FCA Policy Briefing for COP7: Interim performance report for the 2016-17 workplan and budget
- Parties should carefully review the interim performance report for the 2016-17 budget and workplan and provide guidance to the Convention Secretariat on work in 2017;
- At COP7, Parties may also wish to request additional detail on budget activity to date in 2016;
- COP7 should stablish an inter-governmental working group (IGWG) to hold meetings in 2017 so that FCTC Parties have an opportunity to begin work on addressing key issues of ITP implementation. The unspent funds allocated for MOP1 in the 2016-2017 biennium should be used to pay for IGWG meetings in 2017.
- If established, the Implementation Review Committee proposed in document FCTC/COP/7/15 should be allocated sufficient funding immediately following COP7 through Voluntary Assessed Contributions.