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MOP 2 Decision BS-II/7

Administration of the Cartagena Protocol and performance of the Protocol trust funds for the 2005-2006 biennium

The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety,

Having considered the report of the Executive Secretary on the administration of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the performance of the Protocol Trust Funds,

1. Takes note of the income and budget performance of the following trust funds established by the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety:

(a) The General Trust Fund (BG) for the Core Programme Budget of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety for the biennium 2005-2006;

(b) The Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BH) for Additional Voluntary Contributions in Support of Approved Activities for the Biennium 2005-2006;

(c) The Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BI) for Facilitating Participation of Developing Country Parties, for the biennium 2005-2006;

2. Urges Parties that have not yet done so to pay their 2005 contributions to the BG Trust Fund as soon as possible in order to enable the Secretariat to plan and execute the Protocol programme in a timely manner;

3. Invites all Parties to the Protocol to note that contributions to the core budget (BG Trust Fund) are due on 1 January of the year in which these contributions have been budgeted for, and to pay them promptly, and urges Parties in a position to do so to pay by 15 November 2005 for the calendar year 2006 the contributions required to finance the Protocol expenditures approved and, in this regard, requests that Parties be notified of the amount of their contributions by 15 October of the year preceding the year in which the contributions are due;

4. Notes with concern the shortfalls in contributions for supporting approved activities and participation of developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition in meetings organized under the Protocol, and urges all Parties and States not Parties to the Protocol, as well as governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and other sources, to contribute to the Special Voluntary Trust Funds (BH and BI) of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to enable the Secretariat to implement approved activities in a timely manner.


  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme