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COP 5 Decision V/22
Retired sections: paragraphs 1-5, 9, 11-17, 19 and 21.

Budget for the programme of work for the biennium 2001-2002

The Conference of the Parties,

Having considered the proposed budget for the biennium 2001-2002 submitted by the Executive Secretary (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/18 and Add.1),

Noting the commendable work done by the Executive Secretary and his staff in the delivery of the programme of work for biennium 1999-2000,

Noting with appreciation the annual contribution to the rental of the premises of the Secretariat, as well as the annual contribution of US$ 1 million, by the host Government for the period 1996-2000, which was used to offset planned expenditures and urging that this be continued for the biennium 2001-2002,

Noting also that there is wide support for the implementation of the Convention’s work programme among Governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, through the provision of expertise, information and human and financial resources,

1. Approves a programme budget of US$ 8,594,000 for the year 2001 and of US$ 10,049,900 for the year 2002, for the purposes listed in table 1 below;

2. Adopts the indicative scale of contributions for 2001 and 2002 contained in the annex to the present decision;

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

4. Approves a drawing of US$ 5,203,200 from the unspent balances or contributions ("carry-over") from previous financial periods to cover part of the 2001-2002 budget;

5. Authorizes the Executive Secretary to transfer resources among the programmes within the limits agreed to in decisions IV/17 and III/23, namely the ability to transfer between each of the main appropriation lines set out in table 1 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;

6. Notes with concern that a number of Parties have not paid their contributions to the core budget (BY Trust Fund) for previous years, which are due on 1 January of each year in accordance with paragraph 4 of the financial rules, and the late payment of contributions to the core budget by Parties during each calendar year of a biennium, which have contributed to the significant carry-over from one biennium to the next, and, in the event that there is no improvement in the payment of contributions by Parties, invites the Executive Secretary to submit proposals for promoting full and timely payment of contributions by Parties for the consideration and review of the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties;

7. Urges Parties that have still not paid their contributions to the core budget (BY Trust Fund) to do so without delay, and requests the Executive Secretary to publish and regularly update information on the status of contributions of Parties to the Convention’s trust funds (BY, BE, BZ);

8. Decides, with regard to contributions due from 1 January 2001 onwards, that Parties whose contributions are in arrears for two or more years will be allowed to attend the meetings of the Convention’s bodies with a maximum of two delegates until their arrears have been cleared;

9. Further decides that, with regard to contributions due from 1 January 2001 onwards, Parties that are not least developed countries or small island developing States whose contributions are in arrears for two or more years, will not receive funding from the Secretariat to attend meetings of the Convention’s bodies until their arrears have been cleared;

10. 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;

11. Decides also to fund, upon request, from the core budget (BY) the participation of members of the bureaux of the Conference of the Parties, Subsidiary Body on Scientific Technical and Technological Advice and the Intergovernmental Committee on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety at the inter-sessional meetings of the respective bureaux;

12. Takes note of the decisions of the Bureau of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties authorizing the Executive Secretary to utilize savings, unspent balances from previous financial periods and miscellaneous income in the amount of US$ 1,565,000 from the BY Trust Fund to fund the participation of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and small island developing States, and other Parties with economies in transition, in the meetings of the Convention and requests the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the Bureau, to monitor the availability of voluntary contributions to the BZ Trust Fund in the event of any shortfall;

13. Decides that the trust funds (BY, BE, BZ) for the Convention shall be extended for the period of two years, beginning 1 January 2002 and ending 31 December 2003;

14. Invites all Parties to the Convention to note that contributions to the core budget (BY) are due on 1 January of the year in which the 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 2000 for the calendar year 2001 and by 1 October 2001 for the calendar year 2002 the contributions required to finance expenditures approved under paragraph 1 above, as offset by the amount in paragraph 4, and, in this regard, requests that Parties be notified of the amount of their contributions by 1 August of the year preceding the year in which the contributions are due;

15. 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 trust funds (BY, BE, BZ) of the Convention;

16. 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 2001-2002 specified by the Executive Secretary and included in table 3 below, and urges Parties to make contributions to this Fund;

17. Takes note of the funding estimates for the special voluntary Trust Fund (BZ) for facilitating participation of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and the small island developing States amongst them, and other Parties with economies in transition, for the biennium 2001-2002, as specified by the Executive Secretary and included in table 4 below, and urges Parties to make contributions to this Fund;

18. Authorizes the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties, to adjust the servicing of the programme of the work, including postponement of meetings, if sufficient resources are not available to the Secretariat in a timely fashion;

19. Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare and submit a budget for the programme of work for the biennium 2003-2004 for the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, and report on income and budget performance as well as any adjustments made to the Convention budget for the biennium 2001- 2002;

