The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) approved 15 resolutions and 2 decisions for adoption by the Assembly, including a $5.397billion programme budget for 2018 2019 5percent less than the final budget approved for the 2016 2017 biennium and $193million below the $5.405billion proposed 2018 2019 budget unveiled by the Secretary General. In doing so, the Committee reached consensus on across the board reductions in such areas as contractual services, furniture and equipment, consultants and travel, as well as reduced funding for special political missions. Examining the Secretary General’s management reform package, it agreed that the Organization should adopt a yearly budget cycle from 2020 with a view to simplifying and streamlining its work.
Comment number 5. At 11:06 26th Feb 2010, Ilovecans wrote: I agree with Ian on this. The circumstances re LLoyds is entirely different and in fact the Government were very much behind arranging for Lloyds to take over some very toxic assests. This takes me back to an editorial debate we had during the invasion of Iraq. Al Qaeda had posted a message which had threatened retaliation against the West and one of our correspondents had described the threat as “ominous” in a despatch. One of my colleagues made the point that the Americans were openly talking about “shock and awe” as their tactics in Iraq and this could well seem “ominous” for ordinary people in Baghdad expecting an imminent American assault, but we were not using such language to describe the American statements a good point which stuck in my mind..
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileWhen the government deregulated the local phone market last spring it did so on the premise that consumers would benefit. With Rogers raising phone rates in the country’s largest market Toronto as of March 1, for example, there doesn’t seem to be much evidence that then Minister of Industry Maxime Bernier’s promise is having a positive effect on consumers. Moreover, there are a number of things about the price increases by Rogers which is powering ahead by every financial measure that are sure to rankle customers.Let’s begin with the Rogers increases itself.
“Little time was left to Aragorn for the ordering of his battle. Upon the one hill he stood with Gandalf, and there fair and desperate was raised the banner of the Tree and Stars. Upon the other hill hard by stood the banners of Rohan and Dol Amroth, White Horse and Silver Swan.