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COP 3 Decision III/24
Retired sections: paragraphs 1 to 4.

Budget of the Trust Fund for the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Conference of the Parties

1. Approves the Convention budget for the biennium 1997-1998 as set forth in the annex to the present decision;

2. Decides that the Trust Fund shall be extended for a period of two years, beginning 1 January 1998 and ending 31 December 1999;

3. Urges all the Parties to pay promptly their contributions to the Trust Fund, based on the indicative scale set forth in the appendix to the budget (annex, part A) and in accordance with the terms of paragraph 10 of its decisionII/20;

4. Requests the Parties and States not Parties to the Convention, as well as governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and other sources, to contribute to the Trust Fund;

5. Decides:

    (a) That two special trust funds shall be established: (i) a special voluntary trust fund for additional voluntary contributions to the core budget for approved activities under the Convention on Biological Diversity (annex, part B), and (ii) a special voluntary trust fund for facilitating participation of Parties in the Convention process (annex, part C)1
    (b) That the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme should be requested to establish the special trust funds referred to in paragraph 5 (a) above, for which the Financial Rules for the Administration of the Trust Fund for the Convention on Biological Diversity and other arrangements for that Fund shall apply mutatis mutandis, with the exception of the modification in sub-paragraph 5 (f) below;
    (c) That all the Parties and States not Parties to the Convention, as well as governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and other sources should be invited to contribute to the special trust funds;
    (d) That the Trustee shall promptly advise the Executive Secretary of the receipt of all the contributions and acknowledge receipt of such contributions;
    (e) That on a monthly basis the Trustee shall provide the Executive Secretary with information on the status of allotments, expenditures, trial balances and unliquidated obligations;
    (f) That the Executive Secretary may make transfers from one budget line to another in accordance with the Financial Rules and Regulations of the UnitedNations;

6. Requests the Executive Secretary to explore in conjunction with the Executive Secretaries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa, the availability, cost and funding of suitable liaison arrangements in Geneva and/or New York and to report thereon to the Conference of the Parties at its next meeting;

7. Urges all those making financial contributions to a trust fund of the Convention to provide details promptly to the Executive Secretary regarding the amounts, date of payment, conditions and any other relevant information;

8. Requests the Executive Secretary to ensure that duplicates of all the information on financial matters and the relevant documents are kept in custody at the seat of the Permanent Secretariat according to the Financial Rules and Regulations of the United Nations;

9. Directs the Executive Secretary to consider carefully all offers of support from other organizations and to cooperate with them with a view to making the most effective use of the available competencies, resources and services and to enter into such administrative and contractual arrangements as may be necessary for the effective discharge of the functions of the Permanent Secretariat;

10. Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare and submit to Parties a quarterly report on the administration of the Convention including such matters as staff lists, status of contributions, progress on the implementation of the medium-term work programme and financial expenditures;

11. Requests the Executive Secretary to include in the documents circulated for consideration at future meetings of the Conference of the Parties estimates of the likely costs of the recommendations contained therein, where such recommendations would have significant implications for the budget of the Convention.


Annex


A. Budget of the Trust Fund for the Convention on Biological Diversity for the biennium 1997-1998

(United States dollars)

  {Private}  

1997

1998

1.

     

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTION AND MANAGEMENT

Executive Direction

Executive Secretary (D-2)

Principal Officer (D-1)

Programme Officer, Legal Affairs (P-4/L-4)

Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary (P-3/L-3)

Research Assistant (G-7)

Senior Secretary (G-7)





95,432

91,948

78,943

68,124

25,453

25,453





100,203

96,546

82,891

71,531

26,726

26,726

   

Fund Management and Administration

Fund Management/Administration Officer (P-4) (UNEP)

Finance and Administration Officer (Quebec) b/

Associate Administrative Officer (P-2/L-2)

Associate Administrative Officer - Correspondence (P‑2/L-2)

Financial Assistant (G-7)

Administrative Assistant (G-6)

Travel Clerk (G-6)

Receptionist (G-4)

Messenger (G-4)



0

0

54,296

54,296

25,453

23,302

23,302

19,535

19,535



0

0

57,011

57,011

26,726

24,467

24,467

20,512

20,512

Subtotal

605,072

635,327

 

Servicing the Conference of the Parties

Review of modus operandi of the Convention

Servicing the Conference of the Parties a/, e/

 

60,000

0

 

0

1,000,000

 
Subtotal 1 665,072 1,635,327

a/


b/



e/

Additional costs for all meetings under the conventions held outside the seat of the Secretariat shall be borne by the host.