20. Instructs 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 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;

21. Requests the President of the Conference of the Parties to consult with the Secretary-General of the United Nations on an assessment of the level of the post of the Executive Secretary of the Convention and report to the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties, taking into account paragraph 1 of the Administrative Arrangements endorsed in decision IV/17

Table 1

BIENNIUM BUDGET OF THE TRUST FUND FOR THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 2001 2002

(thousands of United States dollars)

Expenditures20012002
I.Programmes
Executive direction and management529.7547.6
Scientific technical and technological matters963.91,014.1
Social, economic and legal matters850.71,178.2
Implementation and outreach1,527.71,587.5
Biosafety830.6870.9
Resource management and conference services2,902.73,695.4
Subtotal (I)7,605.38,893.7
II.Programme support charge 13%988.71,156.2
Total budget (I + II)8,594.010,049.9
Savings from previous years (surplus)2,000.03,203.2
Net total (Amount to be paid by the Parties)6,594.06,846.7

Table 2

SECRETARIAT-WIDE STAFFING REQUIREMENTS FROM THE CORE BUDGET(1)

20012002
A.Professional category
D-211
D-133
P-533
P-41111
P-31313
P-222
Total Professional category3333
B.Total General Service category2323
TOTAL (A+B)5656
    (1) The P-4 Fund management post funded from the OTL will be subject to reclassification to P-5 in 2001-2002.

Table 3

SPECIAL VOLUNTARY TRUST FUND (BE) FOR ADDITIONAL VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF APPROVED ACTIVITIES FOR THE BIENNIUM 2001-2002

(thousands of United States dollars)

I.Description20012002
A.Meetings/workshops
Executive direction and management
Regional meetings for COP-6 (4)0.0100.0
Scientific, technical and technological matters
Regional workshops (5)200.0300.0
Advisory group meetings30.030.0
Meetings of ad hoc technical expert groups (6)210.0210.0
Implementation and outreach
Workshops on additional financial resources100.0100.0
Regional workshops on the clearing-house mechanism100.0100.0
CHM advisory committee30.030.0
Biosafety
Regional meetings for the Biosafety Protocol100.0100.0
ICCP technical expert meetings (4)140.0140.0
Social, economic and legal matters
Workshop on sustainable use and tourism100.0100.0
Panel of Experts on Access and Benefit-sharing230.00.0
B.Staff
Taxonomy Programme Officer (Australia/Sweden)100.0100.0
Agricultural Biodiversity Programme Officer (FAO)110.0110.0
Senior Programme Officer (Netherlands)127.4120.0
C. Travel
Travel of COP President7.07.0
Travel of SBSTTA Chair7.07.0
D.Consultants
Ecosystem evaluation and assessment guidelines15.015.0
Clearing-House mechanism15.015.0
E.Sub-contracts
Financial resources database and commissioned studies33.00.0
Independent review of the financial mechanism150.00.0
Global Biodiversity Outlook100.0100.0
Global Taxonomy Initiative100.050.0
Pilot phase-assessments100.00.0
Clearing-House mechanism50.050.0
F.Fellowships100.0100.0
Subtotal I2,254.41,884.0
IIProgramme support costs (13%)293.1244.9
TOTAL (I+II)2,547.52,128.9

Table 4

SPECIAL VOLUNTARY TRUST FUND (BZ) FOR FACILITATING PARTICIPATION OF PARTIES IN THE CONVENTION PROCESS FOR THE BIENNIUM 2001 2002(*)

(thousands of United States dollars)

20012002
I.Meetings
Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties0.0761.8
Regional meetings for the Conference of the Parties0.0329.4
Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice483.6483.6
Inter-Sessional Meeting on the Operations of the Convention483.60.0
Intergovernmental Committee on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety483.6483.6
Ad Hoc Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing0.0105.8
Ad Hoc Working Group on Article 8(j)0.0480.7
Regional meetings for the Biosafety Protocol329.40.0
Subtotal I1,780.22,644.9
II.Programme support costs (13%)231.4343.8
TOTAL (I+II)2,011.62,988.7

Annex

SCALE OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TRUST FUND FOR THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY FOR 2001-2002

