The budget and finances of the United Nations are complex and include:
The documents related to the UN budget and financing offer a wealth of information about the activities of the United Nations, including details on the programmes carried out by the UN.
The Charter of the United Nations gives responsibility for:
The Charter also addresses the non-payment of assessed contributions (Chapter IV, Article 19)
Other key documents include:
General Assembly resolution 72/266 A, Shifting the management paradigm in the United Nations, approves changes to the budget cycle and to the programme budget documentation, on a trial basis, beginning with the programme budget for 2020.
This guide will be updated as the new pattern of documentation emerges with the change in the budget cycle as of 2020.
This guide replaces the former UN Documentation: Regular Budget guide. The old guide will remain online for reference and to assist people looking for budget documents from years prior to 2020.
The planning, programming, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation cycle at the UN has changed over time.
Selected General Assembly resolutions related to the process include:
Simple overview of the budget cycle over time: