2006/10
Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board at its first regular session 2006

      The Executive Board
Recalls that during the first regular session 2006, it:
Item 1
Elected the following members of the Bureau for 2006:
President:                        H.E. Mr. Valeriy Kuchinsky (Ukraine)
Vice-President:                 Mr. Kazuo Sunaga (Japan)
Vice-President:                 H.E. Mr. Crispin Grey-Johnson (Gambia)
Vice-President:                 H.E. Ms. Adiyatwidi Adiwoso Asmady (Indonesia)
Vice-President:                 Mr. George W. Talbot (Guyana)

Approved the agenda and work plan for its first regular session 2006 (DP/2006/L.1);
Approved the report of the second regular session 2005 (DP/2006/1);
Approved the annual work plan 2006 (DP/2006/CRP.1);
Approved the tentative work plan for the annual session 2006;

Agreed to the following schedule of forthcoming sessions of the Executive Board in 2006:
Annual session 2006:                   12-23 June 2006
Second regular session 2006:        11-15 September 2006

 

UNDP segment

Item 2
UNDP multi-year funding framework

Adopted decision 2006/1 of 27 January 2006 on the UNDP multi-year funding framework;

Item 3
Country programmes and related matters

Adopted decision 2006/2 of 27 January 2006 on the report of the UNDP assessment mission to Myanmar;

Approved the following regional programme documents:

Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, 2006-2010;
Arab States, 2006-2009;

Approved the following country programme documents:

Africa:  Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Ghana, Namibia, Swaziland and Uganda;
Arab States:  Libyan Arab Jamahiriya;
Asia and the Pacific:  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia and Viet Nam;
Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States:  Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Turkey and Ukraine;
Latin America and the Caribbean:  Guyana, Peru and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

Items 4 and 5
Evaluation and gender in UNDP

Adopted decision 2006/3 of 27 January 2006 on the evaluation of gender mainstreaming and the gender action plan;

 

Item 6
United Nations Capital Development Fund

Adopted decision 2006/4 of 27 January 2006 on the UNCDF budgeting and programming decision-making processes;

Item 7
United Nations Development Fund for Women

Adopted decision 2006/5 of 27 January 2006 on the organizational assessment of UNIFEM;

Item 8
United Nations Office for Project Services

Adopted decision 2006/6 of 27 January 2006 on the activities of UNOPS;

 

Joint UNDP/UNFPA segment
Item 1
Organizational matters

Adopted decision 2006/7 of 27 January 2006 on the working methods of the Executive Board;

Item 9
Recommendations of the Board of Auditors

Adopted decision 2006/8 of 27 January 2006 on the follow-up reports on the implementation of the recommendations of the Board of Auditors for the biennium 2002-2003 (UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS);

Item 10
Reports to the Economic and Social Council

Took note of the joint report of the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund to the Economic and Social Council (E/2006/5);

Item 11
Programming process

Adopted decision 2006/9 of 27 January 2006 on cost-efficient approaches to providing programme-level data;

 

UNFPA segment

Item 12
Country programmes and related matters

Approved the following country programme documents:

Africa:  Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Ghana, Namibia, Swaziland and Uganda;
Asia and the Pacific:  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia and Viet Nam;
Arab States and Europe:  Albania, Georgia, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Turkey and Ukraine;
Latin America and the Caribbean:  Peru.

 

Item 13

Other matters

Held the following informal briefings and consultations:

Informal briefing on contributing to the Millennium Development Goals through research and development in sexual and reproductive health:  the role of the human reproduction programme (UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank);

Presentation on the United Nations Development Assistance Framework process in Madagascar;
UNDP gender event;

Presentation on post-conflict peacebuilding:  role of UNDP and UNFPA in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Joint meeting

Held a joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP on 20 and 23 January 2006, which addressed the following topics:  (a) capacity-building and capacity development; (b) transition from relief to development, focusing on natural disasters; (c) HIV/AIDS:  follow-up to the recommendations of the Global Task Team; and (d) simplification and harmonization, with a special focus on the programming process.

27 January 2006