Diplomatic notification 1999/7: Annual contributions 2000
Annual contributions 2000
The Bureau of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) presents its compliments and has the honour to refer to the following:
With reference to the adoption by the 7th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (Costa Rica, 1999) of the Convention budget and the scale of national contributions for the year 2000, the Bureau has prepared invoices for the payment of contributions. Such an invoice, with explanatory information, is attached.
Contracting Parties will be aware that annual contributions to the Ramsar budget are calculated on the basis of the percentage contributions paid by Member States to the UN budget. The Contracting Parties concerned are kindly invited to note that paragraph 13 of Resolution VII.28 approved the increase of the minimum annual contribution to 1,000 swiss francs. In accordance with Ramsar rules, Contracting Parties are invited to pay their contributions by the January 1st due date.
In accordance with the Ramsar financial rules, the invoices have been prepared in Swiss francs. Reflecting decision 17.5 of the Standing Committee, Contracting Parties are therefore urged, whenever possible, to effect their payments in Swiss francs.
Contracting Parties are kindly asked to transfer their contributions to the Convention account with the bank UBS in Lausanne, Switzerland:
Ramsar/IUCN Account Nos: 333.603.01.C. (SFR) or 333.603.60.R. (US$).
The Bureau of the Convention on Wetlands respectfully requests that the content of the present Note be communicated to the competent national authorities and avails itself of this opportunity to renew the assurance of its highest consideration.
Gland, 20 August 1999
INVOICE FOR 2000 CONTRIBUTION TO THE CONVENTION BUDGET
Please consider making payments in the currency in which this invoice is issued: Swiss francs.
I. Annual Contribution SFR
(this amount is based on Resolution VII.28 of the 7th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties which adopted the budget for 2000-2002).
II. Voluntary Contributions
Contracting Parties in a position to do so are kindly invited to consider making additional voluntary contributions to the budget of the Convention towards:
- the Ramsar Advisory Missions for wetlands requiring priority attention SFR__________
- the Small Grants Fund for Wetland Conservation and Wise Use SFR__________
- the Voluntary Fund for the implementation of the Conventions Outreach Programme (Resolution VII.9) SFR__________
Any such generosity would be greatly appreciated.
Kindly make payment to:
Ramsar/IUCN Account Nos: 333.603.01.C (SFR)
Gland, 20 August 1999