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11/12. Programme and programme support costs

A

Performance report on the programme and programme support costs budget for the biennium 1982-1983

The Governing Council,

1. Takes note of the performance report of the Executive Director on the programme and programme support costs budget for the biennium 1982-1983, and the related report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 57/

2. Notes with approval the efforts that have been made to reduce expenditure;

3. Notes the concern of the Executive Director at the low level of resources and his statement that it would not be possible to continue implementing the programme at that level during the coming biennium’s without seriously impairing

efficiency.

4. Approves the revised appropriation level of $20,600,000 with the programme and object-of-expenditure distribution proposed by the Executive Director.

8th meeting 23 May 1983

B

Programme and programme support costs budget

for the biennium 1984-1985

The Governing Council,

Having considered the Executive Director's estimates for the programme and programme support costs budget for the biennium 1984-1985 and the related report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 58/

1. Takes note, without prejudice to any decision the General Assembly may take on the matter at its thirty-eighth session, of the proposal of the Executive Director to recommend to the General Assembly the transfer of four Principal Officer (D-1), four Senior Officer (P-5), five Second Officer (P-3) and one Associate Officer (P-2) posts, together with ten supporting local-level posts, from the programme and programme support costs budget of the Environment Fund to the relevant section of the United Nations regular budget, effective 1 January 1984;

2. Approves the redeployment of four Senior Officer (P-5) posts, together with four supporting local-level posts, from the regional advisory services project, financed from Fund programme activities, and the redeployment of six local-level posts from the regional information services project, financed from Fund programme activities, to the programme and programme support costs budget of the Environment Fund

3. Approves the reclassification of one Second Officer (P-3) post to First Officer (P-4) in the environmental programmes programme, and of two Second Officer (P-3) posts to First Officer (P-4) in the conference services programme;

4. Further approves:

(a) The appropriation of $26,020,000 for the programme and programme support costs budget for the biennium 1984-1985 on the subprogram me and object-of-expenditure pattern as proposed P9

(b) An increased appropriation of up to a maximum of $1.6 million for the programme and programme support costs budget equivalent to the cost of any of the posts referred to in paragraph 1 above which are not approved by the General Assembly for 1984-1985;

5. Requests the Executive Director to reflect any increase within the limit laid down in paragraph 4 (b) above in his performance report for 1984-1985.

6. Reiterates its wish that the Executive Director should aim to arrange that the allocations for the programme and programme support costs budget do not exceed 33 per cent of the estimated contributions for any given year;

7. Further requests the Executive Director to administer the appropriation for the programme and programme support costs budget 1984-1985 with the utmost economy and restraint consistent with the effective implementation of the programme, bearing in mind the availability of resources, and to report to the Governing Council at its thirteenth session on the implementation of the programme and programme support costs budget during the first year of the biennium 1984-1985.

8th meeting

23 May 1983

C

Personnel policies

The Governing Council,

Takes note of the report of the Executive Director on personnel policies. PO/

8th meeting

23 May 1983