The PCB noted that, while 60% of the total requirements to fund the approved budget of US$ 120 million for 1996-1997 had been received as at 31 March 1997, there is urgency to ensure that the outstanding funds needed for the Programme are received as soon as possible. While appreciating the efforts that had been made to secure greater funding from non-traditional sources, including the private sector, the PCB also urged that the funding base for the Programme be further strengthened by a larger number of governments contributing a greater amount of resources, with priority to funding activities within the approved budget. The PCB requested the Secretariat to provide a financial and budgetary update, including future resource mobilization prospects, at the next regular annual session of the PCB.
- THE NGO DELEGATION
- PROGRAMME COORDINATING BOARD (PCB)