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Describes the types of documents issued during the course of the UN regular budget cylce and introduces the bodies that produce and consider them.

Describes the types of documents issued during the course of the UN regular budget cylce and introduces the bodies that produce and consider them.

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  • 1. Budget Year 2 2013 Strategic Framework 2014-2015 A/67/6/Rev.1 gn nna P i l Budget Year 1 2012 Budget Year 1 2014 Budget Year 2 2015 Budget Year 1 2016 Budget Year 2 2017 Proposed Programme Budget 2014-2015 A/68/6 Budget outline 2014-2015 A/67/529 Scale of assessments, 2013-2015 A/RES/67/238 …66th u av E l gnt ne ml p m i e I 2012 67th 2013 68th 69th 2014 2015 Programme Budget 2014-2015 A/68/6/Add.1 (not yet adopted, see A/66/6/Add.1) 1st Perform. Report 2014-2015 (not yet issued, see 2010-2011) 2nd Perform. Report 2014-2015 (not yet issued, see 2010-2011) 70th 71st 2016 Programme Performance Report 2014-2015 (not yet issued, see 2010-2011) Financial Report & Report of BoA 2014-2015 A/69/5 (Vol. I) (not yet issued, see A/67/5 (Vol.I)) 2017 …
  • 2. UN Regular Budget Documentation Based on the UN Documentation Research Guide: http://research.un.org/en/docs/budget/
  • 3. Class Overview • • • • Budget cycle Symbolled documents issued Bodies that consider documents Documents produced by bodies that consider documents • Resolutions
  • 4. Budget Cycle • UN Regular budget is biennial – Starts in even year, e.g. 2014-2015 • Planning begins 2 years ahead – Planning for 2014-2015 biennium started in 2012 • Evaluation during and after – Evaluation for 2014-2015 biennium will conclude in 2016 or 2017
  • 5. Regulations and Rules • Regulations and Rules governing the programme budget cycle: ST/SGB/2000/8 • Financial Regulations and Rules of the United Nations: ST/SGB/2013/4
  • 6. Budget Year 2 2013 Budget Year 1 2014 Budget Year 2 2015 Budget Year 1 2016 Budget Year 2 2017 gn nna P i l Budget Year 1 2012 …66th 2012 67th 2013 68th 69th 2014 2015 u av E l gnt ne ml p m i e I Programme Budget 2014-2015 70th 71st 2016 2017 …
  • 7. Strategic Framework • Proposed Strategic Framework – Issued by Secretary-General • Symbol: A/67/6 – Reviewed by • Committee for Programme and Coordination • Economic and Social Council • Fifth Committee – Approved by General Assembly • Resolution title “Programme Planning”
  • 8. Strategic Framework • Biennial programme plan and priorities for the period … – Issued by the Secretary-General after approval by the General Assembly – Symbol: A/67/6/Rev.1
  • 9. Budget Outline • Issued by the Secretary-General – No distinctive symbol pattern • Reviewed by – Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions – Fifth Committee • Approved by General Assembly – Resolution title “Proposed programme budget outline for the biennium”
  • 10. Budget Year 1 2012 Budget Year 2 2013 Budget Year 1 2014 Budget Year 2 2015 Budget Year 1 2016 Budget Year 2 2017 gn nna P i l Strategic Framework 2014-2015 A/67/6 Budget outline 2014-2015 A/67/529 …66th 2012 67th 2013 68th 69th 2014 2015 u av E l gnt ne ml p m i e I Programme Budget 2014-2015 70th 71st 2016 2017 …
  • 11. Scale of Assessments • Proposed by Secretary-General • Reviewed by – Committee on Contributions – Fifth Committee • Approved by General Assembly – Resolution title “Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations “
  • 12. Budget Year 1 2012 Budget Year 2 2013 Budget Year 1 2014 Budget Year 2 2015 Budget Year 1 2016 Budget Year 2 2017 gn nna P i l Strategic Framework 2014-2015 A/67/6 Budget outline 2014-2015 A/67/529 Scale of assessments, 2013-2015 …66th 2012 67th 2013 68th 69th 2014 2015 u av E l gnt ne ml p m i e I Programme Budget 2014-2015 70th 71st 2016 2017 …
  • 13. Proposed Programme Budget • Prepared by the Secretary-General – Issued in parts by topic – Symbol: A/68/6 • Reviewed by – Committee for Programme and Coordination – Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions – Fifth Committee
  • 14. ACABQ Reports on Proposed Programme Budget • Most ACABQ reports have no distinct symbol • Exception: on the proposed budget – A/68/7 • 1st – 25th + report on the proposed programme budget for the biennium …
  • 15. gn nna P i l Budget Year 1 2012 Budget Year 2 2013 Budget Year 1 2014 Budget Year 2 2015 Budget Year 1 2016 Budget Year 2 2017 Strategic Framework Proposed 2014-2015 Programme A/67/6 Budget 2014-2015 A/68/6 Budget outline 2014-2015 A/67/529 Scale of assessments, 2013-2015 …66th 2012 67th 2013 68th 69th 2014 2015 u av E l gnt ne ml p m i e I Programme Budget 2014-2015 70th 71st 2016 2017 …
  • 16. Proposed Programme Budget • Approved by General Assembly – Based on the report of the 5th Committee – Resolutions titled: • “Programme budget for the biennium…” • “Questions relating to the proposed programme budget for the biennium…” • “Special subjects relating to the proposed programme budget for the biennium…”
  • 17. Programme Budget • • • • Issued after General Assembly approval Symbol: A/68/6/Add.1 Gives figures for programmes Not as detailed as the Proposed Programme Budget – Hard to tell where the funds went if differences between PPB and PB.
  • 18. Budget Year 1 2012 Budget Year 2 2013 Budget Year 1 2014 Budget Year 2 2015 Budget Year 1 2016 Budget Year 2 2017 gn nna P i l Strategic Framework Proposed 2014-2015 Programme A/67/6 Budget 2014-2015 A/68/6 Budget outline 2014-2015 A/67/529 Scale of assessments, 2013-2015 …66th u av E l gnt ne ml p m i e I 2012 67th 2013 68th 69th 2014 2015 Programme Budget 2014-2015 A/68/6/Add.1 70th 71st 2016 2017 …
  • 19. Performance Reports • Issued by the Secretary-General • Report for each budget year and a final one for biennium • No distinct symbol pattern • Reviewed by – Committee for Programme and Coordination – Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions – Fifth Committee • Approved by General Assembly – Resolution title “Programme Planning”
  • 20. Budget Year 1 2012 Budget Year 2 2013 Budget Year 1 2014 Budget Year 2 2015 Budget Year 1 2016 Budget Year 2 2017 gn nna P i l Strategic Framework Proposed 2014-2015 Programme A/67/6 Budget 2014-2015 A/68/6 Budget outline 2014-2015 A/67/529 Scale of assessments, 2013-2015 A/RES/67/238 …66th au av E l t ne ml p m e I 2012 67th 2013 68th 69th 2014 2015 70th 71st 2016 Programme Budget 2014-2015 A/68/6/Add.1 1st Perform. Report 2014-2015 2nd Perform. Report 2014-2015 Programme Performance Report 2014-2015 2017 …
  • 21. Financial report & Report of the Board of Auditors • One document, with 2 reports: – Financial Report and Audited Financial Statements by Secretary-General – Report of the Board of Auditors • BoA makes recommendations • Symbol: A/67/5 • Has multiple volumes and addenda
  • 22. Financial report & Report of the Board of Auditors • Reviewed by – Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions – Fifth Committee • General Assembly accepts – Resolution title “Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the Board of Auditors”
