Swiss expert becomes member of UN Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions

Press release, 04.11.2016

Marcel Jullier was elected today by the United Nations General Assembly (GA) to the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions of the 5th Committee of the GA. He is thus the first Swiss national to have a seat on this important body.

The Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) reviews all of the UN Secretary-General's proposals in the areas of finance, human resources and administration of the organisation for the GA. This includes, in particular, the budget of the UN and its subsidiary bodies, many of which are based in Geneva. The importance of the ACABQ is considerable: in practice, its recommendations are often decisive. So far, no Swiss national has been a member of the ACABQ.

Marcel Jullier is an expert in accounting and controlling and has many years of international experience in administration and finance in international organisations. He has held a number of managerial positions, including with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations Development Fund for Women, UN Women, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Most recently, he was employed as an adviser at the United Nations and International Organisations Division of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Switzerland is committed to a sound financial management of the UN. With the election of Marcel Jullier, the member states of the GA have reaffirmed the importance of independent expertise in the areas of finance and administration for an efficient and effective functioning of the organisation. With this election, Switzerland's presence in the governing bodies of the UN has been strengthened. The members of the ACABQ are elected for a period of three years.

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