293. How many people from your country participated in each of the meetings
of the Conference of the Parties?
a) COP 1 (Nassau) 7
b) COP 2 (Jakarta) 4
c) COP 3 (Buenos Aires) 2
d) COP 4 (Bratislava) 4
e) COP 5 (Nairobi) 6
(293) All numbers refer to government delegates only.
Decision I/6, Decision II/10, Decision III/24 and
Finance and budget
294. Has your country paid all of its contributions to the Trust Fund?
b) yes X
(294) All contributions to the Trust Fund, including the one for the year
2000, were paid. For the year 2000, the Belgian contribution (88,281 US$) was
paid on the 2nd January 2001. For the year 2001, this contribution will amount
to 96,942 US$.
Decision IV/16 (part) Preparation for meetings of the Conference of the
295. Has your country participated in regional meetings focused on
discussing implementation of the Convention before any meetings of the
Conference of the Parties?
b) yes (please specify which) X
(295) EU co-ordination meetings in preparation of COPs.
If a developed country Party -
296. Has your country funded regional and sub-regional meetings to prepare
for the COP, and facilitated the participation of developing countries in such
b) yes (please provide details below) X
(296) Belgium supported a regional meeting of the Southern African
Development Community (SADC), held in Harare in preparation of COP-5.
Decision V/22. Budget for the programme of work for the biennium
297. Did your country pay its contribution to the core budget (BY Trust
Fund) for 2001 by 1st January 2001?
a) yes in advance
b) yes on time
c) no but subsequently paid
d) not yet paid X
298. Has your country made additional voluntary contributions to the trust
funds of the Convention?
a) yes in the 1999-2000 biennium X
b) yes for the 2001-2002 biennium
c) expect to do so for the 2001-2002 biennium X
(298 a) In 2000, a voluntary contribution of 8 million BEF was granted to
the Trust Fund (BE) for approved activities by COP.
(298 c) It is expected that further support, through voluntary
contributions, will be given during the biennium 2001-2002 (amount to be