2002/28
Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board
at its second regular session 2002

The Executive Board

Recalls that during the second regular session 2002, it:

Item 1
Organizational matters

Approved the agenda and work plan for its second regular session 2002 (DP/2002/L.3 and Corr.1);

Approved the report on the annual session 2002 (DP/2002/24);

Approved the list of items to be taken up by the Executive Board in the year 2003 (DP/2002/CRP.14);

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

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

UNDP SEGMENT

Item 2
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters

Adopted decision 2002/16 of 26 September 2002 on the annual review of the financial situation 2001 for UNDP;

Took note of the report, Information on United Nations system technical cooperation expenditures, 2001 (DP/2002/26 and Add.1);

Took note of the report of the Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office for the biennium 2000-2001 (DP/2002/3);

Took note of the statistical report of the Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office (DP/2002/32);

Adopted decision 2002/17 of 27 September 2002 on the establishment of UNDP special reserve for separations relating to UNOPS.

Item 3
Programming arrangements

Adopted decision 2002/18 of 27 September 2002 on the report on programming arrangements for the period 2004-2007;

Item 4
Evaluation

Adopted decision 2002/19 of 27 September 2002 on the annual report of the Administrator on evaluation;

Item 5
Country programmes and related matters

Took note of the report on assistance to Somalia (DP/2002/29);

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

First country programme outline for Cape Verde DP/CPO/CVI/1
First country programme outline for the Democratic Republic of the Congo DP/CPO/DRC/1
First country programme outline for Bahrain DP/CPO/BAH/1
First country programme outline for Jordan DP/CPO/JOR/1
First country programme outline for the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya DP/CPO/LIB/1

First country programme outline for East Timor DP/CPO/ETM/1
First country programme outline for Maldives DP/CPO/MDV/1
First country programme outline for Samoa DP/CPO/SAM/1

First multi-country programme outline for Cook Islands, Niue DP/MPO/CNT/1
and Tokelau
First multi-country programme outline for the Pacific Island countries DP/MPO/PIC/1

Approved the following country cooperation frameworks:

Second country cooperation framework for Egypt DP/CCF/EGY/2
Second country cooperation framework for Sudan DP/CCF/SUD/2

Second country cooperation framework for Argentina DP/CCF/ARG/2
Second country cooperation framework for Colombia DP/CCF/COL/2
Second country cooperation framework for Costa Rica DP/CCF/COS/2
Second country cooperation framework for El Salvador DP/CCF/ELS/2
Second country cooperation framework for Mexico DP/CCF/MEX/2
Second country cooperation framework for Nicaragua DP/CCF/NIC/2
Second country cooperation framework for Suriname DP/CCF/SUR/2
Second country cooperation framework for Trinidad DP/CCF/TRI/2
and Tobago and Corr.1

Took note of the extension of the country cooperation framework for Sierra Leone (DP/2002/37);

Took note of the oral report on assistance to Myanmar;

Item 6:
United Nations Development Fund for Women

Adopted decision 2002/20 of 27 September 2002 on the report of the Executive Director of UNIFEM;

Item 7
UNOPS: Financial, budgetary and administrative matters

Adopted decision 2002/21 of 27 September 2002 on the implementation of UNOPS revised budget estimates for the biennium 2002-2003;

Adopted decision 2002/22 of 27 September 2002 on the UNOPS independent review.

Item 8
Field visits

Took note of the report on the field visit to Viet Nam (DP/2002/CRP.7);

Adopted decision 2002/23 of 27 September 2002 on field visits;

UNFPA segment

Item 9
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters

Adopted decision 2002/24 of 27 September 2002 on the revised estimates for the UNFPA biennial support budget for 2002-2003;

Took note of the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions on the revised estimates for the UNFPA biennial support budget for 2002-2003 (DP/FPA/2002/10);

Took note of the UNFPA annual financial review, 2001 (DP/FPA/2002/12);

Item 10
Human resources strategy

Adopted decision 2002/24 of 27 September 2002 on the revised estimates for the UNFPA biennial support budget for 2002-2003;

Item 11
Country programmes and related matters

Took note of the following country programme outlines:

Country programme outline for Botswana DP/FPA/CPO/BWA/4
Country programme outline for Burundi DP/FPA/CPO/BDI/5
Country programme outline for Comoros DP/FPA/CPO/COM/4
Country programme outline for Guinea-Bissau DP/FPA/CPO/GNB/4

Country programme outline for China DP/FPA/CPO/CHN/5
Country programme outline for East Timor DP/FPA/CPO/ETM/1
Country programme outline for Maldives DP/FPA/CPO/MDV/3
Country programme outline for the South Pacific subregion DP/FPA/CPO/PIC/3

Country programme outline for Colombia DP/FPA/CPO/COL/4

Item 12
Other matters

I. Informal consultations and briefings

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

Held a briefing on Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries by Mr. Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States;

Adopted decision 2002/25 of 26 September 2002 on the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries;

Held a briefing on the financial situation of United Nations Capital Development Fund;

Adopted decision 2002/26 of 27 September 2002 on the financial situation of United Nations Capital Development Fund;

II. Joint Executive Board meeting

Adopted decision 2002/27 of 27 September 2002 on the proposed agenda items for the joint Executive Board meeting in January 2003.