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                                                                                                           Distr.: General
                                                                                                           5 April 2004

                                                                                                          Original: English




Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention
on the Control of Transboundary Movements of
Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Third session
Geneva, 26–30 April 2004
Items 4 (b) and 15 of the provisional agenda*
Strategic Plan for the Implementation of the
Basel Convention to 2010: resource mobilization
Financial matters


                  Financial matters
                  Note by the secretariat

        I.        Background

                  1.      In decision VI/41, the Parties noted a steady increase in the number of Parties to the Convention
                  and a need for greater assistance financially and in other forms to the Parties to implement the various
                  decisions of the Conference of the Parties, including the Strategic Plan for the Implementation of the
                  Basel Convention. It further recognized that voluntary contributions were an essential complement for
                  achieving the goals of the Convention.

                  2.     In the context of the implementation of the Strategic Plan, delegations at the second session of
                  the Open-ended Working Group noted with concern the limited financial resources available to finance
                  even the limited number of proposed projects submitted to the Working Group and stressed the need to
                  conceive alternative and innovative ways to raise funds for the implementation of the Strategic Plan and
                  the Convention.

                  3.      Against this background, the President and the Expanded Bureau of the sixth meeting of the
                  Conference of the Parties have taken a special interest in the issue of resource mobilization, discussing
                  the matter with the consultants engaged by the Government of Denmark to prepare a guidance note and
                  fact sheets on financial resource mobilization for implementation of the Strategic Plan of the Basel
                  Convention, and seeking further input from the Secretariat to advance the agenda.

                  4.      The present document provides a basis for consideration by the Parties and other stakeholders of
                  a financial package to sustain the operation of the Convention and necessary assistance to Parties in its
                  implementation. The package consists of: a new Strategy for resource mobilisation for revitalizing the
                  Basel Convention for a cleaner future (section A); a guidance note on a framework for mobilizing
                  financial resources for the implementation of the Basel Convention (section B); proposed programme
                  budgets for the Basel Convention Trust Fund and the Technical Cooperation Trust Fund (section C).

                  *         UNEP/CHW/OEWG/3/1.

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    A.   Strategy for resource mobilization for revitalizing the Basel Convention for a
         cleaner future
         5.      At the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, Parties outlined
         the future focus of the Convention in the Strategic Plan for the Implementation of the Convention to
         2010. The forthcoming seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties provides the Parties and other
         stakeholders an opportunity to manifest their level of commitment to the implementation of the
         Strategic Plan, through support for the technical and financial resource mobilization efforts being
         undertaken by the Bureau and the Secretariat.

         6.      The Strategic Plan of the Convention demonstrates the very wide scope of the Convention,
         covering issues ranging from transboundary movements of hazardous and other wastes to dismantling
         of ships and recycling and disposal of end-of-life electronic goods. It is not possible to implement this
         agenda without the full support of Parties and signatories, as well as other stakeholders engaged in the
         fields of human health and the environment, including other multilateral environmental agreements,
         intergovernmental organizations, industry and environmental and development non-governmental
         organizations. Similarly, effective implementation of the Basel Convention requires its priorities to
         become an integral part of the agendas pursued by these entities. Effective development of these
         relationships is one reason the Parties ascribe very high importance to a strengthened and sustainable
         partnership programme within the Convention.

         7.       The World Summit on Sustainable Development, held in Johannesburg in 2002, recognized key
         global priorities in sustainable patterns of consumption and production, cleaner production and
         co-efficiency, and waste prevention and minimization. It called for renewing the commitment advanced
         in Agenda 21 for the sound management of chemicals and wastes both for sustainable development and
         the protection of human health and the environment. This indicates that the Basel Convention’s
         activities constitute important elements in the follow-up to the World Summit and that the Convention
         itself has entered a new phase in its second decade squarely focused on implementation and more
         practical outcomes.

         8.       In its second decade, the Convention remains the only global convention dealing with the
         environmentally sound management of wastes. However, it needs revitalization, through stronger
         political support and wider access to adequate technical and financial resources for implementation.
         The Parties have welcomed the Danish initiative on a survey of financial institutions for fund-raising
         purposes (guidance note and fact sheets), and recognizes the current chronic shortage of funds available
         in the Basel Convention Technical Cooperation Fund for the implementation of the Convention. With
         these limited human and budgetary resources, the Convention is constrained in its ability to meet the
         demand for necessary capacity-building in developing countries and countries with economies in
         transition. There is a need to strengthen the resource base of the Convention and encourage all related
         implementing and donor agencies to support its implementation.

         9.       Having this in mind, the Secretariat, in consultation with the Expanded Bureau, has taken an
         initiative to prepare a strategy for resource mobilization for the Basel Convention, as set out in
         document UNEP/CHW/OEWG/3/INF/3/Add.1. This focuses on, first, accessing the capacity of the
         major multilateral funding institutions to support the implementation of the Convention by the Parties,
         with assistance from the Secretariat, and the Basel Convention regional centres; and, second, linking the
         implementation of the Basel Convention to other significant international agendas. For this approach to
         succeed, the Convention will need the effective political support of the Parties in the governing bodies
         of those institutions. The document is circulated as an information document to the Parties.

         10.     The strategy proposes strengthening links between the Basel Convention’s focus on protecting
         human health and the environment through waste minimization and the environmentally sustainable
         management of hazardous and other waste to key international agendas including, but not limited to, the
         coordinated implementation of multilateral environmental agreements, in particular the Basel,
         Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, the development of a strategic approach to international
         chemicals management (SAICM), climate change, poverty reduction, human health and settlements.
         The first of these holds the most immediate opportunities for success and the Secretariat is renewing
         contacts with key institutions such as the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to
         argue the case for greater consideration for Basel Convention priorities within the funding windows of



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     those institutions. The Basel Convention Partnership Programme is a key ingredient in this vision,
     demonstrating not only the commitment of the Convention to develop alliances with key institutions,
     multilateral environmental agreements, intergovernmental organizations, industry and non-
     governmental organizations but also the commitment of the Parties to practical implementation of the
     Strategic Plan.


B.   Guidance note on a framework for mobilizing financial resources for the
     implementation of the Basel Convention

     11.     The Government of Denmark undertook at the first session of the Open-ended Working Group
     to finance the company COWI Consult to prepare a compilation of existing institutions that Parties and
     other stakeholders could use in their resource mobilization for project activities to implement the
     strategic plan and the provisions of the Basel Convention.

