Board Decisions

GF/B15/DP41


Approved by the Board on:
27 April 2007


Amendment to the By-Laws and Board Operating Procedures

1. The Board approves the following amendments to the fourth paragraph of Article 7.6 of the Bylaws:

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board may decide to take action on a no-objection basis. On such basis, and subject to procedures set by the Board, a motion shall be deemed approved unless four Board members of one of the voting groups described above objects to the motion., except that a motion not to renew funding for a proposal beyond the initial funding commitment shall be deemed approved unless four Board members of each of the voting groups described above object to the motion.

2. The Board approves the following amendments to Article 12 of the Board Operating Procedures:

"Article 12. No-Objection Process for Approving Funding

Notwithstanding Sections 10 and 11, decisions by the Board to provide funding for approved proposals beyond the initial funding commitment or proposals requesting continued funding for grants that are reaching the end of their funding terms may be made on a no-objection basis under the following process.

As directed by the Board, the Secretariat shall issue a request for decision on each funding commitment for which a Board decision is required, and shall notify the Board accordingly. Unless four Board members of one of one of the voting groups described in Section 10 object to the requested decision within a time period specified by the Board following the date of notification the requested decision shall be deemed approved by the Board, except that a requested decision not to renew funding of a proposal beyond the initial funding commitment shall be deemed approved by the Board unless four Board members of each of the voting groups described in Section 10 object to the recommendation within a time period specified by the Board following the date of notification."