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This document seeks the guidance of the Governing Body on the implementation of the Funding Strategy of the International Treaty. The Funding Strategy was adopted by the Governing Body at its first Session and has not been reviewed since them. The Governing Body may wish to take into consideration the recommendations provided by the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group to enhance the functioning of the Multilateral System and that relate to enhancing functioning of the Funding Strategy, in order to structure the work during the next biennium. During the present biennium, the second project cycle of the Benefit-sharing Fund was finalized and the third project cycle was launched, resulting in a new portfolio of projects approved and under implementation. The Governing Body will have, at the present Session, to provide guidance on measures to enable the launch of the fourth round of the funding cycle.
Following the earlier Notification GB6-0021, dated 1 August 2014, this Notification provides additional information on the 4th High-Level Round Table on the Treaty, entitled “The International Treaty, Climate Change and Food Security.” The Fourth High-Level Round Table will take place in New York on 24 September 2014 on the occasion of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Change Summit under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr Fuad bin Jafaar Al-Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, Sultanate of Oman.
Me complace informarle que la IV Mesa Redonda de Alto Nivel sobre el Tratado Internacional "El Tratado Internacional, el Cambio Climático y la Seguridad Alimentaria", se llevará a cabo en Nueva York, bajo el patrocinio del Excmo. Dr. Fuad bin Jaafar Al-Sajwani, Ministro de Agricultura y Pesca del Sultanía de Omán, el 24 de septiembre de 2014 en ocasión de la 69 ª Sesión de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas.
J’ai le plaisir de vous informer que la Quatrième table ronde de haut niveau sur le Traité international, ‘Le Traité international, le Changement climatique et la Sécurité alimentaire’, aura lieu à New York sous le patronage de S.E. le Dr. Fuad Bin Jafaar Al-Sajwani, Ministre de l’Agriculture et des Pêches du Sultanat d’Oman, le 24 Septembre 2014 à l’occasion de la 69e Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies et du Sommet sur le ‘Changement climatique’ du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies.
I am pleased to inform you that the Fourth High-Level Round Table on the International Treaty, “The International Treaty, Climate Change and Food Security,” will take place in New York under the patronage of H.E. Dr Fuad bin Jafaar Al-Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, Sultanate of Oman, on 24 September 2014 in New York on the occasion of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Change Summit.
Les termes de référence du groupe de travail, qui sont contenus dans la Résolution 2/2013, stipulent que les Parties contractantes qui n’ont pas de représentants au sein du Groupe de travail peuvent participer, sur demande au Secrétariat, aux travaux du Groupe de travail en qualité d’observateur.
El mandato del Grupo de Trabajo, contenido en la Resolución 2/2013, estipula que las Partes Contratantes que carezcan de representante en el Grupo de Trabajo podrán participar, previa solicitud a la Secretaría, en las labores del Grupo de Trabajo en calidad de observadores.
The Terms of Reference of the Working Group, which are contained in Resolution 2/2013, stipulate that Contracting Parties which have no representatives on the Working Group may participate, upon request to the Secretariat, in the work of the Working Group in an observer capacity.
1. This document reviews the outcome of the deliberations of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the Funding Strategy, during the previous biennium, which will now be taken up by this Working Group. 2. It considers The Strategic Plan for the Implementation of the Funding Strategy, 2009–2014, and why its target of USD 116 million was not met, in particular, the reasons behind the failure to achieve user-based income. 3. It analyses the various proposals for addressing these problems that are embodied in the innovative approaches that the Ad Hoc Committee identified. All approaches require changes to the current working of the Multilateral System, which the document identifies. The Working Group is invited to consider further possible innovative approaches, and to identify anything needed for their further development. 4. The Governing Body has requested that a range of different innovative approaches that could provide a part of an adequate and sustainable flow of income to the Benefit-sharing Fund be addressed by the Working Group. They can then be combined in a packet with other sources of income — particularly contributions from Governments — with the aim of creating a predictable and sustainable flow of adequate financial resources to the Benefit-sharing Fund. 5. The Governing Body decided that the Working Group will employ a phased approach: first, measures to increase income to the Benefit-sharing Fund, in particular user-based payments; and secondly, other measures to enhance the functioning of the Multilateral System, which include possible expansion of the System’s crop coverage. Careful planning of the work during the biennium will be crucial.
1. This document provides an overview of the “innovative approaches”, which were identified and considered by the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the Funding Strategy (the Committee) in the last biennium. It is an excerpt from the Report of the Second Resumed Session of the Seventh Meeting of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the Funding Strategy, which was made available to the Governing Body in document IT/GB-5/13/Inf.4 Add.2. 2. In Resolution 3/2009, the Governing Body “invite[d] Contracting Parties to explore, including with relevant stakeholders, the development of innovative approaches to allow for the provision of resources to the Benefit-sharing Fund, including on a regular and predictable basis.” At its Fourth Session, the Governing Body in Resolution 3/2011 “emphasize[d] the need to further explore innovative approaches in engaging voluntary donors to the Benefit-sharing Fund, in particular various private sector prospects such as the seed and the food processing industry.” 3. The Committee has accordingly identified and considered a wide range of innovative approaches during the last biennium. Moreover, there have been extensive discussions on innovative approaches among Contracting Parties and stakeholders. The descriptions of the six innovative approaches contained in this document were prepared by the Committee at its second resumed meeting. 4. The document Background on the work undertaken by the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the Funding Strategy, and its further development, makes ample reference to the innovative approaches already identified by the Committee and contained in this document.