After lengthy negotiations, which for the first time had to be expanded past Christmas in December 2013, the General Assembly finally adopted the budget of the organization for 2014-2015.
The budget amounts to USD 5.53 billion budget, i.e. USD 35 million less than the final implementation of the budget for 2013-2013.This amount includes the estimated recosting, as shown in the graph below.
It had led to a decrease of 219 posts, i.e. an significant inflection compared to the trend observed since the early2000s (see below).
Like for the previous biennia, the budget is dominated by staff costs which, when aggregated all, represent 72% of the budget:
Finally, the breakdown by title emphasizes the importance of the political dimension (which contains, in addition to the budget of the Department of Political Affairs and the Department in charge of peacekeeping , the provision for political field missions), which represents nearly a quarter of the expenses.
For more information:
27 December 2013 - General Assembly - Resolution Programme budget for the biennium 2014–2015