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Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA at its second regular session 2007

The Executive Board


Recalls that during its second regular session 2007, it:

Item 1
Organizational matters

Approved the agenda and work plan for the second regular session 2007 (DP/2007/L.3);

Approved the report of the annual session 2007 (DP/2007/39);

Agreed to the following schedule of sessions of the Executive Board in 2008:

First regular session 2008: 21 to 24 January 2008
Joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP: 25 and 28 January 2008
Annual session 2008: 16 to 27 June 2008 (Geneva)
Second regular session 2008: 8 to 12 September 2008

UNDP segment

Item 2
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters

Adopted decision 2007/31 on the annual review of the financial situation, 2006 (UNDP);

Took note of the report on the information on United Nations system technical cooperation expenditures 2006 (DP/2007/42 and DP/2007/42/Add.1).

Item 3
UNDP strategic plan

Adopted decision 2007/32 on the UNDP strategic plan, 2008-2011;

Took note of the report on the existing UNDP accountability framework and its monitoring and evaluation mechanisms (DP/2007/CRP.4).

Item 4
Programming arrangements

Adopted decision 2007/33 on programming arrangements and decision 2007/34 on predictable programme funding for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

Item 5
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

Adopted decision 2007/35 on the UNIFEM strategic plan, 2008-2011.

Item 6
Country programmes and related matters (UNDP)

Adopted decision 2007/36 on assistance to Myanmar;

Approved the following country programmes on a no-objection basis, without presentation or discussion:

Africa: Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali and Sierra Leone;
Arab States: Bahrain, Djibouti, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates;
Asia and the Pacific: Bhutan, Malaysia, India, Maldives, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka;
Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States: Russian Federation;
Latin America and the Caribbean: Bolivia, Cuba, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago;

Took note of the following draft regional programme documents and the comments made thereon:

Draft regional programme document for Africa
Draft regional programme document for Asia and the Pacific
Draft regional programme document for Latin America and the Caribbean

Took note of the following draft country programme documents and the comments made thereon:

Africa
Draft country programme document for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DP/DCP/COD/1)
Draft country programme document for Equatorial Guinea (DP/DCP/GNQ/1)
Draft country programme document for Liberia (DP/DCP/LBR/1)
Draft country programme document for Madagascar (DP/DCP/MDG/1)
Draft country programme document for Rwanda (DP/DCP/RWA/1)
Draft country programme document for Togo (DP/DCP/TGO/1)

Arab States
Draft country programme document for Kuwait (DP/DCP/KWT/1)
Draft country programme document for Somalia (DP/DCP/SOM/1/Rev.1)

Asia
Draft multi-country programme document for Fiji (DP/DCP/FJI/1)
Draft country programme document for Nepal (DP/DCP/NPL/1)
Draft multi-country programme document for Samoa (DP/DCP/WSM/1);

Latin America and the Caribbean
Draft country programme document for Colombia (DP/DCP/COL/1)
Draft country programme document for Costa Rica (DP/DCP/CRI/1)
Draft country programme document for Mexico (DP/DCP/MEX/1);
Draft country programme document for Nicaragua (DP/DCP/NIC/1)

Took note of the one-year extensions of the global programme and the country programme for Venezuela (DP/2007/47);

Approved the second one-year extension of the country programme for Haiti (DP/2007/47).

Item 7
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Adopted decision 2007/37 on the report on the implementation of the recommendations of the Board of Auditors, 2004-2005;

Adopted decision 2007/38 on the proposed partial merger of certain functions of the Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office (IAPSO) with UNOPS.

UNFPA segment

Item 8
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters (UNFPA)

Took note of the UNFPA annual financial review, 2006 (DP/FPA/2007/15).

Item 9
UNFPA strategic plan and related matters

Adopted decision 2007/40 on the UNFPA strategic plan, 2008-2011;

Adopted decision 2007/41 on the UNFPA global and regional programme, 2008-2011;

Adopted decision 2007/42 on the review of the system for the allocation of UNFPA resources to country programmes;

Adopted decision 2007/43 on the review of the organizational structure of UNFPA;

Item 10
Country programmes and related matters (UNFPA)

Approved the following country programmes on a no-objection basis, without presentation or discussion:

Africa: Cameroon, Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Mali and Sierra Leone;
Arab States, Europe and Central Asia: Djibouti and Jordan;
Asia and the Pacific: Bhutan, India, Maldives, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka;
Latin America and the Caribbean:Bolivia and Cuba.

Took note of the following draft country programme documents and the comments made thereon:

Africa
Draft country programme document for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DP/FPA/DCP/COD/3)
Draft country programme document for Equatorial Guinea (DP/FPA/DCP/GNQ/5)
Draft country programme document for Lesotho (DP/FPA/DCP/LSO/5)
Draft country programme document for Liberia (DP/FPA/DCP/LBR/3 and Corr.1)
Draft country programme document for Madagascar (DP/FPA/DCP/MDG/6)
Draft country programme document for Rwanda (DP/FPA/DCP/RWA/6)
Draft country programme document for Togo (DP/FPA/DCP/TGO/5);

Arab States, Europe and Central Asia
Draft country programme document for Somalia (DP/FPA/DCP/SOM/1);

Asia and the Pacific
Draft country programme document for Nepal (DP/FPA/DCP/NPL/6)
Draft multi-country programme document for the Pacific Island countries (DP/FPA/DCP/PIC/4);

Latin America and the Caribbean
Draft country programme document for Colombia (DP/FPA/DCP/COL/5)
Draft country programme document for Costa Rica (DP/FPA/DCP/CRI/3)
Draft country programme document for Mexico (DP/FPA/DCP/MEX/5)
Draft country programme document for Nicaragua (DP/FPA/DCP/NIC/7);

Took note of the one-year extension of the country programme for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (DP/FPA/2007/21).

Item 11
United Nations Capital Development Fund

Took note of the detailed proposal on funding strategies and programme arrangements.

Joint UNDP/UNFPA segment

Item 12
Internal audit and oversight

Heard oral reports on the progress made in developing the components and principles of the respective oversight policies of UNDP and UNFPA in preparation for their submission to the Executive Board at its first regular session 2008.

Item 13
Follow-up to the Programme Coordinating Board meeting of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Took note of the joint UNDP and UNFPA report on the implementation of the decisions and recommendations of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (DP/2007/50-DP/FPA/2007/22).

Item 14
Field visits

Took note of the report on the field visit of the UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board to Mexico (DP/2007/CRP.3 - DP/FPA/2007/CRP/2).

Item 15
Other matters

Adopted decision 2007/39 on the amendment to the instrument for the establishment of the restructured Global Environment Facility;

Held the following informal briefings and consultations:

UNDP

Held informal consultations on:

(a) the preliminary draft of the UNDP biennial support budget, 2008-2009; (b) the preliminary draft of the UNIFEM biennial support budget, 2008-2009; and (c) the intended partial merger of certain functions of IAPSO into UNOPS;

UNFPA

Held informal consultations on:

(a) the preliminary draft of the UNFPA biennial support budget, 2008-2009; and (b) reproductive health commodity security.