2007/12
Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board at its first regular session 2007

      The Executive Board
      Recalls that during its first regular session 2007, it:

Item 1
Elected the following members of the Bureau for 2007:
President:           H.E. Mr. Carsten Staur (Denmark)
Vice-President:  Ms. Fernande Afiavi Houngbedji (Benin)
Vice-President:  H.E. Mr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury (Bangladesh)
Vice-President:  Mr. José Briz Gutiérrez (Guatemala)
Vice-President: Mr. Andriy Nikitov (Ukraine)

Adopted the agenda and work plan for its first regular session 2007 (DP/2007/L.1);
Approved the report of the second regular session 2006 (DP/2007/1);
Reviewed the annual work plan 2007 (DP/2007/CRP.1), and agreed to finalize it following further discussion;
Reviewed the tentative work plan for the annual session 2007, and agreed to finalize it following further discussion;

 

Agreed to the following schedule for the remaining sessions of the Executive Board in 2007:

Annual session 2007:              11-22 June 2007
Second regular session 2007:  10-14 September 2007

 

Joint UNDP/UNFPA segment
Item 1
Organizational matters

Adopted decision 2007/1 of 26 January 2007 on the extension of eligibility for consecutive terms in the Bureau of the Executive Board.

Items 9, 12 and 13
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters and
Recommendations of the Board of Auditors

Adopted decision 2007/10 of 26 January 2007 on the joint UNDP and UNFPA report on the implementation of the international public sector accounting standards and reports on the implementation of the recommendations of the Board of Auditors, 2004-2005 (UNDP and UNFPA).

Item 14
Joint report to the Economic and Social Council

Took note of the joint report of the Administrator of UNDP and the Executive Director of UNFPA to the Economic and Social Council (E/2007/5).

 

UNFPA segment

Item 10
Country programmes and related matters

Approved the following country programmes:

Africa:  Central African Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe;

Arab States, Europe and Central Asia: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Republic of Moldova, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia and Yemen;

Asia and the Pacific: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar and Thailand;

Latin America and the Caribbean: Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay.

 

Item 11
UNFPA role in emergency preparedness, humanitarian response, and transition and recovery

Heard an oral report on the UNFPA role in emergency preparedness, humanitarian response, and transition and recovery.

Item 15
Other matters

Held an informal consultation on the UNFPA strategic plan, 2008-2011, and other matters; adopted decision 2007/11 on the draft outline of the UNFPA strategic plan, 2008-2011.

Joint meeting

Held a joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP on 19 and 22 January 2007, which addressed the following topics: (a) natural disaster preparedness; (b) MDG-1: interlinked approaches to poverty alleviation; (c) United Nations reform; and (d) gender dimensions of HIV/AIDS.

26 January 2007