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COP 9 Decision IX/34

IX/34.Administration of the Convention and budget for the programme of work for the biennium 2009-2010

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

1.Welcomes the annual contribution to date of US$ 1,040,400, to be increased at 2 per cent per year, from the host country Canada and the Province of Quebec to the operation of the Secretariat, of which 83.5% has been allocated per annum to offset contributions from the Parties to the Convention for the biennium 2009-2010;
2.Recognizing the negative effect of recent currency fluctuations on the budget of the Convention, and noting the consequent projected shortfall of US$ 800,000 in the core programme budget of the Convention for the 2007-2008 biennium, approves the use of the working capital reserve of the General Trust Fund (BY) of the Convention on Biological Diversity to cover any shortfall in the Convention budget incurred at the end of the 2007-2008 biennium;
3.Requests the Executive Secretary, based on information from the Trustee, to advise Parties as soon as possible after the date of closure of the accounts of the trust funds under the Convention for the biennium 2007-2008, of the amount used from the working capital reserve to cover shortfalls in the 2007-2008 budget of the Convention;
4.Decides to replenish the working capital reserve with effect from 1 January 2009 through assessed contributions to the General Trust Fund (BY) of the Convention on Biological Diversity;
5.Approves a core (BY) programme budget of $11,391,900 for the year 2009 and of $12,355,100 for the year 2010 for the purposes listed in the table 1 below;
6.Adopts the scale of assessments for the apportionment of expenses for 2009 and 2010 as contained in the table 6 below;
7.Approves a Secretariat staffing table for the programme budget contained in table 2 below;
8.Reaffirms a working capital reserve at a level of 5 per cent of the core programme budget (BY Trust Fund) expenditure, including programme support costs;
9.Notes with concern that a number of Parties have not paid their contributions to the core budget (BY Trust Fund) for 2007 and prior years;
10.Urges Parties that have still not paid their contributions to the core budget (BY Trust Fund) for 2007 and prior years; to do so without delay and requests the Executive Secretary to publish and regularly update information on the status of contributions to the Convention's Trust Funds (BY, BE, BZ and VB);
11.Decides that with regard to contributions due from 1 January 2005 onwards, Parties whose contributions are in arrears for two (2) or more years will not be eligible to become a member of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties; this will only apply in the case of Parties that are not least developed countries or small island developing States;
12.Authorizes the Executive Secretary to enter into arrangements with any Party whose contributions are in arrears for two or more years to mutually agree on a “schedule of payments” for such a Party, to clear all outstanding arrears, within six years depending on the financial circumstances of the Party in arrears and pay future contributions by the due date, and report on the implementation of any such arrangement to the next meeting of the Bureau and to the Conference of the Parties;
13.Authorizes the Executive Secretary to transfer resources among the programmes between each of the main appropriation lines set out in table 1 below up to an aggregate of 15 per cent of the total programme budget, provided that a further limitation of up to a maximum of 25 per cent of each such appropriation line shall apply;
14.Authorizes the Executive Secretary to enter into commitments up to the level of the approved budget, drawing on available cash resources, including unspent balances, contributions from previous financial periods and miscellaneous income;
15.Decides that the trust funds (BY, BE, BZ VB) for the Convention shall be extended for the period of two years, beginning 1 January 2010 and ending 31 December 2011;
16.Takes note of the funding estimates for the:
(a)Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BE) for Additional Voluntary Contributions in Support of Approved Activities for the Biennium 2009-2010 specified by the Executive Secretary and included in table 3 below;
