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MOP 3 Decision BS-III/7

Programme budget for the costs of the Secretariat services for and the biosafety work programme of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety for the biennium 2007-2008

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

Reaffirming the operational modalities of the programme budget (BG, BH, BI), as established in paragraphs 2, 8, 12 and 16 to 19 of decision BS-I/10,

Recalling paragraphs 10 and 11 of decision VII/34 of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity,

Satisfied with the development of the Secretariat-wide tracking mechanism for differentiating shared costs of secretariat services between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Protocol as well as with the analysis of the results by the Executive Secretary and the conclusions drawn from that analysis,

1. Welcomes the annual contribution of US$ 1,000,000, to be increased at 2% per year, from the host country Canada and the Province of Quebec to the operation of the Secretariat, of which 16.5% has been allocated per annum to offset contributions from the Parties to the Protocol for the biennium 2007-2008;

2. Approves a core programme budget (BG) of US$ 2,615,000 for the year 2007 and of US$ 2,108,100 for the year 2008, for the purposes set out in table 1 below;

3. Approves Secretariat staffing as set out in table 2 below, and requests that all vacant staff positions be filled expeditiously;

4. Adopts the scale of assessments for the apportionment of the costs under the Protocol for 2007 and 2008 set out in table 5 below and authorizes the Executive Secretary, in keeping with the financial rules, to adjust the list of Parties on receipt of notification from the Depositary that a State has deposited an instrument on ratification, acceptance, approval or accession;

5. Decides to set the working capital reserve at a level of 5 per cent of the core programme budget (BG) expenditure, including programme support costs;

6. Approves a drawing of US$ 400,000 from the unspent balances or contributions ("carry‑over") from the previous financial period to cover part of the 2007-2008 budget;

7. Takes note of the funding estimates for activities under the Protocol to be financed from:

(a) The Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BH) for Additional Voluntary Contributions in Support of Approved Activities for the biennium 2007-2008, as specified by the Executive Secretary and included in table 3 below;

(b) The Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BI) for Facilitating Participation of the Developing Country Parties, in particular the least developed countries and small island developing States, and Parties with Economies in Transition, for the biennium 2007-2008, as specified by the Executive Secretary and included in table 4 below;

and urges Parties to make contributions to these funds;

8. Invites all Parties to the Protocol to note that contributions to the core programme budget (BG) 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 1 October of the year 2006 for the calendar year 2007 and by 1 October 2007 for the calendar year 2008, the contributions required to finance the Protocol expenditures approved under paragraph 2 above, as offset by the amounts specified in paragraphs 1 and 6 above, and in this regard requests Parties to be notified of the amount of their contributions by 1 August of the year preceding the year in which the contributions are due;

9. Invites all States not party to the Protocol, as well as governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and other sources, to contribute to the trust funds for the Protocol (BG, BH, BI) to enable the Secretariat to implement approved activities in a timely manner;

10. Decides that the trust funds for the Protocol (BG, BH, BI) shall be extended for a period of two years, beginning 1 January 2008 and ending 31 December 2009;

11. Agrees to share the costs for secretariat services between those that are common to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Protocol on an 85:15 ratio for the biennium 2007-2008;

12. Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare and submit a programme budget for secretariat services and the biosafety work programme of the Protocol for the biennium 2009-2010 to the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, and to report on income and budget performance as well as any adjustments made to the Protocol budget for the biennium 2007-2008;

13. Requests the Executive Secretary, in presenting the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2009-2010 to the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, to use the tracking mechanism to review the ratio specified in paragraph 11 above.

Table 1: Biennium budget for the Trust Fund of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety 2007-2008

Expenditures

2007

2008

(US$ thousands)

(US$ thousands)

A.

Staff costs*

939.6

967.8

B.

Biosafety Bureau meetings

50.0

60.0

C.

Travel on official business

50.0

50.0

D.

Consultants/subcontracts

25.0

25.0

E.

Biosafety Clearing-House advisory meetings

40.0

40.0

F.

Liaison group meetings (1/year)

35.0

35.0

G.

Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

---

350.0

H.

Compliance Committee meetings (2/year)

95.0

95.0

I.

Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Liability and Redress (2 meetings)

800.0

---

J.

Translation of Biosafety Clearing-House website

20.0

20.0

K.

Training/Fellowships

20.0

20.0

L.

Temporary assistance/Overtime

10.0

10.0

M.

General operating expenses

192.8

192.8

 

Sub-total (I)

2,277.4

1,865.6

II

Programme support costs 13%

296.1

242.5

 

Sub-total (II)

296.1

242.5

III

Working capital reserve **

41.5

-

 

Sub-total (III)

41.5

-

 

GRAND TOTAL (I + II + III)

2,615.0

2,108.1

 

Less contribution from the host country

168.3

171.7

 

Less savings from previous years (surplus)

200.0

200.0

 

NET TOTAL (Amount to be shared by Parties)

2,246.7

1,736.4

* Includes 15% costs for 1 P-5, 4 P-4, 7 P-3, and 4 G-S staff funded mainly by the Convention.

** 5% of biennium total (including programme support costs) less accumulated working capital reserve from 2005-2006 of $192,600.

 

Table 2: Biosafety Protocol distinct staffing requirements from the core budget (BG Trust Fund) for the biennium 2007-2008

 

2007

2008

A

Professional category

 

 

 

P-5

1

1

 

P-4

1

1

 

P-3

1

1

 

P-2

1

1

 

Total Professional category

4

4

B.

Total General Service category

2

2

TOTAL (A + B)

6

6

 

Table 3: Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BH) for additional voluntary contributions in support of

approved activities of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety for the biennium 2007-2008

Descriptions

2007

2008

(US$ thousands)

(US$ thousands)

I

Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional capacity-building coordination meetings for the Biosafety Protocol (1/year)

60.0

60.0

 

Regional workshops on capacity-building/risk assessment on LMOs (4)

100.0

100.0

 

Open-ended Ad Hoc Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Liability and Redress

 

400.0

 

 

 

 

 

Consultants/ sub-contracts

 

 

 

Biosafety Clearing-House- External security audit

 

10.0

 

Biosafety roster of experts

50.0

50.0

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment

 

 

 

Biosafety Clearing-House software/hardware

5.0

5.0

 

Sub-total (I)

215.0

625.0

II

Programme support costs (13%)

28.0

81.3

 

TOTAL (I + II)

243.0

706.3

 

Table 4: Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BI) for facilitating participation of Parties in

in the Protocol for the 2007-2008 biennium

 

2007

2008

(US$ thousands)

(US$ thousands)

I

Meetings

 

 

 

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

 

450.0

 

 

 

 

 

Open-ended Ad Hoc Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Liability and Redress (3)

900.0

450.0

 

 

 

 

 

Sub-total (I)

900.0

900.0

II

Programme support costs (13%)

117.0

117.0

 

TOTAL (I + II)

1017.0

1017.0


Table 5: Contributions to the Trust Fund for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety for the biennium 2007-2008

 

 

  

Member Country

 

UN scale of assessments 2006

(per cent)

Scale with 22% ceiling, no LDC paying more than 0.01 %

(per cent)

 

Contributions per 1 Jan. 2007 US$

 

UN scale of assessments 2006

(per cent)

Scale with 22% ceiling, no LDC paying more than 0.01 %

(per cent)

 

Contributions as per 1 Jan. 2008

US$

 

