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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
A/62/13/Add.1
6 August 2007

Official Records
Sixty-second Session
Supplement No. 13A (A/62/13/Add.1)


Report of the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
Near East



Programme budget 2008-2009

General Assembly




Note

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[6 August 2007]


Contents
Chapter
Page
    I. Introduction to the 2008-2009 biennium budget
1
    II. Education programme
25
    III. Health programme
27
    IV. Relief and social services programme
30
    V. Microfinance and microenterprise programme
33
    VI. Infrastructure and camp improvement programme
35
    VII. Support departments
37



Chapter I
Introduction to the 2008-2009 biennium budget


MISSION


SCOPE AND SCALE

THE BUDGET PROCESS


CURRENT PLANNING SCENARIOS AND ASSUMPTIONS


PRIORITIES AND FUTURE DIRECTION


1 The OD initiative is described in the document “Serving Palestine Refugees More Effectively: Strengthening the Management Capacity of UNRWA”.


UNRWA’s ORGANIZATIONAL CHART BY DEPARTMENT






BIENNIUM BUDGET 2008-2009

Table 1: Summary of 2008-2009 Total Budget Volume
(in thousands of United States dollars)

Notes:

1. For presentation purposes and only in this section of the budget, the projects budget has been capped at $114.4 million to reflect expected realistic funding levels. Nonetheless, the Agency’s actual project funding requirements are significantly greater and these are included in the detailed Programme Budget narrative.

2. The project budget includes $0.1 million each year funded from the income generated by the Microcredit and Savings Programme (MCSP) and $6.7 million in 2008 and $7.5 million in 2009 funded from Microfinance and Microenterprise Department (MMD).

3. The above figures do not include the budget for Organizational Development of $10.5 million in 2008 and $10.6 million in 2009.




TABLE 2: REGULAR BUDGET REQUIREMENTS BY FIELD
(Cash and In-Kind, in thousands of United States dollars)


























STAFFING TABLE






An injection of international staff in these areas is essential if the Agency is to modernize and strengthen its management in order to achieve the aims of enhancing the Agency’s ability to address the needs of the Palestine refugees.





PROJECT BUDGET






FINANCIAL SITUATION FOR 2006






FINANCIAL OUTLOOK FOR 2007

Table 9: Income & Expenditure Forecast - 2007
(In thousands of United States dollars)

Regular
Budget
Projects
Emergency Appeal
Budget
495,6731
135,855
246,160
Projected Income
395,5192
12,528
106,537
Funding Gap
(100,154)
(123,327)
(139,623)




EXPECTED FUNDING GAP
Table 10 – The expected funding gap - 2008
(In thousands of United States dollars)
Regular Budget
Total Budget
544.6
Projected Income
395.91
Funding Gap
(148.7)
1 See Table 11 for the 2008 income forecast by donor

Table 11: Income Projections for the General Fund - 2007 and 2008
(in thousands of United States dollars)

Donor
Projected Income 2007
Forecast Income
2008
Donor
Projected Income 2007
Forecast Income
2008
European Commission
99,244
93,300
Sub-total b/f
365,136
354,170
United States
82,711
79,650
Miscellaneous
2,282
4,000
United Kingdom
29,470
35,260
Australia
3,559
3,230
Sweden
33,535
33,500
Germany
3,129
2,970
Norway
23,923
23,900
Japan
2,700
2,700
United Nations
20,117
20,600
Luxembourg
2,517
2,500
Netherlands
15,858
15,770
Kuwait
1,500
1,500
Canada
12,931
13,000
Belgium
1,301
1,300
Denmark
10,920
11,670
Austria
1,014
1,000
Spain
8,333
8,300
Middle East
860
1,000
France
7,134
7,150
New Zealand
687
680
Switzerland
6,557
6,960
Saudi Arabia
600
600
Italy
5,376
6,500
Other Income
234
Finland
4,098
4,000
PSC recoveries
10,000
10,000
Ireland
4,929
4,900
Sub-total c/f
365,136
354,170
Grand Total
395,519
395,940



SOURCES OF FUNDING







The total budget does not include the Organization Development budget of $10.5 million




IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS BOARD OF AUDITORS (UNBOA)



Chapter II
Education programme


GOAL
OBJECTIVES

STRUCTURE

a) School Development Division

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Table 13: Education Programme Resource Requirements by Activity
(Cash and In-kind, in thousands of United States dollars)



Chapter III
Health programme


GOAL


JECIVE
OBJECTIVES

STRUCTURE

FINANCIAL RESOURCES


Table 14: Health Programme Resource Requirements by Activity
(Cash and In-kind, in thousands of United States dollars)





Chapter IV
Relief and social services programme



GOAL


FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Table 15: Relief and Social Services Programme Resource Requirements by Activity

(Cash and In-kind, in thousands of United States dollars)




Chapter V
Microfinance and microenterprise programme

GOAL


OBJECTIVES



STRUCTURE



FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Table 16: Microfinance and Microenterprise Department Resource Requirements by Activity
(In thousands of United States dollars)


2004-2005
Expenditure
2006-2007
Appropriation
2008-2009
Estimate
% Variance
Total Recurrent Projects
5,511
8,926
14,237
59.5
Total Unfunded Projects
88
22,755
29,548
29.9



Chapter VI

Infrastructure and camp improvement programme


GOAL


FINANCIAL RESOURCES


Table 17: Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme Resource Requirements by Activity
(Cash and In-Kind, in thousands of United States dollars)




Chapter VII
Support departments


GOAL


STRUCTURE

Table 18: Support Departments Resource Requirements by Activity
(Cash and In-kind, in thousands of United States dollars)




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