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COP 4 Decision IV/17
Retired sections: paragraphs 2 to 7, 10 to 15.

Programme budget for the biennium 1999-2000

The Conference of the Parties,

Recalling paragraph 7 of the financial rules for the Conference of the Parties,

Recalling also decisions III/23 and III/24, adopted at its third session,

Having considered the proposed budget for the biennium 1999-2000 submitted by the Executive Secretary,

1. Endorses the administrative arrangements between the United Nations Environment Programme and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, contained in annex III of document UNEP/CBD/COP/4/24, which entered into force on 30 June 1997, and requests the Executive Secretary to report regularly to the Conference of the Parties, through its Bureau, on the implementation of its provisions;

2. Approves the programme budget for the biennium 1999-2000, amounting to US$ 17,301,600 for the purposes specified in table 1 below;

3. Notes the statement of the Trustee that there is an accumulated surplus in the amount of US$ 3,616,566 and decides to use this amount on an exceptional basis to offset the contributions from Parties during the biennium 1999-2000;

4. Welcomes the annual contribution of US$ 1,000,000 by the host Government to offset the contributions from Parties for the biennium 1999­2000;

5. Approves the staffing table for the programme budget as contained in table 2 below and requests that all staff positions be filled expeditiously;

6. Decides that the three Trust Funds (BY, BE, BZ) for the Convention shall be extended for the period of two years, beginning 1 January 2000 and ending 31 December 2001;

7. Authorizes the Executive Secretary to make transfers, between each of the main appropriation lines set out in table 1 below, up to an aggregate limit of 15 per cent of the total estimated for those appropriation lines, provided that a further limitation of up to a maximum 25 per cent of each such appropriation line shall apply;

8. Invites all Parties to the Convention to note that contributions to the core budget are due on 1 January of each year in accordance with paragraph 4 of the financial rules and to pay promptly and in full, for each of the years 1999 and 2000, the contributions required to finance expenditures approved under paragraph 2 above, as offset by surpluses noted in paragraph 3 and contributions noted under paragraph 4 of the present decision and, in this regard, requests the Executive Secretary to notify all Parties of the amount of their contributions by 1 October of the year preceding the year in which their contributions are due;

9. 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 special trust funds;

10. Approves the supplementary amount of US$ 542,400 to the 1998 budget for the additional activity related to the Biosafety Protocol, to be drawn from the surpluses in addition to those referred to in paragraph 3 above;

11. Decides that the amount of US$300,000 for servicing of the Working Group on Article 8(j) shall be financed from the surpluses in addition to those referred to in paragraph 3 above;

12. Takes note of the funding estimates for the Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BE) for Additional Voluntary Contributions in Support of Approved Activities for the Biennium 1999-2000 specified by the Executive Secretary and included in Table 3 below, and invites Parties to make contributions to this fund;

13. Takes note of the funding estimates for the Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BZ) for Facilitating Participation of Parties in the Convention Process for the Biennium 1999-2000 specified by the Executive Secretary and included in table 4 below, and invites Parties to make contributions to this fund;

14. Authorizes the Trustee to transfer the unspent balance of additional special voluntary contributions received prior to 1997 from the Trust Fund for the Convention (BY) to the Special Trust Fund (BE) for additional activities approved by the Conference of the Parties and requests the Executive Secretary to consult with the original donor country/countries on the use of these funds for additional activities approved by the Conference of the Parties;

15. Requests the Executive Secretary to report to the Conference of the Parties at its fifth session on income and budget performance, and to propose any adjustments that might be needed in the Convention budget for the biennium 1999-2000.


Table 1

BIENNIUM BUDGET OF THE TRUST FUND FOR THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 1999-2000 (thousands of United States dollars)

 

1999

2000

Expenditure

I. Programmes

Executive direction and management and intergovernmental Affairs

813.5

1 839.1

Scientific, technical and technological matters

1 989.7

2 069.9

Implementation and communication

1 979.8

1 600.2

Biosafety Protocol

1 275.2

1 078.8

Support Service

1 289.6

1 375.4

 

Subtotal (I)

7 347.8

7 963.4

 

II. Payments to the United Nations Environment Programme

Programme support costs

955.2

1 035.2

 

Subtotal (II)

955.2

1 035.2

 

III. Contingencies

0.0

0.0

 

Subtotal (III)

0.0

0.0

 

Total Expenditure Lines (I + II + III)

8 303.0

8 998.6

 

Income

I. Contribution from the host Government

1 000.0

1 000.0

 

II. Savings from previous years (surplus)

1 603.0

2 013.6

 