(b)Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BZ) for Facilitating Participation of Developing Country Parties, in particular the Least Developed and the Small Island Developing States, as well as Parties with Economies in Transition, for the biennium 2009-2010, as specified by the Executive Secretary and included in table 4 below,
and urges Parties to make contributions to those funds and to the VB Trust Fund for participation of indigenous and local communities in the activities of the Convention (see table 5 below);
17.Urges all Parties and States not Parties to the Convention, as well as governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and other sources, to contribute to the appropriate trust funds of the Convention;
18.Reaffirms the importance of full and active participation of the developing country parties, in particular the least developed countries and small island developing States, as well as Parties with Economies in Transition in the activities of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention and requests the Secretariat to remind Parties on the need for contribution to the special voluntary Trust Fund (BZ) at least six months prior to the ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties, reflecting on the financial need, and urges Parties in the position to do so to ensure that the contributions are paid at least three months before the Conference of the Parties meets;
19.Authorizes the Executive Secretary, subject to the agreement of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties and providing that reimbursements are made to the BY Trust Fund as soon as pledges materialize, to draw up to an amount of US$150,000 from surplus and savings from the BY Trust Fund to facilitate participation of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed countries and the small Island developing States, as well as Parties with economies in transition, for the biennium 2009-2010, in priority meetings identified in the core budget (BY) Trust Fund. This authority can only be used in respect of temporary shortfalls in the special voluntary Trust Fund (BZ), for which written pledges have been made but for which resources have not yet been received by the Executive Secretary;
20.Further authorizes the Executive Secretary to consult and subject to the agreement of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties, to make any adjustments that may be necessary in the servicing of the programme of the work as foreseen in the core budget (BY Trust Fund) for the biennium 2009-2010, including the postponement of meetings, in the event that sufficient resources are not available to the Secretariat in a timely fashion from the approved budget (BY Trust Fund), including available cash resources, unspent balances, contributions from previous financial periods and miscellaneous income;
21.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare and submit a budget for the programme of work for the biennium 2011-2012 for the consideration of the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting, and to provide three alternatives for the budget based on:
(a)Making an assessment of the required rate of growth for the programme budget;
(b)Maintaining the programme budget (BY Trust Fund) from the 2009–2010 level in real terms;
(c)Maintaining the programme budget (BY Trust Fund) from the 2009–2010 level in nominal terms;
22.Requests the Executive Secretary to report on income and budget performance, unspent balances and the status of surplus and carry-overs, as well as any adjustments made to the Convention budget for the biennium 2009-2010;
23.Authorizes the Executive Secretary, in an effort to improve the efficiency of the Secretariat and to attract highly qualified staff to the Secretariat, to enter into direct administrative and contractual arrangements with Parties, Governments and organizations, in response to offers of human resources and other support to the Secretariat, as may be necessary for the effective discharge of the functions of the Secretariat, while ensuring the efficient use of available competencies, resources and services, and taking into account United Nations rules and regulations. Special attention should be given to possibilities of creating synergies with relevant existing work programmes or activities that are being implemented within the framework of other international organizations;
