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Annex I. DRAFT RESOLUTION FOR ADOPTION BY THE CONFERENCE

Budgetary Appropriations 2006-07

THE CONFERENCE,


Having considered
the Director-General's Programme of Work and Budget:

Approves a total net Appropriation of US$ 840,725,000 for the financial period 2006-07 and approves the Programme of Work proposed by the Director-General for 2006-07 as follows:

a. Appropriations are voted for the following purposes:

US$

Chapter 1: Corporate Governance

22,543,000

Chapter 2: Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems

223,229,000

Chapter 3: Knowledge Exchange, Policy and Advocacy

200,016,000

Chapter 4: Decentralization, UN Cooperation and Programme Delivery

230,367,000

Chapter 5: Management and Supervision Services

134,691,000

Chapter 6: Contingencies

600,000

Chapter 8: Capital Expenditure

8,835,000

Chapter 9: Security Expenditure

20,444,000

Total Appropriation (Net)

840,725,000

Chapter 10: Transfer to Tax Equalization Fund

86,043,000

Total Appropriation (Gross)

926,768,000

b. The appropriations (gross) voted in paragraph (a) above, plus an amount of US$ 14,100,000 to fund the amortization of After Service Medical Coverage (ASMC), shall be financed by assessments on Member Nations, thus resulting in assessments against Member Nations of US$ 940,868,000.

c. In establishing the actual amounts of contributions to be paid by individual Member Nations, the assessment of each Member Nation shall be reduced by any amount standing to its credit in the Tax Equalization Fund provided that the credit of a Member Nation that levies taxes on the salaries, emoluments and indemnities received from FAO by staff members shall be reduced by the estimated amounts of such taxes to be reimbursed to the staff member by FAO. An estimate of US$ 5,900,000 has been withheld for this purpose.

d. The contributions due from Member Nations in 2006 and 2007 shall be paid in accordance with the scale adopted by the Conference at its Thirty-third Session, which contributions, after the deduction of amounts standing to the credit of Member Nations in the Tax Equalization Fund, result in net amounts payable totalling US$ 860,725,000.

e. The contributions shall be established in US dollars and euro and shall consist of US$ 398,274,000 and € 388,615,000, which represents a split of 46% US dollars and 54% euro for the budgetary appropriation and a split of 40% US dollars and 60% euro for the ASMC.

f. The foregoing appropriations are calculated at the rate of €1 = US$ 1.19.

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