Indian Diplomat Vidisha Maitra Elected To UN Advisory Committee

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Indian Diplomat Elected To UN Advisory Committee

Vidisha Maitra was one in every of two nominated candidates from the Group of Asia-Pacific States (FILE)

United Nations:

In a big victory for India on the United Nations, Indian diplomat Vidisha Maitra was elected to the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), a subsidiary organ of the Normal Meeting.

Within the Group of Asia-Pacific States, Maitra, First Secretary in India’s Everlasting Mission to the UN, obtained 126 votes.

The 193-member Normal Meeting appoints members of the Advisory Committee. Members are chosen on the idea of broad geographical illustration, private {qualifications} and expertise.

Ms Maitra was one in every of two nominated candidates from the Group of Asia-Pacific States. Within the group, Ali Mohammed Faeq Al-Dabag of Iraq drew 64 votes.

The Fifth Committee of the Normal Meeting, which offers with administrative and budgetary points, really helpful Ms Maitra to the Meeting for a three-year time period starting January 1, 2021.

The victory comes as India will get prepared to sit down within the UN Safety Council as a non-permanent member for a two-year time period starting January 2021.

India’s Everlasting Consultant to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti stated in a video message that Ms Maitra was elected on Friday to the UN ACABQ “in a powerful show of assist by UN member states”.

He expressed confidence that Ms Maitra “will convey an unbiased, goal and much-needed gender-balanced perspective to the functioning of ACABQ”.

Mr Tirumurti expressed gratitude to all member states who supported India on this “essential election and reposed religion in our candidate”.


He stated the ACABQ ensures that fund contributions to the UN system are put to good impact and that mandates are correctly funded. He famous that India’s membership of ACABQ is especially related now when the UN finances has come below rising stress.

“India has a stellar document of bringing skilled auditing expertise to the UN and contributing excellent professionals to UN our bodies,” he stated, including that with India’s rising obligations in each assessed in addition to voluntary contributions to the UN, “we take the duty of administrative and budgetary administration of UN’s functioning very severely”.

Mr Tirumurti emphasised that this assumes better significance in opposition to the backdrop of India”s time period within the Safety Council for 2021-22.

The ACABQ consists of 16 members appointed by the Meeting of their particular person capability.

The main features of the Advisory Committee are to look at and report on the finances submitted by the Secretary-Normal to the Normal Meeting and to advise the Normal Meeting regarding any administrative and budgetary issues referred to it.

It additionally look at, on behalf of the Normal Meeting, the executive budgets of the specialised businesses and proposals for monetary preparations with such businesses; and to contemplate and report back to the Normal Meeting on the auditors’ experiences on the accounts of the United Nations and of the specialised businesses.

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