COA’s Director Adela Dondonilla to represent the Philippines as Chair of the 63rd Session of the UN Committee for Programme and Coordination

Published: 4 May 2023


Commission on Audit (COA) Director Adela L. Dondonilla will represent the Philippines as Chair of the 63rd Session of the United Nations Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC), the main subsidiary organ of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the General Assembly for planning, programming, and coordination in the United Nations.

Ambassador Antonio M. Lagdameo, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations in New York, announced that the Philippines was elected by acclamation as Chairperson of the United Nations CPC during the Committee’s Organizational Session held recently. “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 the Philippine Mission, “it will also allow the country to oversee and steer the negotiations, which examine holistically the Secretary General’s work programme vis-à-vis its budgetary implications and corresponding mandate for effective implementation.”

Director Dondonilla will assume chairmanship during the Committee’s 63rd session which will be held at the United Nation’s Headquarters in New York City from 30 May to 30 June 2023. She will be assisted by the officials and staff of the Philippine Mission.

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.

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 programme as a whole, giving particular focus on programme changes arising from the decisions adopted by intergovernmental organs and conferences, or those that may be suggested by the Secretary-General.

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