Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ)
✓Indian diplomat Vidisha Maitra elected to U.N. ACABQ.
✓Advisory Committee is an expert Committee of sixteen Members elected by the General Assembly for a period of three years, on the basis of a broad geographical representation.
✓ Members serve in a personal capacity and not as representatives of Member States.
✓ The Committee holds three sessions a year with total meeting time between nine and ten months per year.
✓The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Committee are elected by the Members of the Advisory Committee.
✓It help To examine and report on the budget submitted by the Secretary-General to the General Assembly.
✓To advise the General Assembly concerning any administrative and budgetary matters referred to it.
✓ Examines, on behalf of the General Assembly, the administrative budgets of the specialised agencies and proposals for financial arrangements with such agencies.
✓ To consider and report to the General Assembly on the auditors’ reports on the accounts of the United Nations and of the specialised agencies.