     12.     The draft document was circulated for comments at the second session of the Open-ended
     Working Group and its final version will be submitted to the Open-ended Working Group at its third
     session as an information document (UNEP/CHW/OEWG/3/INF/3).

C.   Proposed budget for the programme of work of the Basel Convention for the
     biennium 2005–2006

     13.     The development of a strategy for resource mobilization, the guidance report provided by the
     Government of Denmark, and the deliberations of the Parties and the Expanded Bureau and other
     stakeholders formed the basis of the approach taken by the Secretariat to the presentation of the
     proposed budget for the programme of work of the Basel Convention for the biennium 2005–2006. In
     particular, this work has convinced the Secretariat that it needs to present this biennium’s budget in both
     the traditional line item format and also in a more strategic form, which more fully articulates the
     structure of the Secretariat’s implementation of the Convention’s work priorities.

1.   Programmatic focus for the biennium 2005–2006

     14.     Noting the decisions adopted at the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, in particular
     those concerning the World Summit on Sustainable Development agenda and the Strategic Plan for the
     Implementation of the Basel Convention, the Secretariat proposes to focus the work programme of the
     Convention over 2005–2006 on the development of waste prevention and minimization programmes
     and tools; development and enhancement of national capacity for environmentally sound management
     of hazardous and other wastes; prevention and monitoring of illegal traffic; and improving access to
     technical and financial resources to support regional, national and local delivery of the Strategic Plan of
     the Convention. The central financial challenge of the coming biennium is to implement this
     programme with maximum fiscal responsibility.

     15.     Accordingly, Parties may appreciate a continuing emphasis in 2005–2006 on implementation of
     the Basel Convention Strategic Plan and the Basel Declaration on Environmentally Sound Management;
     capacity-building in developing countries and countries with economies in transition; and the
     broadening of the technical and financial resource base that will enable the successful implementation
     of the Convention by the Parties with support of the Secretariat and the Basel Convention Regional
     Centres. During this biennium, in addition to assisting the Parties in their negotiation and working
     group processes, the Secretariat will be more involved in facilitating implementation through, among
     other things, working with a broader range of stakeholders, including multilateral funding agencies, and
     developing stronger links with related multilateral environmental agreements in particular the
     Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention, key intergovernmental institutions, industry and
     non-governmental organizations.

2.   Programme structure 2005–2006

     16.     Central to the Convention’s ability to respond to this challenge will be the structure of the
     Secretariat’s work programme. The Secretariat is presenting the 2005–2006 budget appropriation
     against the traditional budget format familiar to Parties to the Convention. It is its wish, however, that



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         Parties consider the benefits of a programmatic budget structure which more closely reflects the
         priorities outlined above, thus enabling the Parties:

                 (a)     Strategically to align their allocation decisions with an agreed programme structure; and

                 (b)    More tangibly and objectively to measure the performance of the Secretariat against
         agreed responsibilities and outcomes.

         17.     The programme structure of the Secretariat’s proposed work programme is similar to that used
         in other multilateral environment agreements, although structures inevitably vary in detail among such
         bodies, reflecting the histories of the agreements, the nature of their work and the priorities assigned to
         different aspects of work. This structure also reflects the challenges outlined above and will enable the
         Secretariat to implement the programme priorities assigned by the Parties in a timely and effective
         manner. The structure comprises four programmes: (1) executive direction and resource mobilization;
         (2) resource management and conference services; (3) technical and capacity building; and (4) legal and
         compliance. Each programme, including its contribution to implementation, is summarized below.

         18.     The executive direction and resource mobilization programme contributes to implementation
         through leadership of the Secretariat; development and maintenance of the technical and financial
         resource base supporting implementation; and the promotion and maintenance of appropriate linkages
         with other relevant organizations and processes. This programme is responsible for promoting
         coherence in the Secretariat’s work and ensuring responsiveness to the needs of the Parties; strategic
         analysis of emerging issues and trends; coordination of the Secretariat’s representation and participation
         in other forums; resource mobilization, Basel Convention Partnership Programme (including United
         Nations specialized agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, industry and civil society); and
         outreach and public awareness-raising activities.

         19.     The Resource Management and Conference Services programme contributes to implementation
         through coordination of the administrative, financial and budgetary processes of the Secretariat and
         through organization of services to meetings of the Parties. This programme is responsible for the
         administrative, financial and budgetary processes of the Secretariat; services to support the organization
         of the meetings of the Conference of the Parties, the Open-ended Working Group and other relevant
         meetings and the provision of registry and mail functions.

         20.     The Technical and Capacity Building programme contributes to implementation through the
         provision of technical expert advice and promotion of capacity building and training in developing
         countries and countries with economies in transition. This programme is responsible for providing
         technical inputs and guidance, capacity building and training, and coordinating and developing Basel
         Convention regional centres.

         21.     The Legal, Compliance and Reporting programme contributes to implementation through the
         provision of professional legal services to the Secretariat and Parties, support to the Compliance
         Committee, and assistance to Parties with their national reporting obligations under the Convention.
         This programme is responsible for legal issues before the Convention, legal instruments and processes
         including ratifications, amendments and protocols and the Basel Convention Compliance Committee,
         and national reporting obligations.

         22.     The Secretariat wishes to present this structure for consideration by the Parties in seeking the
         most efficient and effective means of implementing the very broad agenda contained in the 2005–2006
         biennium and the most appropriate means of supporting the Parties. In the absence of any decision on
         adoption of a new budget structure, however, the draft 2005–2006 budget is submitted in the format
         familiar to the Parties to the Basel Convention.




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3.   Proposed budget 2005–2006

     23.     The budget of the Basel Convention is managed through two trust funds:

             (a)     The Basel Convention Trust Fund provides financial support for the ordinary operational
     and administrative costs of the Secretariat. Contributions by Parties are based on the United Nations
     scale of assessments adjusted to take into account the difference between the membership of the
     United Nations and the Parties to the Basel Convention;

            (b)     The Technical Cooperation Trust Fund receives mainly earmarked contributions by
     donors for technical cooperation activities and for the facilitation of participation in the meetings of the
     Basel Convention.

