Daily Archives: November 1, 2017

CellPoint Mobile Granted Full Member Status in the African Airlines ...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CellPoint Mobile has been formally recognized as a full member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) partner program. For more than a decade, CellPoint Mobile has provided mobile-first technologies for both the sell side and the payment side of the digital travel channel that enable airlines and travel companies to keep up with the pace of digital innovation, maximize revenue opportunities and enhance customer experiences.

“African carriers are poised to expand their share of the global travel market,” said Noel Connolly, CellPoint Mobile’s SVP Global Head of Sales, Airlines and Hospitality. “Through our dedicated MEA unit, CellPoint Mobile is committed to assisting the region’s carriers in leveraging the competitive advantages associated with implementing mobile-first commerce strategies and solutions.”

“Digital transformation ranks alongside changing demographics and increasing customer expectations as one of the major factors shaping the future of Africa,” Connolly said. A recently released United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) study reports that in Kenya, mobile money is more common than credit cards for e-commerce. Throughout the continent, mobile phone penetration is expected to reach 85 percent by 2020 with more than 498 million smartphones in use. Globally, online, mobile and digital currency payment systems are set to overtake credit and debit cards as the most popular ways to pay in e-commerce worldwide by 2019.

Streamlining the Path to Profits

Answering the need for travel merchants – whether they are in the airline, ground transportation, or hospitality industries – to capture the full revenue potential of mobile-first commerce, CellPoint Mobile offers a seamless process for passenger booking and ticket payment, while simultaneously supporting revenue enhancing up-selling and cross-selling opportunities, including loyalty programs. With CellPoint Mobile’s solutions in place, airlines, and other travel merchants, can capture revenues and streamline their path to profits.

CellPoint Mobile’s products and tailored business services connect the sell side and payment side of travel transactions in a way that is unrivalled in today’s marketplace.  These flexible, scalable solutions can be deployed to help clients overcome specific obstacles, or to serve as an enterprise-level commerce platform for travel companies.

CellPoint Mobile’s feature-rich solutions work alongside legacy infrastructure with minimal disruption to existing operations. A modular approach to product implementation helps customers to start at the pace they need and scale as their business grows.

Fintech and Travel Tech – Bridging the Divide

On the pay side, CellPoint Mobile’s Velocity payment platform enables airlines and other travel merchants to reduce time to market with new payment methods and digital wallets, quickly expand their acquirer network, and increase conversions.  The merchant-side payment platform provides everything a travel merchant needs to control its payments environment, with features including pay by link, stored payments, advanced fraud and transaction monitoring, and more.

On the sell side, Voyage, CellPoint Mobile’s travel booking engine, enables airlines and travel merchants to increase revenues in both the mobile and online channels.  Voyage provides out-of-the-box integrations with an airline’s PSS to offer booking, ancillary purchases, MYB and check-in functionality, while also integrating seamlessly with the CellPoint Mobile Velocity payment platform and alternative forms of payment such as points, vouchers and staggered/installment payments.  Voyage Mobile is built on the leading mobile native platforms (iOS and Android), making it available to more than 99.6% of the mobile community in any geography.

Vantage, the company’s campaign management tool, enables airlines and travel companies to amplify their message to their customers.  Vantage enables travel companies to create and execute targeted promotions and campaigns across their entire customer base, and build an interactive communications channel with their customers through personalized notifications and SMS messages.

“We are honored to participate in a strategic alliance with AFRAA. The organization’s reputation as an industry leader and catalyst for the growth of a globally competitive African airline industry mirrors CellPoint Mobile’s business objectives for the region,” Connolly said.

As part of the 49th AFRAA Annual General Meeting in Rwanda (Nov. 12-14), Connolly will be exploring “Strategies to Drive More Revenues and Reduce Costs Through E-Commerce” and is available to discuss how airlines, when moving to add mobile-first commerce capabilities, share common challenges around costs, integration complexity and outdated underlying technologies, yet are able to overcome those obstacles. To arrange an interview with Noel Connolly or for more information about CellPoint Mobile, please contact Liz Gamble at egamble@thinkinkpr.com or Vanessa Horwell at vhorwell@thinkinkpr.com.

