Twenty-fifth anniversary of the operations of the United Nations Population Fund, G.A. res. 49/3, 49 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 5, U.N. Doc. A/49/49 (1994).

Forty-ninth session
Agenda item 12


The General Assembly,

its 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,

Noting that the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, renamed in 1987 as the United Nations Population Fund, began operations in 1969,

Recalling also its resolutions 3019 (XXVII) of 18 December 1972, 31/170 of 21 December 1976, and 34/104 of 14 December 1979, in which it, inter alia, recognized the leading role and effectiveness of the Fund in the United Nations system in the population field and affirmed the Fund as a subsidiary body of the General Assembly,

Reaffirming Economic and Social Council resolutions 1763 (LIV) of 18 May 1973 and 1986/7 of 21 May 1986 stating the aims and purposes of the Fund,

1. Congratulates the United Nations Population Fund on the occasion of its twenty-fifth anniversary;
2. Notes with satisfaction the positive contributions the Fund and its dedicated staff have made during its first twenty-five years in promoting better understanding and awareness of population and development issues, in improving the quality of human life, and in extending systematic and sustained assistance to developing countries, at their request, to undertake appropriate national programmes to address their population and development needs.

39th plenary meeting
20 October 1994

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