2003/20
Global Environment Facility

The Executive Board

1. Recalls the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global Environment Facility;

2. Recalls its decision 94/10 of 13 May 1994 on the adoption of the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global Environment Facility;

3. Notes the decision contained in the Beijing Declaration of the Second Global Environment Facility Assembly, held in Beijing, China, from 16 to 18 October 2002, on the amendments to the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global Environment Facility;

4. Decides to adopt the amendments to paragraphs 2, 3, 6 and 21(f) of the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global Environment Facility, which include land degradation (primarily desertification and deforestation) and persistent organic pollutants as two new focal areas of the Global Environment Facility, as approved by the Second Global Environment Facility Assembly in its decision contained in the Beijing Declaration of 18 October 2002;

5. Requests that the Administrator transmit the present decision to the Chief Executive Officer/Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility.

19 June 2003