24.Welcomes the report of the United Nations Board of Auditors on the financial statements of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity for the 2006-2007 biennium, and invites the Executive Secretary to implement its main recommendations and to report to the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting;
25.Requests the Executive Secretary in accordance with article 14 of the Financial Rules, to have an audit undertaken on a regular basis by Office of Internal Oversight Services and, where appropriate, to ask for reports from the United Nations Board of Auditors, and to have the reports submitted to the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties, together with the management response;
26.Agrees to share the costs for secretariat services between those that are common to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety at an 85:15 ratio for the biennium 2009-2010;
27.Authorizes the Executive Secretary to review the terms of reference of posts in the Secretariat with a view to adjusting the staffing to meet the new challenges facing the Convention and to ensure the effective functioning of the Secretariat;
28.Expresses its gratitude to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme for increasing the administrative services to the Convention on Biological Diversity through the programme support costs and requests the Executive Secretary to negotiate with the Executive Director additional support to the Convention for the 2009-2010 biennium from this source and to report to the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
29.Invites the Executive Director to analyse conference and administrative support provided to the three Rio conventions from outside their respective core programme budgets and to report thereon to the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting;
30.Requests the Executive Secretary, notwithstanding the continued need for a programme budget, to liaise with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with a view to exploring the feasibility of applying, the results-based management concept, and particularly results-based budgeting where appropriate, to the work of the Convention, taking into account the practices of UNEP and other organizations and to report thereon to the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting;
31.Recalling paragraph 21 of decision VIII/31, endorses the procedure set out in the annex to the present decision for the allocation of funding from the Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BZ) for Facilitating Participation of Parties in the Convention Process;
32.Requests the Executive Secretary to discuss the procedure in the annex to the present decision within the liaison group of the Rio conventions with the view to providing joint advice to the conferences of the parties to the three conventions on aligning their respective practices;
33.Expresses its appreciation to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme for the support provided to implement paragraph 8 of decision VIII/16 related to the joint liaison arrangements between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and encourages the Executive Secretary to continue this arrangement;
34.Invites all Parties to the Convention to note that contributions to the core programme budget (BY) are due on 1 January of the year in which these contributions have been budgeted for, and to pay them promptly, and urges Parties in a position to do so, to pay by 1 October of the year 2008 for the calendar year 2009 and by 1 October 2009 for the calendar year 2010, the contributions set out in table b below and in this regard requests Parties be notified of the amount of their contributions by 1 August of the year preceding the year in which the contributions are due;
35.Decides that a Party with an agreed arrangement in accordance with paragraph 12 above and that is fully respecting the provisions of that arrangement will not be subject to the provisions of paragraph 11 above;
36.Welcomes the efforts of the Executive Secretary in greening activities by the Secretariat such as the carbon offsetting of travel of staff and funded participants to meetings under the Convention;