     24.     Draft 2005–2006 budgets for each of these funds are attached, in annexes I and II to the present
     note.

     25.     The proposed programme focus and new strategy for broadening the technical and financial
     base of the Basel Convention implementation require the following changes in the draft budget for
     2005–2006:

             (a)     Personnel component:

                     •       Three new posts for programme officers are proposed for implementation of the
                             Strategic Plan:
                                   Senior Programme Officer, Partnerships (P-5);
                                   Programme Officer, Project Development and Resource Mobilization
                                      (P-4);
                                   Programme Officer, Compliance and Monitoring (P-3);

                     •       All three posts are proposed for 2005-2006 only and for review at the eighth
                             meeting of the Conference of the Parties in the light of programme and
                             budgetary performance;
                     •       The position of Senior Programme Officer (Partnerships) (Budget line 1111) has
                             been funded from voluntary contributions that expire in October 2004. The post
                             is essential to implementation of the work plan of the Basel Convention
                             Partnership Programme 2004–2006. This is an important activity with regard to
                             mobilizing the technical and financial resources necessary to implement the
                             Convention, particularly in developing countries, and effective in promoting
                             public-private partnerships. This post responds to the wishes of the Parties
                             expressed successively at the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, and
                             the first and second sessions of the Open-ended Working Group to continue the
                             valuable work commenced in this area and responsibly to expand the partnership
                             activity of the Convention. The success to date in establishing the Basel
                             Convention Partnership Programme has been commendable but it is difficult to
                             sustain the programme if it continues to be dependent upon uncertain voluntary
                             contributions. This is the only post within the Secretariat working full-time on
                             partnerships such as those involving the Mobile Phone Partnership Initiative –
                             e2e, the Global Partnership on Computing and the Environment, and the Used
                             Oils in Africa initiative. It is prudent and necessary to secure this position
                             within the core budget of the Secretariat for the next biennium to ensure that
                             momentum is not lost and that the Convention can continue to broaden the
                             technical and financial resource base that supports implementation and capacity
                             building activities;
                     •       The position of Programme Officer (Project Development and Resource
                             Mobilization) (Budget line 1112) is a post which was proposed to the Parties at
                             the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The capacity-building
                             activities of the Secretariat require additional human resources to develop
                             proposals for projects in developing countries and countries with economies in
                             transition in a manner that will enhance their chance of success before the major
                             international funding institutions. This post requires specialist expertise and



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                            knowledge of the practices and processes of the major donor institutions. It is
                            planned that the occupant of this position will strengthen the capacity of the
                            Basel Convention Regional Centres in this area over the biennium;
                     •      The position of Programme Officer (Compliance and Monitoring)
                            (Budget line 1113) is a post first proposed at the sixth meeting of the Conference
                            of the Parties. Having regard to the wide scope of the functions of the
                            Committee for administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and
                            compliance as listed in decision VI/12, it is proposed to add one new Legal
                            Officer post at the P-3 level with the primary function of supporting the
                            Committee in its work. As members of the Committee do not serve on a
                            full-time basis, there is need for substantial Secretariat support to enable the
                            Committee to function effectively. The Committee is at an early stage of
                            development and it is anticipated that it will have a heavy workload involving
                            complex matters relating to the interpretation of the Convention. In addition to
                            undertaking research and other activities as the Committee may direct, the
                            Secretariat will have to fulfil a number of procedural requirements in the context
                            of administering the processing of submissions by the Committee. These
                            essentially legal tasks are in addition to those already undertaken by the Legal
                            Services and Compliance Unit, which currently comprises one Senior Legal
                            Officer (P5), one Programme Officer (National Reporting) (P3), and one
                            Secretary (G4). This post would ensure that the wish expressed by several
                            representatives at the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties will be met;
                            namely that the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance
                            would be a credible, practical and effective mechanism that would assist the
                            successful implementation of the Basel Convention. In addition, this post would
                            also ensure the efficient completion of other tasks entrusted to the Unit;
                     •      Further, the Legal, Compliance and Reporting programme wishes to reclassify
                            the post of Secretary in that programme as Legal Assistant (budget line 1309) to
                            focus the support provided in the unit closer to its needs. This modification will
                            not entail any budget increase;
                     •      Staff salaries of the Secretariat are budgeted in United States dollars, but are
                            paid in Swiss francs. As the dollar has weakened some 15 per cent from
                            December 2003 to date, there is a need to adjust the budget for salaries
                            accordingly. (Budget lines 1101–1113 and 1302–1309);
                     •      UNEP has approved funding of a new position, entitled “Finance and Budget
                            Assistant”, from the Programme Support Cost levied to the Trust Fund. This
                            post is currently under recruitment. After filling in this position, UNEP will be
                            providing a total of three posts to the Secretariat from the Programme Support
                            cost;

              (b)    Meetings and conferences component:

                     •      In line with past practice, limited core funding is allocated for the travel and
                            DSA costs of meeting participants of the Open-ended Working Group and
                            Expanded Bureau;
                     •      Funding is proposed for the organization of two meetings in a biennium of the
                            mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance, to facilitate
                            participation in meetings by members from developing countries and countries
                            in transition (Budget line 3306);
                     •      The 2005–2006 meetings and conferences component is based upon experience
                            over 2003–2004, the premise that the Convention has entered a phase focused
                            more on implementation; and the premise that entry into force of the Rotterdam
                            and Stockholm Conventions will result in a significant increase in the number of
                            meetings that require participation of many delegates normally attending Basel
                            Convention meetings. The budget envisages the following meetings over the
                            biennium:
                             One meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
                             Two meetings of the Open-ended Working Group;
                             Two meetings of the Compliance Committee;
                             Three meetings of the Expanded Bureau.



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26.      As illustrated in table 1, if agreed by the Parties, these changes will represent the first increase in
the approved budget in six years. This record of fiscal restraint has meant that the budget for the Basel
Convention Fund, from which the operations of the Secretariat are funded, has not changed since the
last increase in 1998. While the budget has remained static:

       (a)     The number of Parties served by the Secretariat has increased since 1998 from 117 to
159 (36 per cent increase), with a consequent increase in the workload of the Secretariat;

        (b)     Since 1998, the Conference of the Parties has adopted more than 100 decisions,
declarations and work programmes and put in place mechanisms and instruments to support Parties in
achieving the objectives of the Convention. This has progressively expanded the role of the Secretariat
beyond the main responsibilities detailed in article 16 of the Convention. In particular, it has placed a
clearer emphasis, within the Secretariat’s work programme, on assisting Parties in implementation and
capacity-building and necessitated a growing focus on technical and financial resource mobilization and
partnerships to support that implementation. The recent work related to promoting the ratification of
amendments and the Protocol on Liability and Compensation, the establishment of the Compliance
Committee and the Basel Convention Partnership Programme, as well as intensive joint
capacity-building activities with other multilateral environmental agreements, in particular the
Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Montreal Protocol, the work supporting the agenda of the
World Summit on Sustainable Development, including SAICM and the sustainable production and
consumption patterns, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), and the World Trade
Organization (WTO), further increased the substantive and supportive role of the Secretariat;

        (c)     Technical and functional support required for the thirteen Basel Convention regional
centres have also added significantly to the demands on the limited capacity of the Secretariat. This has
included work to establish the centres legally and formally and to assist them in becoming fully
operational, including the development and preparation of project proposals and the organization and
conduct of regional training workshops;

        (d)  The Convention has adopted the Basel Declaration on Environmentally Sustainable
Management and the Strategic Plan for Implementation, both of which place greater strains on a static
budget;

        (e)      The Convention has entered into a new phase of operation based upon implementation
of the Strategic Plan and compliance with the Basel Convention. This has placed greater pressures on
both Parties and the Secretariat, which is entrusted with assisting developing countries and countries
with economies in transition to meet their obligations under the Convention.