CellPoint Mobile: We Make Travel Easier™ for airlines, travel companies and their customers .  

CellPoint Mobile provides airlines, ground transportation providers, hospitality firms and travel companies across the globe with flexible, configurable solutions that help them collect revenues from the mobile channel and profitably manage interactions and transactions from both the selling side and the payment side. Dedicated to a client-first, mobile-first culture since 2007, CellPoint Mobile provides companies with the fintech and travel-tech solutions they need to get to market quickly:  booking, payments, alternative payment methods, ancillary sales, loyalty transactions, communications, stored payment capability, real-time reporting, reconciliation, connections to payment service providers (PSPs) and acquirers, and more. Serving companies on five continents, CellPoint Mobile has locations in Miami, London, Copenhagen, Dubai, Pune and Singapore. Visit www.cellpointmobile.com to learn more.

CellPoint Mobile Granted Full Member Status in the African Airlines ...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CellPoint Mobile has been formally recognized as a full member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) partner program. For more than a decade, CellPoint Mobile has provided mobile-first technologies for both the sell side and the payment side of the digital travel channel that enable airlines and travel companies to keep up with the pace of digital innovation, maximize revenue opportunities and enhance customer experiences.

“African carriers are poised to expand their share of the global travel market,” said Noel Connolly, CellPoint Mobile’s SVP Global Head of Sales, Airlines and Hospitality. “Through our dedicated MEA unit, CellPoint Mobile is committed to assisting the region’s carriers in leveraging the competitive advantages associated with implementing mobile-first commerce strategies and solutions.”

“Digital transformation ranks alongside changing demographics and increasing customer expectations as one of the major factors shaping the future of Africa,” Connolly said. A recently released United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) study reports that in Kenya, mobile money is more common than credit cards for e-commerce. Throughout the continent, mobile phone penetration is expected to reach 85 percent by 2020 with more than 498 million smartphones in use. Globally, online, mobile and digital currency payment systems are set to overtake credit and debit cards as the most popular ways to pay in e-commerce worldwide by 2019.

Streamlining the Path to Profits

Answering the need for travel merchants – whether they are in the airline, ground transportation, or hospitality industries – to capture the full revenue potential of mobile-first commerce, CellPoint Mobile offers a seamless process for passenger booking and ticket payment, while simultaneously supporting revenue enhancing up-selling and cross-selling opportunities, including loyalty programs. With CellPoint Mobile’s solutions in place, airlines, and other travel merchants, can capture revenues and streamline their path to profits.

CellPoint Mobile’s products and tailored business services connect the sell side and payment side of travel transactions in a way that is unrivalled in today’s marketplace.  These flexible, scalable solutions can be deployed to help clients overcome specific obstacles, or to serve as an enterprise-level commerce platform for travel companies.

CellPoint Mobile’s feature-rich solutions work alongside legacy infrastructure with minimal disruption to existing operations. A modular approach to product implementation helps customers to start at the pace they need and scale as their business grows.

Fintech and Travel Tech – Bridging the Divide

On the pay side, CellPoint Mobile’s Velocity payment platform enables airlines and other travel merchants to reduce time to market with new payment methods and digital wallets, quickly expand their acquirer network, and increase conversions.  The merchant-side payment platform provides everything a travel merchant needs to control its payments environment, with features including pay by link, stored payments, advanced fraud and transaction monitoring, and more.

On the sell side, Voyage, CellPoint Mobile’s travel booking engine, enables airlines and travel merchants to increase revenues in both the mobile and online channels.  Voyage provides out-of-the-box integrations with an airline’s PSS to offer booking, ancillary purchases, MYB and check-in functionality, while also integrating seamlessly with the CellPoint Mobile Velocity payment platform and alternative forms of payment such as points, vouchers and staggered/installment payments.  Voyage Mobile is built on the leading mobile native platforms (iOS and Android), making it available to more than 99.6% of the mobile community in any geography.

Vantage, the company’s campaign management tool, enables airlines and travel companies to amplify their message to their customers.  Vantage enables travel companies to create and execute targeted promotions and campaigns across their entire customer base, and build an interactive communications channel with their customers through personalized notifications and SMS messages.

