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Finance Committee (CC-704)

Next Session FC - 167th Session - 29-31 May 2017
Previous Sessions and documents FC - 166th Session - 27-31 March 2017
FC - 165th Session - 7-8 February 2017
FC - 164th Session - 7-11 November 2016
FC - 163rd Session - 2-3 November 2016
FC - 162nd Session - 23-25 May 2016
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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.

Secretary 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 Khalid Mehboob (Pakistan)
  • Angola (Mr Carlos Alberto Amaral)1
  • Australia (Ms Cathrine Stephenson)2
  • Brazil (Mr Antonio Otávio Sá Ricarte)3
  • China (Mr Niu Dun)4
  • Egypt (Mr Khaled El Taweel)
  • Equatorial Guinea (Mr Mateo Nsogo Nguere Micue)5
  • Germany (Mr Heiner Thofern)6
  • Mexico (Mr Benito Santiago Jiménez Sauma)7
  • Philippines (Mr Lupino Lazaro Jr.)
  • Russian Federation (Mr Vladimir Kuznetsov)
  • Sudan (Ms Abla Malik Osman)8
  • United States of America (Mr Thomas M. Duffy)9


1 Ms Maria Esperança Pires dos Santos will replace Mr Carlos Alberto Amaral for part of the 167th Session.
2 Following the withdrawal of Mr Matthew Worrell.  During the 167th Session Ms Kristina Gill will replace Ms Cathrine Stephenson. 
3 During the 167th Session Ms Gianina Müller Pozzebon will replace Mr Antonio Otávio Sá Ricarte.
During the 167th Session Mr Xu Yubo will replace Mr Niu Dun.
Following the withdrawal of Mr Crisantos Obama Ondo.
During the 167th Session Ms Hannah Laubenthal will replace Mr Heiner Thofern.
Following the withdrawal of Trinidad and Tobago.
8 During the 167th Session Mr Sid Ahmed M. Alamain Hamid Alamain will replace
Ms Abla Malik Osman Malik.
9 Following the withdrawal of Ms Natalie Brown. Ms Elizabeth Petrovski will replace
Mr Thomas M. Duffy for part of the 167th Session.

Substitute Representatives

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Current term of office June 2015 - July 2017 (157th Session of Council)
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.