2002/4 Overview of Decisions Adopted by the Executive Board at its First Regular Session 2002 

 

The Executive Board

Recalls that during the first regular session 2002, it:

Item 1
Organizational matters

  • Elected the following members of the Bureau for 2002:
     
President: H.E. Mr. Dirk Jan van den Berg Netherlands
Vice-President: H.E. Ms. Noemí Espinoza Madrid Honduras
Vice-President: Mr. Hazem Fahmy Egypt
Vice-President: Mr. Bali Moniaga Indonesia
Vice-President: Dr. Jana Simonová Czech Republic

 

  • Approved the agenda and work plan for its first regular session 2002 (DP/2002/L.1 and Corr.1  and 2), as orally amended;
  • Approved the report of the annual session 2001 (DP/2001/20);
  • Approved the report of the second regular session 2001 (DP/2002/1);
  • Approved its annual work plan 2002 (DP/2002/CRP.1);
  • Agreed to the following schedule of future sessions of the Executive Board in 2002:
    • Annual session 2002: 17 to 28 June 2002 (Geneva)
    • Second regular session 2002: 23 to 27 September 2002

UNDP segment

Item 2
UNDP Business Plans, 2000-2003

  • Took note of the update on the role of UNDP in crisis and post-conflict situations: organizational changes (DP/2002/CRP.3);
  • Took note of the report on the UNDP Business Plans, 2000-2003 (DP/2002/CRP.2);

Item 3
Country cooperation frameworks and related matters

Approved the following regional cooperation frameworks:

Second regional cooperation framework for Africa DP/RCF/RBA/2
Second regional cooperation framework for Latin America and the Caribbean DP/RCF/RLA/2
Second regional cooperation framework for the Arab States DP/RCF/RAS/2

Approved the following country cooperation frameworks:

Second country cooperation framework for Angola DP/CCF/ANG/2
Second country cooperation framework for Eritrea DP/CCF/ERI/2 and Corr.1
Second country cooperation framework for Gabon DP/CCF/GAB/2
Second country cooperation framework for Ghana DP/CCF/GHA/2
Second country cooperation framework for Guinea  DP/CCF/GUI/2
Second country cooperation framework for Namibia DP/CCF/NAM/2
Second country cooperation framework for Rwanda DP/CCF/RWA/2
Second country cooperation framework for Sao Tome and Principe DP/CCF/STP/2 and Corr.1
(French only)
Second country cooperation framework for South Africa DP/CCF/SAF/2 and Corr. 1
Second country cooperation framework for Lao People's Democratic Republic DP/CCF/LAO/2
Second country cooperation framework for the Republic of Korea DP/CCF/ROK/2
Second country cooperation framework for the Philippines DP/CCF/PHI/2
Second country cooperation framework for Kuwait DP/CCF/KUW/2
Second country cooperation framework for Morocco DP/CCF/MOR/2
Second country cooperation framework for the Syrian Arab Republic DP/CCF/SYR/2
Second country cooperation framework for Tunisia DP/CCF/TUN/2
Second country cooperation framework for the United Arab Emirates DP/CCF/UAE/2
 Second country cooperation framework for Yemen  DP/CCF/YEM/2
Second country cooperation framework for Albania  DP/CCF/ALB/2
Second country cooperation framework for Bulgaria DP/CCF/BUL/2
Second country cooperation framework for Ukraine DP/CCF/UKR/2
First country cooperation framework for Yugoslavia  DP/CCF/YUG/1
Second country cooperation framework for Guyana  DP/CCF/GUY/2
Second country cooperation framework for Haiti  DP/CCF/HAI/2
Second country cooperation framework for Jamaica  DP/CCF/JAM/2
Second country cooperation framework for Paraguay DP/CCF/PAR/2

Took note of the extensions of country cooperation frameworks (DP/2002/8);

  • Approved an independence bonus for Yugoslavia;

Item 4
HIV/AIDS

  • Adopted decision 2002/1 of 1 February 2002 on the UNDP contribution to the United Nations system strategic plan for HIV/AIDS for 2001-2005;

Item 5
Special funds and programmes

  • Took note of the report on UNDP activities financed by the Global Environment Facility and the Montreal Protocol (DP/2002/4);

Item 6
Evaluation

  • Took note of the annual report of the Administrator on evaluation (DP/2001/26);
  • Took note of the report on the evaluation of non-core funding resources (DP/2001/CRP.12);
  • Took note of the report on the evaluation of direct execution (DP/2001/CRP.13);
  • Adopted decision 2002/2 of 1 February 2002 on the UNDP-UNOPS relationship;

