Adopted the agenda and work plan for its first regular session 2007 (DP/2007/L.1);
Agreed to the following schedule for the remaining sessions of the Executive Board in 2007:
Annual session 2007: 11-22 June 2007
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
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).
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).
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.
Heard an oral report on the UNFPA role in emergency preparedness, humanitarian response, and transition and recovery.
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.
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