UNFPA multi-year funding framework, 2004-2007

The Executive Board

1. Takes note of the report on the UNFPA multi-year funding framework (MYFF), 2004-2007 (DP/FPA/2004/4);

2. Endorses the MYFF, 2004-2007, as contained in this report, and welcomes the focus on the three results areas of reproductive health, population and development, and gender as key requirements for poverty eradication;

3. Welcomes also the mainstreaming of gender equality, adolescent reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention into the three results areas;

4. Affirms that the MYFF is to serve as the main policy document of UNFPA, as well as a strategic resource and management tool;

5. Welcomes the MYFF as a key tool for directing the work of UNFPA in assisting countries in implementing the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) ¹, the key actions of ICPD+5 ²: and in advancing the Millennium Development Goals ³ ;

6. Welcomes the strengthened support to national development frameworks and underlines the importance of strengthening this further through, inter alia, capacity-building and the development of partnerships;

7. Recognizes the efforts by UNFPA to establish strategic partnerships to implement the MYFF and requests UNFPA to further strengthen collaboration with other United Nations agencies, in line with its mandate and based on its comparative advantages;

8. Approves the integrated resources framework for 2004-2007, as contained in this report, and encourages all countries to assist UNFPA to reach a total figure of regular and other resources of $1,523 million for the period 2004-2007, including through multi-year pledges by countries in a position to make them;

9. Stresses the importance of core resources to the effective implementation of the MYFF and encourages all countries in a position to do so, to increase their contributions to the core resources of UNFPA;

10. Appreciates the continued and increased focus of UNFPA on results-based management and requests UNFPA to further develop, as part of its annual report, measurable quantitative and qualitative performance indicators related to organizational effectiveness;

11. Requests the Executive Director of UNFPA, in collaboration with the Administrator of UNDP and the Executive Director of UNIFEM, and in consultation with Member States, to explore options for reporting on results in a harmonized manner, each within its respective mandate, and report on this issue at the annual session 2004 of the Executive Board.

30 January 2004

¹ Report of the International Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, 5-13 September 1994 (United Nations publication, sales no. E.95.XIII.19, 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.

³ Internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration.