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COP 6 Decision VI/29
Retired sections: paragraphs 1-3, 5, 7-8 and 10-29.

Administration of the Convention and the budget for the programme of work for the biennium 2003-2004

The Conference of the Parties,

Having considered the report of the Executive Secretary on the administration of the Convention and the performance of the Convention’s trust funds(62),

Having also considered the proposed budget for the biennium 2003-2004 submitted by the Executive Secretary(63),

Noting the increased cooperation between the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, and other related agreements and the wide support for the implementation of the Convention’s programme of work among governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector through the provision of expertise, information and financial and human resources,

Noting with appreciation the commendable efforts of the Executive Secretary and his staff in the delivery and effective management of the programme of work for the biennium 2001-2002, including the substantial increase of the workload, within the approved budgetary and human resources,

  1. Welcomes the annual contribution of US$ 1,000,000 from Canada, the host country of the Secretariat, to offset contributions from Parties for the biennium 2003-2004;
  2. Approves a core budget (BY Trust Fund) of US$ 10,742,500 for the year 2003 and of US$ 11,214,300 for the year 2004, for the purposes listed in table 1 below;
  3. Adopts the indicative scale of contributions for 2003 and 2004 contained in the annex to the present decision;
  4. Decides to establish a working capital reserve at a level of 4 per cent of the core budget (BY Trust Fund) expenditure, including programme support costs(64),
  5. Approves a Secretariat staffing table for the programme budget contained in table 2 below; requests that all staff positions be filled expeditiously and authorizes the Executive Secretary to redeploy staff within the Secretariat, where appropriate, to meet evolving needs and priorities and to ensure the smooth functioning of the Secretariat;
  6. Welcomes with appreciation the decision of the Secretary-General of the United Nations of 8 December 2000, to upgrade the post of the Executive Secretary of the Convention from D-2 to Assistant Secretary-General (ASG), pursuant to paragraph 21 of its decision V/22; and endorses the decision of the Bureau of the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties approving the upgrading of the post of the Executive Secretary to Assistant Secretary-General in April 2001;
  7. Requests the President of the Conference of the Parties, taking into account paragraph 6 above, to invite the Secretary-General of the United Nations to appoint the Executive Secretary at the level of Assistant Secretary-General, for a three-year term of office, starting on 1 July 2002;
  8. Approves a drawing of US$ 5 million from the unspent balances or contributions ("carry-over") from previous financial periods to cover part of the 2003-2004 budget;
  9. Authorizes the Executive Secretary to transfer resources among the programmes within the limits agreed to in decisions V/22, 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;
  10. Notes with concern that a number of Parties have not paid their contributions to the core budget (BY Trust Fund) for 2002 and prior 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, and invites the Executive Secretary to submit proposals for promoting full and timely payment of contributions by Parties for consideration and review by the Conference of the Parties at its seventh meeting;
  11. 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);
  12. Reiterates, 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;
  13. Further reiterates 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;
  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 to fund, upon request, from the core budget (BY Trust Fund) the participation of members of the bureaux of the Conference of the Parties and Subsidiary Body on Scientific Technical and Technological Advice at the inter-sessional meetings of the respective bureaux;
  16. Endorses the decisions of the Bureau of the fifth 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$ 2,319,500 from the BY Trust Fund, of which US$ 1,157,142 was spent, to fund inter-sessional activities recommended by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing, which were not envisaged and therefore for which no budgetary allocations were approved by the Conference of the Parties at its fifth meeting, including the participation of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and small island developing States, and Parties with economies in transition, in the meetings of the Convention as well as to carry out activities approved by the Conference of the Parties and requests the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the Bureau, to continue to monitor the availability of voluntary contributions to the BE and BZ Trust Funds in the event of any shortfalls;
  17. Decides that the Trust Funds (BY, BE, BZ) for the Convention shall be extended for the period of two years, beginning 1 January 2004 and ending 31 December 2005;
  18. 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 2002 for the calendar year 2003 and by 1 October 2003 for the calendar year 2004 the contributions required to finance expenditures approved under paragraph 2 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;
  19. Urges all Parties and States not party 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;
  20. 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 2003-2004 specified by the Executive Secretary and included in table 3 below, and urges Parties to make contributions to this Fund;
  21. Takes note also 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 among them, and Parties with economies in transition, for the biennium 2003?2004, as specified by the Executive Secretary and included in table 4 below, and urges Parties to make contributions to this Fund;
  22. Authorizes the Executive Secretary to consult with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties on any adjustments which may be necessary in the servicing of the programme of the work as foreseen in the core budget (BY Trust Fund) for the biennium 2003-2004, 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;
  23. Authorizes the Executive Secretary to draw, in consultation with the bureau of the Conference of the Parties, on available cash resources, including unspent balances, contributions from previous financial periods and miscellaneous income within the approved core budget (BY Trust Fund) for the biennium 2003-2004, to cover any shortfalls in the special voluntary Trust Fund (BZ) for facilitating participation of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and the small island developing States among them, and Parties with economies in transition, for the biennium 2003-2004, in priorities(65) identified in the core budget (BY Trust Fund);
  24. Authorizes the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties, to draw on available cash resources, including unspent balances, contributions from previous financial periods and miscellaneous income within the approved core budget (BY Trust Fund) for the biennium 2003-2004, to fund inter-sessional activities recommended by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the ad hoc open-ended working groups, that have not been envisaged and for which no budgetary allocations were approved by the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting, up to a maximum of 20 per cent (US$ 855,523) of the cost of the priorities(65) identified within the core budget (BY Trust Fund) for the biennium 2003-2004;
  25. Approves a contingency of US$ 250,000 to meet the costs of the conference services if a second meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety takes place in 2004, back-to-back with the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, and in the event that the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol does not decide on budgetary arrangements to this end;
  26. Requests the Executive Secretary, in accordance with the provisions of Article 31, paragraph 3 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, to identify the costs of the secretariat services for the Protocol, to the extent that they are distinct, for inclusion in a proposed budget for the consideration of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol;
  27. Decides to establish, pursuant to paragraphs 6 and 7, section B, of recommendation 2/9 of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, and on a pilot phase basis, a trust fund, to be administered by the Secretariat, for voluntary contributions from Parties and Governments for the specific purpose of supporting developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and the small island developing States among them, and Parties with economies in transition to pay for the use of experts selected from the roster of experts on biosafety; and requests the Executive Secretary to seek submissions from Governments on the operation of this Fund, and to report thereon to the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol;
  28. Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare and submit a budget for the programme of work for the biennium 2005-2006 for the seventh 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 2003- 2004;
  29. 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;
  30. Welcomes the generous offer of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International to second a staff member to the Secretariat to promote the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and requests the Executive Secretary to enter arrangements to this end, in accordance with paragraph 29 above.