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    Table 1: Number of Parties to the Basel Convention compared with the annual approved budget of the
    Basel Convention Trust Fund from 1998 to 2004


                                              Number of Parties and annual approved budget


                                7,000,000                                                                        180

                                6,500,000                                                                        170
       Approved budget in USD




                                                                                                                 160
                                6,000,000




                                                                                                                       Number of Parties
                                                                                                                 150
                                5,500,000                                                                        140
                                5,000,000                                                                        130

                                4,500,000                                                                        120
                                                                                                                 110                       Budget
                                4,000,000
                                                                                                                 100                       Parties
                                3,500,000                                                                        90
                                3,000,000                                                                        80
                                                1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
                                                                           Year


                                Note: This table illustrates the imbalance between the increase in Parties and the budget allocated to the Secretariat
                                to serve a much smaller number of Parties. In addition the Secretariat’s workload has increased by factors as
                                outlined in paragraph 28, such as the creation of new mechanisms and the increased call for implementation of
                                capacity building needed by increasing numbers of developing country Parties.

                                27.     At its sixth meeting, the Conference of the Parties requested the Open-ended Working Group to
                                consider, on the basis of comments provided by Parties to the Secretariat by 28 February 2003, how to
                                improve the format for reporting in accordance with the requirement of the Secretariat to report
                                annually to the Open-ended Working Group and to the Expanded Bureau on all sources of income
                                received, including the reserve and fund balance and interest, as well as actual provisional and projected
                                expenditure and commitments. In addition, the Parties requested the Executive Secretary to report on all
                                expenditures against the agreed budget lines. As no comments have been received by the Secretariat to
                                date the issue has not been brought forward.

                                28.     The reserve and fund balance of the Basel Convention Trust Fund as at 31 December 2003 was
                                $5,368,415. This includes, however, funds totalling $973,315 allocated by the Open-ended Working
                                Group at its first and second sessions and committed to projects that were not expended before the end
                                of 2003. Accordingly, the funds available in the reserve at the end of 2003 amounted to $4,395,100. The
                                balance will be further drawn down by $1,200,000 in 2004, following the decision by the Conference of
                                the Parties at its sixth meeting to cover part of the year 2004 contributions from the reserve and fund
                                balance.

                                29.    The Basel Convention Trust Fund balance has thus declined from $7,272,871 as at 31 December
                                2001 to $4,395,100 at 31 December 2003, representing a 39.6 per cent reduction over the last two years.
                                The reduction in the fund balance is due mainly to:

                                        (a)     Improved programme performance and new terms of reference for the administration of
                                the Trust Fund, which have enabled the Executive Secretary to allocate resources according to actual
                                needs in a timely manner;




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             (b)   Weakening of the United States dollar against the Swiss franc by 12.8 per cent over the
     year from December 2002. This has affected the local operating costs of the Secretariat, the largest
     component of which is the salary costs and certain conference servicing costs.

     30.      The Parties have used the Basel Convention Trust Fund reserve and fund balance to reduce the
     level of their own contributions as well as to implement the strategic plan for years 2003–2004. In view
     of the fact that the reserve and fund balance is declining and the Secretariat is operating a balanced
     budget for its agreed work plan, Parties may wish to consider whether they wish to continue subsidising
     their contributions at the same level as for previous periods from 1999 to 2004, as it could severely
     affect the implementation of the strategic plan from the same fund.

     31.     Funding the implementation of the Strategic Plan from the reserve, however, is not a sustainable
     option and cannot ensure the implementation of the Strategic Plan to year 2010. The Parties may wish to
     consider the level of funding required for this commitment.

     32.    The United Nations scale of assessments for years 2004 and 2005 and the adjusted scale of
     assessments for the Basel Convention are attached as annex III.

D.   Draft decisions on financial matters
     33.    The Working Group may wish to consider two draft decisions related to the foregoing, along the
     following lines:

            VII/[ ]. Resource mobilization

                    The Conference of the Parties,

                   Noting with gratitude the valuable work on preparation of the guidance note on resource
            mobilization generously funded by the Government of Denmark,

                  Noting the information paper prepared by the Secretariat in consultation with the
            Expanded Bureau on a possible strategy for resource mobilization,

                    Recognizing that effective implementation of the Strategic Plan and improved capacity
            for developing countries and countries with economies in transition requires an effective
            resource mobilization strategy, strong links to other international agenda, and a successful
            partnership programme,

                    1.      Commends the guidance note and associated fact sheets on possible funding
            sources for waste management funded by the Government of Denmark for active use by Parties
            with a view to strengthening their capacity for the implementation of the Convention;

                    2.      Welcomes the report of the Secretariat on resource mobilization;

                   3.      Requests the Secretariat to implement a resource mobilization approach based
            upon this work, with a particular focus on:

                    (a)    Strengthening programme links to other key international agendas such as
            chemicals, climate change, poverty reduction, water, sanitation human settlements and human
            health;

                   (b)    Strengthening links to key international funding institutions such as the World
            Bank and the Global Environment Facility;

                    (c)     Continuing the implementation of the Basel Convention Partnership Programme
            with a view to strengthening and sustaining the Programme.




