The financial rules, as contained in Annex I of decision 9/8, in document A/51/76/Add.1, were considered briefly during one meeting. The only substantive discussion related to Russias suggestion to amend Rule 10. The amendment would provide for delegates in special cases of other particularly interested and affected Parties to receive support for participation at meetings of the COP and its subsidiary bodies, from the Special Fund to be created to meet this need for representatives of developing countries. The Rule was not amended, but it was agreed that consultations on the issue should continue. In view of the consensus reached to take the offer of the UN to host the Permanent Secretariat, delegates deleted all references to UNEP and its Executive Director. The rules were adopted, as amended, by the Working Group.
The draft decision (A/AC.241/WG.I(X)/L.4) recommends that COP-1 should adopt the financial rules attached to the decision.