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UNFPA: Revised Estimates for the Biennial Support Budget for 2002-2003

The Executive Board

Having considered the revised estimates for the biennial support budget for 2002-2003 of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), as contained in document DP/FPA/2002/9,

1. Underscores the indispensable role of UNFPA for the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) , the five-year review of ICPD (ICPD+5) and the Millennium Declaration;

2. Supports further the transition process launched by the Executive Director in 2001 with a view to making UNFPA more effective, particularly at the field level; in this context, it welcomes the finalization of the UNFPA human resources strategy (DP/FPA/2002/11), as a key element of the transition process;

3. Approves gross appropriations in the amount of $155.2 million for the purposes indicated below and resolves that the income estimates of $20.1 million shall be used to offset the gross appropriations, resulting in estimated net appropriations of $135.1 million;

2002-2003 Biennial Support Budget (revised)
(In thousands of United States dollars)

Programme support
Country offices 76,027.3
Headquarters 31,571.8
Subtotal 107,599.1
Management and administration of the organization 47,597.0
Total gross appropriations 155,196.1
Less: Estimated income to the budget (20,070.0)
Estimated net appropriations 135,126.1

4. Authorizes the Executive Director to redeploy resources between appropriation lines up to a maximum of 5 per cent of the appropriation to which the resources are redeployed;

5. Authorizes the Executive Director to:

(a) Set aside $10 million for the implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning System;

(b) Expend $2.0 million towards staff separation costs resulting from the implementation of the country office typology;

6. Requests the Executive Director to exercise the highest possible prudence and transparency, in the light of the comments made in the ACABQ report (DP/FPA/2002/10), while implementing the reclassification of posts;

7. Requests the Executive Director to ensure that, should it become necessary to implement the contingency plan presented in document DP/FPA/2002/9, total gross appropriations would be adjusted accordingly.

27 September 2002