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              VII/[ ]. Financial matters

                      The Conference of the Parties,

                      Recalling decision VI/41 on financial matters,

                      Noting the financial report on the trust funds for 2003,

                      Noting the increase in the number of Parties to the Convention, the need for greater
              technical and financial resources to assist the Parties to achieve more effective implementation,
              and the necessity to implement the various decisions of the Convention, including the Strategic
              Plan for the Implementation of the Basel Convention,

                    Recognizing that voluntary contributions are an essential complement for the effective
              implementation of the Basel Convention,

                     Noting the need to manage financial arrangements supporting the Basel Convention in a
              way that is fully transparent and effective;

                      1.       Approves the budget of the Trust Fund for the Basel Convention on the Control
              of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention Trust
              Fund) in the amount of [             ] United States dollars for 2005 and [       ] United
              States dollars for 2006, as contained in appendix [ ] to the present decision;

                      2.     Authorizes the Executive Secretary to use an amount not exceeding [         ]
              United States dollars in the years 2005 and 2006 [      ] United States dollars from the reserve
              and fund balance of the Basel Convention Trust Fund to meet expenditure in the approved
              budget;

                     3.       Decides that the total amount of the contributions to be paid by the Parties is
              [    ] United States dollars for 2005 and [       ] United States dollars for 2006, as set out in
              appendix [ ] to the present decision;

                     4.       Also decides that the contributions of individual Parties shall be as listed in
              appendix [   ] to the present decision;

                     5.      Further decides to establish a working capital reserve and to maintain the level
              of a working capital reserve at 15 per cent of the estimated annual planned expenditures at any
              time;

                     6.     Decides that the Executive Secretary may make transfers of up to 20 per cent
              from one main appropriation line of the approved budget to other main appropriation lines;

                     7.       Authorizes the Executive Secretary, in addition to the approved budget, on an
              exceptional basis, to use an amount not exceeding [           ] United States dollars in the period
              2005–2006 from the reserve and fund balance of the Basel Convention Trust Fund for the
              purpose of putting into effect activities to implement core activities of the Strategic Plan in
              2005–2006;

                      8.      [Agrees to review at its eight meeting, on the basis of a document to be prepared
              by the Secretariat, a plan for working towards a reduction in the reserve and fund balance and
              identify the optimal means of balancing the Convention’s operating funds and expenditures; ]

                       9.     Expresses its concern over the delays in payment of the agreed contributions by
              Parties, contrary to the provisions of the terms of reference for the administration of the Trust
              Fund for the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous
              Wastes and their Disposal, as contained in paragraph 8 of the terms of reference;

                       10.    Urges all Parties to pay their contributions promptly and in full and further urges
              Parties that have not done so to pay their contributions for prior years as soon as possible;



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        11.    Takes note of the budget for the Trust Fund to Assist Developing Countries and
Other Countries in Need of Technical Assistance in the Implementation of the Basel Convention
(Technical Cooperation Trust Fund) in the amount of [           ] United States dollars for 2005
and [       ] United States dollars for 2006, as contained in appendix [ ] to the present
decision;

       12.    Invites voluntary contributions to the Technical Cooperation Trust Fund and to
the Basel Convention Trust Fund from Parties and non-Parties, as well as from other sources;

        13.    Invites Parties to notify the Secretariat of the Basel Convention of all
contributions made to the Basel Convention Trust Funds at the time such payments are made;

        14.     Decides that the trust funds for the Basel Convention shall be further continued
until 31 December 2008 and requests the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment
Programme to extend the two trust funds to the Basel Convention for 2007–2008, subject to the
approval of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme;

        15.      Requests the Secretariat of the Basel Convention to ensure the implementation of
the decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties as approved, within the budgets and the
availability of financial resources in the Trust Funds;

        16.    Also requests the Secretariat to report annually to the Open-ended Working
Group and to the Expanded Bureau on all sources of income received, including the reserve and
fund balance and interest, as well as actual provisional and projected expenditure and
commitments, and further requests the Executive Secretary to report on all expenditures against
the agreed budget lines;

        17.   Requests the Executive Secretary to report to the Open-ended Working Group
and the Expanded Bureau on the use of the funds referred to in paragraph 8 above on an annual
basis;

        18.    Also requests the Open-ended Working Group and the Expanded Bureau to keep
under review the financial information provided by the Secretariat, including the timeliness and
transparency of that information.




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Annex I
     Draft budget
     Basel Convention Trust Fund
     Years 2005 -2006
                                                                                                        COP 6                    COP 7 budget
                                                                                                        budget


                                                                                                         2004         2005           2006        Total
       10   PERSONNEL COMPONENT
                1100   Professional Staff (Title & Grade)
                              1101    Executive Secretary (D2)                                           157,500      181,125        181,125     362,250
                              1102    Senior Programme Officer - Regional Centres/Technology (D1)        146,800      168,820        168,820     337,640
                              1103    Senior Programme Officer - Technical Cluster Matters (P5)          146,800      168,820        168,820     337,640
                              1104    Senior Programme Officer - Institutional/Sec. Legal WG (P5)        146,800      168,820        168,820     337,640
                              1105    First Programme Officer -Scientific Sec. TWG (P4)                  130,000      149,500        149,500     299,000
                              1106    Programme Officer - National Reporting (P3)                        108,000      124,200        124,200     248,400
                              1107    Programme Officer - Tech. Cooperation and Training (P4)            130,000      149,500        149,500     299,000
                              1108    Programme Officer - Public Awareness (P3)                          108,000      124,200        124,200     248,400
                              1109    Administrative / Fund Management Officer (UNEP) **                         -           -              -            -
                              1110    Associate Programme Officer - Computer Systems (P2)                 87,600      100,740        100,740     201,480
                              1111    Senior Programme Officer - Partnerships (P5)                               -    168,820        168,820     337,640
                              1112    Programme Officer / Project Development and Fundraising (P-4)              -    149,500        149,500     299,000
                              1113    Programme Officer / Compliance and Support (P-3). - New post,              -    124,200        124,200     248,400
                                      should the Parties plan for activities on the mechanism on
                                      compliance and monitoring.
                              1120   Temporary Posts for Conference Servicing (relates to COP7            50,000       50,000         50,000     100,000
                                     together with line 1321)
                1199   Sub-total, Professional Staff                                                    1,211,500    1,828,245      1,828,245   3,656,490


                1200   Consultants
                              1201    Legal Advice, Support, Capacity-building / Technical Guidelines    135,000      135,000        135,000     270,000
                              1202    Capacity-building / Technical Guidelines                           135,000      135,000        135,000     270,000
                1299   Sub-total, Consultants                                                            270,000      270,000        270,000     540,000