Positions to be filled by secondees should be filled by 1 January 1997 on terms and conditions agreed to by the Executive Secretary. Parties should be informed in a timely manner if this deadline is not met and the reasons why.

See item 14.

 

2.

                   

SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL MATTERS

Office of the Principal Officer

Principal Officer (D-1)

Secretary (G-5)





91,948


21,340





96,546


22,407

     

Scientific, Technical and Technological Analysis

Programme Officer, Conservation Ecology (P-4/L-4)

Programme Officer, Economics (P-4/L-4)

Programme Officer, Genetic Resources/Agrobiodiversity (FAO) (P-4) b/

Programme Officer, Indigenous Knowledge (P-4/L-4) b/, c/

Research Assistant, Indigenous Knowledge (G-7) b/, c/

Research Assistant (G-7)

Research Assistant (G-7)




78,943

78,943

0

0

0

25,453

25,453




82,891

82,891

0

82,890

26,726

26 726

26,726

 

SBSTTA Activities

Preparation of Global Biodiversity Outlook

Servicing of SBSTTA activities

Servicing of workshop on article 8 (j) d/

Servicing of SBSTTA meetings



80,000

120,000

350,000

500,000



250,000

120,000

0

0

 

Subtotal 2

1,372,081

817,801

 

3.

BIOSAFETY PROTOCOL

Senior Programme Officer (P-5)

Associate Programme Officer (P-2/L-2)

Research Assistant (G-7)

Secretary (G-5)

85,000

54,296

25,453

21,340

93,500

57,011

26,726

22,407

 

Biosafety Protocol Meetings

Servicing meetings of Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety

700,000

700,000

    
 

Subtotal 3

886,089

899,643

b/

c/

d/

Positions to be filled by secondees should be filled by 1 January 1997 on terms and conditions agreed to by the Executive Secretary. Parties should be informed in a timely manner if this deadline is not met and the reasons why.

See Part B: Special Trust Fund for additional voluntary contributions to the core budget for approved activities.

Servicing of the workshop in six languages.

 

4.

   

 

    

IMPLEMENTATION AND COMMUNICATION

Office of the Principal Officer

Principal Officer (D-1)

Junior Programme Officer (Finland) (L-2)

Secretary (G-5)

91,948

0

21,340

96,546

0

22,407

Clearing House Mechanism

Programme Officer-Clearing House Mechanism (P-4)

Librarian/documentalist (P-3/L-3)

Programme Officer-Information (P-3)

Programme Officer-Communications (UNEP) (P-2)

Associate Programme Officer-Database Management (P-2/L-2)

Associate Programme Officer - Documentation Control (P-2/L-2)

Database Clerk (G-5)

Clerk-Publications (G-4)

Servicing of workshops on Clearing House Mechanism e/

Library development and acquisitions

Promotion, awareness-raising and publications

78,943

68,124

68,124

0

54,296

54,296

21,340

19,535

150,000

80,000

150,000

82,891

71,531

71,531

0

57,011

57,011

22,407

20,512

0

80,000

150,000

Jakarta Mandate on Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity

Programme Officer, Marine Ecology (UNESCO) (P-4) b/

Programme Officer (P-3/L-3)

Junior Programme Officer (Italy) (L-2) b/, c/

Meeting of Marine and Coastal Experts

0

68,124

0

80,000

0

71,531

0

0

   

Financial Resources and Instruments

Programme Officer-Financial Resources and Instruments (P‑4)

Programme Officer-Financial Mechanism (P-3/L-3)

Research Assistant (G-7)

Review of the effectiveness of the Financial Mechanism e/

78,943

68,124

25,453

150,000

82,891

71,531

26,726

0

   

National Reports and Reviews

Programme Officer (P-4/L-4)

Programme Officer (P-3/L-3) (Quebec) b/

Research Assistant (G-7)

78,943

0

25,453

82,891

0

26,726

   

Subtotal 4

1,432,989

1,094,138

b/

c/

e/

Positions to be filled by secondees should be filled by 1 January 1997 on terms and conditions agreed to by the Executive Secretary. Parties should be informed in a timely manner if this deadline is not met and the reasons why.

See Part B: Special Trust Fund for additional voluntary contributions to the core budget for approved activities

See item 14.

 

5

CONSULTANCIES

300,000

400,000

 

6

 

TRAVEL OF STAFF

Travel on official missions

Travel to service meetings

400,000

70,000

400,000

70,000

Subtotal 6

470,000

470,000

 

7

 

EQUIPMENT

Expendable equipment (supplies and material)

Non-expendable equipment (furniture, computers, photocopiers, etc)

70,000

50,000

70,000

50,000

Subtotal 7

120,000

120,000

 

8

PREMISES

Rent

Utilities (gas, electricity, cleaning, etc.)

