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Annex I : Trust fund for the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer: approved 2011 and 2012 and proposed 2013 and 2014 budgets (in United States dollars)

        w/m 2011 w/m 2012 w/m 2013 w/m 2014
10 Project personnel component              
  1100 Project personnel                
    1101 Executive Secretary (D-2) (shared with the Montreal Protocol (MP)) 6 142 811 6 142 811 6 142 811 6 142 811
    1104 Scientific Affairs Officer (P-5) (shared with MP) 6 106 925 6 106 925 6 106 925 6 106 925
    1105 Administrative Officer (P-5) (paid by UNEP)   0   0   0   0
    1107 Programme Officer (Communication and Information) (P-3) 12 132 306 12 140 306 12 144 515 12 148 850
  1199 Subtotal   382 042   390 042   394 251   398 586
  1300 Administrative support                
    1301 Administrative Assistant (G-7) (Shared with MP) 6 23 220 6 23 917 6 24 635 6 25 374
    1303 Programme Assistant (G-6) 12 25 488   25 488   25 488   25 488
    1304 Programme Assistant (G-6) (shared with MP) 6 19 931 6 20 529 6 21 145 6 21 779
    1305 Information Assistant (G-6) (Shared with MP) 6 18 482 6 19 036 6 19 607 6 20 195
    1310 Bilingual Senior Secretary (G-6) 12 25 367 12 25 367 12 25 367 12 25 367
    1322 Preparatory and parties meeting (shared with MP every 3 years, it applies to 2011 and 2014)   210 000   0   0   210 000
    1324 Meetings of the Bureau   20 000   0   0   20 000
    1326 Promotion of activities for the protection of the Ozone Layer   10 000   10 000   10 000   10 000
    1327 Meeting of the Ozone Research Managers   34 027   0   0   35 728
  1399 Subtotal   386 515   124 337   126 241   393 932
  1600 Travel on official business                
    1601 Staff travel on official business   30 000   30 000   30 000   30 000
  1699 Subtotal   30 000   30 000   30 000   30 000
1999 Component total   798 557   544 379   550 493   822 518
  3300 Participation costs of developing countries            
    3302 Preparatory and parties meetings   0   0   0   0
    3304 Bureau meetings   20 000   0   0   20 000
    3307 Meeting of Ozone Research Managers   175 000   0   0   175 000
  3399 Subtotal   195 000   0   0   195 000
3999 Component total   195 000   0   0   195 000
40 Equipment and premises component            
  4100 Expendable equipment (items under $1 500)            
    4101 Miscellaneous expendables (shared with MP)   9 000   8 000   8 000   8 000
  4199 Subtotal   9 000   8 000   8 000   8 000
  4200 Non-expendable equipment                
    4201 Personal computers and accessories   0   0   5 000   0
    4202 Portable computers   5 000   5 000   5 000   0
    4203 Other office equipment (server, fax, scanner, furniture, etc.)   5 000   5 000   5 000   5 000
    4204 Photocopiers   0   0   0   0
    4205 Paperless equipment and peripherals   0   5 000   5 000   5 000
  4299 Subtotal   10 000   15 000   20 000   10 000
  4300 Premises                
    4301 Rental of office premises (shared with MP)   17 500   17 500   17 500   17 500
  4399 Subtotal   17 500   17 500   17 500   17 500
4999 Component total   36 500   40 500   45 500   35 500
50 Miscellaneous component                
  5100 Operation and maintenance of equipment            
    5101 Maintenance of equipment and other (shared with MP)   10 000   7 500   7 500   7 500
  5199 Subtotal   10 000   7 500   7 500   7 500
  5200 Reporting costs                
    5201 Reporting   7 500   7 500   7 500   7 500
    5202 Reporting (Ozone Research Managers meeting report)   15 000   0   0   15 000
  5299 Subtotal   22 500   7 500   7 500   22 500
  5300 Sundry                
    5301 Communications   25 000   20 000   20 000   20 000
    5302 Freight charges (documents)   20 000   15 000   15 000   15 000
    5304 Others (Ozone layer protection public awareness campaign)   5 000   5 000   5 000   5 000
  5399 Subtotal   50 000   40 000   40 000   40 000
  5400 Hospitality                
    5401 Hospitality   10 000   0   0   10 000
  5499 Subtotal   10 000   0   0   10 000
5999 Component total   92 500   55 000   55 000   80 000
99 Total direct project cost   1 122 557   639 879   650 993   1 133 018
  Programme support costs (13%)   145 932   83 184   84 629   147 292
  Grand total (inclusive of programme 1 268 489   723 063   735 622   1 280 311
  support costs)                
                       