“We are honored to participate in a strategic alliance with AFRAA. The organization’s reputation as an industry leader and catalyst for the growth of a globally competitive African airline industry mirrors CellPoint Mobile’s business objectives for the region,” Connolly said.

As part of the 49th AFRAA Annual General Meeting in Rwanda (Nov. 12-14), Connolly will be exploring “Strategies to Drive More Revenues and Reduce Costs Through E-Commerce” and is available to discuss how airlines, when moving to add mobile-first commerce capabilities, share common challenges around costs, integration complexity and outdated underlying technologies, yet are able to overcome those obstacles. To arrange an interview with Noel Connolly or for more information about CellPoint Mobile, please contact Liz Gamble at egamble@thinkinkpr.com or Vanessa Horwell at vhorwell@thinkinkpr.com.

CellPoint Mobile: We Make Travel Easier™ for airlines, travel companies and their customers .  

CellPoint Mobile provides airlines, ground transportation providers, hospitality firms and travel companies across the globe with flexible, configurable solutions that help them collect revenues from the mobile channel and profitably manage interactions and transactions from both the selling side and the payment side. Dedicated to a client-first, mobile-first culture since 2007, CellPoint Mobile provides companies with the fintech and travel-tech solutions they need to get to market quickly:  booking, payments, alternative payment methods, ancillary sales, loyalty transactions, communications, stored payment capability, real-time reporting, reconciliation, connections to payment service providers (PSPs) and acquirers, and more. Serving companies on five continents, CellPoint Mobile has locations in Miami, London, Copenhagen, Dubai, Pune and Singapore. Visit www.cellpointmobile.com to learn more.

Sanya Serenity Coast promeut avec succès la ville de Sanya à ...

LE CAP, Afrique du Sud, 1er novembre 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Le 27 octobre, les représentants du comité de Sanya, qui prend part à la course à la voile « Clipper Round the World » 2017-18, se sont rendus à l’université du Cap (UCT) et ont fait la promotion de la ville de Sanya. Les professeurs et les étudiants des programmes universitaires internationaux de l’UCT sont venus et ont écouté la campagne de promotion. Celle-ci englobait le légendaire voyage à la voile du célèbre yacht – Sanya Serenity Coast.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_fqfhnt91/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

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Pour ouvrir l’acte promotionnel, un film publicitaire sur Sanya a été présenté, qui a donné au public un bon avant-goût de Sanya. A aussi été interprétée une chanson intitulée « Welcome to Sanya ». La chanson, tout comme le film, ont impressionné le public, qui a également pu voir le paysage côtier tropical sur l’écran. Une impression de « Hawaï Oriental » a été créée parmi les membres du public, qui ont manifesté leur intérêt et leur désir de voyager vers cette destination.

Un étudiant du Programme académique international a déclaré : « Sanya est une très belle ville, elle sera certainement ma destination préférée pour voyager à l’étranger. Il y a aussi des boutiques hors taxes. Ça sera un paradis du shopping pour moi. »

Après avoir présenté Sanya, Law Feng, le skipper qui est un bon ambassadeur de Sanya, a continué à partager sa propre histoire de navigation. « Ce n’est pas facile qu’une vingtaine de personnes navigue sur une mer forte avec un voilier de 70 pieds (21 mètres). La coque est souvent inclinée de plus de 45 degrés, et il faut résister à des vagues de 10 mètres de haut ».https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_wyy21i2b/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

A ensuite été présentée une vidéo du voilier pendant sa traversée de l’Atlantique. Elle a fait des remous dans le public. Celui-ci est resté impressionné et sans voix face aux images du voilier fendant les vagues. Wayne, un professeur qui travaille sur les Programmes universitaires internationaux, a appris qu’il y aurait une journée portes ouvertes pour le voilier de Sanya, et a demandé avec enthousiasme comment y participer, avant d’ajouter : « Mon fils a 8 ans, je voudrais l’emmener voir le magnifique voilier de Sanya, en Chine ».