Insurance

0

60,000

20,000

0

60,000

20,000

Subtotal 8

80,000

80,000

 

9

MISCELLANEOUS

Temporary assistance and overtime

Communications (telephone, fax, mail, e-mail, etc.)

Recruitment costs/costs on interviews

Hospitality

100,000

300,000

30,000

50,000

100,000

300,000

20,000

50,000

Subtotal 9

480,000

470,000

Subtotal 1 to 9

5,806,231

5,986,910

 

10

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT CHARGE (13%)

754,810

778,298

Subtotal 1 to 10

6,561,041

6,765,208

 

11

CONTINGENCIES (0% - subtotal 1 to 9)

0

0

 

12

TOTAL

6,561,041

6,765,208

 

13

LESS - CONTRIBUTIONS FROM HOST COUNTRY

1,000,000

1,000,000

 

14

LESS ITEMS FUNDED FROM SAVINGS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

(a) Servicing of workshops on Clearing-House Mechanism

(b) Review of the effectiveness of the Financial Mechanism

(c) Servicing of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

150,000

150,000

1,000,000

 

15

BUDGET TO BE SHARED BY PARTIES

5,261,041

4,765,208



Appendix to part A

ASSESSMENTS

 

United Nations scale of assessments 1997*

(per cent)

Scale for the Trust Fund with 25% ceiling and no least developed country Party paying more than 0.01%

(per cent)

Contributions as per 1 January 1997

Contributions as per 1 January 1998

PARTIES

 

