2004/12
Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board
at its first regular session 2004

The Executive Board

Recalls that during the first regular session 2004, it:

Item 1
Organizational matters

Elected the following members of the Bureau for 2004:

President: H.E. Mr. Abdullah M. Alsaidi (Yemen)
Vice-President: Ms. Gabriela Tanjala (Romania)
Vice-President: Mr. Marco Balarezo (Peru)
Vice-President: Mr. Thure Christiansen (Denmark)
Vice-President: Mr. Félix Mbayu (Cameroon)

Approved the agenda and work plan for its first regular session 2004 (DP/2004/L.1 and Corr.1);

Approved the report of the second regular session 2003 (DP/2004/1);

Approved the annual work plan 2004 (DP/2004/CRP.1);

Approved the tentative work plan for the annual session 2004;

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

Annual session 2004: 14-25 June 2004
Second regular session 2004: 20-24 September 2004

UNDP SEGMENT

Item 2
Evaluation

Adopted decision DP/2004/9 of 30 January 2004 on evaluation: management response to the assessment of the Millennium Development Goal reports.

Item 3
Multi-year funding framework

Adopted decision 2004/1 of 30 January 2004 on reporting on the UNDP multi-year funding framework, 2004-2007.

Item 4
United Nations Development Fund for Women

Adopted decision 2004/10 of 30 January 2004 on the UNIFEM multi-year funding framework, 2004-2007.

Item 5
Country programmes and related matters

Approved the following country programmes:

Africa: Benin, the Central African Republic, Kenya, Niger, the Republic of the Congo and Sierra Leone;

Arab States: Djibouti;

Asia and the Pacific: Pakistan and Thailand;

Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States: Croatia, Lithuania, Poland and the Russian Federation;

Latin America and the Caribbean: Ecuador;

Took note of the one-year extensions of the second country cooperation frameworks for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea and of the first one-year extension of the first subregional cooperation framework for the countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and Barbados (DP/2004/9);

Approved a two-year extension of the second country cooperation framework for Guyana (DP/2004/9);

Approved a one-year extension of the second cooperation framework for technical cooperation among developing countries
(DP/CF/TCDC/2/EXTENSION I)

Adopted decision 2004/2 of 30 January 2004 on assistance to Myanmar;

Item 6
United Nations Office for Project Services

Adopted decision 2004/3 of 30 January 2004 on the United Nations Office for Project Services.

JOINT UNDP/UNFPA SEGMENT

Item 7
Recommendations of the United Nations Board of Auditors

Took note of the report of the United Nations Office for Project Services on follow-up to the report on the implementation of recommendations of the United Nations Board of Auditors, 2001-2002 (DP/2004/11);

Adopted decision 2004/4 of 30 January 2004 on UNDP and UNFPA: Recommendations of the United Nations Board of Auditors.

Item 8
Reports to the Economic and Social Council

Adopted decision 2004/6 of 30 January 2004 on the reports of the UNDP Administrator and the UNFPA Executive Director to the Economic and Social Council.

Item 9
Follow-up to the meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board
of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

Adopted decision 2004/5 on follow-up to the fourteenth meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

UNFPA SEGMENT

Item 10
Country programmes and related matters

Approved the following country programmes:

Africa: Benin, the Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Niger and Sierra Leone;

Asia and the Pacific: Afghanistan and Pakistan;

Latin America and the Caribbean: Cuba and Ecuador;

Adopted decision 2004/8 of 30 January 2004 on the UNFPA intercountry programme, 2004-2007; Took note of the review of the UNFPA intercountry programme, 2000-2003 (DP/FPA/2004/3/Add.1).

Item 11
Multi-year funding framework

Adopted decision 2004/7 of 30 January 2004 on the UNFPA multi-year funding framework, 2004-2007.

Item 12
Other matters

Review of the WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA Coordinating Committee on Health

Adopted decision 2004/11 of 30 January 2004 endorsing the discontinuation of the WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA Coordinating Committee on Health.

Joint Meeting

Held a joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP on 23 and 26 January 2004;

Held the following informal briefings and consultations:

UNDP

Cost recovery of services

UNFPA

Reproductive health commodity security;

Intercountry programme, 2000-2003; poverty reduction strategy papers; sector-wide approaches; and gender-based violence;

Making safe motherhood a reality: a partnership for policy and action.

30 January 2004