B.20/01: Opening of the meeting
- Notes that the Co-Chair from developing country Parties is unable to attend the twentieth meeting of the Board;
- Acknowledges that the Board, having received no nomination, is unable to elect another Board member from a developing country Party to assume the functions of the Co-Chair for the duration of the meeting;
- Agrees, notwithstanding paragraph 8 and section 4.2 of the Rules of Procedure of the Board, and in light of the exceptional circumstances and without setting a precedent, that the Co-Chair from developed country Parties shall discharge the duties of both Co-Chairs for the duration of the twentieth meeting of the Board only and that in doing so, he shall, in accordance with paragraph 10 of the Rules of Procedure of the Board, be guided by the best interests of the Fund; and
- Requests the Co-Chairs to consult with Board members and alternate members of the Board on the matters relating to the preparations for the twenty-first meeting of the Board.