Table 1: Biennium budget of the Trust Fund for the Convention on Biological Diversity 2003-2004

EXPENDITURES

2003
(US$ thousands)

2004
(US$ thousands)

I

Programmes

   
 

Executive direction and management 1/

782.9

809.1

 

Scientific, technical and technological matters 2/

1,412.1

1,539.5

 

Social, economic and legal matters 3/

1,395.5

1,101.8

 

Implementation and outreach 4/

1,971.7

2,070.3

 

Biosafety 5/

1,705.6

1,217.1

 

Resource management and conference services 6/

2,238.8

3,186.4

 

SUB-TOTAL (I)

9,506.6

9,924.2

II

Programme support charge 13%

1,235.9

1,290.1

 

Sub-total (II)

1,235.9

1,290.1

III

Working capital reserve 7/

-

-

 

Sub-total (III)

-

-

 

GRAND TOTAL (I + II + III)

10,742.5

11,214.3

     
 

Less contribution from the host country

1,000.0

1,000.0

 

Less savings from previous years (surplus)

2,500.0

2,500.0

       

NET TOTAL (amount to be shared by Parties)

7,242.5

7,714.3

Priorities identified in the core budget (US$4,277,615 including 13% programme support costs)
1/ Meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties
2/ Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Forest Biological Diversity; support to expert groups on genetic use restriction technologies and invasive alien species; meetings of the Bureau of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice.
3/ Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group. on Access and Benefit-sharing; support to expert groups on incentive measures.
4/ Support to expert groups on communication;
5/ First meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; meetings of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
6/ Seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties; ninth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice; tenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice; Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Article 8(j); Open-ended Inter-Sessional Meeting on the Multi-Year Programme of Work for the Conference of the Parties up to 2010.
7/ For the biennium 2003-2004, an amount of $878,272 will be taken from the carry-over for the working capital reserve on an exceptional basis without setting a precedent for future biennia.

