728th meeting – 30 October 2000


Item 11.6


Rapporteur Group on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (GR-AB)
Report by the Chair

(CM/Del/Dec(99)691/11.1, (2000)711/4.2, GR-AB(2000)CB9 and CB10)




The Deputies


1.         took note of the work of the GR-AB and authorised the Secretariat to carry out the follow-up work referred to in the synopses of the meetings of 12 and 24 October 2000 (GR-AB(2000)CB9 and CB10);

 2.         authorised the change of the title of the special account “Co-operation with Central and Eastern European countries” to “Activities for the development and consolidation of democratic stability”;

 3.         taking account of the nature of co-operation and assistance programmes, authorised the Secretary General to transfer the balance remaining on the Ordinary budget of the Organisation for co-operation and assistance programmes for a given year to the special account entitled “Activities for the development and consolidation of democratic stability”;

 4.         recalling the decision taken at their 711th meeting (31 May 2000, item 4.2) concerning Vote to Vote transfers to complement the financing of the provision by the Council of Europe of Consultative Expertise to the Office of Mr Vladimir Kalamanov, authorised the Secretary General to unfreeze the appropriations in sub-heads 6105 and 6305 of the Ordinary budget for 2000, i.e. €99,700;

 5.         took note of the Secretary General's intention to propose, at a later stage, that appropriations made available in respect of the activities of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, representing a sum of €125,200, be carried over to 2001;

 6.         decided to set up a special open ended Working Party on Pensions (GT-P), under the Chairmanship of the Chairman of GR-AB, to consider the question of the creation of a reserve fund for financing the Council of Europe staff pension scheme.



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