Technical workshop on ways to increase the efficiency and transparency of the budget process

Mandate

SBI 46 requested the secretariat, subject to the availability of financial resources, to organize a technical workshop, to be held in the margins of SBI 47, with the aim of discussing possible ways to increase the efficiency and transparency of the budget process, taking into account the information made available on the UNFCCC website, including issues such as:

(a)   Options to increase flexibility of the funds in the Trust Fund for Supplementary Activities;

(b)   Ways to address outstanding contributions to the core budget;

(c)   The allocation of resources in the Trust Fund for the Core Budget of the UNFCCC and the Trust Fund for Supplementary Activities;

(d)   The level of the working capital reserve.

It requested its Chair to report on the outcome of the technical workshop referred to in paragraph 6 above for consideration at SBI 47, with a view to providing guidance to the secretariat in the implementation of the programme budget.

It also requested the secretariat to prepare a report on the outcome of the technical workshop for consideration at SBI 48 (April–May 2018).

Time and location

In response to the above request the secretariat has scheduled a technical workshop on

8 November 2017, 10.00 - 13.00

in the Upper Conference Room of the Altes Abgeordnetenhochhaus (AAH) at the secretariat's premises in Bonn. The technical workshop is open to representatives of all Parties, but closed to observers.