37.Requests the Executive Secretary drawing on, inter alia, the Joint Inspection Unit Recommendations contained in document A/45/130, the experience of the UNCCD and the work done by the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention in response to decision RC 3/7 and RC 1/17 paragraph 23, to explore the advantages and disadvantages of using the host country currency or the United States dollar as the currency of the account and budget of the Convention and to report and if appropriate make proposals for decision by the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting;
38.Invites and encourages countries, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, in a position to do so to contribute to the International Year of Biodiversity and to undertake, in conjunction with the United Nations focal point for the International Year of Biodiversity, special initiatives in observance of the Year with a goal of enhancing the implementation of the Convention.
Table 1
Biennium budget of the Trust Fund for the Convention on Biological Diversity 2009-2010
(Thousands of United States dollar)
Description 2009 2010 Total
I. Programme expenditures
Office of the Executive Secretary 782.6 859.2 1,641.8
Scientific, technical and technological matters 1,795.9 2,395.4 4,191.3
Social, economic and legal matters 2,123.7 1,472.3 3,596.0
Outreach and Major Groups 1,342.7 1,315.3 2,658.0
Implementation and Technical Support 1,079.8 1,608.9 2,688.7
Resource management and conference services 2,223.4 3,282.6 5,506.1
Sub-total (I) 9,348.1 10,933.7 20,281.8
II. Programme support costs (13%) 1,215.3 1,421.4 2,636.6
Sub-total (I + II) 10,563.3 12,355.1 22,918.5
III. Replenishment of the working capital reserve 800.0 - 800.0
IV. Working capital reserve 28.6 - 28.6
GRAND TOTAL (I + II + III + IV) 11,391.9 12,355.1 23,747.0
Less contribution from the host country 886.1 903.8 1,789.9
NET TOTAL (amount to be shared by Parties) 10,505.8 11,451.3 21,957.1

Priority meetings to be funded from the core budget:

Meetings of the bureaus of the Conference of the Parties and SBSTTA
Fourteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)
Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention
Sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention
Eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing
Third meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Table 2
Secretariat staffing requirements from the core budget (BY Trust Fund) for the biennium 2009-2010
Description 2009 2010
A. Professional category
ASG 1 1
D-1 3 3
P-5 4 4
P-4 15 15
P-3 7 7
P-2 1 1
Total Professional category 31 31
B. Total General Service category 26 26
TOTAL (A + B) 57 57
Table 3
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS FROM THE SPECIAL VOLUNTARY TRUST FUND (BE) FOR ADDITIONAL VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF APPROVED ACTIVITIES FOR THE 2009-2010 BIENNIUM
(Thousands of United States dollars) 45
Description 2009-2010
I. Expenditures
1. Meetings/Workshops
Office of the Executive Secretary
Regional meetings for the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties 40
Scientific, Technical and Technological Matters
Agricultural biodiversity – AHTEG 60
Agricultural biodiversity – Expert meeting 60
Liaison Group meeting on Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 35
Forest Biodiversity – Regional Workshops (5) 400
Forest Biodiversity – Liaison Groups (2) 70
Invasive alien species – Expert meeting 60
Invasive alien species – AHTEG 60
International workshop on Incentives measures (Art. 11) 100
Regional training workshops (3)- implementation of the Strategic Plan 240
Technology transfer and cooperation-expert meeting 60
Biodiversity and climate change - regional workshops 240
Biodiversity and climate change – AHTEG 60
Protected areas – regional workshops (5) 400
Protected areas – AHTEG 60
Biological diversity of inland water ecosystems-expert meetings (2) 120
Marine and coastal biodiversity-expert workshop 60
Marine and coastal biodiversity-AHTEG 60
Global Taxonomy Initiative – expert meeting 30
Social Economic and Legal Affairs
Access and benefit-sharing-technical and legal expert groups (3) 180
Access and Benefit Sharing-Open-ended Working Group meetings (2) * , ** 880
Article 8 (j)-regional workshop communication tools 80
Outreach and Major Groups
Informal advisory committees (2) - scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism 60
2. Staff
