11 October 2017, UN Headquarters

Remarks to the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly on the Proposed Programme Budget for the Biennium 2018-2019

I am grateful for this opportunity to introduce the proposed programme budget for 2018-2019.
The budget is our shared roadmap for fulfilling the promises of the Charter. It reflects the priorities established by the General Assembly, and our commitment to deliver results for the people we serve.
As you know, the Assembly invited me to prepare the 2018-2019 proposed programme budget based on a preliminary estimate of just under $5.4 billion.