Total contributions 2007-2008

US$

Albania

0.005

0.008

179

0.005

0.008

139

318

Algeria

0.076

0.121

2,725

0.076

0.121

2,106

4,830

Antigua and Barbuda

0.003

0.005

108

0.003

0.005

83

191

Armenia

0.002

0.003

72

0.002

0.003

55

127

Austria

0.859

1.371

30,796

0.859

1.371

23,801

54,596

Azerbaijan

0.005

0.008

179

0.005

0.008

139

318

Bahamas

0.013

0.021

466

0.013

0.021

360

826

Bangladesh

0.010

0.010

225

0.010

0.010

174

398

Barbados

0.010

0.016

359

0.010

0.016

277

636

Belarus

0.018

0.029

645

0.018

0.029

499

1,144

Belgium

1.069

1.706

38,324

1.069

1.706

29,619

67,944

Belize

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Benin

0.002

0.003

72

0.002

0.003

55

127

Bhutan

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Bolivia

0.009

0.014

323

0.009

0.014

249

572

Botswana

0.012

0.019

430

0.012

0.019

332

763

Brazil

1.523

2.430

54,600

1.523

2.430

42,199

96,799

Bulgaria

0.017

0.027

609

0.017

0.027

471

1,080

Burkina Faso

0.002

0.003

72

0.002

0.003

55

127

Cambodia

0.002

0.003

72

0.002

0.003

55

127

Cameroon

0.008

0.013

287

0.008

0.013

222

508

Cape Verde

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

China

2.053

3.276

73,601

2.053

3.276

56,884

130,485

Colombia

0.155

0.247

5,557

0.155

0.247

4,295

9,852

Croatia

0.037

0.059

1,326

0.037

0.059

1,025

2,352

Cuba

0.043

0.069

1,542

0.043

0.069

1,191

2,733

Cyprus

0.039

0.062

1,398

0.039

0.062

1,081

2,479

Czech Republic

0.183

0.292

6,561

0.183

0.292

5,071

11,631

Dem. Republic of Congo

0.003

0.005

108

0.003

0.005

83

191

Denmark

0.718

1.146

25,741

0.718

1.146

19,894

45,635

Djibouti

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Dominica

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Ecuador

0.019

0.030

681

0.019

0.030

526

1,208

Egypt

0.012

0.019

430

0.012

0.019

332

763

El Salvador

0.022

0.035

789

0.022

0.035

610

1,398

Eritrea

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Estonia

0.012

0.019

430

0.012

0.019

332

763

Ethiopia

0.004

0.006

143

0.004

0.006

111

254

European Community

2.500

2.500

56,168

2.500

2.500

43,410

99,578

Fiji

0.004

0.006

143

0.004

0.006

111

254

Finland

0.533

0.851

19,108

0.533

0.851

14,768

33,876

France

6.030

9.622

216,178

6.030

9.622

167,077

383,256

Gambia

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Germany

8.662

13.822

310,537

8.662

13.822

240,004

550,541

Ghana

0.004

0.006

143

0.004

0.006

111

254

Greece

0.530

0.846

19,001

0.530

0.846

14,685

33,686

Grenada

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Guatemala

0.030

0.048

1,076

0.030

0.048

831

1,907

Hungary

0.126

0.201

4,517

0.126

0.201

3,491

8,008

India

0.421

0.672

15,093

0.421

0.672

11,665

26,758

Indonesia

0.142

0.227

5,091

0.142

0.227

3,934

9,025

Iran

0.157

0.251

5,629

0.157

0.251

4,350

9,979

Ireland

0.350

0.558

12,548

0.350

0.558

9,698

22,245

Italy

4.885

7.795

175,130

4.885

7.795

135,352

310,481

Japan

19.468

22.000

494,274

19.468

22.000

382,008

876,282

Jordan

0.011

0.018

394

0.011

0.018

305

699

Kenya

0.009

0.014

323

0.009

0.014

249

572

Kiribati

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Korea , Democratic Republic

0.010

0.016

359

0.010

0.016

277

636

Kyrgyzstan

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Lao People's Dem. Rep.

