2001/6     Proposed common financial regulations concerning contributions from non-governmental sources

          

The Executive Board

1.      Takes note of the report on common financial regulations concerning contributions from non-governmental sources (DP/FPA/2001/3 and DP/2001/9);

2.      Approves the proposed common financial regulations as annexed to the present decision.

31 January 2001

 

Annex

PROPOSED COMMON REGULATIONS

 

1.       First common regulation

For UNFPA

“Contributions may be accepted by UNFPA from Governments of States Members of the United Nations, of the specialized agencies and of the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as from those organizations and agencies themselves. Other contributions, including those from intergovernmental, non-governmental, or private sector sources, may be accepted by UNFPA and utilized for the general support of UNFPA or for purposes consistent with those of UNFPA.”

For UNDP

“Contributions may be accepted by UNDP from Governments of States Members of the United Nations, of the specialized agencies and of the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as from those organizations and agencies themselves. Other contributions, including those from intergovernmental, non-governmental, or private sector sources, may be accepted by UNDP and utilized for the general support of UNDP or for purposes consistent with those of UNDP.”

2.        Second common regulation

For UNFPA

“The Executive Director shall report annually to the Executive Board on individual contributions received from intergovernmental, non-governmental, or private sector sources, subject to such limits as the Executive Board may specifically decide.”

For UNDP

“The Administrator shall report annually to the Executive Board on individual contributions received from intergovernmental, non-governmental, or private sector sources, subject to such limits as the Executive Board may specifically decide.”

3.        In the implementation of the second common regulation the following common new rule is established:  “Individual contributions above a value of $100,000 received from intergovernmental, non-governmental, or private sector resources shall be reported annually to the Executive Board.”      

4.         For UNFPA, the first common regulation replaces Financial Regulation 4.1, and Financial Regulation 4.9 is deleted.  The second common regulation takes the place of the current Financial Regulation 4.11.

5.         For UNDP, the first common financial regulation replaces current Financial Regulation 5.02, while the second common financial regulation replaces the current Financial Regulation 5.09.

31 January 2001