COP 9 Decision IX/34

IX/34.Administration of the Convention and budget for the programme of work for the biennium 2009-2010

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

1.Welcomes the annual contribution to date of US$ 1,040,400, to be increased at 2 per cent per year, from the host country Canada and the Province of Quebec to the operation of the Secretariat, of which 83.5% has been allocated per annum to offset contributions from the Parties to the Convention for the biennium 2009-2010;
2.Recognizing the negative effect of recent currency fluctuations on the budget of the Convention, and noting the consequent projected shortfall of US$ 800,000 in the core programme budget of the Convention for the 2007-2008 biennium, approves the use of the working capital reserve of the General Trust Fund (BY) of the Convention on Biological Diversity to cover any shortfall in the Convention budget incurred at the end of the 2007-2008 biennium;
3.Requests the Executive Secretary, based on information from the Trustee, to advise Parties as soon as possible after the date of closure of the accounts of the trust funds under the Convention for the biennium 2007-2008, of the amount used from the working capital reserve to cover shortfalls in the 2007-2008 budget of the Convention;
4.Decides to replenish the working capital reserve with effect from 1 January 2009 through assessed contributions to the General Trust Fund (BY) of the Convention on Biological Diversity;
5.Approves a core (BY) programme budget of $11,391,900 for the year 2009 and of $12,355,100 for the year 2010 for the purposes listed in the table 1 below;
6.Adopts the scale of assessments for the apportionment of expenses for 2009 and 2010 as contained in the table 6 below;
7.Approves a Secretariat staffing table for the programme budget contained in table 2 below;
8.Reaffirms a working capital reserve at a level of 5 per cent of the core programme budget (BY Trust Fund) expenditure, including programme support costs;
9.Notes with concern that a number of Parties have not paid their contributions to the core budget (BY Trust Fund) for 2007 and prior years;
10.Urges Parties that have still not paid their contributions to the core budget (BY Trust Fund) for 2007 and prior years; to do so without delay and requests the Executive Secretary to publish and regularly update information on the status of contributions to the Convention's Trust Funds (BY, BE, BZ and VB);
11.Decides that with regard to contributions due from 1 January 2005 onwards, Parties whose contributions are in arrears for two (2) or more years will not be eligible to become a member of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties; this will only apply in the case of Parties that are not least developed countries or small island developing States;
12.Authorizes the Executive Secretary to enter into arrangements with any Party whose contributions are in arrears for two or more years to mutually agree on a “schedule of payments” for such a Party, to clear all outstanding arrears, within six years depending on the financial circumstances of the Party in arrears and pay future contributions by the due date, and report on the implementation of any such arrangement to the next meeting of the Bureau and to the Conference of the Parties;
13.Authorizes the Executive Secretary to transfer resources among the programmes between each of the main appropriation lines set out in table 1 below 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;
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 that the trust funds (BY, BE, BZ VB) for the Convention shall be extended for the period of two years, beginning 1 January 2010 and ending 31 December 2011;
16.Takes note of the funding estimates for the:
(a)Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BE) for Additional Voluntary Contributions in Support of Approved Activities for the Biennium 2009-2010 specified by the Executive Secretary and included in table 3 below;
(b)Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BZ) for Facilitating Participation of Developing Country Parties, in particular the Least Developed and the Small Island Developing States, as well as Parties with Economies in Transition, for the biennium 2009-2010, as specified by the Executive Secretary and included in table 4 below,
and urges Parties to make contributions to those funds and to the VB Trust Fund for participation of indigenous and local communities in the activities of the Convention (see table 5 below);
17.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 appropriate trust funds of the Convention;
18.Reaffirms the importance of full and active participation of the developing country parties, in particular the least developed countries and small island developing States, as well as Parties with Economies in Transition in the activities of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention and requests the Secretariat to remind Parties on the need for contribution to the special voluntary Trust Fund (BZ) at least six months prior to the ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties, reflecting on the financial need, and urges Parties in the position to do so to ensure that the contributions are paid at least three months before the Conference of the Parties meets;
19.Authorizes the Executive Secretary, subject to the agreement of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties and providing that reimbursements are made to the BY Trust Fund as soon as pledges materialize, to draw up to an amount of US$150,000 from surplus and savings from the BY Trust Fund to facilitate participation of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed countries and the small Island developing States, as well as Parties with economies in transition, for the biennium 2009-2010, in priority meetings identified in the core budget (BY) Trust Fund. This authority can only be used in respect of temporary shortfalls in the special voluntary Trust Fund (BZ), for which written pledges have been made but for which resources have not yet been received by the Executive Secretary;