Business and biodiversity 278
3. Travel costs
Biodiversity and climate change 20
Biological diversity of inland water ecosystems 20
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism 20
Forest biodiversity 35
Monitoring, assessment and indicators 45
Communication, Education and Public Awareness 5
4. Resource persons
Agricultural biodiversity 25
Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 90
Forest Biodiversity 120
Incentive measures 40
Ecosystem 40
Implementation of the Strategic Plan 70
Access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing 50
Article 8(j) and related provisions 40
Technology transfer and cooperation 35
Monitoring, assessment and indicators 20
Biodiversity and climate change 55
Biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands 20
Protected areas 40
Marine and coastal biodiversity 110
Island biodiversity 10
Global Taxonomy Initiative 10
Cooperation with other conventions and international organizations 120
Operations of the Convention 70
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism 100
Communication, education and public awareness 120
5. Publications
Forest biodiversity 30
Invasive alien species-publication of Technical Series 30
Publications of materials on ecosystem approach (6 languages) 60
Technology transfer and cooperation-Information system 8
Biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands 5
Global Taxonomy Initiative 12
Operations of the Convention 50
Marine and coastal biodiversity 20
6. Activities
Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 20.0
Preparation of the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook * , ** 1,453.0
Article 8(j) – Translation of Information Portal 130.0
Protected Areas – Translation 60.0
Operations of the Convention – Translation 60.0
Clearing House Mechanism - Translation 150.0
Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) 660.7
Strategy for International Year of Biodiversity (CEPA) * 690.0
Sub-total (I) 8,461.7
II. Programme support costs (13%) 1,100.0
TOTAL COST (I + II) 9,561.7
Table 4
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS FROM THE SPECIAL VOLUNTARY TRUST FUND (BZ) FOR FACILITATING PARTICIPATION OF PARTIES IN THE CONVENTION PROCESS FOR THE 2009-2010 BIENNIUM
(Thousands of United States dollars)
Description 2009 2010
I. Meetings
Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties 900.0
Regional meetings in preparation for the Conference of the Parties (COP-10) 100.0
Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice 650.0
Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity 300.0
Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions 300.0
Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing (3 meetings) 1,300.0 650.0
Subtotal (I) 1,600.0 2,600.0
II. Programme support costs (13%) 208.0 338.0
TOTAL COST (I + II) 1,808.0 2,938.0
Table 5
INDICATIVE RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS FROM THE VOLUNTARY TRUST FUND (VB) FOR FACILITATING PARTICIPATION OF INDIGENOUS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN THE CONVENTION PROCESS FOR THE BIENNIUM 2009–2010
(Thousands of United States dollars)
Description 2009 2010
I. Meetings
Support to indigenous and local communities 200.0 200.0
Subtotal (I) 200.0 200.0
II. Programme support costs (13%) 26.0 26.0
TOTAL COST (I + II) 226.0 226.0
Table 6
Contributions to the Trust Fund for the Convention on Biological Diversity for the biennium 2009-2010
Party UN scale of assessments 2009
(per cent)
Scale with 22% ceiling, no LDC paying more than 0.01 %
(per cent)
Contributions per 1 Jan. 2009
(US$)
UN scale of assessments 2009
(per cent)
Scale with 22% ceiling, no LDC paying more than 0.01 %
(per cent)
Contributions as per 1 Jan. 2010
(US$)
Total contributions 2009-2010
(US$)
Afghanistan 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Albania 0.006 0.007 776 0.006 0.007 846 1,621
Algeria 0.085 0.105 10,989 0.085 0.105 11,979 22,968
Angola 0.003 0.004 388 0.003 0.004 423 811
Antigua and Barbuda 0.002 0.002 259 0.002 0.002 282 540
Argentina 0.325 0.400 42,019 0.325 0.400 45,800 87,819
Armenia 0.002 0.002 259 0.002 0.002 282 540
Australia 1.787 2.199 231,038 1.787 2.199 251,831 482,869
Austria 0.887 1.092 114,679 0.887 1.092 125,000 239,678
Azerbaijan 0.005 0.006 646 0.005 0.006 705 1,351
Bahamas 0.016 0.020 2,069 0.016 0.020 2,255 4,323
Bahrain 0.033 0.041 4,267 0.033 0.041 4,650 8,917
