2002/15
Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board
at its annual session 2002

The Executive Board
Recalls that during the annual session 2002, it:

Item 1
Organizational matters

Approved the agenda and work plan for its annual session 2002 (DP/2002/L.2), as orally amended;

Approved the report of the first regular session 2002 (DP/2002/10);

Agreed to the following schedule of future sessions of the Executive Board in 2002 and 2003:

Second regular session 2002: 23-27 September 2002
First regular session 2003: 20-29 January 2003
Annual session 2003: 9-20 June 2003 (New York) *
Second regular session 2003: 8-12 September 2003

Held a UNFPA special event on "The role of women and men in reproductive health in post-conflict situations, with a specific focus on the Great Lakes Region";

UNFPA segment

Item 2
Report of the Executive Director for 2001

Adopted decision 2002/5 of 21 June 2002 on the annual report of the Executive Director for 2001 and funding commitments;

Item 3
Funding commitments to UNFPA

Adopted decision 2002/5 of 21 June 2002 on the annual report of the Executive Director for 2001 and funding commitments;

Item 4
UNFPA and sector-wide approaches

Adopted decision 2002/6 of 21 June 2002 on UNFPA and sector-wide approaches;

Item 5
Evaluation

Took note of the UNFPA periodic report on evaluation activities (DP/FPA/2002/7);

Item 6
Country programmes and related matters

Took note of the following country programme outlines and the comments made thereon:

Country programme outline for Cameroon DP/FPA/CPO/CMR/4
Country programme outline for Côte d'Ivoire DP/FPA/CPO/CIV/5
Country programme outline for Equatorial Guinea DP/FPA/CPO/GNQ/4
Country programme outline for Mali DP/FPA/CPO/MLI/5
Country programme outline for Mauritania DP/FPA/CPO/MRT/5
Country programme outline for Nigeria DP/FPA/CPO/NGA/5

Country programme outline for Bangladesh DP/FPA/CPO/BGD/6
Country programme outline for India DP/FPA/CPO/IND/6
Country programme outline for Papua New Guinea DP/FPA/CPO/PGN/3

Country programme outline for Djibouti DP/FPA/CPO/DJI/2
Country programme outline for Jordan DP/FPA/CPO/JOR/6

Country programme outline for Bolivia DP/FPA/CPO/BOL/4
Country programme outline for El Salvador DP/FPA/CPO/SLV/5
Country programme outline for Venezuela DP/FPA/CPO/VEN/1

Approved the following programmes of assistance:

Assistance to the Government of the DP/FPA/CAF/5
Central African Republic
Assistance to the Government of Egypt DP/FPA/EGY/7
Assistance to the Government of Tunisia DP/FPA/TUN/7
Assistance to the English- and Dutch-speaking DP/FPA/CAR/3
Caribbean countries

UNDP/UNFPA joint segment

Item 7
Internal audit and oversight

Adopted decision 2002/7 of 21 June 2002 on internal audit and oversight for the UNDP and the UNFPA;
Took note of the report on internal audit and oversight for the UNOPS (DP/2002/13/Add.1);

Item 8
Reports on field visits

Took note of the report on the field visit to Senegal (DP/2002/CRP.6);
Took note of the briefing on the field visit to Viet Nam;

UNDP segment

Item 9
Annual report of the Administrator

Adopted decision 2002/8 of 27 June 2002 on the annual report of the Administrator for 2001, including the results-oriented annual report;

Item 10
United Nations Capital Development Fund

Took note of the results-oriented annual report of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (DP/2002/14);

Item 11
Funding commitments

Adopted decision 2002/9 of 27 June 2002 on UNDP core funding strategy;

Item 12
Programme financing

Adopted decision 2002/10 of 27 June 2002 on programming arrangements;

Item 13
Country programmes and related matters

Approved the second regional cooperation framework for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (DP/RCF/REC/2);
Took note of the following country programme outlines and comments made thereon:

First country programme outline for Botswana DP/CPO/BOT/1
First country programme outline for Cameroon DP/CPO/CAM/1
First country programme outline for Comoros DP/CPO/COM/1
First country programme outline for Equatorial Guinea DP/CPO/EQG/1
First country programme outline for Côte d'Ivoire DP/CPO/CVI/1
First country programme outline for Guinea Bissau DP/CPO/GBS/1
First country programme outline for Liberia DP/CPO/LIB/1
First country programme outline for Mali DP/CPO/MLI/1
First country programme outline for Nigeria DP/CPO/NIR/1
First country programme outline for the Seychelles DP/CPO/SEY/1

First country programme outline for India DP/CPO/IND/1
First country programme outline for Malaysia DP/CPO/MAL/1
First country programme outline for Papua New Guinea DP/CPO/PNG/1
First country programme outline for Mauritania DP/CPO/MAU/1

First country programme outline for Bolivia DP/CPO/BOL/1
First country programme outline for Cuba DP/CPO/CUB/1
First country programme outline for the Dominican DP/CPO/DOM/1
Republic
First country programme outline for Panama DP/CPO/PAN/1
First country programme outline for Venezuela DP/CPO/VEN/1

Approved the following country cooperation frameworks:

Second country cooperation framework for Ethiopia DP/CCF/ETH/2
Second country cooperation framework for Algeria DP/CCF/ALG/2
Second country cooperation framework for Lebanon DP/CCF/LEB/2
Second country cooperation framework for Belize DP/CCF/BEL/2
Second country cooperation framework for Honduras DP/CCF/HON/2

Took note of the extensions of country cooperation frameworks for Cuba and Thailand (DP/2002/22);
Adopted decision 2002/11 of 27 June 2002 on the request by Argentina;

Item 14
United Nations Volunteers

Adopted decision 2002/12 of 27 June 2002 on the United Nations Volunteers;

Item 15 United Nations Office for Project Services

Item 16 UNDP-UNOPS relationship

Item 7 Internal audit and oversight

Adopted decision 2002/13 of 27 June 2002 on the United Nations Office for Project Services;

Item 17
Other matters

I. Informal consultations

Held informal consultations on the system-wide approach and coordination in addressing HIV/AIDS (with the participation of the International Labour Organization, the secretariat of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund, the World Health Organization and the country offices of Cambodia and Swaziland).

Held informal consultations on improving the working methods of the Executive Board.

Held informal consultations on progress in the implementation of the Doha development agenda and trade-related assistance and capacity-building (with the participation of the International Trade Centre, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Development Programme and the World Trade Organization).

II. Decision on the least developed countries

Adopted decision 2002/14 of 27 June 2002 on Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010.

27 June 2002