2003/29
Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board
at its second regular session 2003

The Executive Board

Recalls that during the second regular session 2003, it:

Item 1
Organizational matters

Approved the agenda and work plan for its second regular session 2003 (DP/2003/L.3 and Corr.1);

Approved the report on the annual session 2003 (DP/2003/25);

Agreed to the following schedule of sessions of the Executive Board in 2004:

First regular session 2004: 23 to 30 January 2004
Annual session 2004: 14 to 25 June 2004 (Geneva)
Second regular session 2004: 20 to 24 September 2004

UNDP SEGMENT

Item 2
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters

Adopted decision 2003/22 of 12 September 2003 on the UNDP biennial support budget for 2004-2005;

Adopted decision 2003/23 of 10 September 2003 on the biennial support budget 2004-2005 for the United Nations Capital Development Fund and the United Nations Development Fund for Women;

Took note of the annual review of the financial situation 2002 (DP/2003/27);

Took note of the detailed information relating to the annual review of the financial situation 2002 (DP/2003/27/Add.1);

Took note of the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions on the biennial budget estimates 2004-2005 (DP/2003/29);

Took note of the report on the information on United Nations system technical cooperation expenditures 2002 and its addendum (DP/2003/30 and DP/2003/30/Add.1);

Took note of the report on additional security measures required for UNDP personnel and premises (DP/2003/CRP.20);

Item 3
Thematic trust funds

Took note of the report on thematic trust funds (DP/2003/31);

Item 4
Multi-year funding framework

Adopted decision 2003/24 of 12 September 2003 on the second multi-year funding framework, 2004-2007;

Item 5
Evaluation

Adopted decision 2003/25 of 12 September 2003 on UNDP evaluation;

Took note of the executive summary of the report on the assessment of the MDG reports (DP/2003/34);

Took note of the management response to the evaluation of the role of UNDP in the PRSP process (DP/2003/35);

Took note of the note by the Administrator on the report on the assessment of the MDG reports (DP/2003/41);

Item 6
Country programmes and related matters

Took note of the following draft country programme documents and the comments thereon:

Draft country programme document for the Central African Republic DP/DCP/CAF/1
Draft country programme document for the Republic of Congo DP/DCP/PRC/1
Draft country programme document for Sierra Leone DP/DCP/SIL/1
Draft country programme document for Lithuania DP/DCP/LIT/1
Draft country programme document for Poland DP/DCP/POL/1 and Corr.1

Approved the two-year extension of the country cooperation framework for Peru (DP/2003/37/Rev.1);

Took note of the one-year extensions of the country cooperation frameworks for Chile and Bosnia and Herzegovina (DP/2003/37/Rev.1);

Took note of the note by the Administrator on UNDP assistance to Afghanistan (DP/2003/36);

Took note of the oral report on assistance to Myanmar;

Item 7
United Nations Office for Project Services:
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters

Adopted decision 2003/26 of 12 September 2003 on UNOPS revised budget estimates for the biennium 2002-2003; budget estimates for the biennium 2004-2005, and the report on the level of the operational reserve;

Adopted decision 2003/27 of 12 September 2003 on the UNOPS independent review;

Took note of the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions on the UNOPS biennial budget estimates 2004-2005 (DP/2003/39);

Took note of the comments of the Executive Director in the report on the independent review pertaining to the business model and related issues of the United Nations Office for Project Services (DP/2003/CRP.19);

UNFPA SEGMENT

Item 8
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters

Adopted decision 2003/28 of 10 September 2003 on the estimates for the UNFPA biennial support budget for 2004-2005;

Took note of the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions on the estimates for the UNFPA biennial support budget for 2004-2005 (DP/FPA/2003/12);

Took note of the UNFPA annual financial review 2002 (DP/FPA/2003/13);

Item 9
UNFPA country programmes and related matters

Took note of the following draft country programme documents:

Draft country programme document for Lesotho DP/FPA/DCP/LSO/4
Draft country programme document for the Republic of the Congo DP/FPA/DCP/COG/3
Draft country programme document for Sierra Leone DP/FPA/DCP/SLE/3
Draft country programme document for Ecuador DP/FPA/DCP/ECU/4

Item 10
Other matters

Held a joint UNDP, UNFPA and UNIFEM informal consultation on women, peace and security;

Held informal consultations on the UNCDF strategy;

Held informal briefings on Afghanistan;

UNFPA

Held an informal consultation on the multi-year funding framework, 2004-2007, and the intercountry programme, 2004-2007;

10 September 2003