United Nations Headquarters for the period from 2014 to 2034
A/68/805 Proposed terms of reference for the representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
A/68/797 Capital master plan

Location

The meetings of the Advisory Committee are held in Conference room 10, located on the first floor in the North side of the Conference Building. The ACABQ Secretariat is located in room CB-167.