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COP 9 Decision 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 per cent 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 UNEP 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

 

Expenditures

2009
(US$ thousands)

2010
(US$ thousands)

TOTAL
(US$ thousands)

I

Programmes

     
 

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 charge 13%

1,215.3

1,421.4

2,636.6

 

GRAND TOTAL (I + II )

10,563.3

12,355.1

22,918.5

III

Replenishment of 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)

 

 

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)

I. Description

2009-2010

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

Agricultural biodiversity - Expert meeting

Liaison Group meeting on Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Forest Biodiversity - Regional Workshops (5)

Forest Biodiversity - Liaison Groups (2)

60

60

35

400

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

Technology Transfer and Cooperation-Expert meeting

Biodiversity and Climate Change - Regional Workshops

Biodiversity and Climate Change - AHTEG

Protected Areas - Regional Workshops (5)

Protected Areas - AHTEG

Biological Diversity of Inland Water Ecosystems-Expert meetings (2)

Marine and coastal biodiversity-Expert workshop

Marine and coastal biodiversity-AHTEG

Global Taxonomy Initiative - Expert meeting

240

60

240

60

400

60

120

60

60

30

Social Economic and Legal Affairs

 

Access and Benefit-Sharing-technical and legal expert groups (3)

Access and Benefit Sharing-Open-ended Working Group meetings (2) *, **

Article 8 (j)-regional workshop communication tools

180

880

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

Biological diversity of inland water ecosystems

Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism

Forest biodiversity

Monitoring, assessment and indicators

Communication, Education and Public Awareness

20

20

20

35

45

5

4. Resource persons

 

Agricultural biodiversity

Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Forest Biodiversity

25

90

120

Incentive measures

Ecosystem

40

40

Implementation of the Strategic Plan

Access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing

Article 8(j) and related provisions

Technology transfer and cooperation

Monitoring, assessment and indicators

Biodiversity and climate change

Biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands

Protected Areas

Marine and coastal biodiversity

Island biodiversity

Global Taxonomy Initiative

Cooperation with other conventions and international

organizations

Operations of the Convention

70

50

40

35

20

55

20

40

110

10

10

120

70

Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism

Communication, Education and Public Awareness

100

120

5. Publications

Forest biodiversity

Invasive alien species-Publication of Technical series

Publications of materials on ecosystem approach (6 languages)

Technology transfer and cooperation-Information system

Biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands

Global Taxonomy Initiative

Operations of the Convention

Marine and coastal biodiversity

30

30

60

8

5

12

50

20

6. Activities

 

Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Preparation of the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook ***, ****

Article 8(j) - Translation of Information Portal

Protected Areas - Translation

Operations of the Convention - Translation

Clearing House Mechanism - Translation

Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA)

Strategy for International Year of Biodiversity (CEPA) ***

20

1,453

130

60

60

150

660.7

690

Subtotal 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)

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.






*/ 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$ 340,000, and Japan pledged US$ 50,000.

***/ Japan pledged US$ 100,000 for these activities.

****/ The United Kingdom pledged US$ 200,000 for this activity.

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