Yearbook of the United Nations, 2008. Part 5, Institutional, administrative and budgetary questions. Chapter 2, United Nations financing and programming
The financial situation of the United Nations showed some improvement in 2008, although it remained fragile. Cash availability under the regular budget was lower than in 2007 and stood at $19 million by year's end. Assessments stood at $1.8 billion—a decrease of some $174 million—and unpaid assessments totalled $417 million, compared to $428 million in 2007. Cash balances were higher for peacekeeping operations, the international tribunals and the capital master plan, while debt owed to Member States stood at $431 million. The number of Member States paying their regular budget assessments in full and on time increased to 146. In December, the General Assembly adopted revised budget appropriations for the 2008–2009 biennium of $4,865,080,200 representing an increase of $657,471,800 over the revised appropriation of $4,207,608,400 approved in April. It invited the Secretary-General to prepare his proposed 2010–2011 programme budget on the basis of a preliminary estimate of $4,871,048,700. The Committee on Contributions continued to review the methodology for preparing the scale of assessments of Member States' contributions to the budget and to encourage the payment of arrears through the multi-year payment plan process. The General Assembly continued to review the efficiency of United Nations administrative and financial functioning. The General Assembly also examined the proposed strategic framework for 2010–2011 and endorsed the proposed biennial programme plan for that period.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2008. v. 62; Vol. 62
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