PTC Trust Fund
Council of WMO at its forty-seventh session (Geneva, June 1995)
expressed its appreciation to the WMO/ESCAP Panel on Tropical Cyclones (PTC)
for the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea for its efforts in
establishing a Trust Fund. The Council also endorsed the establishment
of this Trust Fund and its management by WMO.
Fund (hereinafter referred to as the Fund) provides support to the PTC
to facilitate the implementation of its programmes and other support
activities or activities of PTC Members related to program objectives
including training on tropical cyclones forecasting and storm surge
modeling. The Fund also assists in the provision of institutional
support to the PTC Secretariat.
has been established from voluntary cash contributions provided by
Members of the PTC. Contributions can be made directly to WMO or though
the PTC Secretariat. Acceptance of contributions other than those from
Members of the PTC, are subject to the approval of the PTC.
Contributions are requested to be made in US dollars or any other
readily convertible currency. The Secretary General of WMO or his
authorized representative is responsible for the management of the Fund.
is administered by the Secretary-General of WMO in accordance with the
financial regulations of the WMO, supplemented by the provisions of the
present rules and any supplementary directives or interpretation of
these rules that may be decided upon by the Executive Council of WMO.
twenty-ninth session of PTC (Yangon, Myanmar, 12-18 March, 2002) noted
that in order to initiate joint programmes and activities for its
Members it is necessary to increase the voluntary annual contributions.
It agreed to increase the voluntary annual contributions from US$ 1,000
to US$ 2,000. The PTC also welcomes any additional contributions by its