20.Further authorizes the Executive Secretary to consult and subject to the agreement of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties, to make any adjustments that may be necessary in the servicing of the programme of the work as foreseen in the core budget (BY Trust Fund) for the biennium 2009-2010, 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;
21.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare and submit a budget for the programme of work for the biennium 2011-2012 for the consideration of the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting, and to provide three alternatives for the budget based on:
(a)Making an assessment of the required rate of growth for the programme budget;
(b)Maintaining the programme budget (BY Trust Fund) from the 2009–2010 level in real terms;
(c)Maintaining the programme budget (BY Trust Fund) from the 2009–2010 level in nominal terms;
22.Requests the Executive Secretary to report on income and budget performance, unspent balances and the status of surplus and carry-overs, as well as any adjustments made to the Convention budget for the biennium 2009-2010;
23.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;
24.Welcomes the report of the United Nations Board of Auditors on the financial statements of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity for the 2006-2007 biennium, and invites the Executive Secretary to implement its main recommendations and to report to the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting;
25.Requests the Executive Secretary in accordance with article 14 of the Financial Rules, to have an audit undertaken on a regular basis by Office of Internal Oversight Services and, where appropriate, to ask for reports from the United Nations Board of Auditors, and to have the reports submitted to the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties, together with the management response;
26.Agrees to share the costs for secretariat services between those that are common to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety at an 85:15 ratio for the biennium 2009-2010;
27.Authorizes the Executive Secretary to review the terms of reference of posts in the Secretariat with a view to adjusting the staffing to meet the new challenges facing the Convention and to ensure the effective functioning of the Secretariat;
28.Expresses its gratitude to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme for increasing the administrative services to the Convention on Biological Diversity through the programme support costs and requests the Executive Secretary to negotiate with the Executive Director additional support to the Convention for the 2009-2010 biennium from this source and to report to the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
29.Invites the Executive Director to analyse conference and administrative support provided to the three Rio conventions from outside their respective core programme budgets and to report thereon to the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting;
30.Requests the Executive Secretary, notwithstanding the continued need for a programme budget, to liaise with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with a view to exploring the feasibility of applying, the results-based management concept, and particularly results-based budgeting where appropriate, to the work of the Convention, taking into account the practices of UNEP and other organizations and to report thereon to the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting;
31.Recalling paragraph 21 of decision VIII/31, endorses the procedure set out in the annex to the present decision for the allocation of funding from the Special Voluntary Trust Fund (BZ) for Facilitating Participation of Parties in the Convention Process;
32.Requests the Executive Secretary to discuss the procedure in the annex to the present decision within the liaison group of the Rio conventions with the view to providing joint advice to the conferences of the parties to the three conventions on aligning their respective practices;
33.Expresses its appreciation to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme for the support provided to implement paragraph 8 of decision VIII/16 related to the joint liaison arrangements between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and encourages the Executive Secretary to continue this arrangement;
34.Invites all Parties to the Convention to note that contributions to the core programme budget (BY) 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 2008 for the calendar year 2009 and by 1 October 2009 for the calendar year 2010, the contributions set out in table b below and in this regard requests Parties be notified of the amount of their contributions by 1 August of the year preceding the year in which the contributions are due;
35.Decides that a Party with an agreed arrangement in accordance with paragraph 12 above and that is fully respecting the provisions of that arrangement will not be subject to the provisions of paragraph 11 above;
36.Welcomes the efforts of the Executive Secretary in greening activities by the Secretariat such as the carbon offsetting of travel of staff and funded participants to meetings under the Convention;
37.Requests the Executive Secretary drawing on, inter alia, the Joint Inspection Unit Recommendations contained in document A/45/130, the experience of the UNCCD and the work done by the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention in response to decision RC 3/7 and RC 1/17 paragraph 23, to explore the advantages and disadvantages of using the host country currency or the United States dollar as the currency of the account and budget of the Convention and to report and if appropriate make proposals for decision by the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting;
38.Invites and encourages countries, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, in a position to do so to contribute to the International Year of Biodiversity and to undertake, in conjunction with the United Nations focal point for the International Year of Biodiversity, special initiatives in observance of the Year with a goal of enhancing the implementation of the Convention.