Fondée en 1829, l’université du Cap est la plus ancienne université d’Afrique du Sud. Le premier cas de transplantation cardiaque humaine dans le monde a été réalisé par le professeur Chris Barnard de l’UCT. Jusqu’à présent, deux diplômés ont remporté un prix Nobel.

La campagne de promotion de la ville de Sanya espère prospérer dans le monde entier, en particulier à l’intention de la jeune génération et des jeunes talents de demain.

Gauteng Health on Mental Health Summit

Mental Health stakeholder's converge at Gallagher Estate

Addressing about 300 delegates at the Mental Health Summit held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Gauteng Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa emphasised the need for all to ensure that mental health rights become human rights and are protected.

Under the theme Together Promoting Mental Health Rights: Break the stigma, break the silence the summit explored ways of ensuring commitment and involvement of all stakeholders in advocating and protecting the rights of mental health care users. The four focus areas of the summit were: Mental Health development agenda, Mental Health in the workplace, the youth and mental health and lessons learnt.

The summit took stock of what happened during and post the Gauteng Mental Health Marathon Project that resulted in the death of more than 100 patients, the progress made in transforming mental healthcare services and measures put in place to deal with the challenges still faced by the mental health sector.

We need to strengthen relationships between service providers and users as well as ensuring that users are treated with dignity and that their right to privacy is upheld. We also need to change to a future that will make sure that a tragedy such as Life Esidimeni will never happen again said MEC Ramokgopa.

MEC Ramokgopa further pleaded with stakeholders to be at the forefront of mental health issues as development partners and urged all stakeholders to work together to break the silence and the stigma.

In South Africa 16, 5% of the population have mental health problems, whilst in the UK, 25%, which is 1 in 4 people suffer from mental illness. Gauteng has 72 hours observation services for patients that may have a mental illness in general hospitals across the province. We also have designated mental health beds for users, added the MEC.

The MEC urged delegates to use the summit as a spring board for ensuring that mental health care services becomes part of mainstream health services.

Mental health is everyone's business. We have strengthened the mental health review boards and we are at a point of ensuring that all primary health care centres offer initial treatment on mental services and are able to refer patients to the next level of care.

Mental illness is a behavioural, mental, or emotional disorder that interferes with the person's lifestyle, however with early diagnosis, care, treatment and rehabilitation most people can recover from the illness, concluded MEC Ramokgopa.

Source: Government of South Africa

Minister Michael Masutha briefs media on release of Constitutional ...

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Michael Masutha will release the final report on the assessment of the impact of the decisions of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal which was presented to Cabinet recently.

The assessment, which evaluates the impact of constitutional jurisprudence on society as a whole � was commissioned by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and was undertaken jointly by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the University of Fort Hare.

The assessment attests to the pivotal role that the courts play in redressing the inequalities entrenched by colonialism and apartheid through their progressive interpretation of socio-economic rights. The lessons drawn from the report will assist government as whole in the achieving its goals of reversing inequality and poverty, and building a capable State as espoused in the National Development Plan Vision, 2030.

Source: Government of South Africa

SADC MEMBER COUNTRIES AGREE TO USE STANDARD ROAD SIGNS

ARUSHAN, TANZANIA, Member nations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have agreed to standardise their national road networks to accommodate motorists crossing from one country to another.

The road network in the 15-member sub-regional grouping was the main item on the agenda for the Association of Southern Africa National Road Agencies' (ASANRA) 31st Board Meeting at the Arusha International Conference Centre here.

The meeting addressed, among other issues, harmonization of the regional road networks with a view to creating safe, effective, efficient and sustainable world-class transport infrastructure.

Tanzania Roads Agency (TANROADS) Chief Executive Officer Patrick Mfugale said different levels of economies and individual countries' budget allocations had resulted in different quality standards, road and traffic signs. When member countries embark on construction of their individual roads, they should take into consideration SADC standards instead of just building them indiscriminately, he added.

Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and Communication Atashasta Nditiye, who officially opened the meeting, pointed out that most SADC road networks pass through Tanzania, which is becoming the region's road transport hub.

