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Finance Committee (CC-704)

Previous Sessions and documents FC - 185th Session - 22-26 March 2021
FC - 184th Session - 28-29 January 2021
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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article V

Origin

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
Purpose

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
Membership

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)
Members
  • Australia (Ms Lynda Hayden)1/ 12
  • Bangladesh (Mr Manash Mitra)
  • Brazil (Mr Rodrigo Estrela de Carvalho)
  • Egypt (Mr Haitham Abdelhady)
  • Ethiopia (Mr Mitiku Tesso Jebessa)2/ 6/ 10/ 11
  • Germany (Mr Heiner Thofern)3
  • Japan (Mr Toru Hisazome)7
  • Mexico (Mr Benito Santiago Jiménez Sauma)
  • Niger (Ms Rahila Rabiou Tahirou)
  • Russian Federation (Mr Vladimir Kuznetsov)4
  • Sudan (Mr Sid Ahmed Alamain Hamid Alamain)9
  • United States of America (Ms Emily Katkar)5/ 8/ 13

1/ Ms Lynda Hayden has been replaced by Ms Kristina Gill for the 179th, 181st, 182nd and 184th Sessions.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, 181st and 182nd and 184th 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 A. Harhigh for the remainder of the term of office.
   Ms Jennifer A. Harhigh has been replaced by Ms Elizabeth Petrovski for the 181st and the 182nd Session.
6/ Ms Zenebu Tadesse Woldetsadik has been replaced by Mr Addisu Melkamu Kebede for the 182nd and 183rd Sessions.
7/ Mr Toru Hisazome has been replaced by Mr Masayuki Oda for part of the 182nd Session.
8/ Ms Jennifer A. Harhigh has been replaced by Ms Elizabeth Petrovski for the 184th Session.
9/ Mr Sid Ahmed Alamain has been replaced by Ms Elmubarak Ahmed Daak for the remainder of his term.
10/ Ms Zenebu Tadesse Woldetsadik has been replaced by Ms Helina Dinku Godana for the 184th Session.
11/ Ms Ms Zenebu Tadesse Woldetsadik has been replaced by Mr Addisu Melkamu Kebede for the 185th Session.
12/ Ms Lynda Hayden will be replaced by Ms Kristina Gill for the 186th Session.
13/ Ms Jennifer A. Harhigh will be replaced by Ms Elizabeth Petrovski for the 186th 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
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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.