Resolution 1/1

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Resource requirements for the functioning of the Mechanism for the Review of Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption for the biennium 2012-2013

The Implementation Review Group

Recalling resolution 3/1 of 13 November 2009, entitled "Review mechanism", of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, in which the Conference underlined that the Mechanism for the Review of Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption would require a budget that ensured its efficient, continued and impartial functioning,

Recalling also General Assembly resolution 64/237 of 24 December 2009, in paragraph 17 of which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to ensure that the mechanism for the review of implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption[1] was adequately funded, in line with Conference resolution 3/1,

Recalling that the programme budget implications of General Assembly resolution 64/237 in terms of requirements for posts and related general operating expenses of the Review Mechanism, as well as for the Implementation Review Group, were included in the programme budget for the biennium 2010-2011,

Recalling also that in its resolution 3/1 the Conference requested the Secretary-General to propose to the Implementation Review Group, for its consideration and decision at its first meeting, further means of funding the implementation of the Review Mechanism,

Recalling further that in its resolution 3/1, the Conference decided that the Implementation Review Group should consider the resource requirements for the functioning of the Review Mechanism for the biennium 2012-2013, and requested the Secretary-General to prepare, for the first meeting of the Group, a proposed budget for the Mechanism for the biennium 2012-2013,

  1. Welcomes the voluntary contributions received so far, which cover partially the operational requirements of the Mechanism for the Review of Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption for the biennium 2010-2011, including the costs of communication and translation from and into the working language or languages of the Mechanism designated for individual reviews, travel and daily subsistence allowance for representatives of least developed countries to attend the annual sessions of the Implementation Review Group, training and general operating expenses, as well as country visits, joint meetings in Vienna, and translation and interpretation into languages other than the six working languages of the Mechanism, if requested by a State party under review;
  2. Recommends that the budgetary requirements of the Review Mechanism and its secretariat for the biennium 2012-2013 be funded from the regular budget of the United Nations in accordance with the terms of reference of the Mechanism;[2]
  3. Requests the Secretary-General to include in his proposals for the programme budget for the biennium 2012-2013 the budgetary requirements necessary for the full functioning of the Review Mechanism, including posts and related general operating expenses, costs of communication and translation from and into the working language or languages of the Mechanism designated for individual reviews, functioning of the Group and participation by least developed countries in its sessions in accordance with the estimates contained in the note by the Secretary-General on resource requirements for the functioning of the Mechanism for the Review of Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption for the bienniums 2010-2011 and 2012-2013,[3] but excluding the proposed line items for country visits and training, submitted to the Group at its first session;
  4. Requests the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in accordance with the terms of reference of the Review Mechanism, to seek voluntary contributions to cover costs of the Mechanism not covered by the regular budget;
  5. Expresses the wish that the General Assembly and its competent bodies give favourable consideration to the proposal of the Secretary-General submitted pursuant to paragraph 3 above.

 

[1] United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2349, No. 42146.

[2] CAC/COSP/2009/15, chap. I, sect. A, resolution 3/1, annex.

[3] CAC/COSP/IRG/2010/5.