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268th Session
Geneva, March 1997
Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee PFA


Programme and Budget for 1996-97

Position of accounts as at 31 December 1996


Financial results for 1996

Working Capital Fund and Income Adjustment Account

Position in relation to paragraph 4 of article 13 of the Constitution

Tables [not available on-line]

Financial results for 1996

1. At its 82nd Session (June 1995), the International Labour Conference approved an expenditure budget for the 1996-97 financial period amounting to $579,500,000 and an income budget for the period for the same amount, which at the budget rate of exchange for the period of 1.16 Swiss francs to the US dollar resulted in assessed contributions of 672,220,000 Swiss francs.

2. Contributions received in respect of the year to date and earlier biennia are accounted for as budgetary income in US dollars at the 1996-97 ILO budget rate of exchange, and Swiss franc-based expenditure is recorded in US dollars at the same rate of exchange. US-dollar budgetary income and expenditure figures reported herein accordingly result from the conversion of Swiss franc income and expenditure to US dollars at the 1996-97 budget rate of exchange of 1.16 Swiss francs to the US dollar.

3. Regular budget income and expenditure for 1996 is summarized in table 1. Total budgetary income for 1996 was $348,320,342, of which $218,794,361 pertained to assessed contributions for 1996 and $129,525,981 to arrears of contributions from previous financial periods. In accordance with a resolution adopted at the 82nd Session (1995) of the International Labour Conference,(1) $44,224,897 of the latter amount was used to reimburse internal borrowings and the Working Capital Fund which had financed the 1994-95 cash deficit. Net budgetary income of $304,095,445 was thus available to finance 1996 expenditure.

4. Expenditure for 1996 amounted to $227,937,614; details of this expenditure by major programme are given in table 2. During 1996, one additional expenditure item amounting to $28,900 was approved by the Governing Body, information on which is provided in table 3.

5. Details of the position of member States' contributions at 31 December 1996 are given in tables 4 and 5.

Working Capital Fund and Income Adjustment Account

6. Analyses of the movements of the Working Capital Fund and the Income Adjustment Account, including the composition of miscellaneous income credited to the latter account, are provided in table 6.

Position in relation to paragraph 4 of article 13 of the Constitution

7. Table 5 shows that, on 31 December 1996, the arrears of contributions of Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Georgia, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Iraq, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Madagascar, Moldova, Paraguay, Poland, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, the Solomon Islands, Somalia, Tajikistan, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Yugoslavia equalled or exceeded the amount of the contributions due from them for the past two full years (1994-95). Each of these member States had therefore lost the right to vote, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 4 of article 13 of the Constitution of the Organization, subject to the special arrangements described below.

8. Cambodia, Paraguay, Poland, Sierra Leone and Togo were permitted to vote in accordance with paragraph 4 of article 13 of the Constitution of the Organization under financial arrangements approved by the International Labour Conference at its 82nd (1995), 78th (1991), 75th (1988), and 83rd (1996) Sessions respectively.

Geneva, 4 March 1997.

1. Which provides that, on a trial basis for the 1994-95, 1996-97 and 1998-99 financial periods, sums withdrawn from the Working Capital Fund to finance budgetary expenditure pending receipt of contributions in accordance with article 19.1(a) of the Financial Regulations shall, if they cannot be reimbursed from contributions received in the course of the same financial period, be reimbursed from amounts credited in subsequent financial periods against arrears of contributions.

Updated by VC. Approved by NdW. Last update: 26 January 2000.