87/33.  United Nations Fund for Population Activities:  change of name

The Governing Council

Recalling General Assembly resolution 2211 (XXI) of 17 December 1966, in response to which a trust fund, subsequently named the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, was established in 1967 by the Secretary-General,

Recalling further paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of General Assembly resolution 3019/(XXVII) of 18 December 1972, which placed the United Nations Fund for Population Activities under the authority of the General Assembly, decided that the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme shall be the governing body of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, and set forth the role and functions of the Governing Council and of the Economic and Social Council with respect to the United Nations Fund for Population Activities,

Also recalling paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Economic and Social Council resolution 1763 (LIV) of 18 May 1973, that set forth the aims and purposes of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities,

Proposes to the Economic and Social Council and to the General Assembly, as suggested by the Executive Director of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, to change the formal title of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities to the United Nations Population Fund, while retaining the well-known acronym UNFPA, it being understood that this change in title in no way changes, nor will change, the present mandate, aims and purposes of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities or the role and functions of the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme, the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly with respect to the United Nations Fund for Population Activities.

29th meeting

18 June 1987