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Secretary-General Expresses Appreciation for Approval of 2010-2011 Budget
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General would like to express his appreciation to Member States for the approval of the programme budget of $5,156 million for the biennium 2010-2011.
The Secretary-General would like to thank H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, President of the General Assembly for his leadership during this session of the General Assembly. He would also like to thank Ambassador Peter Maurer, Chairman of the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), for steering the discussions. He also expresses his thanks to the Vice-Chairmen, the Bureau members, the Rapporteur, the Coordinators and the Fifth Committee delegates for their hard and dedicated work during this session. This demonstrates the commitment of Member States to the financial well-being of the Organization.
The Secretary-General also wishes to state his commitment to utilize the resources made available to the Organization in the most effective and efficient way. He wishes to work with all Member States in full partnership and through a transparent process during the upcoming biennium with a view to jointly realizing the important goals of this Organization.
The Secretary-General is gratified to note that the scales of assessment for both the regular budget and peacekeeping operations for 2010-2012 have been decided.
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* Reissued to reflect previously omitted information.