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Finance Committee (CC-704)

Next Session FC - 179th Session - 6-7 February 2020
Previous Sessions and documents FC - 178th Session - 4-8 November 2019
FC - 177th Session - 30-31 October 2019
FC - 176th Session - 20-22 May 2019
FC - 175th Session - 18-22 March 2019
FC - 174th Session - 6 February 2019
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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.

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

1 Mr Mitiku Tesso Jebessa has been replaced by Ms Zenebu Tadesse.
2 During the 179th Session Mr Ramón Lohmar will replace Mr Heiner Thofern.
3 During the 179th Session Ms Elizabeth Petrovski will replace Ms Emily Katkar.

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

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