Table 1
Biennium budget of the Trust Fund for the Convention on Biological Diversity 2009-2010
(Thousands of United States dollar)
Description20092010Total
I.Programme expenditures
Office of the Executive Secretary782.6859.21,641.8
Scientific, technical and technological matters1,795.92,395.44,191.3
Social, economic and legal matters2,123.71,472.33,596.0
Outreach and Major Groups1,342.71,315.32,658.0
Implementation and Technical Support1,079.81,608.92,688.7
Resource management and conference services2,223.43,282.65,506.1
Sub-total (I)9,348.110,933.720,281.8
II.Programme support costs (13%)1,215.31,421.42,636.6
Sub-total (I + II)10,563.312,355.122,918.5
III.Replenishment of the working capital reserve800.0-800.0
IV.Working capital reserve28.6-28.6
GRAND TOTAL (I + II + III + IV)11,391.912,355.123,747.0
Less contribution from the host country886.1903.81,789.9
NET TOTAL (amount to be shared by Parties)10,505.811,451.321,957.1

Priority meetings to be funded from the core budget:

Meetings of the bureaus of the Conference of the Parties and SBSTTA
Fourteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)
Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention
Sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention
Eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing
Third meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Table 2
Secretariat staffing requirements from the core budget (BY Trust Fund) for the biennium 2009-2010
Description20092010
A.Professional category
ASG11
D-133
P-544
P-41515
P-377
P-211
Total Professional category3131
B.Total General Service category2626
TOTAL (A + B)5757
Table 3
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS FROM THE SPECIAL VOLUNTARY TRUST FUND (BE) FOR ADDITIONAL VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF APPROVED ACTIVITIES FOR THE 2009-2010 BIENNIUM
(Thousands of United States dollars) 45
Description2009-2010
I.Expenditures
1.Meetings/Workshops
Office of the Executive Secretary
Regional meetings for the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties40
Scientific, Technical and Technological Matters
Agricultural biodiversity – AHTEG60
Agricultural biodiversity – Expert meeting60
Liaison Group meeting on Global Strategy for Plant Conservation35
Forest Biodiversity – Regional Workshops (5)400
Forest Biodiversity – Liaison Groups (2)70
Invasive alien species – Expert meeting60
Invasive alien species – AHTEG60
International workshop on Incentives measures (Art. 11)100
Regional training workshops (3)- implementation of the Strategic Plan240
Technology transfer and cooperation-expert meeting60
Biodiversity and climate change - regional workshops240
Biodiversity and climate change – AHTEG60
Protected areas – regional workshops (5)400
Protected areas – AHTEG60
Biological diversity of inland water ecosystems-expert meetings (2)120
Marine and coastal biodiversity-expert workshop60
Marine and coastal biodiversity-AHTEG60
Global Taxonomy Initiative – expert meeting30
Social Economic and Legal Affairs
Access and benefit-sharing-technical and legal expert groups (3)180
Access and Benefit Sharing-Open-ended Working Group meetings (2) * , **880
Article 8 (j)-regional workshop communication tools80
Outreach and Major Groups
Informal advisory committees (2) - scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism60
2.Staff
Business and biodiversity278
3.Travel costs
Biodiversity and climate change20
Biological diversity of inland water ecosystems20
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism20
Forest biodiversity35
Monitoring, assessment and indicators45
Communication, Education and Public Awareness5
4.Resource persons
Agricultural biodiversity25
Global Strategy for Plant Conservation90
Forest Biodiversity120
Incentive measures40
Ecosystem40
Implementation of the Strategic Plan70
Access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing50
Article 8(j) and related provisions40
