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COA director to represent PH as UN committee chair

/ 08:55 PM May 04, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Audit (COA) Director Adela Dondonilla will represent the Philippines as chairperson of a United Nations (UN) panel, the auditing body announced on Thursday.


Dondonilla was picked as the chairman of the 63rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC), which the agency said is the “main subsidiary organ of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the General Assembly for planning, programming, and coordination in the UN.

COA said that Ambassador Antonio M. Lagdameo, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the UN in New York, made the announcement that the country was selected to head the UN CPC during the Committee’s Organizational Session held recently.

Dondonilla will lead the  Committee’s 63rd session, which will be held at the UN Headquarters on New York from May 30, 2023 to June 30, 2023.

“The Philippines’ chairmanship is a testament to the country’s ability in taking part in various leadership roles of the organization and its relatable bodies,” Ambassador Lagdameo said, according to COA.

COA meanwhile vouched for Dondonilla’s reputation, saying that the director has been part of its elite pool of auditors.

“A veteran member of COA’s elite pool of United Nations auditors, Director Dondonilla is currently the director of the Commission’s Cluster 1, Corporate Government Sector handling banking and credits,” COA said.


COA also added that part of Dondonilla’s functions would be to assist the ECOSOC and the UN Secretary General himself.

“Aside from assisting the ECOSOC in the performance of its coordination functions within the United Nations system, CPC is also tasked to examine the Secretary General’s work program as a whole, giving particular focus on program changes arising from the decisions adopted by intergovernmental organs and conferences, or those that may be suggested by the Secretary-General,” COA said.

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“Presently, there are thirty-four member states, split into five Regional Groups, represented in the UN CPC, and with six observer states,” it added.


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