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Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board at its annual session 2006

The Executive Board

Recalls that during its annual session 2006, it:
Item 1
Organizational matters
1. Approved the agenda and work plan for its annual session 2006 (DP/2006/L.2);

2. Approved the report of the first regular session 2006 (DP/2006/15); and

3. Agreed to the following schedule of future sessions of the Executive Board in 2006 and 2007:
Second regular session 2006: 11 to 13 September 2006
First regular session 2007: 19 to 26 January 2007
Annual session 2007: 11 to 22 June 2007 (New York)
Second regular session 2007: 10 to 14 September 2007

4. Adopted decision 2006/25 on improving the working methods of the Executive Board.

UNFPA segment

Items 2 and 3
Annual report of the Executive Director and funding commitments
Adopted decision 2006/12 on the annual report of the Executive Director for 2005 and funding commitments to UNFPA.

Item 4
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 Ethiopia (DP/FPA/DCP/ETH/6)
Draft country programme document for Guinea (DP/FPA/DCP/GIN/6)
Draft country programme document for Mozambique (DP/FPA/DCP/MOZ/7)
Draft country programme document for Sao Tome and Principe (DP/FPA/DCP/STP/5)

Arab States and Europe
Draft country programme document for Egypt (DP/FPA/DCP/EGY/8)
Draft country programme document for the Republic of Moldova (DP/FPA/DCP/MDA/1)
Draft country programme document for Morocco (DP/FPA/DCP/MAR/7)
Draft country programme document for the Syrian Arab Republic (DP/FPA/DCP/SYR/7)
Draft country programme document for Tunisia (DP/FPA/DCP/TUN/8)
Draft country programme document for Yemen (DP/FPA/DCP/YEM/4)

Asia and the Pacific
Draft country programme document for Thailand (DP/FPA/DCP/THA/9)
Took note of the one-year extensions of country programmes for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda and Togo (DP/FPA/2006/6)
Took note of the one-year extensions of country programmes for Lebanon and Sudan (DP/FPA/2006/7)
Took note of the one-year extensions of country programmes for Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka (DP/FPA/2006/8)
Took note of the one-year extensions of country programmes for Haiti, Mexico and Nicaragua (DP/FPA/2006/9)
Took note of the report on the implementation of the UNFPA special programme of assistance to Myanmar (DP/FPA/2006/10)

Joint UNDP/UNFPA segment

Item 16
Internal audit and oversight
Adopted decision 2006/13 on the UNDP report on internal audit and oversight (DP/2006/31); the UNFPA report on internal audit and oversight activities in 2005 (DP/FPA/2006/4); and the UNOPS report on internal audit and oversight (DP/2006/32).

Item 17
Programming process
Took note of the report on the implementation experience of joint programming and joint programmes by UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF since 2004 (DP/2006/33-DP/FPA/2006/11);
Postponed consideration of the report on options for improving the harmonized country programme approval process (DP/2006/34-DP/FPA/2006/12).

Item 18
Field visits
Took note of the report on the joint UNDP/UNFPA field visit to Tanzania (DP/FPA/2006/CRP.5-DP/2006/CRP.3);
Postponed consideration of the joint UNDP/UNFPA field visit to Indonesia (DP/2006/CRP.4-DP/FPA/2006/CRP.2).

 

UNFPA
UNFPA special event: panel discussion on population and poverty eradication;
Informal consultations on the medium-term strategic plan;
Informal briefing on regionalization;
Informal briefing on the UNFPA corporate strategy for humanitarian response;

Joint UNDP/UNFPA
Joint informal briefing on the humanitarian response;
Joint informal briefing on international migration;
Joint informal briefing on the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the decade 2001-2010.

23 June 2006