Total Income

2 603.0

3 013.6

Budget to be shared by Parties

5 700.0

5 985.0


Table 2

STAFFING TABLE

1999-2000

1998
1999
2000

A. Professional category and above

D-2

1
1
1

D-1

3
3
3

P-5

1
1
1

P-4

7
10
10

P-3

5
9
9

P-2

5
3
3

Total A

22
27
27

B. General service category

18
20
20

Total B

18
20
20

TOTAL (A+B)

40
47
47

Table 3

SPECIAL VOLUNTARY TRUST FUND (BE) FOR ADDITIONAL VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

IN SUPPORT OF APPROVED ACTIVITIES FOR THE BIENNIUM 1999­2000

(thousands of United States dollars)

1999

2000

A. Servicing meetings

Regional meetings for the Conference of the Parties

Expert meetings and workshops

186.2

482.6

0.0

427.2

B. Travel

1 847.5

1 673.4

C. Consultants

15.0

15.8

D. Printing of materials

60.0

0.0

Subtotal (I)

2 591.3

2 116.4

II. Payments to the United Nations Environment

Programme support costs

336.9

275.1

Subtotal (II)

336.9

275.1

Total Expenditure Lines (I + II)

2 928.2

2 391.5

Total Proposed Income

0.0

0.0

Budget to be financed from voluntary contributions

2 928.2

2 391.5


Table 4

SPECIAL VOLUNTARY TRUST FUND (BZ) FOR FACILITATING PARTICIPATION OF PARTIES IN THE CONVENTION PROCESS FOR THE BIENNIUM 1999­2000(*)
(thousands of United States dollars)

1999

2000

Conference of the Parties

0

837.4

Regional meetings for the Conference of the Parties

525.6

0.0

Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

406.0

559.5

Working Group on Article 8(j)

406.0

559.5

Inter-sessional meeting on modus operandi and access/benefit­sharing

319.0

0.0

Biosafety Working Group 6/COP

725.0

0.0

Intergovernmental Committee

0.0

685.1

Subtotal (I)

2 381.6

2 641.5

II. Payments to the United Nations Environment Programme

Programme support costs

309.6

343.4

Subtotal (II)

309.6

343.4

Total Expenditure Lines (I + II)

2 691.2

2 984.9

Total Income

0.0

0.0

Budget to be financed from voluntary contributions

2 691.2

2 984.9


___________________________

* Developing Country Parties, in particular the least developed and small island States, and other Parties with economies in transition.


Table 5

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TRUST FUND FOR THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY FOR THE BIENNIUM 1999-2000

Party

United Nations scale of assessments 1999
(per cent)
Scale with 25% ceiling, no LDC paying more than 0.01%
(per cent)
Contributions as per 1 January 1999
(US$)
United Nations scale of assessments 2000
(per cent)
Scale with 25% ceiling, no LDC paying more than 0.01%
(per cent)
Contributions as per 1 January 2000
(US$)
Total contributions
1999-2000
(US$)

