Report of the Executive Director for 2004

The Executive Board

1. Takes note of the report of the Executive Director for 2004 (DP/FPA/2005/7, Parts I to II) and welcomes the progress made by UNFPA during the first year of implementation of the multi-year funding framework (MYFF), 2004–2007, noting the contribution of UNFPA to achieving the MYFF strategic results;

2. Notes with appreciation the efforts being made by UNFPA to assist countries in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)*, particularly by integrating population and development, reproductive health and gender equality into national poverty reduction strategies;

3. Stresses that the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and of the key actions for the further implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (ICPD+5) makes an essential contribution to the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the MDGs*, and emphasizes the importance of fully integrating the ICPD goals into strategies to achieve the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration;

4. Approves the revision of the MYFF integrated resources framework for the period 2004–2007, as proposed in document DP/FPA/2005/7, Part I;

5. Encourage s UNFPA to further mainstream the ICPD agenda into country-led frameworks such as sector-wide approaches, poverty reduction strategy papers, health-sector reforms and other national development plans and policies;

6. Emphasizes the need to continue to forge innovative partnerships among development partners, governments, civil society organizations and the private sector to achieve the ICPD goals and the MDGs*;

7. Requests UNFPA to continue to bring reproductive health and rights and gender perspectives into the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks and the MDG* reports;

8. Recognizes the progress being made to improve the organizational effectiveness of UNFPA and encourages UNFPA to continue to develop its managing-for-results framework and to present progress in the cumulative report due in 2007;

9. Encourages UNFPA to continue to track progress on its MYFF in terms of the goals, outcomes and indicators in the MYFF strategic results framework.

23 June 2005

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