Table 2: Secretariat-wide staffing requirements from the core budget

 

2003

2004

A

Professional category

   
 

ASG *

1

1

 

D-1

3

3

 

P-5

4

4

 

P-4

14

14

 

P-3

13

13

 

P-2

1

1

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

36

36

       

B.

Total General Service category

26

26

       

TOTAL (A + B)

62

62

Table 3 Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BE) for additional voluntary contributions in support of approved activities for the biennium 2003-2004 (thousands of United States dollars)

DESCRIPTIONS

2003
(US$ thousands)

2004
(US$ thousands)

I

     

A

Meetings/workshops

   
 

Executive direction and management

   
 

Regional meetings for the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (4)

 

40.0

 

Scientific, technical and technological matters

   
 

Regional workshops on taxonomy (4)

160.0

160.0

 

Liaison group - restoration and recovery of ecosystems and species

60.0

0

 

Advisory group on anthologies of terms on invasive alien species

80.0

0

 

AHTEG - genetic use restriction technologies

0

80.0

 

AHTEG - mountain biodiversity

80.0

80.0

 

AHTEG - protected areas

80.0

80.0

 

AHTEG - restoration of degraded ecosystems and threatened species

80.0

80.0

 

AHTEG - targets/baselines/indicators

80.0

0

 

AHTEG - non-timber forest resources

80.0

80.0

 

AHTEG - forest fires

80.0

80.0

 

Social, economic and legal affairs

   
 

Open-ended expert workshop on capacity-building on access and benefit-sharing

450.0

0

 

Group of legal and technical experts on liability and redress

80.0

0

 

Workshop on incentive measures

190.0

0

 

Incentive measures inter-agency coordination committee

20.0

20.0

 

Implementation and outreach

   
 

Clearing-House mechanism regional workshops (4)

240.0

80.0

 

Global Initiative on Education and Public Awareness

   
 

    - Global communication, education and awareness network

62.5

25.0

 

    - Exchange of knowledge and expertise

100.0

100.0

 

    - Capacity-building for communication, education and awareness

375.0

375.0

 

Biosafety

   
 

Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Liability and Redress

450.0

0

 

Regional meetings for the Biosafety Protocol

80.0

80.0

 

Biosafety technical expert meetings (4)

160.0

160.0

 

Regional workshops for the Biosafety Clearing-House

160.0

160.0

B

Staff

   
 

Agricultural Biodiversity Programme Officer (FAO)

141.5

146.5

 

Senior Programme Officer (Netherlands)

156.2

163.1

C

Travel

   
 

Travel of the President of the Conference of the Parties

10.0

10.0

 

Travel of SBSTTA Chair

10.0

10.0

D

Consultants/ sub-contracts

   
 

Biosafety Clearing-House

20.0

20.0

 

Protected areas

15.0

15.0

 

Mountains

15.0

15.0

 

Technology transfer

15.0

15.0

 

Ecosystem recovery /approach

15.0

15.0

 

Composite report on status and trends regarding traditional knowledge

150.0

0

E

Miscellaneous

   
 

Strengthening incentive measures (CDs; flyers; translations etc.)

10.0

10.0

 

Sub-total (I)

3,705.2

2,094.6

II

Programme support costs (13%)

481.7

272.3

 

TOTAL (I + II)

4.186.8

2.366.9

Table 4 Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BZ) for facilitating participation of Parties in the Convention process for the biennium 2003-2004

 

2003
(US$ thousands)

2004
(US$ thousands)

I

Meetings

   
 

Seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties

0.0

650.0

 

Regional meetings for the Conference of the Parties

0.0

300.0

 

Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

540.0

540.0

 

Ad Hoc Inter-Sessional Meeting on the Multi-Year Programme of Work of the Conference of the Parties up to 2010

163.0

0.0

 

First meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Biosafety Protocol

540.0

0.0

 

Regional meetings for the Biosafety Protocol

300.0

300.0

 

Ad Hoc Working Group on Access and Benefit-Sharing

163.0

0.0

 

Ad Hoc Working Group on Article 8(j)

0.0

163.0

 

Open-ended expert workshop on capacity-building for access and benefit-sharing

540.0

0.0

 

Ad Hoc Working Group on Liability and Redress

540.0

0.0

 

Second meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Biosafety Protocol

 

163.0

 

Sub-total (I)

2,786.0

2,116.0

II

Programme support costs (13%)

362.2

275.1

 

TOTAL (I + II)

3,148.2

2,391.1

Table 5. Contributions to the Trust Fund for the Convention on Biological Diversity for the biennium 2003-2004