Bangladesh 0.010 0.010 1,051 0.010 0.010 1,145 2,196
Barbados 0.009 0.011 1,164 0.009 0.011 1,268 2,432
Belarus 0.020 0.025 2,586 0.020 0.025 2,818 5,404
Belgium 1.102 1.356 142,476 1.102 1.356 155,298 297,774
Belize 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Benin 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Bhutan 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Bolivia 0.006 0.007 776 0.006 0.007 846 1,621
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.006 0.007 776 0.006 0.007 846 1,621
Botswana 0.014 0.017 1,810 0.014 0.017 1,973 3,783
Brazil 0.876 1.078 113,256 0.876 1.078 123,449 236,706
Brunei Darussalam 0.026 0.032 3,361 0.026 0.032 3,664 7,026
Bulgaria 0.020 0.025 2,586 0.020 0.025 2,818 5,404
Burkina Faso 0.002 0.002 259 0.002 0.002 282 540
Burundi 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Cambodia 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Cameroon 0.009 0.011 1,164 0.009 0.011 1,268 2,432
Canada 2.977 3.664 384,891 2.977 3.664 419,531 804,422
Cape Verde 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Central African Republic 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Chad 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Chile 0.161 0.198 20,815 0.161 0.198 22,689 43,504
China 2.667 3.282 344,812 2.667 3.282 375,844 720,656
Colombia 0.105 0.129 13,575 0.105 0.129 14,797 28,372
Comoros 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Congo 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Cook Islands 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Costa Rica 0.032 0.039 4,137 0.032 0.039 4,510 8,647
Cote d'Ivoire 0.009 0.011 1,164 0.009 0.011 1,268 2,432
Croatia 0.050 0.062 6,464 0.050 0.062 7,046 13,511
Cuba 0.054 0.066 6,982 0.054 0.066 7,610 14,591
Cyprus 0.044 0.054 5,689 0.044 0.054 6,201 11,889
Czech Republic 0.281 0.346 36,330 0.281 0.346 39,600 75,930
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 0.007 0.009 905 0.007 0.009 986 1,891
Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.003 0.004 388 0.003 0.004 423 811
Denmark 0.739 0.909 95,544 0.739 0.909 104,143 199,687
Djibouti 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Dominica 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Dominican Republic 0.024 0.030 3,103 0.024 0.030 3,382 6,485
Ecuador 0.021 0.026 2,715 0.021 0.026 2,959 5,674
Egypt 0.088 0.108 11,377 0.088 0.108 12,401 23,779
El Salvador 0.020 0.025 2,586 0.020 0.025 2,818 5,404
Equatorial Guinea 0.002 0.002 259 0.002 0.002 282 540
Eritrea 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Estonia 0.016 0.020 2,069 0.016 0.020 2,255 4,323
Ethiopia 0.003 0.004 388 0.003 0.004 423 811
European Community 2.500 2.500 262,645 2.500 2.500 286,282 548,927
Fiji 0.003 0.004 388 0.003 0.004 423 811
Finland 0.564 0.694 72,919 0.564 0.694 79,481 152,400
France 6.301 7.754 814,645 6.301 7.754 887,962 1,702,607
Gabon 0.008 0.010 1,034 0.008 0.010 1,127 2,162
Gambia 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Georgia 0.003 0.004 388 0.003 0.004 423 811
Germany 8.577 10.555 1,108,905 8.577 10.555 1,208,706 2,317,611
Ghana 0.004 0.005 517 0.004 0.005 564 1,081
Greece 0.596 0.733 77,056 0.596 0.733 83,991 161,047
Grenada 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Guatemala 0.032 0.039 4,137 0.032 0.039 4,510 8,647
Guinea 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Guinea-Bissau 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Guyana 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Haiti 0.002 0.002 259 0.002 0.002 282 540
Honduras 0.005 0.006 646 0.005 0.006 705 1,351
Hungary 0.244 0.300 31,546 0.244 0.300 34,385 65,932
Iceland 0.037 0.046 4,784 0.037 0.046 5,214 9,998
India 0.450 0.554 58,180 0.450 0.554 63,416 121,596
Indonesia 0.161 0.198 20,815 0.161 0.198 22,689 43,504
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 0.180 0.222 23,272 0.180 0.222 25,366 48,638
Ireland 0.445 0.548 57,533 0.445 0.548 62,711 120,244
Israel 0.419 0.516 54,172 0.419 0.516 59,047 113,219
Italy 5.079 6.250 656,655 5.079 6.250 715,753 1,372,408
Jamaica 0.010 0.012 1,293 0.010 0.012 1,409 2,702
Japan 16.624 22.000 2,311,272 16.624 22.000 2,519,284 4,830,556
Jordan 0.012 0.015 1,551 0.012 0.015 1,691 3,243
Kazakhstan 0.029 0.036 3,749 0.029 0.036 4,087 7,836
Kenya 0.010 0.012 1,293 0.010 0.012 1,409 2,702
