After lengthy negotiations, that for the first time had to be expanded past Christmas, 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. It had led to a decrease of 219 posts, i.e. an important inflection compared to the trend observed since the early2000s (see below).
This budget includes a number of new expenses, in particular the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) funding, the reinforcement of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in accordance with the Rio+20 conclusions, the deployment of the enterprise resource planning Umoja or the launch of the first studies for the renovation of the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
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