A/RES/74/267

United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
17 January 2020

Seventy-fourth session
Agenda item 123
Strengthening of the United Nations system

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly
on 14 January 2020
[without reference to a Main Committee (A/74/L.5)]

74/267.

Enlargement of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and
Budgetary Questions: amendment to rule 155 of the rules of
procedure of the General Assembly
The General Assembly,
Recalling its resolution 14 (I) of 13 February 1946 on the establishment of the
Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions and its resolutions
1659 (XVI) of 28 November 1961, 2798 (XXVI) of 13 December 1971 and 32/103
of 14 December 1977 on the enlargement of the Advisory Committee,
Acknowledging that the membership of the United Nations has increased
substantially since the adoption of the last resolution enlarging the Advisory
Committee,
Mindful of rules 156 and 157 of its rules of procedure, and desiring, accordingly,
to increase the participation of members from developing countries in the Advisory
Committee in order to ensure broad geographical representation in the Committee,
1.
Decides to increase the membership of the Advisory Committee on
Administrative and Budgetary Questions from sixteen to twenty-one members,
beginning from 1 January 2021;
2.
Also decides that seats shall be distributed as follows among regional
groups: Group of African States, five; Group of Asian and Pacific States, five; Group
of Eastern European States, three; Group of Latin American and Caribbean States,
four; and Group of Western European and other States, four;
3.
Further decides to amend, with effect from 1 January 2021, rule 155 of
the rules of procedure of the General Assembly to read: “The General Assembly shall

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