Governing Council decision 74/29 B, Eighteenth Session, June 1974*

343.  At its 440th meeting, the Governing Council adopted the following decision:

The Governing Council

Bearing in mind that the 1974 World Population Conference will have significant implications on population matters,

Taking into account the comments and observations made during the discussion of the item on the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA),

(a)  Decided to give the Executive Director for the period 1975-1977 additional approval authority for project commitments up to the amount of $80 million;

(b)  Took note of the 1974-1977 UNFPA Work Plan contained in document DP/47;

(c)  Approved the following proposed country agreements submitted by the Executive Director:

(i)  Bangladesh (DP/FPA/1/Add.2) in the amount of $ 10 million for an estimated period of three years;

(ii)  Kenya (DP/FPA/1/Add.5) in the amount of $3.5 million for an estimated period of five years;

(iii)  Turkey (DP/FPA/1/Add.6) in the amount of $10 million for an estimated period of five years;

(iv)  Pakistan (DP/FPA/1/Add.8/Rev.1) in the amount of $15 million for an estimated period of five years;

(v)  India (DP/FPA/1/Add.10 and Corr.1) in the amount of $40 million for an estimated period of five years;

and authorized the Executive Director to allocate appropriate funds for the first two years of the five-year country agreements above and requested him to report on their status at the twenty-second session of the Governing Council;

(d)  Approved the following projects in the amount of $1 million or more or with innovative aspects or policy implications:

(i)  International audio-visual resource service (DP/FPA/1/Add.1 and Corr.1) in the amount of $980,000;

(ii)  Family planning maternal and child health programme in Haiti (DP/FPA/1/Add.3) in the amount of $1,625,000 for an estimated period of two years;

(iii)  Research and training project on cultural values and population policy (DP/FPA/1/Add.9) in the amount of $475,000 for an estimated period of three years;

(iv)  Population census and sample survey in Ethiopia (DP/FPA/1/Add.7) in the amount of $3,500,000 for an estimated period of four years;

(v)  World fertility survey (DP/FPA/1/Add.9 and Corr.1) in the amount of $4,507,500 for an estimated period of three years;

(e)  Noted the criteria for project approval contained in document DP/45 as requested at the seventeenth session of the Governing Council;

(f)  Noted the intention of the Executive Director to hold annual pledging conferences, the first at United Nations headquarters in the autumn of 1975, the precise timing to be determined after further consultations with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme;

(g)  Requested the Executive Director to work towards a standardized format providing relevant financial and planning information on proposed country agreements and projects submitted to the Council for approval;

(h)  Decided to review at its twentieth session the rolling plan and programme budgeting system of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities on the basis of a report of the Executive Director.

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*Economic and Social Council, Official Records:  Fifty-seventh Session, Supplement No. 2A (E/5543/Rev.1), p. 73. United Nations, New York, 1974.