Kiribati 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Kuwait 0.182 0.224 23,530 0.182 0.224 25,648 49,179
Kyrgyzstan 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Lao People's Democratic Republic 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Latvia 0.018 0.022 2,327 0.018 0.022 2,537 4,864
Lebanon 0.034 0.042 4,396 0.034 0.042 4,791 9,187
Lesotho 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Liberia 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 0.062 0.076 8,016 0.062 0.076 8,737 16,753
Liechtenstein 0.010 0.012 1,293 0.010 0.012 1,409 2,702
Lithuania 0.031 0.038 4,008 0.031 0.038 4,369 8,377
Luxembourg 0.085 0.105 10,989 0.085 0.105 11,979 22,968
Madagascar 0.002 0.002 259 0.002 0.002 282 540
Malawi 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Malaysia 0.190 0.234 24,565 0.190 0.234 26,776 51,340
Maldives 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Mali 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Malta 0.017 0.021 2,198 0.017 0.021 2,396 4,594
Marshall Islands 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Mauritania 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Mauritius 0.011 0.014 1,422 0.011 0.014 1,550 2,972
Mexico 2.257 2.778 291,803 2.257 2.778 318,066 609,869
Micronesia (Federated States of ) 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Monaco 0.003 0.004 388 0.003 0.004 423 811
Mongolia 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Montenegro 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Morocco 0.042 0.052 5,430 0.042 0.052 5,919 11,349
Mozambique 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Myanmar 0.005 0.006 646 0.005 0.006 705 1,351
Namibia 0.006 0.007 776 0.006 0.007 846 1,621
Nauru 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Nepal 0.003 0.004 388 0.003 0.004 423 811
Netherlands 1.873 2.305 242,157 1.873 2.305 263,951 506,108
New Zealand 0.256 0.315 33,098 0.256 0.315 36,077 69,174
Nicaragua 0.002 0.002 259 0.002 0.002 282 540
Niger 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Nigeria 0.048 0.059 6,206 0.048 0.059 6,764 12,970
Niue 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Norway 0.782 0.962 101,103 0.782 0.962 110,203 211,306
Oman 0.073 0.090 9,438 0.073 0.090 10,287 19,725
Pakistan 0.059 0.073 7,628 0.059 0.073 8,315 15,943
Palau 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Panama 0.023 0.028 2,974 0.023 0.028 3,241 6,215
Papua New Guinea 0.002 0.002 259 0.002 0.002 282 540
Paraguay 0.005 0.006 646 0.005 0.006 705 1,351
Peru 0.078 0.096 10,084 0.078 0.096 10,992 21,077
Philippines 0.078 0.096 10,084 0.078 0.096 10,992 21,077
Poland 0.501 0.617 64,773 0.501 0.617 70,603 135,376
Portugal 0.527 0.649 68,135 0.527 0.649 74,267 142,402
Qatar 0.085 0.105 10,989 0.085 0.105 11,979 22,968
Republic of Korea 2.173 2.674 280,943 2.173 2.674 306,228 587,171
Republic of Moldova 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Romania 0.070 0.086 9,050 0.070 0.086 9,865 18,915
Russian Federation 1.200 1.477 155,146 1.200 1.477 169,109 324,255
Rwanda 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Saint Lucia 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Samoa 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
San Marino 0.003 0.004 388 0.003 0.004 423 811
Sao Tome and Principe 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Saudi Arabia 0.748 0.921 96,708 0.748 0.921 105,411 202,119
Senegal 0.004 0.005 517 0.004 0.005 564 1,081
Serbia 0.021 0.026 2,715 0.021 0.026 2,959 5,674
Seychelles 0.002 0.002 259 0.002 0.002 282 540
Sierra Leone 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Singapore 0.347 0.427 44,863 0.347 0.427 48,901 93,764
Slovakia 0.063 0.078 8,145 0.063 0.078 8,878 17,023
Slovenia 0.096 0.118 12,412 0.096 0.118 13,529 25,940
Solomon Islands 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
South Africa 0.290 0.357 37,494 0.290 0.357 40,868 78,362
Spain 2.968 3.653 383,727 2.968 3.653 418,263 801,990
Sri Lanka 0.016 0.020 2,069 0.016 0.020 2,255 4,323
Sudan 0.010 0.010 1,051 0.010 0.010 1,145 2,196
Suriname 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Swaziland 0.002 0.002 259 0.002 0.002 282 540
Sweden 1.071 1.318 138,468 1.071 1.318 150,930 289,397
Switzerland 1.216 1.496 157,214 1.216 1.496 171,364 328,578
Syrian Arab Republic 0.016 0.020 2,069 0.016 0.020 2,255 4,323
Tajikistan 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Thailand 0.186 0.229 24,048 0.186 0.229 26,212 50,259
