Funding commitments to UNFPA

The Executive Board

1.     Takes note of the report on funding commitments to UNFPA (DP/FPA/2008/9), welcomes the substantial increase in the 2007 regular income level of UNFPA and the increase in the 2007 co-financing income, and also welcomes the contributions made by programme countries;

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 continuing to mobilize supplementary resources for its thematic funds and programmes;

3.     Recognizes that sustaining and improving the UNFPA funding level will require countries that are in a position to do so to increase their contributions during the period of the UNFPA strategic plan, 2008-2011;

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

5.     Emphasizes that UNFPA needs strong political support and increased financial support, in particular increased and predictable core funding, in order to enhance its assistance to countries to enable them to fully integrate the agenda of the International Conference on Population and Development into national development strategies and frameworks.

20 June 2008