Party

UN scale of
assessments
2003
(per cent)

Scale with 22%
ceiling, no LDC
paying more than
0.01 %
(per cent)

Contributions
per
1 Jan. 2003
US$

UN scale of
assessments
2003
(per cent)

Scale with 22%
ceiling, no LDC
paying more than
0.01 %
(per cent)

Contributions
as per
1 Jan. 2004
US$

Total
contributions
2003-2004
US$

Albania

0.00300

0.00383

277

0.00300

0.00383

295

573

Algeria

0.07000

0.08938

6,473

0.07000

0.08938

6,895

13,368

Angola

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Antigua and Barbuda

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Argentina

1.14900

1.46707

106,252

1.14900

1.46707

113,174

219,426

Armenia

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Australia

1.62700

2.07739

150,455

1.62700

2.07739

160,256

310,711

Austria

0.94700

1.20915

87,573

0.94700

1.20915

93,277

180,850

Azerbaijan

0.00400

0.00511

370

0.00400

0.00511

394

764

Bahamas

0.01200

0.01532

1,110

0.01200

0.01532

1,182

2,292

Bahrain

0.01800

0.02298

1,665

0.01800

0.02298

1,773

3,437

Bangladesh

0.01000

0.01277

925

0.01000

0.01277

985

1,910

Barbados

0.00900

0.01149

832

0.00900

0.01149

886

1,719

Belarus

0.01900

0.02426

1,757

0.01900

0.02426

1,871

3,628

Belgium

1.12900

1.44153

104,403

1.12900

1.44153

111,204

215,607

Belize

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Benin

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Bhutan

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Bolivia

0.00800

0.01021

740

0.00800

0.01021

788

1,528

Botswana

0.01000

0.01277

925

0.01000

0.01277

985

1,910

Brazil

2.39000

3.05160

221,012

2.39000

3.05160

235,410

456,422

Bulgaria

0.01300

0.01660

1,202

0.01300

0.01660

1,280

2,483

Burkina Faso

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Burundi

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Cambodia

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Cameroon

0.00900

0.01149

832

0.00900

0.01149

886

1,719

Canada

2.55800

3.26611

236,548

2.55800

3.26611

251,957

488,505

Cape Verde

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Central African Republic

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Chad

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Chile

0.21200

0.27069

19,604

0.21200

0.27069

20,882

40,486

China

1.53200

1.95609

141,670

1.53200

1.95609

150,899

292,568

Colombia

0.20100

0.25664

18,587

0.20100

0.25664

19,798

38,385

Comoros

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Congo

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Cook Islands

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Costa Rica

0.02000

0.02554

1,849

0.02000

0.02554

1,970

3,819

Cote d'Ivoire

0.00900

0.01149

832

0.00900

0.01149

886

1,719

Croatia

0.03900

0.04980

3,606

0.03900

0.04980

3,841

7,448

Cuba

0.03000

0.03830

2,774

0.03000

0.03830

2,955

5,729

Cyprus

0.03800

0.04852

3,514

0.03800

0.04852

3,743

7,257

Czech Republic

0.20300

0.25919

18,772

0.20300

0.25919

19,995

38,767

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

0.00900

0.01149

832

0.00900

0.01149

886

1,719

Democratic Republic of the Congo

0.00400

0.00511

370

0.00400

0.00511

394

764

Denmark

0.74900

0.95634

69,263

0.74900

0.95634

73,775

143,038

Djibouti

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Dominica

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Dominican Republic

0.02300

0.02937

2,127

0.02300

0.02937

2,265

4,392

Ecuador

0.02500

0.03192

2,312

0.02500

0.03192

2,462

4,774

Egypt

0.08100

0.10342

7,490

0.08100

0.10342

7,978

15,469

El Salvador

0.01800

0.02298

1,665

