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Management of Trust Funds and Earmarked Contributions

Document type
Decision
Reference number
UNEP/EA.4/L.30
Date
Mar 11, 2019
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Status
Adopted
Meeting
Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly
Website
web.unep.org
Full text
Management of Trust Funds and Earmarked Contributions.pdf
Abstract

Management of trust funds and earmarked contributions*

The United Nations Environment Assembly,

Having considered the report of the Executive Director on the management of trust funds and earmarked contributions,

Recalling the request made in UNEA Decision 3/3 requesting the Executive Director, in consultation with the relevant parties and/or donors, as appropriate and in accordance with the terms of the respective agreement/fund, to decide on reassigning the balances in inactive trust funds when the activities for which they have been established have ended, with a view to supporting the implementation of appropriate subprogrammes of the agreed programme of work before the end of 2019, 1

1. Notes with appreciation the progress made in the implementation of UNEA Decision 3/3 through the closure of the inactive trust funds and the reassignment of the balances to the relevant activities;

2. Notes that, in line with the Financial Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, agreements for which the United Nations Environment Programme carries out the functions of the Secretariat must be based on the principle of cost recovery when it comes to administrative costs;

I

Trust funds in support of the programme of work of the United Nations Environment Programme​​​​​​​

3. Notes and approves the establishment of the following trust funds:

(a) CBL – Trust Fund for the “Capacity-Building Initiative for Transparency Fund” of the Global Environment Facility;

(b) GPS – Trust fund in support of the Secretariat functions and the organization of meetings and consultations for the Global Pact for the Environment;

(c) GPP – Trust fund for assisting the delegates from the developing countries, the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States in attending the sessions of the ad hoc open-ended working group for the Global Pact for the Environment;

4. Approves the extension of the following trust funds subject to the Executive Director’s receiving requests to do so from the appropriate authorities:

(a) AFB – Technical cooperation trust fund for UNEP activities as a multilateral implementing entity of the Adaptation Fund Board, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(b) AML – General trust fund for the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(c) CLL – Trust fund to support the activities of the Climate Technology Centre and Network, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(d) CML – Trust fund to support the implementation of a special programme on chemicals and waste, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(e) IAL – Technical cooperation trust fund for the Ireland Aid Multilateral Environment Fund for Africa (financed by the Government of Ireland), which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(f) IEL – Technical cooperation trust fund for priority projects to improve the environment in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (financed by the Government of the Republic of Korea), which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(g) MCL – General trust fund in support of activities on mercury and other metals, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(h) MDL – Technical cooperation trust fund for UNEP implementation of the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(i) REL – Technical cooperation trust fund for the promotion of renewable energy in the Mediterranean region (financed by the Government of Italy), which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(j) SML – General trust fund for the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management Quick Start Programme, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(k) WPL – General trust fund to provide support the Global Environment Monitoring System/Water Programme Office and to promote its activities, which is extended up to 31 December 2021

 

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Trust funds in support of regional seas programmes, conventions, protocols and special funds​​​​​​​

5. Approves the extension of the following trust funds, upon receiving a request to do so from the appropriate authorities:

A

Trust funds administered by the coordinating unit for the Action Plan for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Sustainable Development of the Coastal Areas of the Mediterranean​​​​​​​

(a) CAL – Support of the Mediterranean Action Plan (financed by the Government of Greece), which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(b) MEL – Trust fund for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(c) QML – Support of the Mediterranean Action Plan, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

B

Trust funds administered by the Secretariat of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants​​​​​​​

(a) BCL – Trust fund for the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(b) BDL – Trust fund to assist developing countries and other countries in need of technical assistance in the implementation of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(c) ROL – General trust fund for the operational budget of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(d) RVL – Special trust fund for the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(e) SCL – General trust fund for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, its subsidiary bodies and the Convention secretariat, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(f) SVL – Special trust fund for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, its subsidiary bodies and the Convention secretariat, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

C

Trust funds administered by the secretariat of the Convention for Cooperation in the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Atlantic Coast of the West, Central and Southern Africa Region​​​​​​​

(a) QAC – Support of the Convention for Cooperation in the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Atlantic Coast of the West, Central and Southern Africa Region, which is extended up to 31 December 2020;

(b) WAL – Trust fund for the protection, management and development of the marine and coastal environment of the Atlantic coast of the West, Central and Southern African region, which is extended up to 31 December 2020;

D

Trust funds administered by the Secretariat of the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians​​​​​​​

(a) CAR – Trust fund for the core budget of the Carpathian Convention, which is extended up to 31 December 2020;

(b) CAP – Trust fund for the core budget of the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians and related protocols, which is extended up to 31 December 2020;

E

Trust funds administered by the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

(a) AVL – General trust fund for voluntary contributions in respect of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(b) AWL – General trust fund for the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(c) BTL – General trust fund for the Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats, which is extended up to 31 December 2022;

(d) QFL – General trust fund for voluntary contributions in respect of the Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats, which is extended up to 31 December 2022;

(e) SMU – Trust fund to support the activities of the secretariat of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

F

Trust funds administered by the secretariat of the Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region​​​​​​​

(a) EAL – Regional seas trust fund for the Eastern African region, which is extended up to 31 December 2022;

(b) QAW – Support of the Action Plan for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region, which is extended up to 31 December 2022;

G

Trust funds administered by the secretariat of the Action Plan for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of the East Asian Seas​​​​​​​

(a) ESL – Regional trust fund for the implementation of the Action Plan for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of East Asian Seas, which is extended up to 31 December 2022;

(b) QEL – Support of the Eastern Asian Seas Action Plan, which is extended up to 31 December 2022;

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Trust funds administered by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity​​​​​​​

(a) BBL – Trust fund for the core programme budget for the Nagoya Protocol, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(b) BGL – General trust fund for the core programme budget for the Biosafety Protocol, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

(c) BYL – General trust fund for the Convention on Biological Diversity, which is extended up to 31 December 2021;

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Trust funds administered by the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora​​​​​​​

(a) CTL – Trust fund for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which is extended up to 31 December 2022;

(b) QTL – Support of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which is extended up to 31 December 2022.