2008/25
Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board at its annual session 2008

The Executive Board


Recalls that during its annual session 2008, it:

Item 1
Organizational matters

Approved the agenda and work plan for its annual session 2008 (DP/2008/L.2);

Approved the report of the first regular session 2008 (DP/2008/18); and

Agreed to the following schedule of future sessions of the Executive Board in 2008 and 2009:

Second regular session 2008: 8 to 12 September 2008
First regular session 2009: 19 to 22 January 2009
Annual session 2009: 26 May to 5 June 2009 (New York)
Second regular session 2009: 8 to 11 September 2009

Adopted the tentative work plan for the second regular session 2008 of the Executive Board.

UNFPA segment

Item 2
Annual report of the Executive Director

Adopted decision 2008/9 on the report of the Executive Director for 2007, including the statistical and financial review.

Took note of the joint report of UNDP and UNFPA on the recommendations of the Joint Inspection Unit in 2007 (DP/2008/23/Add.1-DP/FPA/2008/5 (Part II).

Item 3
Funding commitments to UNFPA

Adopted decision 2008/10 on funding commitments to UNFPA.

Item 4
Country programmes and related matters (UNFPA)

Adopted decision 2008/11 on UNFPA and UNDP draft country programme documents.

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

Africa
Draft country programme document for Benin (DP/FPA/DCP/BEN/7)
Draft country programme document for the Republic of the Congo (DP/FPA/DCP/COG/4)
Draft country programme document for Niger (DP/FPA/DCP/NER/7)
Draft country programme document for Nigeria (DP/FPA/DCP/NGA/6)

Arab States, Europe and Central Asia
Draft country programme document for Sudan (DP/FPA/DCP/SDN/5)

Approved the second one-year extension of the country programme for Burundi (DP/FPA/2008/6) and the two-year extension of the country programme for Pakistan (DP/FPA/2008/8);

Took note of the one-year extensions of the country programmes for Afghanistan (DP/FPA/2008/8), Ecuador and Guatemala (DP/FPA/2008/7).

Item 5
Evaluation (UNFPA)

Adopted decision 2008/12 on evaluation in UNFPA.

Joint UNDP/UNFPA segment

Item 6
Internal audit and oversight

Adopted decision 2008/13 on internal audit and oversight in UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS.

Item 7
Field visits

Took note of the report of the joint field visit of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP to Haiti (DP/FPA/2008/CRP.1-E/ICEF/2008/CRP.11) and of the report on the field visit of the Executive Board of UNDP and of UNFPA to Kazakhstan (DP/2008/CRP.3-DP/FPA/2008/CRP.2).

UNDP segment

Item 8
Annual report of the Administrator

Adopted decision 2008/14 on the annual report of the Administrator; Took note of the joint report of UNDP and UNFPA on the recommendations of the Joint Inspection Unit in 2007 (DP/2008/23/Add.1 – DP/FPA/2008/5 (Part II).

Item 9
UNDP strategic plan, 2008-2011

Adopted decision 2008/15 on the revised UNDP strategic plan, 2008-2011.

Item 10
Funding commitments to UNDP

Adopted decision 2008/16 on the status of regular funding commitments to UNDP and its associated funds and programmes for 2008 and onward.

Item 11
Evaluation in UNDP

Adopted decision 2008/17 on the annual report on evaluation;

Adopted decision 2008/18 on evaluation of net contributor countries in the Arab region;

Adopted decision 2008/19 on the evaluation of the United Nations Development Group contribution to implementing the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.

Item 12
Human Development Report

Took note of the update on Human Development Report consultations (DP/2008/30).

Item 13
Country programmes and related matters (UNDP)

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

Africa
Draft country programme document for Benin (DP/DCP/BEN/1)
Draft country programme document for Mauritius (DCP/DCP/MUS/2)
Draft country programme document for Nigeria (DP/DCP/NGA/1)

Arab States
Draft country programme document for Sudan (DP/DCP/SDN/1)

Took note of the one-year extensions of the country programmes for Afghanistan, Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, Republic of Korea and the Turks and Caicos Islands, and approved the two-year extension of the country programme for Pakistan (DP/2008/31).

Item 14
United Nations Office for Project Services

Adopted decision 2008/20 on the annual report of the Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services.

Item 15
United Nations Capital Development Fund

Adopted decision 2008/21 on the results-oriented annual report for 2007 of the Executive Director of the United Nations Capital Development Fund.

Item 16
United Nations Volunteers

Adopted decision 2008/22 on United Nations Volunteers – Report of the Administrator.

Item 17
United Nations Development Fund for Women

Adopted decision 2008/23 on the UNIFEM annual report and cost-recovery policy.

Item 18
Financial, budgetary and administrative matters (UNDP)

Adopted decision 2008/24 on UNDP engagement in direct budget support and pooled funds.

Item 19
South-South cooperation

Took note of the draft fourth cooperation framework for South-South cooperation (DP/CF/SSC/4).

Item 20
Other matters

Held a special event (panel discussion) on moving beyond commitments to deliver on Millennium Development Goal 5: the role of UNFPA and its partners;

Held a panel discussion on humanitarian response (UNFPA);

Held a briefing on the report of the external independent investigative review of UNDP operations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.