Albania

0.003

0.004

226

0.003

0.004

240

466

Algeria

0.094

0.124

7,075

0.086

0.115

6,877

13,952

Angola

0.010

0.013

753

0.010

0.013

800

1,552

Antigua and Barbuda

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Argentina

1.024

1.352

77,074

1.103

1.474

88,201

165,275

Armenia

0.011

0.015

828

0.006

0.008

480

1,308

Australia

1.482

1.957

111,547

1.483

1.981

118,588

230,134

Austria

0.941

1.243

70,827

0.942

1.259

75,327

146,154

Bahamas

0.015

0.020

1,129

0.015

0.020

1,199

2,328

Bahrain

0.017

0.022

1,280

0.017

0.023

1,359

2,639

Bangladesh

0.010

0.013

753

0.010

0.013

800

1,552

Barbados

0.008

0.011

602

0.008

0.011

640

1,242

Belarus

0.082

0.108

6,172

0.057

0.076

4,558

10,730

Belgium

1.103

1.456

83,020

1.104

1.475

88,281

171,301

Belize

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Benin

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Bhutan

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Bolivia

0.007

0.009

527

0.007

0.009

560

1,087

Botswana

0.010

0.013

753

0.010

0.013

800

1,552

Brazil

1.470

1.941

110,644

1.471

1.965

117,628

228,272

Bulgaria

0.019

0.025

1,430

0.011

0.015

880

2,310

Burkina Faso

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Burundi

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Cambodia

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Cameroon

0.013

0.017

978

0.013

0.017

1,040

2,018

Canada

2.754

3.637

207,287

2.732

3.650

218,464

425,751

Cape Verde

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Central African Republic

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Chad

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Chile

0.131

0.173

9,860

0.036

0.048

2,879

12,739

China

0.973

1.285

73,236

0.995

1.329

79,565

152,800

Colombia

0.109

0.144

8,204

0.109

0.146

8,716

16,920

Comoros

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Congo

0.003

0.004

226

0.003

0.004

240

466

Cook Islands

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Costa Rica

0.016

0.021

1,204

0.016

0.021

1,279

2,484

Cote d'Ivoire

0.009

0.012

677

0.009

0.012

720

1,397

Croatia

0.036

0.048

2,710

0.030

0.040

2,399

5,109

Cuba

0.026

0.034

1,957

0.024

0.032

1,919

3,876

Cyprus

0.034

0.045

2,559

0.034

0.045

2,719

5,278

Czech Republic

0.121

0.160

9,107

0.107

0.143

8,556

17,664

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

0.019

0.025

1,430

0.015

0.020

1,199

2,630

Democratic Republic of the Congo

0.007

0.009

527

0.007

0.009

560

1,087

Denmark

0.691

0.912

52,010

0.692

0.925

55,336

107,346

Djibouti

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Dominica

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Dominican Republic

0.015

0.020

1,129

0.015

0.020

1,199

2,328

Ecuador

0.020

0.026

1,505

0.020

0.027

1,599

3,105

Egypt

0.065

0.086

4,892

0.065

0.087

5,198

10,090

El Salvador

0.012

0.016

903

0.012

0.016

960

1,863

Equatorial Guinea

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Eritrea

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Estonia

0.015

0.020

1,129

0.012

0.016

960

2,089

Ethiopia

0.006

0.008

452

0.006

0.008

480

931

European Community

2.500

2.500

142,500

2.500

2.500

149,625

292,125

Fiji

0.004

0.005

301

0.004

0.005

320

621

Finland

0.542

0.716

40,795

0.543

0.725

43,421

84,216

France

6.540

8.636

492,251

6.545

8.745

523,369

1,015,620

Gabon

0.015

0.020

1,129

0.015

0.020

1,199

2,328

Gambia

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Georgia

0.019

0.025

1,430

0.007

0.009

560

1,990

Germany

9.808

12.951

738,226

9.857

13.170

788,212

1,526,438

Ghana

0.007

0.009

527

0.007

0.009

560

1,087

Greece

0.351

0.463

26,419

0.351

0.469

28,068

54,487

Grenada

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Guatemala

0.018

0.024

1,355

0.018

0.024

1,439

2,794

Guinea

0.003

0.004

226

0.003

0.004

240

466

Guinea-Bissau

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Guyana

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Haiti

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Honduras

0.003

0.004

226

0.003

0.004

240

466

Hungary

0.120

0.158

9,032

0.120

0.160

9,596

18,628

Iceland

0.032

0.042

2,409

0.032

0.043

2,559

4,967

Iceland

0.032

0.042

2,409

0.032

0.043

2,559

4,967

India

0.299

0.395

22,505

0.299

0.399

23,909

46,415

Indonesia

0.184

0.243

13,849

0.188

0.251

15,033

28,883

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

0.193

0.255

14,527

0.161

0.215

12,874

27,401

Ireland

0.224

0.296

16,860

0.224

0.299

17,912

34,772

Israel

0.345

0.456

25,967

0.350

0.468

27,988

53,955

Italy

5.432

7.173

408,854

5.437

7.264

434,768

843,622

Jamaica

0.006

0.008

452

0.006

0.008

480

931

Japan

19.984

25.000

1,425,000

20.573

25.000

1,496,250

2,921,250

Jordan

0.006

0.008

452

0.006

0.008

480

931

Kazakstan

0.066

0.087

4,968

0.048

0.064

3,838

8,806

Kenya

0.007

0.009

527

0.007

0.009

560

1,087

Kiribati

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Kyrgyzstan

0.008

0.011

602

0.006

0.008

480

1,082

Lao People's Democratic Republic

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Latvia

0.024

0.032

1,806

0.017

0.023

1,359

3,166

Lebanon

0.016

0.021

1,204

0.016

0.021

1,279

2,484

Lesotho

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Liechtenstein

0.006

0.008

452

0.006

0.008

480

931

Lithuania

0.022

0.029

1,656

0.015

0.020

1,199

2,855

Luxembourg

0.068

0.090

5,118

0.068

0.091

5,438

10,556

Madagascar

0.003

0.004

226

0.003

0.004

240

466

Malawi

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Malaysia

0.180

0.238

13,548

0.183

0.245

14,634

28,182

Maldives

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Mali

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Marshall Islands

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Mauritania

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Mauritius

0.009

0.012

677

0.009

0.012

720

1,397

Mexico

0.980

1.294

73,762

0.995

1.329

79,565

153,327

Micronesia (Federated States of)

