Administrative and Budgetary Matters
Expert: Cedric Miró, Attaché
The V Committee is the only General Assembly Committee that meets year round. Its mandate is to examine the budget and administration of the United Nations.
Due to the expansion of the United Nations’ international agenda has increased the its global budget for administrative and budgetary costs, as well as the increasing demand for peacekeeping operations and special political missions, has increased the relevance and importance of the V Committee in the last few years, since 2005.
The Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), which is comprised of 16 members that are elected by the General Assembly for 3-year terms, provides consulting services to the V Committee and recommends Members States in the need to increase or decrease the figures in the Secretary General’s proposals.
The Committee deals with over 160 thematic subjects, among which the following can be highlighted:
- The scale of assessments for the assessment of contributions to the United Nations
- The budget for peacekeeping operations
The United Nations budget (approved biannually)
- The financial status of the United Nations (reviewed biannually)
- Reforms to the administration of justice
- Reforms concerning human resources
- Reforms to acquisitions
- The Capital Master Plan
- Programme budget implications of other Committees’ resolutions
Issues of Key Importance for Panama
- The scale of assessments for the assessment of contributions to the United Nations. This is negotiated every 3 years. Its elements are calculated on the basis of a country’s economic growth, population, per capita income, etc.
- The scale of assessments for peacekeeping operations. Panama pays an annual contribution to the 28 peacekeeping operations that are active around the globe.
- The Capital Master Plan. This is an ongoing infrastructure project that will revamp and modernize the United Nations headquarters installations in New York. Panama pays a yearly fee for a period that will last 5 consecutive years. The project is expected to conclude in 2014.
- Exhibición fotográfica y documental con los aportes de nuestra región, en el marco del 70 aniversario de las Naciones Unidas
- Panamá-Capital Iberoamericana de la Cultura 2019
- Panamá está presente en la novena sesión de la Conferencia de Estados parte de la Convención de los Derechos de las Personas con alguna discapacidad
- Primera Dama comparte con Presidente de Asamblea de Naciones Unidas su labor en la lucha contra el VIH/SIDA
- Coalición de Primeras Damas permitirá movilizar los recursos necesarios para enfrentar el VIH/SIDA
- Primera Dama reitera que empoderamiento de la mujer ayudará avanzar en la lucha contra el VIH/SIDA
- Primer Dama insta a líderes mundiales a aumentar la inversión para combatir el VIH/SIDA
- Panamá se sumará al Mandela Day en beneficio de las comunidades
- Primera Dama pide mayor acceso a los servicios de salud para personas afectadas por el VIH
- Panama Canal Expansion