Governing Council decision 79/28, Twenty-sixth Session, June-July 1979*

I

The Governing Council

Taking into account the comments made during the consideration of agenda item 20,

1.  Takes note of the report of the Executive Director on 1978 activities and the future programme (DP/370 and DP/370/ANNEX);

2.  Approves the following large-scale programmes and projects:

In Angola, in the amount of $5 million for five years (DP/FPA/10/Add.8);

In Bangladesh, in the amount of $25 million for five years(DP/FPA/10/Add.19) with the balance of a total of $50 million programme as described in DP/FPA/10/Add.19 to be provided from other sources;

In Brazil, in the amount of $1.1 million for two years (DP/FPA/10/Add.9);

In Burundi, in the amount of $5.1 million for four years     (DP/FPA/10/Add.22);

In the Congo, in the amount of $2 million for five years (DP/FPA/Add.2);

In Cuba, in the amount of $6 million for four years (DP/FPA/Add.20);

In the Dominican Republic, in the amount of $3.5 million for four years     (DP/FPA/10/Add.21);

In Democratic Yemen, in the amount of $5.5 million for four years (DP/FPA/10/Add.10);

In El Salvador, in the amount of $6 million for four years     (DP/FPA/10/Add.13);

In Honduras, in the amount of $4.3 million for five years     (DP/FPA/10/Add.12);

In Jordan, in the amount of $7 million for four years (DP/FPA/10/Add.24);

In Kenya, in the amount of $6 million for four years (DP/FPA/10/Add.15);

In Liberia, in the amount of $2.5 million for four years (DP/FPA/10/Add.1);

In Mali, in the amount of $4.5 million for four years (DP/FPA/10/Add.7);

In Mexico, in the amount of $6.3 million for three and one half‑years     (DP/FPA/10/Add.25);

In Mozambique, in the amount of $9 million for five years     (DP/FPA/10/Add.3);

In the Niger, in the amount of $2,194,000 for five years (DP/FPA/10/Add.4);

In Panama, in the amount of $2,286,000 for four years (DP/FPA/10/Add.5);

In Paraguay, in the amount of $6 million for four years (DP/FPA/10/Add.17);

In Peru, in the amount of $5.3 million for four years (DP/FPA/10/Add.18);

In Senegal, in the amount of $5.5 million for four years (DP/FPA/10/Add.6);

In Thailand, in the amount of $12 million for three years     (DP/FPA/10/Add.11);

In Zambia, in the amount of $2 million for three years (DP/FPA/10/Add.23);

Regional project in the Caribbean, in the amount of $1,750,000 for three years (DP/FPA/10/Add.16);

United Nations Romanian Demographic Centre (CEDOR), in the amount of $1 million for four years (DP/FPA/10/Add.14);

Allocations for the remaining years of previously approved UNFPA support to the World Fertility Survey (DP/FPA/10/Add.26);

3.  Agrees that, with effect from the twenty-sixth session of the Governing Council, allocations to new large-scale projects and programmes will be approved, unless the Council otherwise decides, for their whole duration up to five years, and to request information on those projects approved under the authority of the Executive Director which total $250,000 or more;

4.  Takes note of the report of the Executive Director on UNFPA support of intercountry activities (DP/406), and approves the recommendations made in the report about the priority areas of future UNFPA support of intercountry activities within the level of approximately 25 per cent of total programme resources;

5.  Agrees, that UNFPA should continue to support the WHO Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction and that in the period 1979‑1982, it gradually increase its contribution to attain a level of $2 million in 1982, and that the Governing Council should review the question of continued UNFPA support for this programme at its regular session in 1982;

6.  Takes note of the progress report on UNFPA infrastructure support to

organizations of the United Nations system (DP/367) and requests the Executive Director to continue discussions with the parties concerned, with a view to maintaining an acceptable level of UNFPA-supported infrastructure posts, taking into account the need to provide adequate backstopping for the delivery of UNFPA assistance to the developing countries through the organizations in the United Nations system;

7.  Decides to give the Executive Director additional approval authority of $16 million for 1979; an additional $95.5 million for 1980, to bring the total for 1980 to $138 million; and $49 million for 1981 and $34.5 million for 1982, on the understanding that the Executive Director will limit the approval of projects to available resources.

662nd meeting 
            28 June 1979

II

Administrative and programme support services of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities

The Governing Council,

Having considered the 1980 budget estimates for administrative and programme support services of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (DP/398), together with the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (DP/413),

1.  Approves the appropriations in the amount of $6,672,697 net, to be allocated from the resources of UNFPA, to finance the administrative and programme support services for the year 1980, as submitted in the budget estimates, amended to delete one P-3, one P-1/2, one G-5, and five G‑2/4 posts and to delete the reclassification of one post to the P-5 level, five posts to the P‑4 level, two posts to the P-3 level, and two posts to the G-5 level, as follows:

                    Programme                                                           US dollars

     Executive direction and management                                       913,864

     Administrative and public information support services          1,913,710

     Programme planning, appraisal and monitoring                      3,845,123

                                            TOTAL NET                               6,672,697

2.  Agrees that the Executive Director shall be authorized to transfer credits between programmes of the 1980 budgets, within reasonable limits, with the concurrence of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions;

3.  Reaffirms that UNFPA shall continue the practice of funding field coordinator and liaison officer posts from project funds and of including the data on such posts in the UNFPA administrative and programme support budgets for information purposes;

4.  Approves forty field coordinator and liaison officer posts for 1980;

5.  Takes note of the UNFPA financial report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 1977 and the report of the Board of Auditors (see DP/365);

6.  Takes note of the report of the Executive Director containing an outline of long-term staffing proposals for UNFPA (DP/405).

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* Economic and Social Council, Official Records, 1979, Supplement No.10 (E/1979/40), p. 170.  United Nations, New York, 1976.