Report on funding commitments to UNFPA
The Executive Board
1. Takes note of the report on funding commitments to UNFPA (DP/FPA/2007/8), welcomes the substantial increase in the 2006 regular income level, as well as the increase in 2006 co-financing income, resulting, inter alia, 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. Emphasizes that regular resources are the bedrock of UNFPA and essential to maintaining the multilateral, neutral and universal nature of its work, and encourages UNFPA to further mobilize these resources while also mobilizing supplementary resources for its programmes;
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 strategic plan, 2008-2011;
4. Encourages all countries that are in a position to do so to make contributions early in the year and to make multi-year pledges;
5. Emphasizes that UNFPA requires strong political and increased financial support as well as increased and predictable core funding in order to enhance its assistance to countries to fully integrate the agenda of the International Conference on Population and Development into national development strategies and frameworks.
15 June 2007