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Decision XIII/30: Financial matters: Financial reports and budgets

The Thirteenth Meeting of the Parties decided in Dec. XIII/30:

  1. To welcome the continuing excellent management by the Secretariat of the finances of the Montreal Protocol Trust Fund;
  2. To take note of the financial report of the Trust Fund for 2000, as contained in document UNEP/OzL.Pro.13/4;
  3. To approve the budget for the Trust Fund in the amount of ,907,646 for 2002 and take note of the proposed budget of ,763,034 for 2003, as set out in Annex III of the report of the 13th Meeting of the Parties;
  4. To draw down an amount of 75,000 in years 2002 and 2003 from the Fund balance for the purpose of reducing that balance in accordance with decision XI/21, paragraphs 5 and 6;
  5. To draw down, further, from the unspent balance for the year 2000, an amount of 40,000 in 2002 and 50,869 in 2003;
  6. To ensure, as a consequence of the draw-downs referred to in paragraphs 4 and 5 above, that the contributions to be paid by the Parties amount to ,492,646 for 2002 and ,837,165 for 2003, as set out in Annex IV of the report of the 13th Meeting of the Parties. The contributions of the individual Parties shall be as listed in Annex IV;
  7. To urge all Parties to pay their contributions promptly and in full;
  8. To encourage non-Article 5 Parties to continue offering assistance to their members in the three assessment panels and their subsidiary bodies for their continued participation in the assessment activities under the Protocol;
  9. To note the provision of assistance for the participation of Article 5 experts in the assessment panels and their subsidiary bodies;
  10. To review, at its 14th Meeting, on the basis of a working document prepared by the Secretariat, the continuing growth in the operating surplus and interest being accumulated by the Trust Fund with a view to identifying the optimal way in which to balance the Protocol’s operational funds.