UNFPA annual report and funding commitments

The Executive Board

  1. Welcomes the report of the Executive Director for 2001 (DP/FPA/2002/4, Parts I-IV) and the report on funding commitments to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (DP/FPA/2002/5);

  2. Notes with appreciation the progress made by UNFPA in the implementation of the multi-year funding framework;

  3. Welcomes the comprehensive transition process;

  4. Welcomes the initial implementation of a results-based approach and encourages UNFPA to make further progress in this area;

  5. Underlines that UNFPA plays a crucial role, within its mandate, in helping recipient countries to achieve the unanimously agreed goals and targets contained in the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action,1 ICPD+52 and the Millennium Declaration;

  6. Recognizes that UNFPA contributes to sustainable development, in particular poverty eradication, by helping recipient countries address population dynamics and reproductive health issues;

  7. Expresses its concern that the income projections to date for 2002 have declined as compared to the previous financial year;

  8. Urges all countries to recognize the important role, within its mandate, of UNFPA in the forthcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development and the follow-up thereof;

  9. Emphasizes that UNFPA needs strong political and financial support as well as increased, stable and predictable core funding, in order to carry out its mandate effectively;

  10. Encourages UNFPA to mobilize additional financial resources, from all sources, inter alia, bilateral donors, recipient countries, foundations, corporations and from other segments of civil society;

  11. Encourages all countries, in the spirit of the Monterrey Consensus, to further their support for UNFPA, including through greater advocacy and increased funding, in particular to the Fund's core resources;

  12. Encourages all countries, in a position to do so, to make contributions early in the year and to make multi-year pledges;

  13. Welcomes UNFPA efforts to broaden its donor base and encourages the organization to continue in these efforts.

21 June 2002

  1. Report of the International Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, 5-13 September 1994, (United Nations publication, sales no. E.95.XIII.18, chapter I, resolution 1, annex).

  2. General Assembly resolution A/RES/S-21/2, Key actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, adopted on 8 November 1999.