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The present note by the Secretary-General transmits to the General Assembly the statistical report of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination on the budgetary and financial situation of the organizations of the United Nations system, the only system-wide report on these statistics. Until 1991, the report, in a slightly modified format, was produced by the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions and was included in its annual reports on administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations with the specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Since 1991, six biennial reports have been produced under the auspices of the Administrative Committee on Coordination. The present, eleventh report, is the fifth to be presented by the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB). The format and content of the tables were slightly revised and improved for the previous report (A/63/185) on the basis of comments and suggestions from the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly during the presentation of the report in November 2006 (A/61/203 and Corr.1) and following extensive consultations within the CEB High-level Committee on Management. In particular, the tables on extrabudgetary resources were expanded to provide a complete picture of the resources available to the organizations of the United Nations system from all sources. The same structure has been followed for the tables in the present report.

All tables and data published in the present report, including some analysis of the figures presented, a number of charts on trends across recent years and snapshots on the distribution of extrabudgetary resources by country and by organization, are available on the website of the CEB secretariat (

UN System Financial and Budgetary Situation (2008-2009)

Overview of the Financial Statistics with a focus on 2008-2009 expenditure figures originated from regular and non regular resources. The expenditure figures presented in the chart provide a comparative snapshot on the value of activities carried out by the organizations of the UN system. These figures are extracted from the latest available audited financial statements of the relevant organizations referring to the biennium 2008-2009.

Total Expenditures

Total expenditures incurred by the United Nations System as a whole and by individual organizations. The graphs show the overall expenditure trend of the UN system: growing from USD 38.4 billion in the biennium 2002-2003 to USD 69.8 billion in the biennium 2008-2009, accounting for an increase of 81.6% over the last four biennia.

Resource Distribution

Distribution of the organizations’ resources between “regular” (RB) resources and “extra-budgetary” (XB) resources. RB resources are intended to finance “regular budgets”, covering the ordinary programme of work of the organizations and the related support and administrative activities. XB resources are contributions provided by state and non-state donors outside regular budgets.

Financial Level of Programme Execution

Differential between total contributions and expenditures

Biennia 2002/03 - 2008/09, Millions US$This graph indicates the "financial" level of programme execution with regards to the UN system as a whole (UN Peacekeeping Operations are excluded). Essentially the two trend lines representing the UN system volume of expenditures incurred and contributions received agree, providing evidence that the UN system organizations are not accumulating excess cash balances. The difference between contributions and expenditures yields the rate of "programme execution" judged as capacity of the organizations to allocate and spend the financial resources granted from the member organizations for their institutional purposes.

6.1 Total Contributions/Expenditures Variance - UN System

Biennia 2002/03-2008/09,Millions US$