2007/30
Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board at its annual session 2007

 

The Executive Board

Recalls that during its annual session 2007, it:

Item 1
Organizational matters
1.         Approved the agenda and work plan for its annual session 2007 (DP/2007/L.2);
2. Approved the report of the first regular session 2007 (DP/2007/15) and its corrigendum (DP/2007/15/Corr.1); and
3.  Agreed to the following schedule of future sessions of the Executive Board in 2007 and 2008:

               Second regular session 2007:              10 to 14 September 2007

               Election of Bureau for 2008:                11 January 2008

               First regular session 2008:                 21 to 24 January 2008

               Annual session 2008:                          2 to 13 June 2007 (Geneva)

               Second regular session 2008:            8 to 12 September 2008

4.  Adopted the tentative work plan for the second regular session 2007 of the Executive Board.

UNFPA segment

Item 13:  Annual report of the Executive Director and
Item 16: UNFPA draft strategic plan and related matters

Adopted decision 2007/16 and 2007/21 on the UNFPA multi-year funding framework cumulative report, 2004-2007, and related matters.

Took note of the joint report of UNDP and UNFPA on the recommendations of the Joint Inspection Unit in 2006 (DP/2007/17Add.1-DP/FPA/2007/7 (Part 2).

Item 14
Funding commitments to UNFPA

Adopted decision 2007/13 on the report on funding commitments to UNFPA.

Item 15
UNFPA 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 Cameroon (DP/FPA/DCP/CMR/5)
Draft country programme document for Comoros (DP/FPA/DCP/COM/5)
Draft country programme document for Guinea Bissau (DP/FPA/DCP/GNB/5)
Draft country programme document for Malawi (DP/FPA/DCP/MWI/6)
Draft country programme document for Mali (DP/FPA/DCP/MLI/6)
Draft country programme document for Sierra Leone (DP/FPA/DCP/SLE/4)

Arab States, Europe and Central Asia
Draft country programme document for Djibouti (DP/FAP/DCP/DJB/3)
Draft country programme document for Jordan (DP/FAP/DCP/JOR/7)

Asia and the Pacific
Draft country programme document for Bhutan (DP/FPA/DCP/BTN/5)
Draft country programme document for India (DP/FPA/DCP/IND/7)
Draft country programme document for Maldives (DP/FPA/DCP/MDV/4)
Draft country programme for document for Papua New Guinea (DP/FPA/DCP/PNG/4)
Draft country programme document for Sri Lanka (DP/FPA/DCP/LKA/7)

Latin America and the Caribbean
Draft country programme document for Bolivia (DP/FPA/DCP/BOL/4)
Draft country programme document for Cuba (DP/FPA/DCP/CUB/7) and its corrigendum (DP/FPA/DCP/CUB/7/Corr.1)

Took note of the one-year extensions of the country programmes for Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger and Nigeria. Approved the two-year extension of the country programme for Botswana; the second one-year extension of the country programme for Haiti; the second one-year extensions of the country programmes for Lebanon and Sudan; and the third one-year extension of the country programme for Timor-Leste.

Item 16
UNFPA strategic plan and related matters

Took an oral decision authorizing UNFPA to prepare its biennial support budget, 2008-2009, on the basis of scenario 3, contained in the review of the organizational structure of UNFPA (draft document dated 30 May 2007), with formal adoption of the decision to be taken at the second regular session 2007.

Item 19
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters (UNFPA)

Adopted decision 2007/14 on the interim allocation for the UNFPA biennial support budget, 2008-2009.
Adopted decision 2007/15 on the review of the UNFPA policy on indirect cost recovery.

Joint UNDP/UNFPA segment

Item 17
Internal audit and oversight

Adopted decision 2007/29 on internal audit and oversight:  UNDP/UNFPA and UNOPS.

Item 18
Field visits

Took note of the report on the joint field visit of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP to Liberia (24 February-4 March 2007).

Items 12 and 19 (continued)
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters

Recalled its decision 2005/33; took note of the revised biennial support budget format as proposed in the informal mock-up budget document; and requested the Administrator of UNDP and the Executive Director of UNFPA to present a preliminary draft biennial support budget, 2008-2011, in the results-based format, based on information available, for the consideration of the Executive Board at its second regular session 2007.

Item 20
Other matters

Held an informal briefing on the implementation of the decisions and recommendations of the Programme Coordinating Board of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

Held informal consultations on the draft UNDP strategic plan, 2008-2011.

Held informal consultations on the draft UNIFEM strategic plan, 2008-2011.

Held a special event (UNDP) on the mid-point progress of the Millennium Development Goals.

22 June 2007