Funding commitments to UNFPA

The Executive Board

1. Takes note of the report on funding commitments to UNFPA (DP/FPA/2005/8) and welcome s the substantial increase in the 2004 regular income level, as well as the increase in the 2004 co-financing income, resulting from increased contributions from a number of donors; and also welcomes the contributions made by programme countries, which have enabled UNFPA to reach its highest ever number of donors;

2. Welcomes the projected increase in the 2005 regular income level;

3. Recognizes that sustaining and improving the UNFPA funding level will require countries that are in a position to do so to augment their funding efforts during the period of the UNFPA multi-year funding framework, 2004-2007;

4. Emphasizes that UNFPA needs strong political and financial support, as well as increased and predictable core funding, in order to carry out its mandate and assist countries in implementing the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and in achieving the Millennium Development Goals* ;

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

6. Reiterates that regular resources are the bedrock of UNFPA and are essential to maintaining the multilateral, neutral and universal nature of its work; and encourages UNFPA to continue to mobilize supplementary resources for its programmes.


23 June 2005

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