Transfer of funds originally allocated for the United Nations Population Fund, B-290659, October 31, 2002
B-290659, Oct 31, 2002
The Honorable Barbara Boxer United States Senate Dear Senator Boxer: This further responds to your request for information concerning the funds that the Department of State was authorized to make available for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act. We concluded that since the State Department delayed obligating the funds because of uncertainty as to whether statutory conditions were met. The purpose of this letter is to report what we have learned in following up on this issue. We have no objection to the methodology the State Department used to meet the 10% limitation in the transfer statute or the State Department's view that the fiscal year IO&P funds became no-year money upon transfer to the Child Survival and Health Programs Fund.