1

Albania

0,01

0,01

705

638

2

Algeria

0,16

0,21

11,274

10,211

3

Antigua & Barbuda

0,01

0,01

705

638

4

Argentina

0,48

0,64

33,822

30,634

5

Armenia

0,05

0,07

3,523

3,191

6

Australia

1,48

1,98

104,283

94,455

7

Austria

0,87

1,17

61,302

55,524

8

Bahamas

0,02

0,03

1,409

1,276

9

Bangladesh

0,01

0,01

526

477

10

Barbados

0,01

0,01

705

638

11

Belarus

0,28

0,38

19,729

17,870

12

Belize

0,01

0,01

705

638

13

Benin

0,01

0,01

526

477

14

Bhutan

0,01

0,01

526

477

15

Bolivia

0,01

0,01

705

638

16

Botswana

0,01

0,01

705

638

17

Brazil

1,62

2,17

114,148

103,390

18

Bulgaria

0,08

0,11

5,637

5,106

19

Burkina Faso

0,01

0,01

526

477

20

Cambodia

0,01

0,01

526

477

21

Cameroon

0,01

0,01

705

638

22

Canada

3,11

4,17

219,136

198,483

23

Cape Verde

0,01

0,01

526

477

24

Central African Republic

0,01

0,01

526

477

25

Chad

0,01

0,01

526

477

26

Chile

0,08

0,11

5,637

5,106

27

China

0,74

0,99

52,142

47,227

28

Colombia

0,10

0,13

7,046

6,382

29

Comoros

0,01

0,01

526

477

30

Congo

0,01

0,01

705

638

31

Cook Islands

0,01

0,01

705

638

32

Costa Rica

0,01

0,01

705

638

33

Cote d'Ivoire

0,01

0,01

705

638

34

Croatia

0,09

0,12

6,342

5,744

35

Cuba

0,05

0,07

3,523

3,191

36

Cyprus

0,03

0,04

2,114

1,915

37

Czech Republic

0,25

0,33

17,615

15,955

38

DPR of Korea

0,05

0,07

3,523

3,191

39

Denmark

0,72

0,96

50,732

45,951

40

Djibouti

0,01

0,01

526

477

41

Dominica

0,01

0,01

705

638

42

Ecuador

0,02

0,03

1,409

1,276

43

Egypt

0,08

0,11

5,637

5,106

44

El Salvador

0,01

0,01

705

638

45

Equatorial Guinea

0,01

0,01

526

477

46

Eritrea

0,01

0,01

526

477

47

Estonia

0,04

0,05

2,818

2,553

48

Ethiopia

0,01

0,01

526

477

49

Fiji

0,01

0,01

705

638

50

Finland

0,62

0,83

43,686

39,569

51

France

6,42

8,60

452,364

409,730

52

Gambia

0,01

0,01

526

477

53

Georgia

0,11

0,15

7,751

7,020

54

Germany

9,06

12,13

638,383

578,218

55

Ghana

0,01

0,01

705

638

56

Greece

0,38

0,51

26,775

24,252

57

Grenada

0,01

0,01

705

638

58

Guatemala

0,02

0,03

1,409

1,276

59

Guinea

0,01

0,01

526

477

60

Guinea-Bissau

0,01

0,01

526

477

61

Guyana

0,01

0,01

705

638

62

Haiti

0,01

0,01

526

477

63

Honduras

0,01

0,01

705

638

64

Hungary

0,14

0,19

9,865

8,935

65

Iceland

0,03

0,04

2,114

1,915

66

India

0,31

0,42

21,843

19,784

67

Indonesia

0,14

0,19

9,865

8,935

68

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

0,45

0,60

31,708

28,719

69

Ireland

0,21

0,28

14,797

13,402

70

Israel

0,27

0,36

19,025

17,232

71

Italy

5,25

7,03

369,924

335,060

72

Jamaica

0,01

0,01

705

638

73

Japan

15,65

20,96

1,102,725

998,797

74

Jordan

0,01

0,01

705

638

75

Kazakstan

0,19

0,25

13,388

12,126

76

Kenya

0,01

0,01

705

638

77

Kiribati

0,01

0,01

526

477

78

Kyrgyztan

0,03

0,04

2,114

1,915

79

Lao PDR

0,01

0,01

526

477

80

Latvia

0,08

0,11

5,637

5,106

81

Lebanon

0,01

0,01

705

638

82

Lesotho

0,01

0,01

526

477

83

Lithuania

0,08

0,11

5,637

5,106

84

Luxembourg

0,07

0,09

4,932

4,467

85

Madagascar

0,01

0,01

526

477

86

Malawi

0,01

0,01

526

477

87

Malaysia

0,14

0,19

9,865

8,935

88

Maldives

0,01

0,01

526

477

89

Mali

0,01

0,01

526

477

90

Marshall Islands

0,01

0,01

705

638

91

Mauritania

0,01

0,01

526

477

92

Mauritius

0,01

0,01

705

638

93

Mexico

0,79

1,06

55,665

50,419

94

Micronesia (Federated States of)

