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Review of the organizational structure of UNFPA

(i) Review of the organizational structure of UNFPA

The Executive Board


1.     Takes note of the review of the organizational structure of UNFPA, as contained in document DP/FPA/2007/16 and its corrigendum (DP/FPA/2007/16/Corr.1)

2.     Approves the UNFPA organizational structure contained in the above-mentioned document and its corrigendum;

3.     Stresses the need for further consultations among the United Nations Development Group on options for a co-located regional office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia;

4.     Decides to review the location of the regional office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as part of the assessment of the implementation of the organizational structure, at the first regular session 2009, taking into account the comments of Member States and the evolving situation in the region;

5.     Requests the Executive Director to present regular updates to the Executive Board, as appropriate, regarding the implementation of the organizational structure;

(ii) The operational reserve

The Executive Board


Taking note of the recommendation on the operational reserve in paragraph 77 of document DP/FPA/2006/16 on the review of the organizational structure of UNFPA,

1.     Authorizes the Executive Director, on an exceptional basis, to withhold a maximum of $11 million from the projected annual additions over two years to the operational reserve, above the current level of $72.1 million until 1 January 2009 to partially fund the one-time costs of $27.9 million;

2.     Requests UNFPA to resume funding the operational reserve after meeting the above requirement of $11 million, in accordance with rule 112.1 of the Financial Rules and Regulations (Rev. 7);

3.     Requests the Executive Director to report to the Executive Board at its first regular session in 2009 on the state of the operational reserve.

14 September 2007