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IRAN:

Amb. Kamal Kharrazi said that without provision of substantial external resources on an assured basis, the chances of full and expeditious implementation of the Programme of Action are slim. He stressed the importance of strengthening the Population Commission and UNFPA, and coordination among all relevant organizations of the UN system. With regard to the establishment of an Executive Board for UNFPA, there is a need for a detailed report on the advantages and the financial costs.