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Finance Committee (CC-704)

Previous Sessions and documents FC - 176th session - 20-22 May 2019
FC - 175th Session - 18-22 March 2019
FC - 174th Session - 6 February 2019
FC - 173rd Session - 12-16 November 2018
FC - 172nd Session - 5-6 November 2018
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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article V


Established as the "Committee on Financial Control" (CFC) by a Resolution of the Conference at its Third Session (1947) as successor to the Sub-Committee on Finance. In 1958, the name was changed to Finance Committee. Its size and structure were modified by the Conference at its Thirty-sixth Session in 2009 (Resolution 6/2009, C 2009/REP, para. 140).

Rules of Procedure

See Basic Texts, Vol. I - Section F, Rules of Procedure of the Finance Committee

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To assist the Council in exercising control over the financial administration of the Organization. Its functions are set out in Rule XXVII of the General Rules of the Organization. The Finance Committee holds concurrent sessions with the Programme Committee during the second year of the biennium (Rule XXVIII of the General Rules of the Organization), and sometimes also in the first year.

Chief Secretary, Programme and Finance Committees Mr Rakesh Muthoo
Secretary, Finance Committee Mr David McSherry

Representatives of 12 Member Nations and a Chairperson elected by the Council from specific regions as determined by the Conference for the purpose of Council elections. Members of the Committee shall appoint as their representatives individuals who have shown a continued interest in the objectives and activities of the Organization, have participated in Conference or Council sessions and have special competence and experience in administrative and financial matters. Members of the Committee are elected for a period of two years at the session of the Council following the regular session of the Conference and they are eligible for reappointment.

Chairperson Mr Lupiño Lazaro, Jr. (Philippines)
  • Angola (Mr Carlos Alberto Amaral)1/
  • Australia (Ms Cathrine Stephenson)2/
  • Bangladesh (Mr Mafizur Rahman3/
  • Brazil (Mr Antonio Otávio Sá Ricarte)4/
  • China (Mr Xie Jianmin)5/
  • Egypt (Mr Khaled El Taweel)6/
  • Equatorial Guinea (Mr Mateo Nsogo Nguere Micue)
  • Germany (Mr Heiner Thofern)7/
  • Mexico (Mr Benito Santiago Jiménez Sauma)
  • Russian Federation (Mr Vladimir V. Kuznetsov)8/
  • Sudan (Mr Sid Ahmed M. Alamain Hamid Alamain)9/
  • United States of America (Mr Thomas M. Duffy)10/


1/ Ms Maria Esperança Pires dos Santos will replace Mr Carlos Alberto Amaral for part of the 176th Session.
2/ During the 176th Session Ms Kristina Gill will replace Ms Cathrine Stephenson.
3/ Mr Mafizur Rahman has been replaced by Mr Manash Mitra.
4/ During the 176th Session Mr Rodrigo Estrela will replace Mr Antonio Otávio Sá Ricarte.
5/ Mr Xie Jianmin has been replaced by Mr Ni Hongxing. During the 176th Session Mr He Li will replace Mr Ni Hongxing.
6/ Mr Khaled El Taweel has been replaced by Mr Haitham Elshahat.
7/ During the 176th Session Mr Ramón Lohmar will replace Mr Heiner Thofern.
8/ During the 176th Session Mr Anton Minaev will replace Mr Vladimir V. Kuznetsov.
9/ Mr Ali Osman Ali Elsiddig will replace Mr Sid Ahmed M. Alamain Hamid Alamainfor part of the 176th Session.
10/ During the 176th Session Ms Elizabeth Petrovski will replace Mr Thomas M. Duffy.




Substitute Representatives

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Current term of office July 2017 - June 2019
Languages (used during the current mandate) Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
Document symbol FC
Frequency of Sessions At least twice a year
Division Finance Division (CSF)
Contact information/email

First Session Committee on Financial Control, December 1947; Finance Committee, March 1958.