  Drawdown from Trust Fund balance*   665 489   120 063   132 622   677 311
  Contribution to be paid by the parties 603 000   603 000   603 000   603 000

 

Explanatory notes for the approved 2012, 2013 and 2014 budgets of the Trust Fund for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

 

Budget line Comment
Personnel component

1101, 1104 and 1107

1105

Indicative Professional salary costs applicable to the relevant duty stations have been used for the budget proposals. Where information on actual staff costs is available, however, the figures have been adjusted accordingly. Unspent commitments normally revert to the Vienna Convention Trust Fund.

The post of Administrative Officer continues to be paid from the 13 per cent programme support costs based on actual expenditures.

Administrative support/personnel

1301–1310

Standard General Service salary costs applicable to the Nairobi duty station have been used for the budget proposals.
Administrative support/conference services

1322, 1324, 1326, 1327

Necessary funds may be transferred from the conference servicing budget lines should such services be required to be rendered, either by individual consultancies or under corporate contracts.

The current conference servicing costs have been based on the following reasons and assumptions:

1322: The conferencing costs of the ninth and tenth meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention are being shared with the Twenty-Third and Twenty‑Sixth Meetings of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol as the meetings will be held jointly in 2011 and 2014;

1324: Two Bureau meetings are scheduled for 2011 and 2014. The first meeting in the year is to be held back to back with the Ozone Research Managers’ meeting and the second, back to back with the meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The meetings have provision for interpretation and document translation into the appropriate languages based on the membership of the Bureau;

1326: A minimum amount is proposed for each year to cover activities in connection with the celebration of the International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer;

1327: A small increase is included to cover conference costs related to the organization of the eighth and ninth Ozone Research Managers’ meetings, in 2011 and 2014.

Travel on official business 1601 The budgets include travel of Secretariat officers in connection with the organization of the Ozone Research Managers’ meetings and the meetings of the Conference of the Parties, in addition to travel related to provision of support to network and capacity‑building meetings.
3302 The participation of representatives of parties operating under paragraph 1 of Article 5 in the various Convention meetings is assumed at $5,000 per representative per meeting taking into account not more than one person’s travel costs per country, using the most appropriate and advantageous economy-class fare and United Nations daily subsistence allowances.

Considering that the meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention is normally held jointly with the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, the participation costs are borne by the Montreal Protocol.

3304 The participation costs are based on two Bureau meetings respectively in 2011 and 2014 for four participants from developing countries or countries with economies in transition, being held back to back with the Ozone Research Managers’ meeting and the meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
3307 One Ozone Research Managers’ meeting was held in May 2011. The next meeting will be held in 2014. Funding has been reserved for participation by 35 experts from qualifying developing countries that submit national reports.
4201–4205 The Secretariat is maintaining its electronic data processing systems to make the documentation of the Protocol and the Convention available electronically to the parties. This requires periodic procurement of necessary peripherals and software licenses, and also updating of the existing computer servers.

A minimum provision has been made to enable the Secretariat to replace some equipment each year.

5100–5400 Provisions under these budget lines contain minimal increase based on inflation rates recommended by the United Nations.