Member Country UN scale of assessments 2000
(per cent)
Scale with 25 per cent ceiling, no LDC paying more than 0.01 %
(per cent)
Contributions per 1 Jan. 2001 US$ UN scale of assessments 2000
(per cent)
Scale with 25 per cent ceiling, no LDC paying more than 0.01 %
(per cent)
Contributions as per 1 Jan. 2002 US$ Total contributions 2001-2002 US$
Albania0.0030.004002630.0030.00400274537
Algeria0.0860.114527,5520.0860.114527,84115,393
Angola0.0100.013328780.0100.013329121,790
Antigua and Barbuda0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Argentina1.1031.4688396,8551.1031.46883100,566197,421
Armenia0.0060.007995270.0060.007995471,074
Australia1.4831.97486130,2231.4831.97486135,213265,435
Austria0.9421.2544382,7170.9421.2544385,887168,604
Bahamas0.0150.019981,3170.0150.019981,3682,685
Bahrain0.0170.022641,4930.0170.022641,5503,043
Bangladesh0.0100.013328780.0100.013329121,790
Barbados0.0080.010657020.0080.010657291,432
Belarus0.0570.075915,0050.0570.075915,19710,202
Belgium1.1041.4701696,9421.1041.47016100,658197,600
Belize0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Benin0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Bhutan0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Bolivia0.0070.009326150.0070.009326381,253
Botswana0.0100.013328780.0100.013329121,790
Brazil1.4711.95888129,1691.4711.95888134,119263,288
Bulgaria0.0110.014659660.0110.014651,0031,969
Burkina Faso0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Burundi0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Cambodia0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Cameroon0.0130.017311,1420.0130.017311,1852,327
Canada2.7323.63812239,8972.7323.63812249,091488,988
Cape Verde0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Central African Republic0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Chad0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Chile0.0360.047943,1610.0360.047943,2826,443
China0.9951.3250187,3710.9951.3250190,719178,091
Colombia0.1090.145159,5710.1090.145159,93819,509
Comoros0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Congo0.0030.004002630.0030.00400274537
Cook Islands0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Costa Rica0.0160.021311,4050.0160.021311,4592,864
Cote d'Ivoire0.0090.011997900.0090.011998211,611
Croatia0.0300.039952,6340.0300.039952,7355,370
Cuba0.0240.031962,1070.0240.031962,1884,296
Cyprus0.0340.045282,9860.0340.045283,1006,086
Czech Republic0.1070.142499,3960.1070.142499,75619,151
Democratic People's Republic of Korea0.0150.019981,3170.0150.019981,3682,685
Democratic Republic of the Congo0.0070.009326150.0070.009326381,253
Denmark0.6920.9215160,7650.6920.9215163,093123,858
Djibouti0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Dominica0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Dominican Republic0.0150.019981,3170.0150.019981,3682,685
Ecuador0.0200.026631,7560.0200.026631,8243,580
Egypt0.0650.086565,7080.0650.086565,92611,634
El Salvador0.0120.015981,0540.0120.015981,0942,148
Equatorial Guinea0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Eritrea0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Estonia0.0120.015981,0540.0120.015981,0942,148
Ethiopia0.0060.007995270.0060.007995471,074
European Community2.5002.50000164,8502.5002.50000171,168336,018
Fiji0.0040.005333510.0040.00533365716
Finland0.5430.7231047,6810.5430.7231049,50897,189
France6.5458.71577574,7186.5458.71577596,7421,171,460
Gabon0.0150.019981,3170.0150.019981,3682,685
Gambia0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Georgia0.0070.009326150.0070.009326381,253
Germany9.85713.12625865,5459.85713.12625898,7151,764,260
Ghana0.0070.009326150.0070.009326381,253
Greece0.3510.4674230,8210.3510.4674232,00362,824
Grenada0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Guatemala0.0180.023971,5810.0180.023971,6413,222
Guinea0.0030.004002630.0030.00400274537
Guinea-Bissau0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Guyana0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Haiti0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Honduras0.0030.004002630.0030.00400274537
Hungary0.1200.1598010,5370.1200.1598010,94121,478
Iceland0.0320.042612,8100.0320.042612,9185,728
India0.2990.3981726,2550.2990.3981727,26153,517
Indonesia0.1880.2503516,5080.1880.2503517,14133,649
Iran (Islamic Republic of)0.1610.2144014,1370.1610.2144014,67928,817
Ireland0.2240.2982919,6690.2240.2982920,42340,093
Israel0.3500.4660830,7340.3500.4660831,91162,645
Italy5.4377.24028477,4245.4377.24028495,720973,144
Jamaica0.0060.007995270.0060.007995471,074
Japan20.57325.000001,648,50020.57325.000001,711,6753,360,175
Jordan0.0060.007995270.0060.007995471,074
Kazakhstan0.0480.063924,2150.0480.063924,3768,591
Kenya0.0070.009326150.0070.009326381,253
Kiribati0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Kyrgyzstan0.0060.007995270.0060.007995471,074
Lao People's Democratic Republic0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Latvia0.0170.022641,4930.0170.022641,5503,043
