95/15.  Programme priorities and future directions of UNFPA in light of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)

The Executive Board

1.         Takes note of the report contained in document DP/1995/25 and Corr. 1;

2.         Requests that the future programme of assistance of the United Nations Population Fund adhere to the principles contained in chapter II of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development;

3.         Supports the broad outline of the future programme of assistance of the United Nations Population Fund, which must be implemented in full accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development;

4.         Endorses the core programme areas of reproductive health, including family planning and sexual health; population and development strategies; and advocacy and requests the Executive Director to concentrate United Nations Population Fund assistance within the core areas while stressing that population policies are an integral part of a strategy for sustainable development and the need for the United Nations Population Fund to cooperate with other partners in formulating its strategies;

5.         Takes note of the approach proposed for the allocation of resources; invites the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund to refine the proposed approach, based on the relevant provisions of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, including paragraphs 14.14, 14.15 and 14.16, as well as on other relevant qualitative and quantitative indicators, and taking fully into account the views expressed by delegations during the present session and the need to give special attention to the least developed countries and Africa; and to report thereon to the Executive Board at its first regular session 1996;

6.         Recalls Executive Board decision 95/11 and, in the context of the Joint and Co-sponsored United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, stresses the importance of incorporating HIV/AIDS aspects in activities of the United Nations Population Fund;

7.         Requests the Executive Director to include reporting on the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development in her annual report to the Executive Board;

8.         Also requests that the United Nations Population Fund submit to the Executive Board at its first regular session 1996 a brief background note on the issue of whether the Board should consider becoming a member of the UNICEF/WHO Joint Committee on Health Policy;

9.         Further requests the Executive Director to submit a draft mission statement for the United Nations Population Fund based on the report contained in document DP/1995/25 and Corr.1, taking fully into account the discussion in the Executive Board, including the comments made on further refinement and definition of the different programme areas and on the use of terminology, and the present decision.

14 June 1995