Technology transfer and cooperation35
Monitoring, assessment and indicators20
Biodiversity and climate change55
Biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands20
Protected areas40
Marine and coastal biodiversity110
Island biodiversity10
Global Taxonomy Initiative10
Cooperation with other conventions and international organizations120
Operations of the Convention70
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism100
Communication, education and public awareness120
5.Publications
Forest biodiversity30
Invasive alien species-publication of Technical Series30
Publications of materials on ecosystem approach (6 languages)60
Technology transfer and cooperation-Information system8
Biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands5
Global Taxonomy Initiative12
Operations of the Convention50
Marine and coastal biodiversity20
6.Activities
Global Strategy for Plant Conservation20.0
Preparation of the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook * , **1,453.0
Article 8(j) – Translation of Information Portal130.0
Protected Areas – Translation60.0
Operations of the Convention – Translation60.0
Clearing House Mechanism - Translation150.0
Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA)660.7
Strategy for International Year of Biodiversity (CEPA) *690.0
Sub-total (I)8,461.7
II.Programme support costs (13%)1,100.0
TOTAL COST (I + II)9,561.7
Table 4
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS FROM THE SPECIAL VOLUNTARY TRUST FUND (BZ) FOR FACILITATING PARTICIPATION OF PARTIES IN THE CONVENTION PROCESS FOR THE 2009-2010 BIENNIUM
(Thousands of United States dollars)
Description20092010
I.Meetings
Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties900.0
Regional meetings in preparation for the Conference of the Parties (COP-10)100.0
Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice650.0
Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity300.0
Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions300.0
Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing (3 meetings)1,300.0650.0
Subtotal (I)1,600.02,600.0
II.Programme support costs (13%)208.0338.0
TOTAL COST (I + II)1,808.02,938.0
Table 5
INDICATIVE RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS FROM THE VOLUNTARY TRUST FUND (VB) FOR FACILITATING PARTICIPATION OF INDIGENOUS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN THE CONVENTION PROCESS FOR THE BIENNIUM 2009–2010
(Thousands of United States dollars)
Description20092010
I.Meetings
Support to indigenous and local communities200.0200.0
Subtotal (I)200.0200.0
II.Programme support costs (13%)26.026.0
TOTAL COST (I + II)226.0226.0
Table 6
Contributions to the Trust Fund for the Convention on Biological Diversity for the biennium 2009-2010
PartyUN scale of assessments 2009
(per cent)
Scale with 22% ceiling, no LDC paying more than 0.01 %
(per cent)
Contributions per 1 Jan. 2009
(US$)
UN scale of assessments 2009
(per cent)
Scale with 22% ceiling, no LDC paying more than 0.01 %
(per cent)
Contributions as per 1 Jan. 2010
(US$)
Total contributions 2009-2010
(US$)
Afghanistan0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Albania0.0060.0077760.0060.0078461,621
Algeria0.0850.10510,9890.0850.10511,97922,968
Angola0.0030.0043880.0030.004423811
Antigua and Barbuda0.0020.0022590.0020.002282540
Argentina0.3250.40042,0190.3250.40045,80087,819
Armenia0.0020.0022590.0020.002282540
Australia1.7872.199231,0381.7872.199251,831482,869
Austria0.8871.092114,6790.8871.092125,000239,678
Azerbaijan0.0050.0066460.0050.0067051,351
Bahamas0.0160.0202,0690.0160.0202,2554,323
Bahrain0.0330.0414,2670.0330.0414,6508,917
Bangladesh0.0100.0101,0510.0100.0101,1452,196
Barbados0.0090.0111,1640.0090.0111,2682,432
Belarus0.0200.0252,5860.0200.0252,8185,404
Belgium1.1021.356142,4761.1021.356155,298297,774
Belize0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Benin0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Bhutan0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Bolivia0.0060.0077760.0060.0078461,621
