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According to Article 17 of the UN Charter, the General Assembly considers and approves the budget of the Organization. Details of the budget process of the Organization are mainly in the rules 152-160 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly and Financial Regulations and Rules of the UN. On the basis of the recommendations of the CPC and the ACABQ the political aspects and financial implications are discussed with the aim of achieving the highest degree of unanimity before the recommendation is submitted to the plenum of the General Assembly for final action. Finally, the General Assembly approves the programme budget on the basis of the recommendations of the Fifth Committee. The largest expenditure items are Part I (Overall Policy-making, Direction and Co-ordination as well as General Assembly Affairs and Conference Services), Part II (Political Affairs, Disarmament, Peacekeeping Operations), and Part VIII (Management and Central Support Services).

Keywords: budget; CPC; Fifth Committee; General Assembly; UN Charter



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