0.01800

0.02298

1,773

3,437

Equatorial Guinea

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Eritrea

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Estonia

0.01000

0.01277

925

0.01000

0.01277

985

1,910

Ethiopia

0.00400

0.00511

370

0.00400

0.00511

394

764

European Community

2.50000

2.50000

181,063

2.50000

2.50000

192,858

373,920

Fiji

0.00400

0.00511

370

0.00400

0.00511

394

764

Finland

0.52200

0.66650

48,271

0.52200

0.66650

51,416

99,687

France

6.46600

8.25592

597,935

6.46600

8.25592

636,887

1,234,822

Gabon

0.01400

0.01788

1,295

0.01400

0.01788

1,379

2,674

Gambia

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Georgia

0.00500

0.00638

462

0.00500

0.00638

492

955

Germany

9.76900

12.47326

903,376

9.76900

12.47326

962,225

1,865,601

Ghana

0.00500

0.00638

462

0.00500

0.00638

492

955

Greece

0.53900

0.68821

49,843

0.53900

0.68821

53,090

102,934

Grenada

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Guatemala

0.02700

0.03447

2,497

0.02700

0.03447

2,659

5,156

Guinea

0.00300

0.00383

277

0.00300

0.00383

295

573

Guinea-Bissau

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Guyana

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Haiti

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Honduras

0.00500

0.00638

462

0.00500

0.00638

492

955

Hungary

0.12000

0.15322

11,097

0.12000

0.15322

11,820

22,917

Iceland

0.03300

0.04214

3,052

0.03300

0.04214

3,250

6,302

India

0.34100

0.43540

31,534

0.34100

0.43540

33,588

65,121

Indonesia

0.20000

0.25536

18,495

0.20000

0.25536

19,700

38,194

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

0.27200

0.34730

25,153

0.27200

0.34730

26,791

51,944

Ireland

0.29400

0.37539

27,187

0.29400

0.37539

28,958

56,146

Israel

0.41500

0.52988

38,377

0.41500

0.52988

40,877

79,253

Italy

5.06475

6.46678

468,356

5.06475

6.46678

498,867

967,223

Jamaica

0.00400

0.00511

370

0.00400

0.00511

394

764

Japan

19.51575

22.00000

1,593,350

19.51575

22.00000

1,697,146

3,290,496

Jordan

0.00800

0.01021

740

0.00800

0.01021

788

1,528

Kazakhstan

0.02800

0.03575

2,589

0.02800

0.03575

2,758

5,347

Kenya

0.00800

0.01021

740

0.00800

0.01021

788

1,528

Kiribati

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Kyrgyzstan

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Lao People's Democratic Republic

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Latvia

0.01000

0.01277

925

0.01000

0.01277

985

1,910

Lebanon

0.01200

0.01532

1,110

0.01200

0.01532

1,182

2,292

Lesotho

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Liberia

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Libya

0.06700

0.08555

6,196

0.06700

0.08555

6,599

12,795

Liechtenstein

0.00600

0.00766

555

0.00600

0.00766

591

1,146

Lithuania

0.01700

0.02171

1,572

0.01700

0.02171

1,674

3,247

Luxembourg

0.08000

0.10215

7,398

0.08000

0.10215

7,880

15,278

Madagascar

0.00300

0.00383

277

0.00300

0.00383

295

573

Malawi

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Malaysia

0.23500

0.30005

21,731

0.23500

0.30005

23,147

44,878

Maldives

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Mali

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Malta

0.01500

0.01915

1,387

0.01500

0.01915

1,477

2,865

Marshall Islands

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Mauritania

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Mauritius

0.01100

0.01405

1,017

0.01100

0.01405

1,083

2,101

Mexico

1.08600

1.38663

100,426

1.08600

1.38663

106,969

207,395

Micronesia (Federated States of )