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1300   Administrative Support (Title & Grade)
              1301   Administrative Assistant (G6) **                                          -           -              -            -
              1302   Personal Assistant to the Executive Secretary (G6)                 85,200       97,980         97,980     195,960
              1303   Meetings / Documents Assistant (G6)                                85,200       97,980         97,980     195,960
              1304   Personnel Assistant (G5)                                           85,200       97,980         97,980     195,960
              1305   Programme Assistant (G5)                                           85,200       97,980         97,980     195,960
              1306   Secretary (G5)                                                     85,200       97,980         97,980     195,960
              1307   Secretary (G5)                                                     85,200       97,980         97,980     195,960
              1308   Reproduction & Registry Clerk (G4)*                                85,200       97,980         97,980     195,960
              1309   Legal Assistant (G5)*                                              85,200       97,980         97,980     195,960
              1310   Finance and Budget Assistant (G-6) **                                     -           0              0            0
              1320   Temporary assistance posts (short term)                            10,300       10,300         10,300      20,600
       132X          Sub-total                                                         691,900      794,140        794,140    1,588,280


       Conference Servicing Costs


              1321   Conference of the Parties (1 meeting per biennium in six          500,000      100,000        500,000     600,000
                     languages, USD 50,000 pa charged against B/L 1120, hence total
                     cost for biennium USD 700,000). Costed at 400 pages for
                     translation. Carry over of COP funds to COP year).
              1322   Open-ended Working Group 4 (translation of 300 pages and                  0    400,000               0    400,000
                     interpretation in 6 UN languages)
              1323   Open-ended Working Group 5 (translation of 300 pages and                  0           0       400,000     400,000
                     interpretation in 6 UN languages)
              1324   Open-ended Working Group (translation of 300 pages and            400,000             0              0            0
                     interpretation in 6 UN languages)
              1325   Expanded Bureau (in English only - 3 meetings per biennium)         7,000        7,000          7,000      14,000
              1326   Expert Group on end of life cycle mobile phones                     3,000        3,000          3,000       6,000
              1327   Mechanism for Implementation and Compliance (English only)          3,000        3,000          3,000       6,000


1399   Sub-total Administrative Support and Conference Servicing Costs                1,604,900    1,307,140      1,707,140   3,014,280



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                                                                                                     budget


                                                                                                      2004         2005           2006        Total
                1600   Travel on Official Business
                             1601     Official Travel                                                 200,000      200,000        200,000     400,000
                             1699     Total, Travel On Official Business                              200,000      200,000        200,000     400,000


                1999   TOTAL STAFF COMPONENT                                                         3,286,400    3,605,385      4,005,385   7,610,770


       20   SUB-CONTRACT COMPONENT
                2100   Sub-contracts Component
                             2101     Information System                                               50,000       50,000         50,000     100,000
                             2199     Sub-total sub-contracts, non-commercial                          50,000       50,000         50,000     100,000


                2999   TOTAL SUB-CONTRACT COMPONENT                                                    50,000       50,000         50,000     100,000




       30   MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES
                3300   Travel and DSA Costs of Participants
                             3301     Conference of the Parties                                               -           0              0            0
                             3302     Open-ended Working Group 4 (25 travels)                                 -     87,500               0     87,500
                             3303     Open-ended Working Group 5 (25 travels)                                 -           0        87,500      87,500
                             3304     Open-ended Working Group (50 travels)                           175,000             0              0            0
                             3305     Expanded Bureau (some 14 travels)                                51,555       51,555         51,555     103,110
                             3306     Mechanism for Implementation and Compliance (English only) -            0     35,000         35,000      70,000
                                      Two meetings over the biennium (10 travels/meeting)

                             3399     Sub-total Meetings and Conferences                              226,555      174,055        174,055     348,110
                3999   TOTAL MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES                                                 226,555      174,055        174,055     348,110


       40   EQUIPMENT AND PREMISES COMPONENT
                4100   Expendable Equipment
                             4101     Office Supplies, library acquisitions and computer software      24,500       24,500         24,500      49,000
                             4199     Sub-total, Expendable Equipment                                  24,500       24,500         24,500      49,000


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                                                                                                  2004        2005           2006        Total
         4200   Non-expandable equipment
                       4201   Computer Equipment, printers, furniture, multimedia and others       28,000      28,000         28,000      56,000
                                                                                                   28,000      28,000         28,000      56,000


         4300   Premises
                       4301   Office space fees, building maintenance, security, utilities and     60,000      60,000         60,000     120,000
                              insurance
                       4399   Total, Premises                                                      60,000      60,000         60,000     120,000
         4999   TOTAL, EQUIPMENT AND PREMISES COMPONENT                                           112,500     112,500        112,500     225,000




50   MISCELLANEOUS COMPONENT
         5100   Operation and Maintenance of Equipment
                       5101   Computers, Printers, photocopiers and other                          51,300      51,300         51,300     102,600
                       5199   Sub-total, Maintenance of Equipment                                  51,300      51,300         51,300     102,600


         5200   Reporting costs
                       5201   Newsletters, publications and other media                            55,000      55,000         55,000     110,000
                       5299   Sub-total, Reporting costs                                           55,000      55,000         55,000     110,000


         5300   Sundry
                       5301   Communications, freight and other (with carry over to COP year)      67,500      67,500         67,500     135,000
                       5399   Sub-total Sundry                                                     67,500      67,500         67,500     135,000


         5400   Hospitality
                       5401   Hospitality                                                           9,500       9,500          9,500      19,000
                       5499   Sub-total Hospitality                                                 9,500       9,500          9,500      19,000


                       5999   TOTAL, MISCELLANEOUS COMPONENT                                      183,300     183,300        183,300     366,600


99   TOTAL OPERATIONAL COSTS                                                                     3,858,755   4,125,240      4,525,240   8,650,480

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                                                                      2004        2005           2006        Total
                                                                      -137,300
                                         Less UNEP Contribution
                 13% Programme Support Costs                          480,399     536,281        588,281    1,124,562


                 TOTAL BUDGET OF THE TRUST FUND                      4,201,854   4,661,521      5,113,521   9,775,042


                 [Deduction from the Reserve and Fund Balance]       1,200,000   1,200,000      1,200,000   2,400,000


                 TO BE COVERED BY PARTIES                            3,001,854   3,461,521      3,913,521   7,375,042


 * Post proposed for reclassification due to changes in functions.
 ** Post funded from 13 per cent Programme Support Costs




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Annex II

    Draft budget

    Technical Cooperation Trust Fund
    Years 2005-2006
                                                                                           COP 6              COP 7 budget
                                                                                           budget


