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    Standing Committee on Administration and Finance
    Hobart, Australia
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    Submissions Due
    Friday, 30 August 2024 - 09:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Saturday, 14 September 2024 - 09:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)

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      Preliminary Agenda

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      1     Opening of the meeting

      The Chair of the Standing Committee on Administration and Finance (SCAF) will welcome delegates from CCAMLR Members.

      2     Organisation of the meeting
      2.1     Agenda

      This agenda was adopted by the Commission under Item 2 of its agenda.

      3     Annual Financial Statements
      3.1     Examination of Audited Financial Statements for 2023

      Consistent with Financial Regulation 11.1, a full audit of the 2023 Financial Statements was completed in 2024. The Financial Statements, together with the associated Audit Report, will be reviewed by SCAF and presented for acceptance by the Commission.

      4     Secretariat matters
      4.1     Executive Secretary’s Report

      The Executive Secretary will present his annual report. The report will summarise the implementation of activities and tasks described in the 2023–2026 Strategic Plan undertaken during the 2023/24 intersessional period, including staffing issues.

      4.2     Selection process for the Executive Secretary
      5     Capacity Building

      SCAF will consider reports from the General Capacity Building Fund (GCBF) Panel, the Secretariat’s reports on the activities of the GCBF, and any administrative and financial proposals arising from any of this work. SCAF will also review the activity of the General Science Capacity Fund.

      6     Review of 2024 Budget, 2025 Draft Budget and 2026 Forecast Budget
      6.1     Review of 2024 Budget

      SCAF will prepare a revised budget for 2024.

      6.2     Sustainable financing

      SCAF will review the recommendations of the ICG on Sustainable Finance, charged by CCAMLR-42 (paragraph 10.9) to provide proposals for sustainable financing options based on cost recovery for fisheries management and other administrative activities.

      6.3     Draft Budget for 2025

      SCAF will prepare a draft budget for 2025 covering the General Fund, Equity Funds and Special Funds, including consideration of financial and administrative issues and advice from the Scientific Committee and SCIC Chairs.

      6.4     Forecast Budget for 2026

      The Committee will present a forecast budget for 2026 to the Commission.

      7     Administrative issues

      SCAF will discuss other administrative issues, including the Second Performance Review and CCAMLR meeting arrangements.

      8     Other business
      9     Report adoption

      SCAF will adopt its report

      10     Close of the meeting.