He added that Tanzania's classified road network measured 86,472 kilometres, including the Tanzania-Zambia (TANZAM) Highway, linking Dar-es-Salaam to Lusaka and the Mtwara Corridor, running from Mtwara Port to Lilongwe in Malawi through Lake Nyasa.

According to the Deputy Minister, Tanzania also hosts the Central Corridor, joining Dar-es-Salaam port to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and part of the Great North Road which runs from Cape Town to Cairo.

Established in 2001, ASANRA is an association of national roads agencies or authorities in the SADC region and operates in line with the community's protocol. Its main goal is to enhance regional policy co-ordination and road transport system integration with the key objectives of improving intra-regional road transport efficiency and lowering transport cost.

ASANRA also fosters the development, operation and maintenance of a regional integrated road transport system, cooperating with other SADC agencies in considering matters of mutual interest in serving the regions highway needs.

It also seeks to develop and improve methods of administration, planning, research, design, construction, maintenance and operation of infrastructure and facilities.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Slight improvement in audit outcomes

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says there has been a slight improvement of audit outcomes for national and provincial government departments over the past four years.

The Auditor-General said this when he released the audit outcomes for 422 national and provincial departments and their entities on Wednesday.

The release of the report comes after he recently briefed members of Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) in Parliament in Cape Town.

These outcomes show a slow improvement over the past four years, he said.

The report analyses audit outcomes of 422 auditees comprising of 169 national and provincial departments and 253 public entities.

Makwetu said at a national level, there was a slight improvement in outcomes, with the number of clean audits increasing to 30% or 126 for the financial year 2016/ 17.

This is a slight improvement compared to 29%, or 113, of the departments that obtained clean audits out of 385 auditees in the 2015/ 16 financial year.

The Auditor-General said the number of auditees who obtained unqualified opinions with findings regressed during the period under review � from 184 or 48% in 2015/ 16 to 43% or 179 for the year under review.

He said 17% of all auditees or 72, received qualified audit opinions with findings for the financial year under review when compared to 16% or 61 auditees for the previous year.

There were more auditees that obtained adverse audit opinions with findings in the year under review, with the number rising from 3% in 2015/ 16 to 9% in 2016/ 17.

Those that obtained disclaimer opinions with findings dropped from 21 or 5% in 2015/ 16 to 2% or 10 auditees in 2016/ 17.

Audit reports of 26 auditees remained outstanding.

The Auditor-General said provincially, Western Cape and Gauteng continued to produce the best results. He said it was also clear that the results were being sustained from year to year due to leadership emphasising a culture of accountability.

Makwetu said he has also seen an improvement in the audit outcomes in both the Eastern Cape and Limpopo, and said this was due to positive trends to the leadership roles of provincial Treasury and the Premier respectively.

He said, however, that in contrast, Mpumalanga, the Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal were erratic over the past four years, caused by a lack of urgency at leadership in responding to the root causes of the unsatisfactory audit outcomes in these provinces.

In the North West and the Free State, Makwetu said a lack of accountability and commitment towards clean administration were factors that influenced the poor showing of these provinces

Source: South African Government News Agency

Capital Upgrade Project of Regional Commission Office in Bangkok on ...

Speakers Stress Need to Prioritize Health, Safety Requirements, Employ Local Know-how

A project approved last year to make the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) headquarters more resistant to earthquake damage and address periodic maintenance requirements was on track to be completed by 2023, with minor revisions to the overall cost plan, the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) heard today.

The project � with a maximum estimated cost of $40.02 million � aimed to address the risks associated with ESCAP's Bangkok office being situated in a seismically active zone; a hazard further compounded by specific soil characteristics, said Patrick Carey, Officer in Charge, of the Department of Management's Office of Central Support Services. In addition to seismic mitigation retrofitting to ensure the safety of staff, delegates and visitors, the project would replace building systems that were close to reaching the end of their useful lives.

Introducing the Secretary General's report on the project (document A/72/338 and Corr.1), Mr. Carey said its key objectives included ensuring compliance with relevant life safety regulations and building codes, the removal of hazardous materials, accessibility for persons with disabilities, optimization of the available space and the maintenance of business continuity. The project team had completed or nearly completed all planning activities set out as next steps, including finalizing the project governance structure, establishing the stakeholders committee, recruiting the dedicated project management team, and hiring the lead consulting architect and others.