Lebanon0.0160.021311,4050.0160.021311,4592,864
Lesotho0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Liechtenstein0.0060.007995270.0060.007995471,074
Lithuania0.0150.019981,3170.0150.019981,3682,685
Luxembourg0.0680.090555,9710.0680.090556,20012,171
Madagascar0.0030.004002630.0030.00400274537
Malawi0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Malaysia0.1830.2437016,0690.1830.2437016,68532,754
Maldives0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Mali0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Marshall Islands0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Mauritania0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Mauritius0.0090.011997900.0090.011998211,611
Mexico0.9951.3250187,3710.9951.3250190,719178,091
Micronesia (Federated States of)0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Monaco0.0040.005333510.0040.00533365716
Mongolia0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Morocco0.0410.054603,6000.0410.054603,7387,338
Mozambique0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Myanmar0.0080.010657020.0080.010657291,432
Namibia0.0070.009326150.0070.009326381,253
Nauru0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Nepal0.0040.005333510.0040.00533365716
Netherlands1.6322.17328143,3061.6322.17328148,798292,104
New Zealand0.2210.2943019,4060.2210.2943020,15039,556
Nicaragua0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Niue0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Niger0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Nigeria0.0320.042612,8100.0320.042612,9185,728
Norway0.6100.8123253,5640.6100.8123255,617109,181
Oman0.0510.067924,4780.0510.067924,6509,128
Pakistan0.0590.078575,1810.0590.078575,37910,560
Palau0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Panama0.0130.017311,1420.0130.017311,1852,327
Papua New Guinea0.0070.009326150.0070.009326381,253
Paraguay0.0140.018641,2290.0140.018641,2762,506
Peru0.0990.131848,6930.0990.131849,02617,720
Philippines0.0810.107877,1130.0810.107877,38514,498
Poland0.1960.2610117,2110.1960.2610117,87035,081
Portugal0.4310.5739537,8460.4310.5739539,29777,143
Qatar0.0330.043952,8980.0330.043953,0095,907
Republic of Korea1.0061.3396688,3371.0061.3396691,722180,059
Republic of Moldova0.0100.013328780.0100.013329121,790
Romania0.0560.074574,9170.0560.074575,10610,023
Russian Federation1.0771.4342194,5721.0771.4342198,196192,767
Rwanda0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Saint Kitts and Nevis0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Saint Lucia0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Samoa0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
San Marino0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Sao Tome and Principe0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Senegal0.0060.007995270.0060.007995471,074
Seychelles0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Sierra Leone0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Singapore0.1790.2383715,7180.1790.2383716,32032,038
Slovakia0.0350.046613,0730.0350.046613,1916,264
Slovenia0.0610.081235,3560.0610.081235,56210,918
Solomon Islands0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
South Africa0.3660.4873932,1390.3660.4873933,37065,509
Spain2.5913.45035227,5162.5913.45035236,235463,751
Sri Lanka0.0120.015981,0540.0120.015981,0942,148
Sudan0.0070.009326150.0070.009326381,253
Suriname0.0040.005333510.0040.00533365716
Swaziland0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Sweden1.0791.4368794,7471.0791.4368798,378193,125
Switzerland1.2151.61798106,6891.2151.61798110,778217,467
Syrian Arab Republic0.0640.085235,6200.0640.085235,83511,455
Tajikistan0.0040.005333510.0040.00533365716
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia0.0040.005333510.0040.00533365716
Togo0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Tonga0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Trinidad and Tobago0.0160.021311,4050.0160.021311,4592,864
Tunisia0.0280.037292,4590.0280.037292,5535,012
Turkey0.4400.5859338,6360.4400.5859340,11778,754
Turkmenistan0.0060.007995270.0060.007995471,074
Uganda0.0040.005333510.0040.00533365716
Ukraine0.1900.2530216,6840.1900.2530217,32334,007
United Arab Emirates0.1780.2370415,6300.1780.2370416,22931,859
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland5.0906.77819446,9545.0906.77819464,082911,036
United Republic of Tanzania0.0030.004002630.0030.00400274537
Uruguay0.0480.063924,2150.0480.063924,3768,591
Uzbekistan0.0250.033292,1950.0250.033292,2794,475
Vanuatu0.0010.00133880.0010.0013391179
Venezuela0.1600.2130714,0500.1600.2130714,58828,638
Viet Nam0.0070.009326150.0070.009326381,253
Yemen0.0100.013328780.0100.013329121,790
Zambia0.0020.002661760.0020.00266182358
Zimbabwe0.0090.011997900.0090.011998211,611
TOTAL77.516100.0006,594,00077.516100.0006,846,70013,440,700

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