Forty-fifth session

WPR/RC45.R2

Programme Budget for 1996-1997

         The Regional Committee,

         Having examined the proposed programme budget for the biennium 1996-1997 to be financed from the regular budget and other sources of funds;*

         Noting with pleasure the quality and transparency of the new format of the proposed programme budget 1996-1997 document;

         Noting also, with concern, the disruption to the implementation of the approved programme budget resulting from the effects of past underbudgeting;

         REQUESTS the Regional Director:

(1) to ensure that the Regional Committee's views and concerns expressed during the review of the proposed programme budget for 1996-1997 should be fully taken into account in the implementation of the programme budget;
(2) to ensure also that the biennial programme budgeting is aligned to the strategies and priorities agreed to by the Regional Committee;
(3) to convey to the Director-General the Regional Committee's wish that the level of cost increase for the proposed programme budget for the financial period 1996-1997 will be realistic so as to enable full implementation in both financial and programme terms;
(4) to transmit the Regional Committee's proposals to the Director-General for consideration and inclusion in his proposed programme budget for the financial period 1996-1997.

* WPR/RC45/4

22 September 1994


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