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Annual Report 2004

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Resources & Management

Resources and Management

A record number of donors contributed to UNFPA in 2004 - a total of 166 countries. Funding surpassed the $500 million mark for the first time in UNFPA's history, reflecting in part the confidence of donors in the strength of the UNFPA commitment to the ICPD Programme of Action and in how well UNFPA is translating that commitment into action and results. UNFPA is the world's largest internationally funded source of population assistance, directly managing one quarter of the world's population assistance to developing countries.

INCOME

Total regular and other income in 2004 was $506.1 million, compared to $397.9 million for 2003. Regular income in 2004 totalled $331.6 million, an increase of 13.4 per cent compared to the 2003 income of $292.3 million. This includes $322.5 million in voluntary contributions from donor governments, $3.5 million in interest income, and other income of $5.6 million.

Regular resources provide reliable support for UNFPA country programmes in developing countries, primarily through governmental pledges. They also are used for programme support and management and administration of the organization.

Other contributions in 2004 totalled $174.5 million, an increase of 65.2 per cent compared to $105.6 million in 2003. The 2004 figure includes interest and other income of $3.1 million. Income from other sources is earmarked for specific activities. It includes trust funds, cost-sharing programme arrangements, procurement services and other restricted funds.

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EXPENDITURES

Project expenditures (regular resources) in 2004 totalled $221.9 million, as compared to $176.4 million in 2003. The 2004 figure includes $181.6 million for country programmes, compared to $140.5 million in 2003; and $40.3 million for intercountry (regional and interregional) programmes, compared to $35.9 million for 2003. The 2004 figures also include $6.4 million for administrative and operational services. Technical advisory programme expenditures amounted to $19.4 million.

Of the total expenditures, UNFPA provided $139.3 million in assistance for reproductive health; $47.9 million for population and development; $13.4 million for gender equality and women's empowerment; and $21.3 million for programme coordination and assistance. These expenditures were authorized by the Executive Director to carry out recommendations approved by the Executive Board for programme assistance.

UNFPA Income and Expenditures 2004

Income & expenditures 2004

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REGIONAL SPENDING

In 2004, UNFPA provided support to 126 developing countries, areas and territories and countries with economies in transition: 45 in sub-Saharan Africa, 37 in the Arab States and Europe, 21 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and 23 in Asia and the Pacific. The region of sub-Saharan Africa received the largest percentage of UNFPA assistance at $78.1 million, followed by Asia and the Pacific at $65.9 million, the Arab States and Europe at $28.7 million and Latin America and the Caribbean at $21.1 million. Interregional assistance amounted to $28.1 million.

UNFPA Assistance by Executing Agency & Programme Area

UNFPA Assistance 2004

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HUMAN RESOURCES

Worldwide, UNFPA has 972 staff in authorized budget posts. Some 47 per cent of the professional staff are women, which is one of the highest percentages among United Nations agencies and organizations.

Nine multidisciplinary teams of expert advisers provided specialized technical support at the regional and country level. These Country Technical Services Teams (CSTs) are located in Addis Ababa, Amman, Bangkok, Bratislava, Dakar, Harare, Kathmandu, Mexico City and Suva. The advisers specialize in reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, logistics and management of reproductive health commodities, gender, advocacy and other technical disciplines.

Two regional retreats for UNFPA staff addressed the promotion of human rights through culturally sensitive approaches. The meetings were held in Ghana in April and in Egypt in September. UNFPA also prepared a training manual on culture and human rights.

A global meeting for UNFPA staff in country offices and at headquarters took place in November 2004 to position the organization for the next decade of ICPD implementation. The meeting affirmed the Fund's strategic direction and recommended mobilizing stronger partnerships and continuing to improve efficiency and accountability while participating in UN reform and harmonization.

Selected Charts and Tables

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  • Top 20 Donors to UNFPA in 2004
  • UNFPA Expenditures for 2003 & 2004 by Region
  • UNFPA Assistance by Geographical Region
  • Donors Pledges and Payments for 2004
  • Project Expenditures in 2004

 

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