Bosnia and Herzegovina0.0060.0077760.0060.0078461,621
Botswana0.0140.0171,8100.0140.0171,9733,783
Brazil0.8761.078113,2560.8761.078123,449236,706
Brunei Darussalam0.0260.0323,3610.0260.0323,6647,026
Bulgaria0.0200.0252,5860.0200.0252,8185,404
Burkina Faso0.0020.0022590.0020.002282540
Burundi0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Cambodia0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Cameroon0.0090.0111,1640.0090.0111,2682,432
Canada2.9773.664384,8912.9773.664419,531804,422
Cape Verde0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Central African Republic0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Chad0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Chile0.1610.19820,8150.1610.19822,68943,504
China2.6673.282344,8122.6673.282375,844720,656
Colombia0.1050.12913,5750.1050.12914,79728,372
Comoros0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Congo0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Cook Islands0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Costa Rica0.0320.0394,1370.0320.0394,5108,647
Cote d'Ivoire0.0090.0111,1640.0090.0111,2682,432
Croatia0.0500.0626,4640.0500.0627,04613,511
Cuba0.0540.0666,9820.0540.0667,61014,591
Cyprus0.0440.0545,6890.0440.0546,20111,889
Czech Republic0.2810.34636,3300.2810.34639,60075,930
Democratic People's Republic of Korea0.0070.0099050.0070.0099861,891
Democratic Republic of the Congo0.0030.0043880.0030.004423811
Denmark0.7390.90995,5440.7390.909104,143199,687
Djibouti0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Dominica0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Dominican Republic0.0240.0303,1030.0240.0303,3826,485
Ecuador0.0210.0262,7150.0210.0262,9595,674
Egypt0.0880.10811,3770.0880.10812,40123,779
El Salvador0.0200.0252,5860.0200.0252,8185,404
Equatorial Guinea0.0020.0022590.0020.002282540
Eritrea0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Estonia0.0160.0202,0690.0160.0202,2554,323
Ethiopia0.0030.0043880.0030.004423811
European Community2.5002.500262,6452.5002.500286,282548,927
Fiji0.0030.0043880.0030.004423811
Finland0.5640.69472,9190.5640.69479,481152,400
France6.3017.754814,6456.3017.754887,9621,702,607
Gabon0.0080.0101,0340.0080.0101,1272,162
Gambia0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Georgia0.0030.0043880.0030.004423811
Germany8.57710.5551,108,9058.57710.5551,208,7062,317,611
Ghana0.0040.0055170.0040.0055641,081
Greece0.5960.73377,0560.5960.73383,991161,047
Grenada0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Guatemala0.0320.0394,1370.0320.0394,5108,647
Guinea0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Guinea-Bissau0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Guyana0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Haiti0.0020.0022590.0020.002282540
Honduras0.0050.0066460.0050.0067051,351
Hungary0.2440.30031,5460.2440.30034,38565,932
Iceland0.0370.0464,7840.0370.0465,2149,998
India0.4500.55458,1800.4500.55463,416121,596
Indonesia0.1610.19820,8150.1610.19822,68943,504
Iran (Islamic Republic of)0.1800.22223,2720.1800.22225,36648,638
Ireland0.4450.54857,5330.4450.54862,711120,244
Israel0.4190.51654,1720.4190.51659,047113,219
Italy5.0796.250656,6555.0796.250715,7531,372,408
Jamaica0.0100.0121,2930.0100.0121,4092,702
Japan16.62422.0002,311,27216.62422.0002,519,2844,830,556
Jordan0.0120.0151,5510.0120.0151,6913,243
Kazakhstan0.0290.0363,7490.0290.0364,0877,836
Kenya0.0100.0121,2930.0100.0121,4092,702
Kiribati0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Kuwait0.1820.22423,5300.1820.22425,64849,179
Kyrgyzstan0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Lao People's Democratic Republic0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Latvia0.0180.0222,3270.0180.0222,5374,864
Lebanon0.0340.0424,3960.0340.0424,7919,187
Lesotho0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Liberia0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya0.0620.0768,0160.0620.0768,73716,753
