Fifth Committee

2 December 2016

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today criticized the Secretary-General’s budget outline for the biennium 2018‑2019 for what they viewed as a lack of strategic depth and clarity on estimated costs for several initiatives that had yet to be considered by the General Assembly.

30 November 2016

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) criticized the United Nations Secretary-General today for what they viewed as his failure to present a comprehensive budget proposal to support implementation of the Organization’s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, while voicing strong concern over the Secretariat’s handling of programme budget assessments for regional commissions.

28 November 2016

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today voiced their concerns over the benefit payment delays endured by retirees and participants in the Organization’s $53.8 billion United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.

16 November 2016

Delegates at today's Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) meeting discussed a proposed cost-neutral restructuring of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), aimed at shifting more of the Office’s work from its headquarters in Geneva to existing and proposed regional offices.

4 November 2016

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today recommended delegates to fill dozens of vacancies in six United Nations bodies – including the essential Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions – that help the 193 delegates manage the Organization’s vast human resources and its finances.

1 November 2016

Delegates of the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today backed the Secretary-General’s $40.02 million project plan to retrofit the premises of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), as part of their discussion on upgrades of Commission buildings in Bangkok and Addis Ababa.

28 October 2016

Delegates at the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) urged the Secretariat to ensure the United Nations staff reflected the diversity of Member States as it better managed thousands of employees around the world and helped them carry out the Organization’s crucial mandates.

27 October 2016

Managing personnel costs while exercising fiscal constraint guided the discussion of the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today, as it examined new and proposed compensation rules that governed, among other things, separation payments, dependency allowances and salary scales for staff in Geneva.

20 October 2016

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budget) today considered the Secretariat’s request for a subvention of $16.24 million to keep the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia running efficiently in 2017.

18 October 2016

Approving a draft resolution stressing the need for the United Nations internal oversight body to focus more on investigating fraud, the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today also took stock of progress in completing the United Nations multi-billion dollar Headquarters renovation project known as the Capital Master Plan.