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Council Resolution 98-03

Distribution: General

C/C.01/98/RES/03

ORIGINAL:  ENGLISH

Montreal, 3 March 1998

Budget Approval for On-going Activities

THE COUNCIL:

HAVING TAKEN NOTE of Secretariat Document C/C.02/98.07/DISC/02;

HEREBY AGREES TO:

AUTHORIZE the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation to meet its obligations and to cover ongoing activities in accordance with the proposal contained in Secretariat document C/C.02/98.07/DISC/02.

 

(S) Avrim Lazar

                                                                 

Government of Canada

By: Avrim Lazar

 

(S) José Luis Samaniego

                                                                 

Government of the United Mexican States

By José Luis Samaniego

 

(S) William A. Nitze

                                                                 

Government of the United States of America

By: William A. Nitze

1998 BUDGET

In order to allow the Secretariat to continue to meet its obligations and to cover ongoing activities, we are requesting authorization to spend up to 25% of the following budget items.

Please note that in the case of NAFEC we are requesting US$50,000 to cover management related costs.

 

DESCRIPTION AMOUNT 25%
  US $  
     
1 – Program and obligations    
     
1.1) Project costs    
            Work will only be initiated for projects which have been approved by the Parties.    
     
1.2) Salaries 1 879 000 469 750
            To meet payroll obligations.    
     
1.3) Specific obligations 646 000 161 500
            To cover ongoing activities such as preparation of the Annual Program and budget, work on the San Pedro River Basin A13, etc.    
     
1.4) Publications and reports 475 000 118 750
            To cover ongoing activities such as preparation of the Annual Report, State of the Environment Report and other publications.    
     
1.5) Rent – Program related 296 000 74 000
            To meet lease obligations    
     
1.6) Telecommunications – Program related 59 000 14 750
            To cover ongoing activities.    
     
1.7) CEC Resource Centre 230 000 57 500
            To cover ongoing activities such as subscriptions, Website and database maintenance    
     

 

1.8) Common program related expenditures 50 000 12 500
            To cover activities carried out by the Directors.    
     
2 – Common operations    
     
2.1) External and temporary support 164 000 41 000
            To meet payroll obligations such as special accounting expertise, audit services, legal expertise, assets insurance, banking and payroll fees, etc.    
     
2.2) Telecommunications – Non program related 41 000 10 250
            To cover ongoing activities.    
     
2.3) Assets 190 000 47 500
            To meet lease obligations.    
     
2.4) Rent – Non program related 204 000 51 000
            To meet lease obligations.    
     
2.5) Relocation & orientation 60 000 15 000
            To cover ongoing activities.    
     
2.6) Office equipment & supplies 100 000 25 000
            To cover ongoing activities.    
     
2.7) Professional development 20 000 5 000
            To cover ongoing activities.    
     
3 – Departmental operations    
     
3.1) Salaries 1 293 000 323 250
            To meet payroll obligations.    
     
3.2) Public outreach 289 000 72 250
              To cover ongoing activities such as translation, mailings and activities of the Mexico office.    
     
3.3) Council Sessions 180 000 45 000
            To cover ongoing activities such as meetings of GSC and Alternate Representatives.    
     
3.4) Executive management 100 000 25 000
            To cover ongoing activities such as travel and hospitality.    

 

3.5) JPAC Operations 100 000 25 000
            To cover ongoing activities.    
     
3.6)  Public Meetings 125 000 31 250
            To cover ongoing activities.    
     
4 – Contingency fund 200 000 50 000
            To cover ongoing activities such as preparatory meetings and translations.    
     

 

 

Budget Approval for On-going Activities