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Finance Committee (CC-704)

Previous Sessions and documents FC - 183rd Session - 9 – 13 November 2020
FC - 182nd Session - 29-30 October 2020
FC - 181st Session - 3-5 June 2020
FC - 180th Session - 8-17 June 2020
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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

Category Cat.1

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.

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 Ms Imelda Smolcic (Uruguay)
  • Australia (Ms Lynda Hayden)1/ 6/
  • Bangladesh (Mr Manash Mitra)
  • Brazil (Mr Rodrigo Estrela de Carvalho)
  • Egypt (Mr Haitham Abdelhady)
  • Ethiopia (Mr Mitiku Tesso Jebessa)2/ 7/ 11/
  • Germany (Mr Heiner Thofern)3/ 8/
  • Japan (Mr Toru Hisazome)9/
  • Mexico (Mr Benito Santiago Jiménez Sauma)
  • Niger (Ms Rahila Rabiou Tahirou)
  • Russian Federation (Mr Vladimir Kuznetsov)4/
  • Sudan (Mr Sid Ahmed Alamain Hamid Alamain)
  • United States of America (Ms Emily Katkar)5/ 10/

1 Ms Lynda Hayden has been replaced by Ms Kristina Gill for the 179th and 181st Sessions
2 Mr Mitiku Tesso Jebessa has been replaced by Ms Zenebu Tadesse Woldetsadik. Ms Zenebu Tadesse Woldetsadik has been replaced by Mr Addisu Melkamu Kebede for part of the 179th Session and part of the 180th session.
3 Mr Heiner Thofern has been replaced by Mr Ramón Lohmar for the 179th and 181st Sessions.
4 Mr Vladimir Kuznetsov has been replaced by Mr Denis Cherednichenko for 181st Session.
5 Ms Emily Katkar has been replaced by Ms Elizabeth Petrovski for the 179th Session and by Ms Jennifer Harhigh for the remainder of the term of office. Ms Jennifer Harhigh has been replaced by Ms Elizabeth Petrovski for the 181st Session.
6 Ms Kristina Gill will replace Ms Lynda Hayden for the 182nd Session
7 Mr Addisu Melkamu Kebede will replace Ms Zenebu Tadesse Woldetsadik for the 182nd Session
8 Mr Ramón Lohmar will replace Mr Heiner Thofern for the 182nd Session
9 Mr Masayuki Oda will replace Mr Toru Hisazome for part of the 182nd Session.
10 Ms Elizabeth Petrovski will replace Ms Jennifer Harhigh for the 182nd Session.
11 Mr Addisu Melkamu Kebede will replace Ms Zenebu Tadesse Woldetsadik for the 183rd Session.

Substitute Representatives

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Current term of office July 2019 - July 2021
Languages (used during the current mandate) Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish
Document symbol FC
Frequency of Sessions At least twice a year
Division Finance Division (CSF)
Contact information/email

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