2006/35

UNFPA role in emergency preparedness, humanitarian response, and transition and recovery

 

    The Executive Board

1. Recognizes the critical role of UNFPA in emergency preparedness, humanitarian response, and transition and recovery and encourages UNFPA to continue to strengthen its efforts in this area;

2. Endorses the UNFPA strategy for emergency preparedness, humanitarian response, and transition and recovery programmes at national, regional and international levels, as the basis for strengthening UNFPA activities in this area;

3. Requests UNFPA to provide further information to the Executive Board at its first regular session 2007, on the following issues: 

  1. resource needs, funding modalities and staff required to implement the strategy;
  2. coordination between UNFPA and other United Nations organizations, funds and programmes, including Inter-Agency Standing Committee roles and responsibilities; 
  3. the monitoring and evaluation framework of the strategy;

4. Encourages UNFPA to align the strategy for emergency preparedness, humanitarian response, and transition and recovery with the medium-term strategic plan, to be approved in 2007;

5. Agrees to maintain the emergency fund at $3 million a year, funded from regular resources;

6. Encourages contributions to UNFPA to implement the strategy.

                    13 September 2006