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Monaco

0.004

0.005

301

0.004

0.005

320

621

Mongolia

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Morocco

0.041

0.054

3,086

0.041

0.055

3,279

6,365

Mozambique

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Myanmar

0.008

0.011

602

0.008

0.011

640

1,242

Namibia

0.007

0.009

527

0.007

0.009

560

1,087

Nauru

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Nepal

0.004

0.005

301

0.004

0.005

320

621

Netherlands

1.631

2.154

122,762

1.632

2.180

130,502

253,264

New Zealand

0.221

0.292

16,634

0.221

0.295

17,672

34,306

Nicaragua

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Niue

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Niger

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Nigeria

0.040

0.053

3,011

0.032

0.043

2,559

5,570

Norway

0.610

0.805

45,913

0.610

0.815

48,778

94,692

Oman

0.051

0.067

3,839

0.051

0.068

4,078

7,917

Pakistan

0.059

0.078

4,441

0.059

0.079

4,718

9,159

Panama

0.013

0.017

978

0.013

0.017

1,040

2,018

Papua New Guinea

0.007

0.009

527

0.007

0.009

560

1,087

Paraguay

0.014

0.018

1,054

0.014

0.019

1,120

2,173

Peru

0.095

0.125

7,150

0.099

0.132

7,917

15,067

Philippines

0.080

0.106

6,021

0.081

0.108

6,477

12,499

Poland

0.207

0.273

15,580

0.196

0.262

15,673

31,254

Portugal

0.417

0.551

31,387

0.431

0.576

34,465

65,851

Qatar

0.033

0.044

2,484

0.033

0.044

2,639

5,123

Republic of Korea

0.994

1.313

74,816

1.006

1.344

80,444

155,261

Republic of Moldova

0.018

0.024

1,355

0.010

0.013

800

2,154

Romania

0.067

0.088

5,043

0.056

0.075

4,478

9,521

Russian Federation

1.487

1.964

111,923

1.077

1.439

86,122

198,045

Ruwanda

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Saint Lucia

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Samoa

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

San Marino

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Senegal

0.006

0.008

452

0.006

0.008

480

931

Seychelles

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Sierra Leone

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Singapore

0.176

0.232

13,247

0.179

0.239

14,314

27,561

Slovakia

0.039

0.051

2,935

0.035

0.047

2,799

5,734

Slovenia

0.061

0.081

4,591

0.061

0.082

4,878

9,469

Solomon Islands

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

South Africa

0.366

0.483

27,548

0.366

0.489

29,267

56,815

Spain

2.589

3.419

194,868

2.591

3.462

207,189

402,057

Sri Lanka

0.012

0.016

903

0.012

0.016

960

1,863

Sudan

0.007

0.009

527

0.007

0.009

560

1,087

Suriname

0.004

0.005

301

0.004

0.005

320

621

Swaziland

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Sweden

1.084

1.431

81,590

1.079

1.442

86,282

167,872

Switzerland

1.2154

1.604

91,450

1.215

1.623

97,157

188,607

Syrian Arab Republic

0.064

0.085

4,817

0.064

0.086

5,118

9,935

Tajikistan

0.005

0.007

376

0.004

0.005

320

696

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

0.004

0.005

301

0.004

0.005

320

621

Togo

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Tonga

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

Trinidad and Tobago

0.017

0.022

1,280

0.016

0.021

1,279

2,559

Tunisia

0.028

0.037

2,107

0.028

0.037

2,239

4,347

Turkey

0.440

0.581

33,118

0.440

0.588

35,184

68,302

Turkmenistan

0.008

0.011

602

0.006

0.008

480

1,082

Uganda

0.004

0.005

301

0.004

0.005

320

621

Ukraine

0.302

0.399

22,731

0.190

0.254

15,193

37,924

United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland

5.090

6.721

383,113

5.090

6.801

407,020

790,133

United Republic of Tanzania

0.003

0.004

226

0.003

0.004

240

466

Uruguay

0.048

0.063

3,613

0.048

0.064

3,838

7,451

Uzbekistan

0.037

0.049

2,785

0.025

0.033

1,999

4,784

Vanuatu

0.001

0.001

75

0.001

0.001

80

155

Venzuela

0.176

0.232

13,247

0.160

0.214

12,794

26,041

Viet Nam

0.007

0.009

527

0.007

0.009

560

1,087

Yemen

0.010

0.013

753

0.010

0.013

800

1,552

Zambia

0.002

0.003

151

0.002

0.003

160

310

Zimbabwe

0.009

0.012

677

0.009

0.012

720

1,397

TOTAL

77.388

100.0

5,700.000

77.336

100.0

5,985,000

11,684,845



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