Rome, 13 - 17 September 1999
Approval of the Budgets of the Desert Locust Commissions
1. There are three Desert Locust Commissions currently operated by FAO; the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Eastern Region of its Distribution in Southwest Asia; the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region; and the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in North-West Africa. According to the "Basic Texts for the Agreement of the Establishment" of each of these Commissions [Article IV, section 4 Administrative Matters (b)], the Budget of each Commission should be submitted to the Council (delegated to the Finance Committee) prior to implementation.
2. The Budgets of the Commissions draw on the funds available in the Trust Fund of each Commission. The source of these funds is the contributions made by the Member Countries of the Commission. The Budgets are decided upon at each Commission Session by participating countries and their level is agreed according to a standard budget. The amount of the contributions received and any unspent balances that may have been carried forward from previous years may also be taken into account.
3. While in principle a Session of each Commission is held once per year, in practice the timing of each Commission's Session is adjusted to fit with various meetings involving the Desert Locust and to the intensity of Desert Locust activities. Normally the Session approves the budget for the current year and for the next year.
4. The Budgets submitted here are the budgets approved by the Commission Sessions held at the end of 1998 and so far in 1999 or which follow the standard level of budget which is usually utilized. (see Appendix A - Southwest Asia Commission; Appendix B - Central Region Commission; Appendix C - North-West Africa Commission).
FAO COMMISSION FOR
CONTROLLING THE DESERT LOCUST
|4000||General Operating Expenses||28,022||2,000||2,000|
FAO COMMISSION FOR CONTROLLING THE DESERT LOCUST IN THE CENTRAL REGION
|4000||General Operating Expenses||20,000||20,000||20,000|
FAO COMMISSION FOR CONTROLLING THE DESERT LOCUST IN NORTH-WEST AFRICA
|4000||General Operating Expenses||50,000||2,000||2,000|