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Monaco

0.00400

0.00511

370

0.00400

0.00511

394

764

Mongolia

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Morocco

0.04400

0.05618

4,069

0.04400

0.05618

4,334

8,403

Mozambique

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Myanmar

0.01000

0.01277

925

0.01000

0.01277

985

1,910

Namibia

0.00700

0.00894

647

0.00700

0.00894

689

1,337

Nauru

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Nepal

0.00400

0.00511

370

0.00400

0.00511

394

764

Netherlands

1.73800

2.21911

160,719

1.73800

2.21911

171,189

331,908

New Zealand

0.24100

0.30771

22,286

0.24100

0.30771

23,738

46,024

Nicaragua

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Niger

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Nigeria

0.06800

0.08682

6,288

0.06800

0.08682

6,698

12,986

Niue

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Norway

0.64600

0.82483

59,738

0.64600

0.82483

63,630

123,368

Oman

0.06100

0.07789

5,641

0.06100

0.07789

6,008

11,649

Pakistan

0.06100

0.07789

5,641

0.06100

0.07789

6,008

11,649

Palau

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Panama

0.01800

0.02298

1,665

0.01800

0.02298

1,773

3,437

Papua New Guinea

0.00600

0.00766

555

0.00600

0.00766

591

1,146

Paraguay

0.01600

0.02043

1,480

0.01600

0.02043

1,576

3,056

Peru

0.11800

0.15066

10,912

0.11800

0.15066

11,623

22,535

Philippines

0.10000

0.12768

9,247

0.10000

0.12768

9,850

19,097

Poland

0.37800

0.48264

34,955

0.37800

0.48264

37,232

72,187

Portugal

0.46200

0.58989

42,723

0.46200

0.58989

45,506

88,229

Qatar

0.03400

0.04341

3,144

0.03400

0.04341

3,349

6,493

Republic of Korea

1.85100

2.36339

171,169

1.85100

2.36339

182,319

353,488

Republic of Moldova

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Romania

0.05800

0.07406

5,363

0.05800

0.07406

5,713

11,076

Russian Federation

1.20000

1.53218

110,968

1.20000

1.53218

118,197

229,166

Rwanda

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Saint Kitts and Nevis

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Saint Lucia

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Samoa

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

San Marino

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Sao Tome and Principe

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Saudi Arabia

0.55400

0.70736

51,230

0.55400

0.70736

54,568

105,798

Senegal

0.00500

0.00638

462

0.00500

0.00638

492

955

Seychelles

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Sierra Leone

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Singapore

0.39300

0.50179

36,342

0.39300

0.50179

38,710

75,052

Slovakia

0.04300

0.05490

3,976

0.04300

0.05490

4,235

8,212

Slovenia

0.08100

0.10342

7,490

0.08100

0.10342

7,978

15,469

Solomon Islands

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

South Africa

0.40800

0.52094

37,729

0.40800

0.52094

40,187

77,916

Spain

2.51875

3.21599

232,918

2.51875

3.21599

248,091

481,009

Sri Lanka

0.01600

0.02043

1,480

0.01600

0.02043

1,576

3,056

Sudan

0.00600

0.00766

555

0.00600

0.00766

591

1,146

Suriname

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Swaziland

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Sweden

1.02675

1.31098

94,947

1.02675

1.31098

101,133

196,080

Switzerland

1.27400

1.62667

117,812

1.27400

1.62667

125,486

243,298

Syrian Arab Republic

0.08000

0.10215

7,398

0.08000

0.10215

7,880

15,278

Tajikistan

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

0.00600

0.00766

555

0.00600

0.00766

591

1,146

Togo

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Tonga

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Trinidad and Tobago

0.01600

0.02043

1,480

0.01600

0.02043

1,576

3,056

Tunisia

0.03000

0.03830

2,774

0.03000

0.03830

2,955

5,729

Turkey

0.44000

0.56180

40,688

0.44000

0.56180

43,339

84,027

Turkmenistan

0.00300

0.00383

277

0.00300

0.00383

295

573

Uganda

0.00500

0.00638

462

0.00500

0.00638

492

955

Ukraine

0.05300

0.06767

4,901

0.05300

0.06767

5,220

10,121

United Arab Emirates

0.20200

0.25792

18,680

0.20200

0.25792

19,897

38,576

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

5.53600

7.06848

511,935

5.53600

7.06848

545,284

1,057,218

United Republic of Tanzania

0.00400

0.00511

370

0.00400

0.00511

394

764

Uruguay

0.08000

0.10215

7,398

0.08000

0.10215

7,880

15,278

Uzbekistan

0.01100

0.01405

1,017

0.01100

0.01405

1,083

2,101

Vanuatu

0.00100

0.00128

92

0.00100

0.00128

98

191

Venezuela

0.20800

0.26558

19,235

0.20800

0.26558

20,488

39,722

Viet Nam

0.01600

0.02043

1,480

0.01600

0.02043

1,576

3,056

Yemen

0.00600

0.00766

555

0.00600

0.00766

591

1,146

Yugoslavia

0.02000

0.02554

1,849

0.02000

0.02554

1,970

3,819

Zambia

0.00200

0.00255

185

0.00200

0.00255

197

382

Zimbabwe

0.00800

0.01021

740

0.00800

0.01021

788

1,528

TOTAL

81.147

100.000

7,242,500

81.147

100.000

7,714,300

14,956,800


(62) UNEP/CBD/COP/6/10.
(63) UNEP/CBD/COP/6/16 and Corr.1 and Add.1.
(64) The purpose of the working capital reserve shall be to ensure continuity of operations of the Convention’s Secretariat in the event of a temporary shortfall of cash. Drawdowns from the working capital reserve shall be restored from contributions as soon as possible.
(65) See footnote in table 1 below.

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