Document type

Document reference

A/71/583

Date published

28/10/2016

Last updated

14/11/2016

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. In its resolution 63/311 on system-wide coherence, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to create a central repository of information on operational activities for development, including disaggregated statistics on all funding sources and expenditures, building on the comprehensive statistical analysis of the financing of operational activities for development, and to ensure appropriate and user-friendly online access and regular updating of the information contained therein. The secretariat of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has worked continuously to enhance the structure and content of the reports, in particular by including details of assessed contributions for United Nations peacekeeping operations from 2014 and more comprehensive data on revenue relating to extrabudgetary resources from Governments and from non -State donors. The data in the report cover a six-year period from 2010 to 2015, with a particular focus on revenues and expenses for the biennium 2014-2015. The report contains a transparent presentation of revenue, expenses and approved budgets, in line with the International Public Sector Accounting Standards, as well as a table on total expenses for 2014-2015 by major programme category. These categories allow CEB to collect the financial data used by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs in its report on operational activities for development, thereby reducing the reporting burden on organizations. The present report and the corresponding analysis of the figures presented, including a snapshot on the distribution of extrabudgetary resources by country, organization and donor type represent the response of the CEB secretariat to resolution 63/311 and decision 69/551.