It was recommended that the General Assembly approve the establishment of two temporary positions and appropriate $4.1 million for the project for 2018, he said. The funds would pay mainly for the construction of swing space, design services and project management, and were in line with the projected amount indicated in the previous report.

In March and April, the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) had carried out its first project audit which showed that earnest efforts were being made to move the project forward in the right direction, while adequately addressing potential risks, he said. Focus had been on developing change management initiatives, which were progressing well, he noted, adding that the project team was developing the project design with respect to accessibility for persons with disabilities, as well as sustainability initiatives.

Elements of local knowledge and lessons learned continued to be utilized on several fronts, and the host country was playing an active role in providing support, including significant collaboration with the local council of engineers, he underlined.

As the host country, Thailand believed that close coordination with the Organization was the key to success, said Maratee Nalita Andamo (Thailand), noting that the Government would continue to collaborate with ESCAP throughout the planning and implementation of the project. She called for due regard to the incorporation and use of local knowledge, material and in house capacity as well as lessons learned from the recent seismic retrofit project at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) building in Bangkok.

Health and safety issues must be prioritized, while efforts must be taken to ensure efficient building performance, energy conservation and maximum space utilization, she said. Thailand had provided assistance and support for the project through in kind contributions and was pleased with how the project was progressing. Her Government hoped that a study of on- and off site swing space requirements, as well as the design and construction methodology by the lead consultant firm, would be completed in due course.

Project governance, oversight, cost effectiveness, transparency and accountability were key drivers to ensure proper management and the successful implementation of the project, consistent with the Secretary General's reform efforts, which Thailand supported, she underscored.

Accessibility in all United Nations capital projects, including that of ESCAP, was not subject to compromise, said Lourdes Pereira Sotomayor (Ecuador), speaking on behalf of the Group of 77 developing countries and China. Staff welfare and productivity should be taken into account when considering flexible working strategies, she said, emphasizing that the Group expected a positive outcome from ongoing discussions for a provisional office to be used an off site swing space to temporarily accommodate United Nations staff.

The Group encouraged the Secretary General to continue to engage Member States to seek voluntary contributions for the project and supported the use of local materials and construction techniques, as well as energy efficiency and greening elements. Further, the Group requested that the Secretary General explore possible synergies between the ESCAP upgrade and the Economic Commission of Africa's Africa Hall project to enable optimal use of resources.

Regarding the project schedule, she said the Group expected that expedited action would be taken on final contract negotiations with both recommended bidders for the lead consultant firm and the independent risk management firm. Going forward, all efforts must be made to ensure accurate budget planning and management, she said, requesting that the Secretary General refine the estimation of project contingencies by using the identification of risks associated with the distinct phases of the project as a basis.

She went on to emphasize the role of project governance and oversight, saying that guidance, interaction and close coordination between the Secretariat in New York and ESCAP in Bangkok, with clear reporting lines, were essential for the smooth implementation of the project.

Introducing the corresponding report (document A/72/7/Add.6), Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Chair of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, said that the report emphasized the importance of adhering to the project schedule, and recommended against approval of a proposal to change, in the project team, the position of Logistics and Coordination Officer (National Officer) to Architect and Space Planner (P-3), given the capacity within the project team and the Office of Central Support Services at Headquarters to cover those functions.

With respect to 2017 expenditures, he said it should have been known that the contract for the lead consultant services would cover third party peer review consultancy and optimized office space design services. The Advisory Committee therefore recommended that the unused balance from those two items should be reflected as savings through an $82,500 reduction in the overall project cost plan.

The Fifth Committee will meet again on Thursday, 2 November at 10:00 a.m. to take action on a draft resolution on financial reports and reports of the Board of Auditors, and to consider appointments to fill vacancies in the Advisory Committee, the Committee on Contributions, the International Civil Service Commission, the Independent Audit Advisory Committee, the Investment Committee and the Board of Auditors. It would also consider a request for a subvention to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

Source: United Nations