0,01

0,01

705

638

95

Monaco

0,01

0,01

705

638

96

Mongolia

0,01

0,01

705

638

97

Morocco

0,03

0,04

2,114

1,915

98

Mozambique

0,01

0,01

526

477

99

Myanmar

0,01

0,01

526

477

100

Nauru

0,01

0,01

705

638

101

Nepal

0,01

0,01

526

477

102

Netherlands

1,59

2,13

112,034

101,475

103

New Zealand

0,24

0,32

16,911

15,317

104

Nicaragua

0,01

0,01

705

638

105

Niger

0,01

0,01

526

477

106

Nigeria

0,11

0,15

7,751

7,020

107

Niue

0,01

0,01

705

638

108

Norway

0,56

0,75

39,459

35,740

109

Oman

0,04

0,05

2,818

2,553

110

Pakistan

0,06

0,08

4,228

3,829

111

Panama

0,01

0,01

705

638

112

Papua New Guinea

0,01

0,01

705

638

113

Paraguay

0,01

0,01

705

638

114

Peru

0,06

0,08

4,228

3,829

115

Philippines

0,06

0,08

4,228

3,829

116

Poland

0,33

0,44

23,252

21,061

117

Portugal

0,28

0,38

19,729

17,870

118

Qatar

0,04

0,05

2,818

2,553

119

Republic of Korea

0,82

1,10

57,779

52,333

120

Republic of Moldova

0,08

0,11

5,637

5,106

121

Romania

0,15

0,20

10,569

9,573

122

Russian Federation

4,27

5,72

300,871

272,515

123

Rwanda

0,01

0,01

526

477

124

Saint Kitts and Nevis

0,01

0,0l

705

638

125

Saint Lucia

0,01

0,01

705

638

126

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

0,01

0,01

705

638

127

Samoa

0,01

0,01

526

477

128

San Marino

0,01

0,01

705

638

129

Senegal

0,01

0,01

705

638

130

Seychelles

0,01

0,01

705

638

131

Sierra Leone

0,01

0,01

526

477

132

Singapore

0,14

0,19

9,865

8,935

133

Slovakia

0,08

0,11

5,637

5,106

134

Slovenia

0,07

0,09

4,932

4,467

135

Solomon Islands

0,01

0,01

526

477

136

South Africa

0,32

0,43

22,548

20,423

137

Spain

2,38

3,19

167,699

151,894

138

Sri Lanka

0,01

0,01

705

638

139

Sudan

0,01

0,01

526

477

140

Suriname

0,01

0,01

705

638

141

Swaziland

0,01

0,01

705

638

142

Sweden

1,23

1,65

86,668

78,500

143

Switzerland

1,21

1,62

85,259

77,223

144

Syrian Arab Republic

0,05

0,07

3,523

3,191

145

Togo

0,01

0,01

526

477

146

Trinidad and Tobago

0,03

0,04

2,114

1,915

147

Tunisia

0,03

0,04

2,114

1,915

148

Turkmenistan

0,04

0,05

2,818

2,553

149

Uganda

0,01

0,01

526

477

150

Ukraine

1,09

1,46

76,803

69,565

151

United Kingdom

5,32

7,13

374,856

339,527

152

United Republic of Tanzania

0,01

0,01

526

477

153

Uruguay

0,04

0,05

2,818

2,553

154

Uzbekistan

0,13

0,17

9,160

8,297

155

Vanuatu

0,01

0,01

526

477

156

Venezuela

0,33

0,44

23,252

21,061

157

Viet Nam

0,01

0,01

705

638

158

Yemen

0,01

0,01

705

638

159

Zaire

0,01

0,01

526

477

160

Zambia

0,01

0,01

526

477

161

Zimbabwe

0,01

0,01

705

638

162

European Community

0,00

2,50

131,526

119,130

 
  

72,9000

100,0

5,261,041

4,765,208

    * General Assembly resolution 49/19. Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations.


A. Special Trust Fund for additional voluntary contributions to thecore budget for approved activities (United States dollars)
   

1997

1998

1.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTION AND MANAGEMENT

Conference of the Parties

Meetings of Bureau of the Conference of the Parties

Liaison functions

75,000

150,000

50,000

200,000

 

Subtotal 1

225,000

250,000

2.

SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL MATTERS

Scientific, Technical and Technological Analysis

Programme Officer, Indigenous Knowledge (P-4/L-4) a/, b/, c/

Research Assistant, Indigenous Knowledge (G‑7) a/, b/, c/

Miscellaneous a/, c/

78,943

25,453

20,604

0

0

0

 

SBSTTA meetings

Meetings of SBSTTA Bureau

75,000

50,000

 

Subtotal 2

200,000

50,000

3.

BIOSAFETY PROTOCOL

Meetings of Biosafety Protocol Bureau

75,000

50,000

 

Subtotal 3

75,000

50,000

4.

IMPLEMENTATION AND COMMUNICATION

Office of the Principal Officer

Junior Programme Officer (L-2) a/, b/

54,296

57,011

 

Clearing House Mechanism

Clearing-House Mechanism Activities

Servicing of workshops on Clearing-House Mechanism

50,000

0

50,000

158,000

 

Jakarta Mandate on Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity

Junior Programme Officer (L-2) b/

54,296

57,011

 

Subtotal 4

158,592

322,022

 

Subtotal 1 to 4

658,592

672,022

5.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT CHARGE (13%)

85,617

87,363

6.

TOTAL

744,209

759,384

a/

b/

c/

Carried over from 1996.

Positions to be filled by secondees by 1 January 1997 on terms and conditions agreed to by the Executive Secretary, Parties should be informed in a timely manner if this deadline is not met and the reasons why. Contribution of the Government of Australia.




C. Special voluntary trust fund for facilitating participation

of Parties in the Convention process

(United States dollars)

   

1997

1998

1.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTION AND MANAGEMENT

Conference of the Parties

Travel of participants to meeting of the Conference of the Parties a/

Travel of participants to regional preparatory meetings of the Conference of the Parties a/

0

0

400,000

250,000

Subtotal 1

0

650,000

2.

SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL MATTERS

SBSTTA meetings

Travel of participants to SBSTTA meeting a/

Travel of participants to workshop on article 8 (j) a/

338,372

338,372

0

0

 

Subtotal 2

676,744

0

3.

BIOSAFETY PROTOCOL

Biosafety Protocol meetings

Travel of participants to Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety a/

676,744

676,744

 

Subtotal 3

676,744

676,744

4.

IMPLEMENTATION AND COMMUNICATION

Clearing-House Mechanism

Travel of participants to workshops on Clearing-House Mechanism a/

200,000

200,000

 

Subtotal 4

200,000

200,000

 

Subtotal 1 to 4

1,553,488

1,526,744

5.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT CHARGE (13%)

201,953

198,477

6.

TOTAL

1,755,441

1,725,221

a/

Participants from developing countries, in particular least developed countries and small-island developing States.

[1]/ Developing country Parties, in particular the least developed among them, and small island developing States.

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