UNFPA Annual Report 2005

Resources & Management


A total of 172 countries contributed to UNFPA in 2005—making it another record-breaking year, up from the 2004 record of 166. every nation in sub-Saharan Africa pledged funds to UNFPA in 2005. the support for UNFPA’s mandate was also reaffirmed at the 2005 World Summit—the largest ever gathering of world leaders—which committed to achieving universal access to reproductive health by 2015, along with the Millennium Development Goals. UNFPA is the world’s largest multilateral source of population assistance to developing countries.


Total regular and other income in 2005 was $565 million, compared to $506.1 million for 2004.

Regular income in 2005 totalled $365.8 million, an increase of 11.6 per cent compared to the 2004 income of $327.7 million. This includes $351.2 million in voluntary contributions from donor governments and private contributions from the Mars Trust and the 34 Million Friends campaign, $6.3 million in interest income, and other income of $8.3 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 2005 totalled $199.2 million, an increase of 14.2 per cent compared to $174.5 million in 2004. The 2005 figure includes interest and other income of $5.5 million. Income from other resources is earmarked for specific activities. It includes trust funds, cost-sharing programme arrangements and other restricted funds.



Project expenditures (regular resources) in 2005 totalled $234.3 million, compared to $221.9 million in 2004. The 2005 figure includes $186.7 million for country programmes, compared to $181.6 million in 2004; and $47.6 million for intercountry (regional and interregional) programmes, compared to $40.3 million for 2004. Technical support services amounted to $18.9 million.

Of the total regular resourced expenditures, UNFPA provided $144.1 million in assistance for reproductive health; $49.9 million for population and development; $12.2 million for gender equality and women’s empowerment; and $28.2 million for programme coordination and assistance. These expenditures were authorized by the Executive Director to carry out recommendations approved by the UNFPA Executive Board.

UNFPA Income and Expenditures 2005

Income & expenditures 2004

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In 2005, UNFPA provided support to 148 developing countries, areas and territories and countries with economies in transition: 45 in sub-Saharan Africa, 36 in the Arab States and Europe, 31 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and 36 in Asia and the Pacific. The region of sub-Saharan Africa received the largest percentage of UNFPA assistance at $78 million, followed by Asia and the Pacific at $75.5 million, the Arab States and Europe at $28.4 million and Latin America and the Caribbean at $21.4 million. Interregional and global assistance amounted to $31 million.

UNFPA Assistance by Agency & Programme Area

UNFPA Assistance 2004

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Worldwide, UNFPA has 972 staff in authorized budget posts, and nearly half of the professional staff members are women. 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.

  • More than 90 per cent of UNFPA staff in New York attended half-day orientation sessions on HIV/ AIDS in the workplace starting in February. The sessions, many run by UNFPA facilitators, provided information on HIV prevention, care and treatment and United Nations policies, and promoted a workplace environment free from stigma and discrimination.

  • Over the course of 11 months, all UNFPA Country Representatives and several CST Directors had the opportunity to attend a 15-day workshop at headquarters. Internal and external experts on leadership, policy dialogue and capacity-building led the workshop.

  • A career workshop was open to all headquarters staff during 2005. The highlights included: improving your résumé, matching your skills to the vacancy announcements and setting plans for your future.

  • Also in 2005, UNFPA introduced a CD to welcome new staff and refresh senior staff on the work that UNFPA performs each and every day. This CD allows the staff member to see the big picture, instead of just his or her own work.



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