                                                                                            2004            2005            2006


    10PERSONNEL COMPONENT

      Consultants
                    1201Compliance mechanism - Experts and advisers                         25,000          30,000          60,000
                        Sub-total, consultants                                              25,000          30,000          60,000


                    1600Travel on official business
                           1601Official travel - Compliance mechanism, Information          10,000          20,000          30,000
                                gathering missions
                    1699Total, Travel on official business                                  10,000          20,000          30,000


                    1999TOTAL STAFF COMPONENT                                               35,000          50,000          90,000


    20SUB-CONTRACT COMPONENT
                    2100Sub-contracts component

                            2101Development and maintenance of web portals for             100,000         100,000         100,000
                                information system of BCRCs
                            2102Web access to national reporting database. (Previously:    200,000          50,000          20,000
                                Assistance in development of information systems for
                                national reporting and hazardous wastes management
                                (40 countries))
                            2103Projects for the implementation of the Strategic Plan      250,000        1,300,000        700,000
                            2104Projects for the Partnership Programme *                        -     *               *
                            2150Interim financial mechanism for the liability and          500,000         500,000         500,000
                                compensation


                    2199Sub-total sub-contracts                                           1,050,000       1,950,000       1,320,000



                        Sub-contracts component, commercial
                                 Information system                                             -               -               -
                        Sub-total sub-contracts, non-commercial                                 -               -               -

                    2999TOTAL SUB-CONTRACT COMPONENT                                      1,050,000       1,950,000       1,320,000


                    3100Training
                            3101Technical assistance and technical matters (inputs from    375,000         375,000         375,000
                                BCRC business plans) (In 2002 budget B/L called:
                                Technical assistance to 10 Countries)
                            3102Capacity-building (Inputs from BCRC business plans)        935,000        1,200,000        800,000
                            3199Sub-total training                                        1,310,000       1,575,000       1,175,000




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                                                                                            2004        2005        2006
                 3200Group training
                        3201Regional/sub-regional workshops and seminars on                250,000     250,000     250,000
                            implementation of the strategic plan (5 meetings per
                            biennium, 80 participants)
                        3202Basel Convention Regional centres (inventories and             485,000     485,000     485,000
                            national legislations (13 Centres))
                        3203(Assistance to developing countries in development of               -           -            -
                            information system - please refer to B/L 2102)
                        3204Workshops for customs and enforcement officers on              340,000     400,000     400,000
                            prevention of illegal traffic, implementation plans of
                            hazardous wastes management.
                        3299Sub-total Group training                                      1,075,000   1,135,000   1,135,000


                 3300Meetings and conferences
                        3301Conference of parties (1 meeting per biennium)                 770,000          -      770,000
                        3302Open-ended Working Group 4                                          -      220,500           -
                        3303Open-ended Working Group 5                                          -           -      371,000
                        3304Open-ended Working Group                                       371,000          -
                        3307Committee on compliance mechanism (budgeted in                  65,000          -            -
                            Basel Convention trust fund)
                        3308Partnerships (previously: Partnership with industry) (1         14,000      14,000      14,000
                            meeting per annum, 4 travels per meeting)
                        3309[Committee on Compliance (1 meeting per annum, 12               42,000          -            -
                            travels per meeting)]


                        3399Sub-total meetings and conferences                            1,262,000    234,500    1,155,000


                 3999TOTAL MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES COMPONENT                             3,647,000   2,944,500   3,465,000


     99TOTAL OPERATIONAL COSTS                                                            4,732,000   4,944,500   4,875,000


      13% Programme support costs                                                          615,160     642,785     633,750


      TOTAL BUDGET OF THE TRUST FUND                                                      5,347,160   5,587,285   5,508,750


      *                      To provide for possible projects funded by private sector.
                             Amounts not yet known.




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Annex III

      Trust Fund for the Basel Convention on Transboundary Movements on
      Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

      Scale of contributions for the biennium 2005-2006 in United States dollars (USD)

 A                      B                             C                               D
No.                   Parties               United Nations scale of Scale of contribution for the Trust
                                                 assessments        Fund with 22 per cent ceiling and
                                                 2005-2006 *        countries that contribute less than
                                                                    0.1 per cent to the United Nations,
                                                                                 not paying

                                                  (per cent)                     (per cent)

  1 Albania                                                    0.005                              0.000
  2 Algeria                                                    0.076                              0.000
  3 Andorra                                                    0.005                              0.000
  4 Antigua and Barbuda                                        0.003                              0.000
  5 Argentina                                                  0.956                              1.276
  6 Armenia                                                    0.002                              0.000
  7 Australia                                                  1.592                              2.124
  8 Austria                                                    0.859                              1.146
  9 Azerbaijan                                                 0.005                              0.000
 10Bahamas                                                     0.013                              0.000
 11Bahrain                                                     0.030                              0.000
 12Bangladesh                                                  0.010                              0.000
 13Barbados                                                    0.010                              0.000
 14Belarus                                                     0.018                              0.000
 15Belgium                                                     1.069                              1.427
 16Belize                                                      0.001                              0.000
 17Benin                                                       0.002                              0.000
 18Bhutan                                                      0.001                              0.000
 19Bolivia                                                     0.009                              0.000
 20Bosnia and Herzegovina                                      0.003                              0.000
 21Botswana                                                    0.012                              0.000
 22Brazil                                                      1.523                              2.032
 23Brunei Darussalam                                           0.034                              0.000
 24Bulgaria                                                    0.017                              0.000
 25Burkina Faso                                                0.002                              0.000
 26Burundi                                                     0.001                              0.000
 27Cambodia                                                    0.002                              0.000
 28Cameroon                                                    0.008                              0.000
 29Canada                                                      2.813                              3.753
 30Cape Verde                                                  0.001                              0.000
 31Chile                                                       0.223                              0.298
 32China                                                       2.053                              2.739
 33Colombia                                                    0.155                              0.207
 34Comoros                                                     0.001                              0.000
 35Costa Rica                                                  0.030                              0.000



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 A                      B                       C                               D
No.                   Parties         United Nations scale of Scale of contribution for the Trust
                                           assessments        Fund with 22 per cent ceiling and
                                           2005-2006 *        countries that contribute less than
                                                              0.1 per cent to the United Nations,
                                                                           not paying

