99/21.  UNFPA:  estimates for the biennial support budget for 2000-2001

   

The Executive Board

1.      Takes note of the 2000-2001 biennial support budget estimates of the United Nations Population Fund, as contained in document DP/FPA/1999/11, as well as of the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions thereon (DP/FPA/1999/14);

2.      Expresses its concern at the overall situation of declining resources;

3.      Recognizes UNFPA efforts to contain costs, as outlined in paragraphs 29 and 30 of document DP/FPA/1999/11, and the positive reaction of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions thereon, and welcomes the emphasis on its country office network and its internal audit capacity;

4.      Urges the Executive Director, in this regard, to continue to make every effort to contain both the administrative and programme support costs at headquarters, as well as in the field, through cost-saving measures, without detrimental effect on programmes;

5.      Notes the approach of the Executive Director to participation in the United Nations House programme, as outlined in paragraphs 35 and 36 of document DP/FPA/1999/11 and notes the need, where appropriate, to ensure that there will be no additional burden on host countries;

6.      Acknowledges the efforts of the Executive Director to seek extrabudgetary funding for the development of the resource management system; however, if it appears by the end of January 2000 that the responses to such requests are insufficient, decides on an exceptional basis to increase the appropriation by the required amount, as mentioned in paragraph 81 of document DP/FPA/1999/11 and notes the need, where appropriate, to ensure that there will be no additional burden on host countries;

7.      Encourages UNFPA to review its priorities in relation to any shortfall that may occur in the biennial support budget prior to seeking additional resources;

8.      Approves gross appropriations in the amount of $149,384,600 for the purposes indicated below and resolves that the income estimates of $22,000,000 shall be used to offset the gross appropriations, resulting in estimated net appropriations of $127,384,600;

 2000-2001 biennial support budget
(In thousands of United States dollars)

Programme support 

Country offices

75 202.8

Headquarters

27 836.7

     Subtotal

103 039.5

Management and administration of the organization

46 345.1

Total gross appropriations

149 384.6

Less:  estimated income to the budget

22 000.0

Estimated net appropriations

127 384.6

9.      Authorizes the Executive Director to redeploy resources between appropriation lines up to a maximum of 5 per cent of the appropriation to which the resources are redeployed;

10.     Requests the Executive Director to report to the Executive Board at its third regular session 2000 on any significant increases or shortfalls in estimated income for the year 2000, and to suggest proposals on how to deal with the new situation. 

 

       17 September 1999