|PROGRAMME & BUDGET|
||Preparing for the 2006-2007 Programme and Budget
(document 33 C/5)
Preparatory work for the elaboration of UNESCO's Programme and Budget is an inclusive process sustained over many stages culminating in its approval by the General Conference.
|The process began with the distribution of a Questionnaire to all key stakeholders, Member States, Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), other agencies within the UN system etc...
The Director-General then held Regional Consultations of National Commissions for UNESCO, as well as Cluster Consultations, to enter into a mutually beneficial and unique dialogue actively listening to the needs of all Member States.
Member States' National Commissions, IGOs, NGOs, other Agencies within the UN system officially submitted their detailed written responses to the Questionnaire.
The Organization was then in the position to present to the 170th session of the Executive Board, a document in several parts consisting of:
- Part I which presents the results of the consultation process that was carried out on the basis of the questionnaire as circulated. It is composed of three separate sections:
- Part I (A) contains the reports of the five regional consultations of National Commissions for UNESCO that were held in the period May-July 2004.
- Part I (B) presents a synthesis of the views expressed by Member States and Associate Members in their written replies to the questionnaire.
- Part I (C) presents summaries of the comments made by United Nations organizations, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
- Part II presents the preliminary proposals by the Director-General concerning the Programme and Budget for 2006-2007 and includes three sections: Programming framework; Priority fields of action; and Considerations concerning the possible budget ceiling for 2006-2007
- Part III, entitled Budgeting techniques and preliminary technical estimates for 2006-2007, contains a general description of the methods and techniques to be applied in the preparation of the Draft Programme and Budget for 2006-2007 in line with 32 C/Resolution 83. The document also includes a technical estimate of the budgetary requirements necessary for 2006-2007 if Member States were to decide to maintain the same purchasing power of the 2004-2005 approved budget. Finally part III provides options proposed by the Director-General on the budget ceiling for 2006-2007