                                            (per cent)                     (per cent)
 36Côte d'Ivoire                                          0.010                            0.000
 37Croatia                                                0.037                            0.000
 38Cuba                                                   0.043                            0.000
 39Cyprus                                                 0.039                            0.000
 40Czech Republic                                         0.183                            0.244
 41Democratic Republic of the Congo                       0.003                            0.000
 42Denmark                                                0.718                            0.958
 43Djibouti                                               0.001                            0.000
 44Dominica                                               0.001                            0.000
 45Dominican Republic                                     0.035                            0.000
 46Ecuador                                                0.019                            0.000
 47Egypt                                                  0.120                            0.160
 48El Salvador                                            0.022                            0.000
 49Equatorial Guinea                                      0.002                            0.000
 50Estonia                                                0.012                            0.000
 51Ethiopia                                               0.004                            0.000
 52Finland                                                0.533                            0.711
 53France                                                 6.030                            8.046
 54Gambia                                                 0.001                            0.000
 55Georgia                                                0.003                            0.000
 56Germany                                                8.662                           11.557
 57Ghana                                                  0.004                            0.000
 58Greece                                                 0.530                            0.707
 59Guatemala                                              0.030                            0.000
 60Guinea                                                 0.003                            0.000
 61Guyana                                                 0.001                            0.000
 62Honduras                                               0.005                            0.000
 63Hungary                                                0.126                            0.168
 64Iceland                                                0.034                            0.000
 65India                                                  0.421                            0.562
 66Indonesia                                              0.142                            0.189
 67Iran (Islamic Republic of)                             0.157                            0.209
 68Ireland                                                0.350                            0.467
 69Israel                                                 0.467                            0.623
 70Italy                                                  4.885                            6.518
 71Jamaica                                                0.008                            0.000
 72Japan                                                 19.468                           22.000
 73Jordan                                                 0.011                            0.000
 74Kazakhstan                                             0.025                            0.000
 75Kenya                                                  0.009                            0.000
 76Kiribati                                               0.001                            0.000
 77Kuwait                                                 0.162                            0.216
 78Kyrgyzstan                                             0.001                            0.000




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No.                     Parties        United Nations scale of Scale of contribution for the Trust
                                            assessments        Fund with 22 per cent ceiling and
                                            2005-2006 *        countries that contribute less than
                                                               0.1 per cent to the United Nations,
                                                                            not paying

                                             (per cent)                     (per cent)
 79Latvia                                                 0.015                              0.000
 80Lebanon                                                0.024                              0.000
 81Lesotho                                                0.001                              0.000
 82Libyan Arab Jamahiriya                                 0.132                              0.176
 83Liechtenstein                                          0.005                              0.000
 84Lithuania                                              0.024                              0.000
 85Luxembourg                                             0.077                              0.000
 86Madagascar                                             0.003                              0.000
 87Malawi                                                 0.001                              0.000
 88Malaysia                                               0.203                              0.271
 89Maldives                                               0.001                              0.000
 90Mali                                                   0.002                              0.000
 91Malta                                                  0.014                              0.000
 92Marshall Islands                                       0.001                              0.000
 93Mauritania                                             0.001                              0.000
 94Mauritius                                              0.011                              0.000
 95Mexico                                                 1.883                              2.512
 96Micronesia (Federated States of )                      0.001                              0.000
 97Monaco                                                 0.003                              0.000
 98Mongolia                                               0.001                              0.000
 99Morocco                                                0.047                              0.000
100Mozambique                                             0.001                              0.000
101Namibia                                                0.006                              0.000
102Nauru                                                  0.001                              0.000
103Nepal                                                  0.004                              0.000
104Netherlands                                            1.690                              2.255
105New Zealand                                            0.221                              0.295
106Nicaragua                                              0.001                              0.000
107Niger                                                  0.001                              0.000
108Nigeria                                                0.042                              0.000
109Norway                                                 0.679                              0.906
110Oman                                                   0.070                              0.000
111Pakistan                                               0.055                              0.000
112Panama                                                 0.019                              0.000
113Papua New Guinea                                       0.003                              0.000
114Paraguay                                               0.012                              0.000
115Peru                                                   0.092                              0.000
116Philippines                                            0.095                              0.000
117Poland                                                 0.461                              0.615
118Portugal                                               0.470                              0.627
119Qatar                                                  0.064                              0.000
120Republic of Korea                                      1.796                              2.396
121Republic of Moldova                                    0.001                              0.000




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No.                    Parties                      United Nations scale of Scale of contribution for the Trust
                                                         assessments        Fund with 22 per cent ceiling and
                                                         2005-2006 *        countries that contribute less than
                                                                            0.1 per cent to the United Nations,
                                                                                         not paying

                                                           (per cent)                     (per cent)
122Romania                                                               0.060                             0.000
123Russian Federation                                                    1.100                             1.468
124Rwanda                                                                0.001                             0.000
125Saint Kitts and Nevis                                                 0.001                             0.000
126Saint Lucia                                                           0.002                             0.000
127Saint Vincent and the Grenadines                                      0.001                             0.000
128Samoa                                                                 0.001                             0.000
129Saudi Arabia                                                          0.713                             0.951
130Senegal                                                               0.005                             0.000
131Serbia and Montenegro                                                 0.019                             0.000
132Seychelles                                                            0.002                             0.000
133Singapore                                                             0.388                             0.518
134Slovakia                                                              0.051                             0.000
135Slovenia                                                              0.082                             0.000
136South Africa                                                          0.292                             0.390
137Spain                                                                 2.520                             3.362
138Sri Lanka                                                             0.017                             0.000
139Sweden                                                                0.998                             1.332
140Switzerland                                                           1.197                             1.597
141Syrian Arab Republic                                                  0.038                             0.000
142Thailand                                                              0.209                             0.279
143The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia                             0.006                             0.000
144Trinidad and Tobago                                                   0.022                             0.000
145Tunisia                                                               0.032                             0.000
146Turkey                                                                0.372                             0.496
147Turkmenistan                                                          0.005                             0.000
148Uganda                                                                0.006                             0.000
149Ukraine                                                               0.039                             0.000
150United Arab Emirates                                                  0.235                             0.314
151United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern                          6.127                             8.175
   Ireland
152United Republic of Tanzania                                           0.006                            0.000
153Uruguay                                                               0.048                            0.000
154Uzbekistan                                                            0.014                            0.000
155Venezuela                                                             0.171                            0.228
156Viet Nam                                                              0.021                            0.000
157Yemen                                                                 0.006                            0.000
158Zambia                                                                0.002                            0.000
159European Community                                                    2.500                            2.500
   TOTAL                                                                80.405                          100.000

      *United Nations General Assembly, fifty-eighth session, agenda item 124, document symbol: A/RES/58/1 B.

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