Liechtenstein0.0100.0121,2930.0100.0121,4092,702
Lithuania0.0310.0384,0080.0310.0384,3698,377
Luxembourg0.0850.10510,9890.0850.10511,97922,968
Madagascar0.0020.0022590.0020.002282540
Malawi0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Malaysia0.1900.23424,5650.1900.23426,77651,340
Maldives0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Mali0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Malta0.0170.0212,1980.0170.0212,3964,594
Marshall Islands0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Mauritania0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Mauritius0.0110.0141,4220.0110.0141,5502,972
Mexico2.2572.778291,8032.2572.778318,066609,869
Micronesia (Federated States of )0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Monaco0.0030.0043880.0030.004423811
Mongolia0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Montenegro0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Morocco0.0420.0525,4300.0420.0525,91911,349
Mozambique0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Myanmar0.0050.0066460.0050.0067051,351
Namibia0.0060.0077760.0060.0078461,621
Nauru0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Nepal0.0030.0043880.0030.004423811
Netherlands1.8732.305242,1571.8732.305263,951506,108
New Zealand0.2560.31533,0980.2560.31536,07769,174
Nicaragua0.0020.0022590.0020.002282540
Niger0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Nigeria0.0480.0596,2060.0480.0596,76412,970
Niue0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Norway0.7820.962101,1030.7820.962110,203211,306
Oman0.0730.0909,4380.0730.09010,28719,725
Pakistan0.0590.0737,6280.0590.0738,31515,943
Palau0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Panama0.0230.0282,9740.0230.0283,2416,215
Papua New Guinea0.0020.0022590.0020.002282540
Paraguay0.0050.0066460.0050.0067051,351
Peru0.0780.09610,0840.0780.09610,99221,077
Philippines0.0780.09610,0840.0780.09610,99221,077
Poland0.5010.61764,7730.5010.61770,603135,376
Portugal0.5270.64968,1350.5270.64974,267142,402
Qatar0.0850.10510,9890.0850.10511,97922,968
Republic of Korea2.1732.674280,9432.1732.674306,228587,171
Republic of Moldova0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Romania0.0700.0869,0500.0700.0869,86518,915
Russian Federation1.2001.477155,1461.2001.477169,109324,255
Rwanda0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Saint Kitts and Nevis0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Saint Lucia0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Samoa0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
San Marino0.0030.0043880.0030.004423811
Sao Tome and Principe0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Saudi Arabia0.7480.92196,7080.7480.921105,411202,119
Senegal0.0040.0055170.0040.0055641,081
Serbia0.0210.0262,7150.0210.0262,9595,674
Seychelles0.0020.0022590.0020.002282540
Sierra Leone0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Singapore0.3470.42744,8630.3470.42748,90193,764
Slovakia0.0630.0788,1450.0630.0788,87817,023
Slovenia0.0960.11812,4120.0960.11813,52925,940
Solomon Islands0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
South Africa0.2900.35737,4940.2900.35740,86878,362
Spain2.9683.653383,7272.9683.653418,263801,990
Sri Lanka0.0160.0202,0690.0160.0202,2554,323
Sudan0.0100.0101,0510.0100.0101,1452,196
Suriname0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Swaziland0.0020.0022590.0020.002282540
Sweden1.0711.318138,4681.0711.318150,930289,397
Switzerland1.2161.496157,2141.2161.496171,364328,578
Syrian Arab Republic0.0160.0202,0690.0160.0202,2554,323
Tajikistan0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Thailand0.1860.22924,0480.1860.22926,21250,259
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia0.0050.0066460.0050.0067051,351
Timor-Leste0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Togo0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Tonga0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Trinidad and Tobago0.0270.0333,4910.0270.0333,8057,296
