FCA Policy Briefing for COP6: Budget & Workplan 2016-2017

11 Oct 2014

Key recommendations:

  • The budget and the workplan that will be adopted by the COP must show a balanced and efficient use of funds for the advancement of the implementation of the FCTC and Protocol-related activities.
  • Before agreeing to the FCTC budget, Parties should ensure that all decisions adopted by COP6 are reflected in the workplan and projected to the budget.
  • COP6 should also ensure that activities related to treaty governance, including travel support for all low-resource Parties, are funded through the Convention’s core budget.
  • The 2016-2017 budget should prioritise the work of the following four subsidiary bodies, which is of equal importance:
    1. A working group on sustainable measures to strengthen implementation;
    2. An expert group on Article 19 (liability);
    3. An expert group on Article 5.3 (industry interference);
    4. An implementation review committee to review Parties’ reports and encourage implementation.


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