Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board at its first regular session 2005

The Executive Board

Recalls that during the first regular session 2005, it:

Item 1

Elected the following members of the Bureau for 2005:

President: H.E. Ms. Carmen María Gallardo Hernández ( El Salvador )

Vice-President: Mr. Andriy Nikitov ( Ukraine )

Vice-President: Ms. Ulrika Cronenberg-Mossberg ( Sweden )

Vice-President: Mr. Tesfa Alem Seyoum ( Eritrea )

Vice-President: Mr. Arjun Bahadur Thapa ( Nepal )

Approved the agenda and work plan for its first regular session 2005 (DP/2005/L.1 and Corr.1);

Approved the report of the second regular session 2004 (DP/2005/1);

Approved the annual work plan 2005 (DP/2005/CRP.1);

Approved the tentative work plan for the annual session 2005;

Agreed to the following schedule of forthcoming sessions of the Executive Board in 2005:

Annual session 2005: 13-24 June 2005

Second regular session 2005: 6-9 September 2005

Joint UNDP/UNFPA segment

Item 8
Recommendations of the Board of Auditors

Adopted decision 2005/8 of 28 January 2005 on the implementation of the recommendations of the Board of Auditors for the biennium 2002-2003;

Item 9
Reports to the Economic and Social Council

Adopted decision 2005/9 of 28 January 2005 on the reports of the Administrator and the UNFPA Executive Director to the Economic and Social Council;

Item 10
Programming process

Adopted decision 2005/10 of 28 January 2005 on joint programming;

UNFPA segment

Item 11
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters

Adopted decision 2005/11 of 28 January 2005 on the revision of UNFPA financial regulations;

Adopted decision 2005/12 of 28 January 2005 on the recovery of indirect costs for co-financing;

Item 12
Resource allocation system

Adopted decision 2005/13 of 28 January 2005 on the UNFPA resource allocation system;

Item 13
Country programmes and related matters

Approved the following country programmes:

Africa: Angola , Burundi , Madagascar ;

Asia and the Pacific: Islamic Republic of Iran , the Philippines ;

Arab States and Europe: Armenia , Azerbaijan , Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan , Romania , Tajikistan , Turkmenistan , Uzbekistan ;

Latin America and the Caribbean: Guatemala .

Item 14
Other matters

Held the following informal briefings and consultations:


Informal briefing on reproductive health commodity security;


Briefing on the tsunami disaster of 26 December 2004;

Joint meeting

Held a joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP on 20 and 24 January 2005, which addressed the following topics: (a) HIV/AIDS: orphans and women; (b) gender; (c) simplification and harmonization; and (d) transition.