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 0.005 0.006 646 0.005 0.006 705 1,351
Timor-Leste 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Togo 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Tonga 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Trinidad and Tobago 0.027 0.033 3,491 0.027 0.033 3,805 7,296
Tunisia 0.031 0.038 4,008 0.031 0.038 4,369 8,377
Turkey 0.381 0.469 49,259 0.381 0.469 53,692 102,951
Turkmenistan 0.006 0.007 776 0.006 0.007 846 1,621
Tuvalu 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Uganda 0.003 0.004 388 0.003 0.004 423 811
Ukraine 0.045 0.055 5,818 0.045 0.055 6,342 12,160
United Arab Emirates 0.302 0.372 39,045 0.302 0.372 42,559 81,604
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 6.642 8.174 858,732 6.642 8.174 936,018 1,794,750
United Republic of Tanzania 0.006 0.007 776 0.006 0.007 846 1,621
Uruguay 0.027 0.033 3,491 0.027 0.033 3,805 7,296
Uzbekistan 0.008 0.010 1,034 0.008 0.010 1,127 2,162
Vanuatu 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Venezuela 0.200 0.246 25,858 0.200 0.246 28,185 54,042
Viet Nam 0.024 0.030 3,103 0.024 0.030 3,382 6,485
Yemen 0.007 0.009 905 0.007 0.009 986 1,891
Zambia 0.001 0.001 129 0.001 0.001 141 270
Zimbabwe 0.008 0.010 1,034 0.008 0.010 1,127 2,162
TOTAL 80.478 100.000 10,505,780 80.478 100.000 11,451,293 21,957,073

Annex

PROCEDURE FOR THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDING FROM THE SPECIAL VOLUNTARY TRUST FUND (BZ) FOR FACILITATING PARTICIPATION OF PARTIES IN THE CONVENTION PROCESS

1.The procedure should aim at the full and active participation of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed countries and small island developing States, as well as Parties with economies in transition in the activities of the Convention to improve the legitimacy of Convention decisions and encourage the implementation of the Convention at local, national, regional and international levels.
2.The procedure for the participation of eligible delegates in meetings under the Convention should give priority to least developed countries and small island developing States and thereafter aim at ensuring adequate representation of all eligible country Parties. It should continue to be guided by the established United Nations practice.
3.The Secretariat should notify Parties as soon as possible and preferably six months in advance, of the dates and venue of the CBD meetings.
4.Following the dispatch of a notification, eligible Parties should be invited to inform, through official channels of communication, the Secretariat as soon as possible and no later than three months before the meeting whether funding is requested;
5.Based on the availability of financial resources and the number of requests received, the Secretariat shall prepare a list of sponsored delegates. The list shall be established in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 above with a view of ensuring adequate geographical representation of eligible regions with priority given to the least developed countries and small island developing States;
6.In accordance with paragraph 22 of decision VIII/31 of the Conference of the Parties, the Secretariat should, four (4) weeks in advance, notify the eligible countries that would not be sponsored, inviting them to seek other alternative sources of funding.
7.The Executive Secretary is invited to continue liaising with the Executive Director of UNEP with a view to ensuring a waiver on the 13 per cent administrative charges on the Trust Fund to Facilitate the Participation of Developing Countries with the understanding that the additional money secured will be used to enhance the representation of eligible Parties.
IX/33IX/35

45 In light of rule 14 of the rules of procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Parties and paragraph 1 of annex I to decision VIII/10.
* Funds pledged by Spain and Sweden for the seventh meeting of the Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing.
** For the ninth meeting of the Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing, Canada pledged US$ 50,000, Germany pledged US$ 240,000, and Japan pledged US$ 150,000.
* Japan pledged US$ 100,000 for these activities.
** The United Kingdom pledged US$ 200,000 for this activity.

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