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Annex IV : Trust Fund for the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Approved revised 2017, approved 2018 and proposed 2019 budgets
(United States dollars)

 

Cost category

Approved revised 2017

Approved 2018

Proposed 2019

1000

Employee salaries, allowances and benefits

1 483 072

1 512 734

1 542 989

1200

Consultants

85 000

85 000

85 000

Operating costs

1300

Meeting costs

 

 

 

1321

Conference services costs: Open-ended Working Group meetings

676 000

676 000

676 000

1322

Conference services costs: preparatory meetings and meetings of the parties

275 000

700 000

712 000

1323

Communication costs of Article 5 assessment panel members and organizational costs of panel meetings

70 000

70 000

70 000

1324

Conference services costs: Bureau meetings

 25 000

25 000

25 000

1325

Conference services costs: Implementation Committee meetings

125 000

 125 000

125 000

1326

Conference services costs: Montreal Protocol informal consultation meetings

10 000

0

0

5401

Hospitality

25 000

25 000

25 000

Subtotal, meeting costs

1 206 000

1 621 000

1 633 000

3300

Travel of Article 5 parties and experts

3301

Travel of Article 5 parties: assessment panel meetings

400 000

400 000

400 000

3302

Travel of Article 5 parties: preparatory meetings and meetings of the parties

375 000

375 000

375 000

3303

Travel of Article 5 parties: Open-ended Working Group meetings

325 000

325 000

325 000

3304

Travel of Article 5 parties: Bureau meetings

 20 000

20 000

20 000

3305

Travel of Article 5 parties: Implementation Committee meetings

125 000

125 000

125 000

3306

Travel of Article 5 parties: informal meeting consultations

10 000

0

0     

Subtotal, travel of Article 5 parties and experts

1 255 000

1 245 000

1 245 000

1600

Travel on official business

1601

Staff travel on official business

210 000

210 000

210 000

1602

Conference Services staff travel on official business

15 000

15 000

15 000

Subtotal, travel on official business

225 000

225 000

225 000

4100-5300

Other operating costs: supplies and consumables

4100

Expendable equipment

18 000

18 000

18 000

4200

Non-expendable equipment

25 000

25 000

25 000

4300

Rental of premises

41 870

41 870

41 870

5100

Operational and maintenance of equipment

20 000

20 000

20 000

5200

Reporting costs

75 000

75 000

75 000

5300

Sundry

120 000

40 000

40 000

Subtotal, other operating costs: supplies and consumables

299 870

219 870

219 870

Total direct costs

4 553 942

4 908 603

4 950 858

 

Programme support costs (13 per cent)

592 012

638 118

643 612

Grand total

5 145 954

5 546 722

5 594 470

                     Explanatory notes for the proposed revision to the approved budget for 2017 and the proposed budgets for 2018 and 2019 of the Trust Fund for the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer


Cost category

Budget line

Comment

Employee salaries, allowances and benefits

1000

The 2018 and 2019 costs have been increased by 2 per cent to allow for inflation.
The posts of the Senior Administrative Officer (P5) and the Senior Administrative Assistant (G7) are funded by the programme support cost budget.
The post of Communications and Information Officer (P-3) is funded fully from the Trust Fund for the Vienna Convention.

Consultants

1200

Consultants are used by the Secretariat for meetings research and facilitation of the workshop on safety standards to be held on 11 July 2017. The approved amount for 2017 has been maintained for 2018 and 2019.

Operating expenses

 

This section includes meetings costs, travel of Article 5 participants and hospitality.

 

1300
1321

Meeting costs
Open-ended Working Group meetings
The figure for 2017 is presented as an average cost across five duty stations: Bangkok, Montreal, Nairobi, Paris and Vienna. The costs will be adjusted based on the venue of the meetings.

 

1322

Preparatory meetings and Meetings of the Parties
In 2017, the joint eleventh Conference of the Parties/Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Parties was hosted by the Government of Canada in Montreal. The meeting costs are reduced by $185,000, which represents the UNON cost estimate for interpretation services that was instead provided by the Government of Canada.
In 2017, the meeting cost of the joint eleventh Conference of the Parties/Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Parties is shared with the Trust Fund for the Vienna Convention, which has a budget of $252,000. In 2018 and 2019, the full meeting cost will be charged to the Trust Fund for the Montreal Protocol.
The 2017 costs are presented as an average cost across five duty stations: Bangkok, Montreal, Nairobi, Paris and Vienna. The costs will be adjusted based on the venue of the meetings and whether they are hosted by a party.

 

1324

One Bureau meeting is scheduled for each of the years 2017, 2018 and 2019, with provision for interpretation and document translation into appropriate languages, depending on the membership of the Bureau. The proposed costs have remained the same as for the approved figures for 2017.

 

1325

The proposed budgets for Implementation Committee meetings in 2018 and 2019 have remained the same as the approved figures for 2017.

 

5401

The hospitality costs cover receptions at the meetings of the Open-ended Working Group and the Meetings of the Parties. Necessary funds may be transferred from the conference servicing budget lines should such services be required, either through individual consultancies or corporate contracts.
The costs for 2018 and 2019 remain constant at the 2017 approved level.

 

3300

Travel of Article 5 participants
The participation of representatives of parties operating under paragraph 1 of Article 5 in various Montreal Protocol meetings is budgeted at $5,000 per representative per meeting using the most appropriate and advantageous economy-class fare and United Nations daily subsistence allowances.
The costs for 2018 and 2019 remain constant at the 2017 approved level.

 

 

The Secretariat confirms that no funds from the budget lines in this section have been used to cover the cost of travel by representatives of non-Article 5 parties. 

Travel on official business

1600

Travel on official business for 2018 and 2019 is maintained at the 2017 approved level.

Other operating costs: supplies and consumables

4100–5300

The section includes expendable equipment, non-expendable equipment and rental of office premises, reporting costs and sundry.
The 2018 and 2019 proposed costs remain constant at the 2017 approved level, except for “Sundry”, which includes $10,000 for communication, $10,000 for freight, $10,000 for training and $10,000 for Ozone Day celebrations, which is increased to $90,000 in 2017 to cover an enhanced plan to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.