Financial contributions

At its first meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention (COP1) adopted Decision MC-1/10 on financial rules, which requested the establishment of 3 trust funds:

  • The General Trust Fund to provide financial support to the work of the Convention Secretariat;
  • The voluntary Special Trust Fund to support, inter alia, activities by the Secretariat in accordance with article 14 (Capacity-building, technical assistance and technology transfer); the participation of representatives of developing-country Parties and of Parties with economies in transition in the meetings of the COP and its subsidiary bodies; and
  • The voluntary Specific Trust Fund for the specific international programme, to support capacity-building and technical assistance in accordance with article 13 (Financial resources and mechanism).
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As called for under the financial rules of the COP, up-to-date information on the status of pledges and payments of contributions is provided below. Information will be updated on a monthly basis.

COP1 also entrusted the Secretariat with a programme of work and budget for the biennium 2018-2019 and adopted in Decision MC-1/15  the indicative scale of contributions due each year by Parties.


Status of contributions to the trust funds:

  • Contributions to the General Trust Fund - as of 8 May 2018                     

 

  • Contributions to the voluntary Special Trust Fund - unchanged from 12 April 2018
 
  • Contributions to the voluntary Specific Trust Fund - as of 8 May 2018
 
              

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