DRAFT PROGRAM AND BUDGET
FOR THE 2000-2001 BIENNIUM
presented by the Director General
1. On March 18 and 19, 1999, the WIPO Coordination Committee gave favorable advice on the promotion of five WIPO staff to grade D1 (see document WO/CC/43/4, paragraph 42). It was noted that the approval of these five promotions by the Coordination Committee required the reclassification of three posts from P5 to D1 for the following positions: (i) Director, Policy Development, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development (Main Program 02); (ii) Director, Inter-Office and General Assembly Affairs, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development (Main Program 02); and (iii) Director, Infrastructure Services and Innovation Promotion Division (Main Program 06).
2. As shown in Annex 10 of the Draft Program and Budget 2000-2001 (A/34/2 - WO/PBC/1/2), the total number of D posts amounts to 43 for 1999, 2000 and 2001 and the number of P posts to 235 in 1999, 253 in 2000 and 256 in 2001. The column on variation between 1999 and 2001 shows no increase for D posts and 21 additional P posts.
3. The reclassifications as approved by the Coordination Committee are not reflected in the Draft Program and Budget 2000-2001. The approval of the Coordination Committee is therefore reflected as a revision to the proposed staffing table. Specifically, the number of D posts for the 1999 revised budget base and the proposed budget for the 2000-2001 biennium is increased from 43 to 46. Offsetting this increase, the number of P posts is decreased: from 235 to 232 in 1999, from 253 to 250 in 2000, and from 256 to 253 in 2001. The changes in the staffing table reflecting the reclassifications as approved by the Coordination Committee are included in the attached revised Annex 10 of document A/34/2 - WO/PBC/1/2.
4. As indicated by the Secretariat during the meeting of the Coordination Committee, any financial implication of the reclassifications will be absorbed in the current proposals without any increase in the budget ceiling.
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