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

The Executive Board

Recalls that during its annual session 2005, it:

Item 1

Organizational matters

1. Approved the agenda and work plan for its annual session 2005 (DP/2005/L.2 and Corr.1);

2. Approved the report of the first regular session 2005 (DP/2005/14); and

3. Agreed to the following schedule of future sessions of the Executive Board in 2005 and 2006:

Second regular session 2005: 6 to 9 September 2005

First regular session 2006: 23 to 27 January 2006

Annual session 2006: 12 to 23 June 2006 ( Geneva )

Second regular session 2006: 11 to 15 September 2006

4. Discussed the working methods of the Executive Board.

UNDP/UNFPA segment

Item 13

Internal audit and oversight

Adopted decision 2005/19 of 23 June 2005 on internal audit and oversight for UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS.

Item 14

Programming process

Adopted decision 2005/28 of 23 June 2005 on progress in implementing decision 2001/11: addressing the issue of the time frame for developing country programme documents.

Item 15

Field visits

Took note of the report on the field visit to the Lao People's Democratic Republic (DP/2005/CRP.7- DP/FPA/2005/CRP.1);

The report on the joint field visit to Azerbaijan (DP/2005/CRP.8-DP/FPA/2005/CRP.2) will be reissued, for technical reasons.

UNFPA segment

Item 16

Report of the Executive Director for 2004

Adopted decision 2005/25 of 23 June 2005 on the report of the Executive Director for 2004.

Item 17

Funding commitments to UNFPA

Adopted decision 2005/24 of 23 June 2005 on funding commitments to UNFPA.

Item 18

Country programmes and related matters

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

Africa

Draft country programme document for Burkina Faso (DP/FPA/DCP/BFA/6);

Draft country programme document for Ghana (DP/FPA/DCP/GHA/5);

Draft country programme document for Namibia (DP/FPA/DCP/NAM/4);

Draft country programme document for Uganda (DP/FPA/DCP/UGA/6);

Arab States and Europe

Draft country programme document for Albania (DP/FPA/DCP/ALB/2);

Draft country programme document for Georgia (DP/FPA/DCP/GEO/1);

Draft country programme document for the Occupied Palestinian Territory (DP/FPA/DCP/OPT/3);

Draft country programme document for Turkey (DP/FPA/DCP/TUR/4);

Draft country programme document for Ukraine (DP/FPA/DCP/UKR/1);

Asia and the Pacific

Draft country programme document for the Bangladesh (DP/FPA/DCP/BGD/7);

Draft country programme document for Cambodia (DP/FPA/DCP/KHM/3);

Draft country programme document for China (DP/FPA/DCP/CHN/6);

Draft country programme document for Viet Nam (DP/FPA/DCP/VNM/7);

Latin America and the Pacific

Draft country programme document for Peru (DP/FPA/DCP/PER/7);

Took note of the report on the implementation of the UNFPA special programme of assistance to Myanmar (DP/FPA/2005/11);

Took note of the first one-year extension of the first programme of special assistance to Myanmar (DP/FPA/2005/12);

Approved the two-year extension of the first country programme for Timor-Leste (DP/FPA/2005/12).

Item 19

Other matters

Held the following:

(a) A farewell tribute to the UNDP Administrator and adopted decision 2005/15, Expression of appreciation to Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator of UNDP from 1999 to 2005;

(b) A special event on post-conflict peace building: role of UNDP ( El Salvador experience);

(c) An informal consultation on UNDP and UNFPA audit reports;

(d) A UNDG presentation on the findings of the global survey on the impact of the MDGs* at the country level;

(e) An informal consultation on the role and action of UNFPA in emergency preparedness, humanitarian response, and transition and recovery; and

(f) A UNFPA informal briefing on maternal health and HIV/AIDS.

23 June 2005

*Internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration