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Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ)

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Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ):


Indian diplomat Vidisha Maitra elected to U.N. ACABQ.

About ACABQ:

Advisory Committee is an expert Committee of sixteen Members elected by the General Assembly for a period of three years, on the basis of a broad geographical representation.

  • Members serve in a personal capacity and not as representatives of Member States.
  • The Committee holds three sessions a year with total meeting time between nine and ten months per year.
  • The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Committee are elected by the Members of the Advisory Committee.


  1. To examine and report on the budget submitted by the Secretary-General to the General Assembly.
  2. To advise the General Assembly concerning any administrative and budgetary matters referred to it.
  3. Examines, on behalf of the General Assembly, the administrative budgets of the specialised agencies and proposals for financial arrangements with such agencies.
  4. To consider and report to the General Assembly on the auditors’ reports on the accounts of the United Nations and of the specialised agencies.


Prelims Link:

  1. About ACABQ.
  2. Composition.
  3. Functions.
  4. How members are elected?

Sources: the Hindu.