Working methods of the Executive Board

The Executive Board

Having considered document DP/2005/CRP.13 on improving its working methods,

1. Decides, in order to ensure continuity of the work of the Executive Board to:

(a) encourage newly elected members to participate in the work of the Executive Board soon after their election by the Economic and Social Council;

(b) establish the composition of the incoming Bureau at an early date so that incoming Bureau members can consult with the outgoing Bureau and take part in its work;

2. Requests the secretariat, where appropriate, to provide the Board with the financial implications of draft decisions prior to sessions of the Board;

3. Encourages the joint meetings of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Food Programme to discuss and comment on one country case as a practical illustration of joint United Nations work in the field, and invites the United Nations agencies, funds and programmes taking part in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework to participate in this joint exercise;

4. Underlines the important role of Bureau members in facilitating and expediting the decision-making process, through interaction with their respective regional groups;

5. Decides to continue discussion and consultations on the working methods of the Executive Board in order to make it more efficient and effective while expediting and facilitating the decision-making process.

9 September 2005