UNFPA and sector-wide approaches

The Executive Board

1. Takes note of the report on UNFPA and sector-wide approaches (DP/FPA/2002/6);

2. Encourages UNFPA, where requested by recipient countries, to increase its involvement in sector-wide approaches;

3. Requests UNFPA, within its mandate, to contribute, at the request of the recipient countries, to national activities, including sector-wide approaches, in order to strengthen the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action1 toward the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);

4. Requests the Executive Director to outline progress achieved in the Annual Report.

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).