Joint UNDP/UNFPA segment

Item 7
Recommendations of the Board of Auditors 1998-1999

  • Took note of the reports on implementation of the recommendations of the Board of Auditors for the biennium 1998-1999 for the United Nations Development Programme (DP/2002/5), the United Nations Population Fund (DP/FPA/2002/2) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (DP/2002/6);

Item 8
Reports to the Economic and Social Council

  • Took note of the reports of the UNDP Administrator (DP/2002/7) and the UNFPA Executive Director (DP/FPA/2002/1) to the Economic and Social Council and agreed to transmit them to the Council with comments made thereon;

UNFPA segment

Item 9
Technical Advisory Programme

  • Adopted decision 2002/3 of 5 February 2002 on the future arrangements for the UNFPA Technical Advisory Programme;

Item 10
Country programmes and related matters

Approved the following programmes of assistance:

Assistance to the Government of Algeria DP/FPA/DZA/3
Assistance to the Government of Brazil DP/FPA/BRA/3
Assistance to the Government of Cape Verde DP/FPA/CPV/4
Assistance to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo DP/FPA/COD/2
Assistance to the Government of the Dominican Republic DP/FPA/DOM/3
Assistance to the Government of Gabon DP/FPA/GAB/4
Assistance to the Government of Guinea DP/FPA/GIN/5
Assistance to the Government of Haiti  DP/FPA/HTI/3
Assistance to the Government of Honduras DP/FPA/HND/5
Assistance to the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic  DP/FPA/LAO/3
Assistance to the Government of Lebanon DP/FPA/LBN/2 and Corr.1
Assistance to the Government of Malawi DP/FPA/MWI/5
Assistance to the Government of Mexico  DP/FPA/MEX/4
Assistance to the Government of Nepal DP/FPA/NPL/5
Assistance to the Government of Nicaragua DP/FPA/NIC/6
Assistance to the Government of Paraguay DP/FPA/PRY/5
Assistance to the Government of Rwanda DP/FPA/RWA/5
Assistance to the Government of South Africa DP/FPA/ZAF/2
Assistance to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania DP/FPA/TZA/5
Assistance to the Government of Togo DP/FPA/TGO/4
Assistance to the Government of Yemen DP/FPA/YEM/3
Assistance to the Government of Zambia DP/FPA/ZMB/5

 

Item 11
Other matters

  • Listened to the oral report of the Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services on the provisional financial parameters for the financial year 2001;

Joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA
and UNICEF, with the participation of WFP

  • Held a joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA and UNICEF, with the participation of WFP, on UNDG priorities for 2002 and beyond: a response to the triennial policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system.                                              .

 5 February 2002

 

Annex

Annual session: 17 to 28 June 2002 (Geneva)

  1. Organizational matters

 UNFPA segment

  1. Report of the Executive Director for 2001, including: (a) statistical overview; (b) humanitarian assistance; and (c) reproductive-health commodity security
  2. Funding commitments to UNFPA
    - Report on funding commitments to UNFPA
  3. Sector-wide approaches
    - Financial regulations concerning sector-wide approaches (decision 2000/8)
  4. Evaluation
    -Periodic report on evaluation
  5. Country programmes and related matters

Joint UNDP and UNFPA segment

  1. Internal audit and oversight
    -Reports of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS on internal audit and oversight
  2. Reports on field visits
    - Field visit to Senegal
    - Field visit to Viet Nam
  3. HIV/AIDS
    - Progress reports on UNDP and UNFPA contributions to the United Nations system strategic plan for HIV/AIDS for 2001-2005

UNDP segment

  1. Annual report of the Administrator for 2001, including the results-oriented annual report, a summary of the reports of the Joint Inspection Unit and statistical annexes
  2. Financial resources
    - Status of regular resources funding commitments to UNDP and its funds and programmes for 2002 and onward
    (Note: Actual pledges will have to be transmitted to UNDP in writing by the end of March 2002 in order to be reflected in the document submitted under this item)
    - Review of programming arrangements
     
  3. Country programming and related matters
    - Second regional cooperation framework for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
    - Country programme outlines
    - Country cooperation frameworks
  4. United Nations Volunteers
    - UNV:  Report of the Administrator
  5. United Nations Office for Project Services
    -
    UNOPS: Annual report of the Executive Director
  6. UNDP-UNOPS relationship
    - Report on the progress achieved, including on the functioning of the Management Coordination Committee and the working group, and on the recommendations for operational improvement as contained in document DP/2002/CRP.5
    - UNDP-UNOPS:  Issues and opportunities involving the Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office
  7. Other matters
    - Special event – Theme to be decided