0.015

0.010

225

0.015

0.010

174

398

Latvia

0.015

0.024

538

0.015

0.024

416

953

Lesotho

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Liberia

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Libya

0.132

0.211

4,732

0.132

0.211

3,657

8,390

Lithuania

0.024

0.038

860

0.024

0.038

665

1,525

Luxembourg

0.077

0.123

2,760

0.077

0.123

2,133

4,894

Madagascar

0.003

0.005

108

0.003

0.005

83

191

Malaysia

0.203

0.324

7,278

0.203

0.324

5,625

12,902

Maldives

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Mali

0.002

0.003

72

0.002

0.003

55

127

Marshall Islands

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Mauritania

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Mauritius

0.011

0.018

394

0.011

0.018

305

699

Mexico

1.883

3.005

67,506

1.883

3.005

52,174

119,680

Mongolia

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Mozambique

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Namibia

0.006

0.010

215

0.006

0.010

166

381

Nauru

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Netherlands

1.690

2.697

60,587

1.690

2.697

46,826

107,413

New Zealand

0.221

0.353

7,923

0.221

0.353

6,123

14,046

Nicaragua

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Niger

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Nigeria

0.042

0.067

1,506

0.042

0.067

1,164

2,669

Niue

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Norway

0.679

1.083

24,342

0.679

1.083

18,813

43,156

Oman

0.070

0.112

2,510

0.070

0.112

1,940

4,449

Palau

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Palau

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Panama

0.019

0.030

681

0.019

0.030

526

1,208

Papua New Guinea

0.003

0.005

108

0.003

0.005

83

191

Paraguay

0.012

0.019

430

0.012

0.019

332

763

Peru

0.092

0.147

3,298

0.092

0.147

2,549

5,847

Poland

0.461

0.736

16,527

0.461

0.736

12,773

29,300

Portugal

0.470

0.750

16,850

0.470

0.750

13,023

29,872

Republic of Moldova

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Romania

0.060

0.096

2,151

0.060

0.096

1,662

3,813

Rwanda

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Saint Kitts and Nevis

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Saint Vincent & Gren.

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Samoa

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Senegal

0.005

0.008

179

0.005

0.008

139

318

Serbia & Montenegro

0.019

0.030

681

0.019

0.030

526

1,208

Seychelles

0.002

0.003

72

0.002

0.003

55

127

Slovakia

0.051

0.081

1,828

0.051

0.081

1,413

3,241

Slovenia

0.082

0.131

2,940

0.082

0.131

2,272

5,212

Solomon Islands

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

South Africa

0.292

0.466

10,468

0.292

0.466

8,091

18,559

Spain

2.520

4.021

90,343

2.520

4.021

69,823

160,167

Sri Lanka

0.017

0.027

609

0.017

0.027

471

1,080

St. Lucia

0.002

0.003

72

0.002

0.003

55

127

Sudan

0.008

0.010

225

0.008

0.010

174

398

Swaziland

0.002

0.003

72

0.002

0.003

55

127

Sweden

0.998

1.593

35,779

0.998

1.593

27,652

63,431

Switzerland

1.197

1.910

42,913

1.197

1.910

33,166

76,079

Syria

0.038

0.061

1,362

0.038

0.061

1,053

2,415

Tajikistan

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

TFYR Macedonia

0.006

0.010

215

0.006

0.010

166

381

Thailand

0.209

0.334

7,493

0.209

0.334

5,791

13,284

Togo

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Tonga

0.001

0.002

36

0.001

0.002

28

64

Trinidad and Tobago

0.022

0.035

789

0.022

0.035

610

1,398

Tunisia

0.032

0.051

1,147

0.032

0.051

887

2,034

Turkey

0.372

0.594

13,336

0.372

0.594

10,307

23,644

Uganda

0.006

0.010

215

0.006

0.010

166

381

Ukraine

0.039

0.062

1,398

0.039

0.062

1,081

2,479

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

6.127

9.777

219,656

6.127

9.777

169,765

389,421

United Republic of Tanzania

0.006

0.010

215

0.006

0.010

166

381

Venezuela

0.171

0.273

6,130

0.171

0.273

4,738

10,868

Viet Nam

0.021

0.034

753

0.021

0.034

582

1,335

Yemen

0.006

0.010

215

0.006

0.010

166

381

Zambia

0.002

0.003

72

0.002

0.003

55

127

Zimbabwe

0.007

0.011

251

0.007

0.011

194

445

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

69.297

100.000

2,246,700

69.297

100.000

1,736,400

3,983,100

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