75/33.  United Nations Fund for Population Activities

494.  At its 482nd meeting, the Governing Council adopted the following decision:

The Governing Council

Bearing in mind the responsibilities of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) within its mandate in assisting the developing countries to implement the World Population Plan of Action adopted at the World Population Conference in 1974,

Taking into account the comments made during the discussions of that item,

(a)  Took note of the 1974 UNFPA annual report contained in documents DP/108 (vol.I) and Corr.1 and DP/108 (vol.I) ANNEX and Corr.1;

(b)  Took note further of the 1976-1979 UNFPA work plan contained in document DP/108 (vol. II) and Corr.1;

(c)  Approved the following projects in the amount of $1 million or more or with innovative aspects or policy implications, with the understanding that the amounts for the third and following years, after a progress review, would be resubmitted to the Council for approval:

(i)  Rural and maternal child health and family planning project, south eastern state, Nigeria (DP/FPA/3/Add.1) in the amount of $1,345,200 for an estimated period of five and a half years;

(ii)  United Nations - Romanian Demographic Centre (DP/FPA/3/Add.2 and Corr.1) in the amount of $1,125,000 for an estimated period of four and a half years;

(iii)  Assistance to the International Islamic Center for Population Studies at Al Azhar University, Egypt (DP/FPA/3/Add.3) in the amount of $301,900 for an estimated period of two and a half years;

(iv)  Programme of medical services for maternal and child health and family planning of Mexico (DP/FPA/3/Add.4) in the amount of $8,854,900 for an estimated period of five years;

(d)  Approved the recommendations made by the Executive Director in document DP/118 on the allocation of UNFPA resources and proposed alternate funding arrangements; requested the Executive Director to keep the Council informed on progress in the development of alternate sources of funding; and noted the Executive Director's intention, in view of the disparity between requests and resources, to submit, after appropriate consultations, a further report on the allocation of UNFPA resources to the Governing Council at its twenty-second session;

(e) Requested the Executive Director of UNFPA to inform the Council regularly concerning both the quantitative and qualitative implementation of UNFPA projects and concerning the conclusions derived from the evaluation of selected programmes and projects;

(f) Decided to give the Executive Director additional approval authority of $57 million for 1976, bringing the total for that year to $90 million, $37 million for 1977, and $15 million for 1978 on the condition that the Executive Director:

(i)  Limit the approval of projects to the availability of resources;

(ii)  Report to the Governing Council at its twenty-first session on the sufficiency of resources to allow for a total 1976 approval authority of $90 million;

(g)  Recommended to the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council that they authorize UNFPA to hold a pledging conference in 1976;

(h)  Approved the acceptance by UNFPA of a pledged contribution of $100,000 earmarked for the Intergovernmental Co-ordinating Committee for Population Activities.

 

482nd meeting
23 June 1975