  • 23. Budget Year 1 2012 Budget Year 2 2013 Budget Year 1 2014 Budget Year 2 2015 Budget Year 1 2016 Budget Year 2 2017 gn nna P i l Strategic Framework Proposed 2014-2015 Programme A/67/6 Budget 2014-2015 A/68/6 Budget outline 2014-2015 A/67/529 Scale of assessments, 2013-2015 A/RES/67/238 …66th au av E l t ne ml p m e I 2012 67th 2013 68th 69th 2014 2015 70th 71st 2016 Programme Budget 2014-2015 A/68/6/Add.1 1st Perform. Report 2014-2015 2nd Perform. Report 2014-2015 Programme Performance Report 2014-2015 Financial Report & Report of BoA 2014-2015 A/69/5 2017 …
  • 24. Budget Cycle 2014-2015 • Planning starts in 2012 • Implemented in 2014-2015 • Evaluated 2014-2016
  • 25. Budget Year 2 2013 Strategic Framework 2014-2015 A/67/6/Rev.1 gn nna P i l Budget Year 1 2012 Budget Year 1 2014 Budget Year 2 2015 Budget Year 1 2016 Budget Year 2 2017 Proposed Programme Budget 2014-2015 A/68/6 Budget outline 2014-2015 A/67/529 Scale of assessments, 2013-2015 A/RES/67/238 …66th u av E l gnt ne ml p m i e I 2012 67th 2013 68th 69th 2014 2015 Programme Budget 2014-2015 A/68/6/Add.1 (not yet adopted, see A/66/6/Add.1) 1st Perform. Report 2014-2015 (not yet issued, see 2010-2011) 2nd Perform. Report 2014-2015 (not yet issued, see 2010-2011) 70th 71st 2016 Programme Performance Report 2014-2015 (not yet issued, see 2010-2011) Financial Report & Report of BoA 2014-2015 A/69/5 (Vol. I) (not yet issued, see A/67/5 (Vol.I)) 2017 …
  • 26. Multiple Budget Cycles • Because of the various phases, there may be 2 or 3 biennial budget cycles under consideration at any time
  • 27. Budget Year 1 2012 Strategic Framework 2014-2015 Budget Year 2 2013 Proposed Programme Budget 2014-2015 Budget Year 1 2014 Budget Year 2 2015 Budget Year 1 2016 Budget Year 2 2017 Strategic Framework 2016-2017 Proposed Programme Budget 2016-2017 Strategic Framework 2018-2019 Proposed Programme Budget 2018-2019 Budget outline 2016-2017 Scale, 2010-2012 gn nna P i l Budget outline 2014-2015 Scale of assessments, 2013-2015 …66th t ne ml p m e I 2012 67th 2013 Programme Budget 2012-2013 Initial, revised, 2nd year, final appropriations 1st Perform. Report 2012-2013 2nd Perform. Report 2012-2013 68th Budget outline 2018-2019 69th 2014 2015 Programme Budget 2014-2015 Initial, revised, 2nd year, final appropriations 1st Perform. Report 2014-2015 2nd Perform. Report 2014-2015 Scale of assessments, 2016-2018 70th 71st 2016 2017 Programme Budget 2016-2017 Initial, revised, 2nd year, final appropriations 1st Perform. Report 2016-2017 Programme Perform. Report 2010-2011 t au av E l … Programme Perform. Report 2012-2013 Programme Perform. Report 2014-2015 Financial Report & Report of BoA 2010-2011 Financial Report & Report of BoA 2012-2013 Financial Report & Report of BoA 2014-2015 2nd Perform. Report 2016-2017
  • 28. Annual Budgets • Some programmes, funds, and all peacekeeping operations are on annual budgets
  • 29. More resources • Fifth Committee: http://www.un.org/en/ga/fifth/68/secretariat68.shtml • OPPBA: http://iseek.un.org/M210.asp?dept=153 • Introduction to the Budget Process in the United Nations Secretariat – To get to this online course, login to Inspira--> Self Service --> Learning--> Browse Catalog--> Professional Expertise--> Management and Operations Support.
  • 30. Questions? • Susan Kurtas – 212-963-7425 * kurtas@un.org • Reference team – 212-963-3000 * ask.un.org • Research guide: research.un.org