Governing Council decision 80/13, Twenty-seventh Session, June 1980*

I

The Governing Council

Taking into account the comments made during the consideration of agenda item 7 (a),

1.   Takes note of the report of the Executive Director of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities on 1979 activities and the future programme (DP/464 and Corr.1) and his report on allocations to projects in 1979 (DP/465 and Corr.1);

2.    Approves the following large-scale programmes:

In the Gambia (DP/FPA/11/Add.1) in the amount of $1,581,500 for three years;

In Swaziland (DP/FPA/11/Add.2) in the amount of $1,394,100 for three years;

In Malawi (DP/FPA/11/Add.3) in the amount of $1,038,460 for the three years;

In Nigeria (DP/FPA/11/Add.4) in the amount of $1,806,900 for four years;

In the Comoros (DP/FPA/11/Add.5) in the amount of $1,120,875 for three and one-half years;

In Mauritania (DP/FPA/11/Add.6) in the amount of $5 million for four years;

In the United Republic of Tanzania (DP/FPA/11/Add.7) in the amount of $6 million for four years;

In the Upper Volta (DP/FPA/11/Add.8) in the amount of $7.5 million for four years;

In Rwanda (DP/FPA/11/Add.9) in the amount of $5.5 million for four years;

In Madagascar (DP/FPA/11/Add.10) in the amount of $8.5 million for four years;

In Mongolia (DP/FPA/11/Add.12) in the amount of $1.4 million for five years;

In India (DP/FPA/11/Add.13 and Corr.1 and 2) in the amount of $100 million for five years;

In Malaysia (DP/FPA/11/Add.16 and Corr.1) in the amount of $6.5 million for four years;

In Indonesia (DP/FPA/11/Add.19) in the amount of $30 million for five years;

In the Philippines (DP/FPA/11/Add.20) in the amount of $20 million for five years;

In China (DP/FPA/11/Add.22) in the amount of $50 million for five years, with additional funds to be obtained through multibilateral arrangements;

In Nepal (DP/FPA/11/Add.23 and Corr.1) in the amount of $26.5 million for five years, of which $11.5 million is to be obtained through multibilateral arrangements;

In Peru (DP/FPA/11/Add.11) in the amount of $2,320,000 for two and one-half years;

In Guatemala (DP/FPA/11/Add.14) in the amount of $5.3 million for four years;

In Colombia (DP/FPA/11/Add.17) in the amount of $2,889,300 for three years;

In Nicaragua (DP/FPA/11/Add.21) in the amount of $4 million for four years;

In Mexico (DP/FPA/11/Add.24) in the amount of $10,560,000 for five years;

In Bolivia (DP/FPA/11/Add.25) in the amount of $2.3 million for four years;

In the Sudan (DP/FPA/11/Add.15) in the amount of $12 million for four years;

In Somalia (DP/FPA/11/Add.18) in the amount of $6 million for five years;

The remaining portions of the previously approved programmes in the Republic of Korea, Tunisia and Viet Nam (DP/FPA/11/Add.26);

3.  Requests the Executive Director, in the event of a shortfall in the resources projected for 1981, to rephase or reduce the programme budgets for that year in an equitable and flexible manner and in consultation with recipients concerned;

4.  Appreciates the Executive Director's report on the evaluation of Fund projects (DP/493) and the candour with which conclusions of the evaluations have been presented, and requests him to supply similar reports periodically in the future;

5.  Decides to conduct within its mandate a discussion of the future role of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities at the twenty-eighth session and requests the Executive Director to submit the necessary documentation at that session.

II

The Governing Council

Having considered the request of the Executive Director of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities for approval authority (DP/482 and Corr.1),

Having considered, furthermore, the 1981 budget estimates for administrative and programme support services of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (DP/483), together with the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (DP/497),

1.  Decides to give the Executive Director additional approval authority for 1981 of $78 million, to bring the total to $147 million, and to increase this authority by up to $12 million to the extent that corresponding new additional resources become available, and further decides to give the Executive Director additional approval authority of $75.75 million for 1982, to bring it up to $110.25 million, and of $73.5 million for 1983, on the understanding that the Executive Director will limit approval of projects to available resources;

2.  Approves appropriations in the amount of $100,000 to be allocated from the resources of the Fund to finance the 1980 administrative and support services budget, as follows:

           Programme                                                                                  US$

            Executive direction and management                                         10,000

            Administrative and public information support services               30,000

            Programme planning, appraisal and monitoring                           60,000

3.  Approves the appropriation in the amount of $8,275,667 (net), to be allocated from the resources of the Fund, to finance the administrative and programme support services for the year 1981, as submitted in the budget estimates, with the following amendments:  (a) deletion of one P-3, two P-1/2, one G-5 and nine G-2/4 posts: and (b) deletion of the reclassification of one D-2 post to the Assistant Secretary General level, of four P-4 posts to the P-5 level, of six P-3 posts to the P-4 level, of two P-2 posts to the P-3 level and of four G-4 posts to the G-5 level; 5/ programme appropriation for 1981 would consequently be as follows:

            Programme                                                                                       US$

            Executive direction and management                                         1,029,848

            Administrative and public information support services               2,229,699

            Programme planning, appraisal and monitoring                           5,016,120

4.  Decides that the request for the reclassification of the post of Assistant Executive Director shall be considered at the next session of the Governing Council in the context of the future role of the Fund;

5.  Takes note of the financial report and accounts of the Fund for the year ended 31 December 1978 and the report of the Board of Auditors (DP/434);

6.  Agrees that the Executive Director shall be authorized to transfer credits between programmes of the revised 1980 and 1981 budgets, within reasonable limits, with the concurrence of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions;

7.  Decides to review the question of the Fund's operational reserve at the twenty-eight session and requests the Executive Director to submit recommendations taking fully into account, as appropriate, the decision taken at the twenty-seventh session concerning the arrangements for the operational reserve of UNDP.

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*Economic and Social Council, Official Records, 1980, Supplement No. 12 (E/1980/42/Rev.1), p. 30. United Nations, New York, 1980.