Tunisia0.0310.0384,0080.0310.0384,3698,377
Turkey0.3810.46949,2590.3810.46953,692102,951
Turkmenistan0.0060.0077760.0060.0078461,621
Tuvalu0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Uganda0.0030.0043880.0030.004423811
Ukraine0.0450.0555,8180.0450.0556,34212,160
United Arab Emirates0.3020.37239,0450.3020.37242,55981,604
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland6.6428.174858,7326.6428.174936,0181,794,750
United Republic of Tanzania0.0060.0077760.0060.0078461,621
Uruguay0.0270.0333,4910.0270.0333,8057,296
Uzbekistan0.0080.0101,0340.0080.0101,1272,162
Vanuatu0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Venezuela0.2000.24625,8580.2000.24628,18554,042
Viet Nam0.0240.0303,1030.0240.0303,3826,485
Yemen0.0070.0099050.0070.0099861,891
Zambia0.0010.0011290.0010.001141270
Zimbabwe0.0080.0101,0340.0080.0101,1272,162
TOTAL80.478100.00010,505,78080.478100.00011,451,29321,957,073

Annex

PROCEDURE FOR THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDING FROM THE SPECIAL VOLUNTARY TRUST FUND (BZ) FOR FACILITATING PARTICIPATION OF PARTIES IN THE CONVENTION PROCESS

1.The procedure should aim at the full and active participation of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed countries and small island developing States, as well as Parties with economies in transition in the activities of the Convention to improve the legitimacy of Convention decisions and encourage the implementation of the Convention at local, national, regional and international levels.
2.The procedure for the participation of eligible delegates in meetings under the Convention should give priority to least developed countries and small island developing States and thereafter aim at ensuring adequate representation of all eligible country Parties. It should continue to be guided by the established United Nations practice.
3.The Secretariat should notify Parties as soon as possible and preferably six months in advance, of the dates and venue of the CBD meetings.
4.Following the dispatch of a notification, eligible Parties should be invited to inform, through official channels of communication, the Secretariat as soon as possible and no later than three months before the meeting whether funding is requested;
5.Based on the availability of financial resources and the number of requests received, the Secretariat shall prepare a list of sponsored delegates. The list shall be established in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 above with a view of ensuring adequate geographical representation of eligible regions with priority given to the least developed countries and small island developing States;
6.In accordance with paragraph 22 of decision VIII/31 of the Conference of the Parties, the Secretariat should, four (4) weeks in advance, notify the eligible countries that would not be sponsored, inviting them to seek other alternative sources of funding.
7.The Executive Secretary is invited to continue liaising with the Executive Director of UNEP with a view to ensuring a waiver on the 13 per cent administrative charges on the Trust Fund to Facilitate the Participation of Developing Countries with the understanding that the additional money secured will be used to enhance the representation of eligible Parties.
IX/33IX/35

45 In light of rule 14 of the rules of procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Parties and paragraph 1 of annex I to decision VIII/10.
* Funds pledged by Spain and Sweden for the seventh meeting of the Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing.
** For the ninth meeting of the Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing, Canada pledged US$ 50,000, Germany pledged US$ 240,000, and Japan pledged US$ 150,000.
* Japan pledged US$ 100,000 for these activities.
** The United Kingdom pledged US$ 200,000 for this activity.